Hoping A Doctor Can Help Alisha Atkinson

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Frequent nausea and vomiting are commonly experienced by pregnant women early in pregnancy. But not for Alisha Atkinson, for 6 years he has a rare syndrome that can make them vomit 40 times a day.

Alisha Atkinson (12 years) suffered from cyclic vomiting syndrome, a condition with no known cause but it can make a person sick with vomiting for several days or even weeks.

The mother, Maggie Atkinson praised her fortitude which can still be live her life
even though he had conditions could make it vomit up to 40 times a day.

In fact one of the worst conditions ever experienced by Alisha is he vomiting up to 100 times in 24 hours. This condition can be aggravated if he is stressed or nervous.

"I do not know how many people who suffer from this disease, doctors at first could not diagnose the disease Alisha for months," said Maggie (45 years) from Wakefield, as quoted from Dailymail, Thursday (12/29/2011).

Maggie reveals that time Alisha 6 years old when she began experiencing vomiting, but none of the medical staff could find out the cause.

The doctors initially thought that Alisha had appendicitis because the pain in her stomach, later diagnosed as having irritable bowel syndrome. She also must perform repeated blood tests and scans until doctors finally diagnosed with cyclic vomiting syndrome Alisha.

"We've never heard such strange conditions, and it was increasingly difficult for us when the doctor said to date no cure for it," said Maggie.

When being sick (vomiting experienced) she can not eat and could only drink. When she was dehydrated so Alisha should be immediately taken to the hospital. This incident can not be unexpected, Alisha could go to school in good condition and then suddenly she had to go home because of illness.

Alisha may feel fine for 3-4 days after the recurrence, but after that she could relapse. Alisha had tried various medications to relieve symptoms, but doctors have not found the right medication for the condition.

Cyclic vomiting syndrome causes a person severe nausea and vomiting and can last for days with no known cause. The disease usually begins at age 3-7 years.

Symptoms that appear include severe nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite, fatigue and sometimes accompanied by migraine. Generally there is no diagnostic test for this condition, but doctors will diagnose through symptoms appear.

"People usually see Alisha as a happy girl with no problems in life, but when the disease relapsed and she could be an advanced children who are helpless," said Maggie.