Testimony

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…

Rasheera – My Journey living with CVS

Rasheera – My Journey living with CVS

To be completely honest my CVS days are filled with memories of the emergency room and buckets filled with stomach vile and vomit. My mom having to lay cold towels on my head and body because I would sometimes run a fever. Her forcing me into a bath of cold water to help my temperature…

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…

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…

Rachel – CVS, a storm in a teacup…

Rachel – CVS, a storm in a teacup…

Rachel was born in January 2009, elated at her arrival, little did we know what was to come or what life had in store for us as a family.  She was always sick as an infant from birth; we were just shrugged off by any health professional we saw. It was the norm, “Infant colic”…

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…