New Severe Vomiting Syndrome Linked to Chronic Pot Use
Monday, March 23, 2009
There’s mounting evidence that a new syndrome is directly related to chronic abuse of marijuana.
The severe vomiting sickness, called "cannabinoid hyperemesis," was first recognized in Australia in 2004.
U.S. researchers have uncovered a new case involving a 22-year-old man from Omaha, Neb, according to a study published in the March issue of the World Journal of Gastroenterology.
The latest findings were presented by Dr. Siva Sontineni and colleagues from the Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, Neb.
Symptoms include nausea, stomach pain and severe vomiting. Sufferers report the only way to get some relief is from taking a hot bath or shower.