Think Like a Doctor –Another Reason for Cyclic Vomiting

When cyclic vomiting pattern starts in young adults, the differential diagnosis is different than in toddlers.  A case in point is a recent think like a doctor column from NY Times.

The initial presentation described a 25-year-old man who gets sweaty and nauseated and starts vomiting uncontrollably every few weeks.

1st the link with the case challenge: challenged Well readers to figure out

A big clue in this case was the fact that hot showers ameliorated his symptoms.

Now the answer, full link: 

“The correct diagnosis is…




Cannabinoid hyperemesis caused by smoking synthetic marijuana.”

Related blog postDiet or drugs for cyclic vomiting syndrome | gutsandgrowth

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