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Jpbooth1

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I tried acupuncture for about 6 months. 3x's a week. Expensive and not covered by my insurance at the time. The experience was a good one.

For me, Acupuncture was great relaxation. Better than a massage. Quiet room, pleasant smells, after they applied the needles, they left me to rest for about 30 minutes. Felt better and more at peace, but it did not have any impact on the CVS. I would try it if you can. If nothing else, it may help overcome some anxiety and stress for a short time. It certainly validated acupuncture for me.

If it was covered, I would probably do it post-episode to relieve the muscle soreness and help the recovery. As an older guy, it takes longer for the muscle aches to go away.

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Hi everyone,

I'm a 33-year-old woman and began to notice symptoms of CVS about 3 years ago, in conjunction with the appearance of Crohn's Disease.

I've been able to keep my CVS in check until now -- I'm about 7 weeks pregnant and have been having far more bouts of nausea/vomiting. I think run-of-the-mill morning sickness sets them off. 

This is a scary time for me, but I'm thankful for finding this community.

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Welcome Jesse.  If you have not been officially diagnosed with CVS, please be sure that your doctor investigates other possible causes of your symptoms.  As you know, CVS is a diagnosis of elimination.  

I am sorry that such a joyous time is marred by CVS attacks. That plus morning sickness must be miserable.  Other members have had similar experience, try searching the archives.  I hope you soon feel much better and the CVS episodes lessen.

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Welcome to the group, Jesse, I'm glad you found us. [smile]  There are a lot of ideas here in the forums.  I hope you are able to get to the bottom of yours. 

Just as an update on my son, he actually had a pretty good day yesterday and went on a bike ride without it triggering his retching. He and I both are hopeful that this 2+ month bout may finally be ending.  Fingers crossed. 

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Hello,

I'm a 23 year old male who has suffered with symptoms of CVS since I was 3 years old. I've been misdiagnosed with so many other things until I recently discovered CVS on my own while doing research on my symptoms (I kept coming across GERD).

I'm generally an anxious person, and I have a family history of anxiety. I am the only one with CVS though.

I recently had a really bad episode that started over a month ago and is just now starting to calm down. I am taking Prozac now to try and combat the anxiety for recovery, but have been fighting some side-effects of the Prozac, too. I hope that Prozac is the right choice long term, because these side effects are miserable now.
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Side effects are sometimes just as bad or worse than why you are taking them. If you can make it through the adjustment period.. Let us know how it works on the CVS side of things for you.
Anti-anxiety treatment can be helpful for sufferers. 
Have you taken the CVS info to your doctor to get a diagnosis? Adult guideline are in the works. That should prove to be very helpful for our adult sufferers and bring more attention to CVS. Keep an eye out for them. Or get on the email newsletter list. I suggest actually joining as a member for the more comprehensive information.. there is a discount, on membership fees, going on right now.
We're glad you found us for support.

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matts

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I brought the info to my doctor and the doctor had heard of CVS and agreed that it was most likely what I was suffering from.
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