A 23-year-old woman had been vomiting uncontrollably for two years until doctors discovered she had a mysterious cannabis-related syndrome.

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  • A 23-year-old diabetic woman had been suffering from nausea and vomiting for 2 years.

  • The patient’s symptoms stopped only when he took a hot bath.

  • Doctors diagnosed her with cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome — a side effect of smoking weed.

A 23-year-old woman arrived at the hospital and was vomiting again.

For nearly two years, this young woman had visited the emergency department nearly every month with the same symptoms of nausea, abdominal pain, and uncontrollable nausea.

Doctors initially attributed the patient’s distress to gastroparesis, the inability of the stomach to empty properly.digestive disorders Commonly affects diabeticsthis patient had.

However, previous studies and scans of her digestive system had returned to normal, and the medications prescribed to treat gastroparesis did not help. , her doctor began considering a new diagnosis. recently released report In the American Journal of Case Reports.

A key clue was the warm bath that eased her symptoms

On one of her ER trips, a patient’s urine was positive for cannabis and she told her doctor that she smokes cannabis at least five times a week. said he was smoking. However, her smoking did not alleviate her symptoms. In fact, the only thing that made her feel better was taking a hot bath at her house.

Many people use cannabis to control nausea, such as hangovers or symptoms of chronic illness.At low doses, the drug is effective in treating nauseaespecially for patients undergoing chemotherapyHowever, at higher doses, this is not always the case. In this situation, doctors It was actually caused by drugs. Patient gastrointestinal distress.

The doctor diagnosed the woman as Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS)a condition characterized by seizures severe nausea and vomiting People who frequently use high doses of cannabis for long periods of time.

One of the main features of CHS Patients report that hot baths and showers help relieve symptoms. Those who suffer spend hours in hot water to relieve their nausea.

Patient’s symptoms stopped when she quit cannabis

Hot showers and baths can help, but the only permanent cure for CHS is to quit cannabis.

Once she was diagnosed with CHS, the patient received counseling to stop using cannabis. She was successful for her two months, during which she remained asymptomatic, Nausea and vomiting recurred when she started using cannabis again.

The authors of the case report emphasized the importance of considering the complete medical history of all patients, especially those who experienced severe nausea and vomiting and were relieved only by hot showers or baths. Said there was

They say recreational cannabis use Legalized in 21 states and Washington DC Over the past decade, as cannabis use has become more prevalent, doctors may have seen more CHS patients in emergency rooms.

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