Many people know what triggers their cyclic vomiting episodes. Avoiding those triggers can reduce the frequency of episodes.
If episodes occur more than once a month or require hospitalization, your doctor may recommend preventive medicine. Lifestyle changes also may help, including:
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- Getting adequate sleep
- Downplaying the importance of upcoming events because excitement can be a trigger
- Avoiding trigger foods, such as cheese and chocolate
- Eating three small meals and three snacks daily at regular times
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