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 medical officials 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, researchers announced Thursday. Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS) may effect a receptor in the brain that triggers the impulse to vomit and desire to take hot showers to alleviate the pain, 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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