Cyclical vomiting is a rare, chronic condition with recurring episodes of severe nausea and vomiting. Episodes can last for hours or days, and are similar in timing, frequency and severity, alternating with symptom-free periods.
- Abdominal pain
- Sensitivity to light
- Retching or gagging
- Severe vomiting, several times an hour, that continues for hours to days. This only lasts less than one week
- Three or more separate episodes of vomiting, with no apparent cause in the past six months (or five or more episodes occurring at any time)
There's no cure for cyclic vomiting syndrome; treatment for symptoms may include:
Medications that suppress stomach acid