Stories of hope

Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Association Nordic

Erin

Erin

Starting in 2008, when I was at Union College, I was throwing up more than normal people — probably every couple of months. I would wake up at about 2 a.m. to puke and would be sick for 16 hours. I always thought it was because of drinking, even though I actually hardly drank at… Read more

Cyclic vomiting syndrome: It’s as terrible as it sounds

Cyclic vomiting syndrome: It’s as terrible as it sounds

Whether it was the latest stomach bug or a bout of food poisoning, most of us are unfortunate enough to have had at least one epic vomiting episode. And if you’re like me, you’re probably queasy just thinking about it. For most of us, vomiting lasts a day or two and might be followed by… Read more

Have you read about the spoon theory?

Have you read about the spoon theory?

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Julia

Julia

Hello/Moi ? I’m a cyclic vomiting syndrome warrior from Finland. I’ve been sick since 2015. At first I thought it was my thyroid acting up again, like it had some months before but it was fine. I went to our small local hospital a few times. They said everything was fine. I turned to my… Read more

Therese

Therese

I’m the contact-person in Sweden for CVSA and on the board for CVSA Nordic. My son Elias has CVS plus. He has had problems with nausea and vomiting since infancy, but became seriously ill when he was just over one year old. For several years, we practically lived at the hospital. On more than one… Read more

Ella

Ella

My first CVS episode came in 2004, when I was 15 years old, while I was working on a farm for the summer. In the following years, episodes came at 6 month intervals, like clockwork. They lasted for 5-8 weeks at a time. And every time I ended up in the hospital with IVs in… Read more

Rikke

Rikke

When I was 6 years old I was diagnosed with Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS). I spent most of my childhood at the doctors, in the hospital, and having tests done. Unfortunately the doctors didn’t know as much about CVS as they do today Most people will be diagnosed with CVS as kids. I’ve lived with… Read more

Nina

Nina

My name is Nina, and I started having CVS when I was 32 years old. It would take many years before I was diagnosed. I am a single mom to a 10-year-old daughter, and I am 100% disabled by migraines and CVS. It all started 11 years ago, during pregnancy. I had attacks of violent… Read more