Treatment Guidelines Announced for “Scromiting” Syndrome linked to Long-Term Marijuana Users: Researchers

Researchers from the San Diego Medical Society announced newly published treatment options for Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS) in the Western Journal of Emergency Medicine. MPI staff and partners discussed the locally developed guidelines at a  media event to draw attention to this little known syndrome.

Long-term and very heavy marijuana use may cause severe stomach pain and vomiting in a  percentage of users, local San Diego researchers announced Thursday.

Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS) causes symptoms ranging from severe stomach pain, nausea, vomiting and the impulse to take hot showers, according to county and health officials.

Chalfonte Queen, who has CHS, says for 17 years she suffered from an extremely painful stomach condition that would often land her in the ER.

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