cannabinoid hyperemesis and…capsaicin?

3 Mar

via a couple EM News articles:

CANNABINOID HYPEREMESIS: QUICK PEARLS:

cyclic vomiting, every few weeks or months

resistant to antiemetics

history of regular cannabis use, usually x years

relief of vomiting/abdominal pain with a hot bath or shower (with resulting compulsive bathing)

episodes ceased when refraining from cannabis use

diagnosis of exclusion

 

INTERESTING BIT ON CAPSAICIN TREATMENT:

TRPV1 receptor in peripheral nervous system – activated by heat >109 F and capsaicin

case series of 7

applied 0.075% capsaicin cream to abdomen

symptoms resolved or drastically diminished in 30-45 min

 

Tiny series, but neat idea.

 

References: EM News article on the syndrome; on capsaicin use; uptodate.com; picture

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One Response to “cannabinoid hyperemesis and…capsaicin?”

  1. Frank June 30, 2016 at 00:32 #

    There’s definately a lot to know about this topic.

    I really like all the points you have made.

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