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  • Mysterious condition dubbed 'scromiting' hits weed smokers across the US and causes them to vomit AND scream

    Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...cromiting.html

    Mysterious condition dubbed 'scromiting' hits weed smokers across the US and causes them to vomit AND scream

    'Scromiting' is becoming an all-too-familiar site at emergency rooms
    The condition, called Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS), is not yet properly understood
    Medical experts believe the symptoms appear from individuals using or consuming heavy amounts of marijuana over a long period of time
    Doctors note that the condition could stem from the body being over saturated by cannabinoids, affecting the hypothalamus
    Dr Aimee Moulin said she has seen a rise in cases since California legalized recreational marijuana last November

    By Daniel Roth For Dailymail.com
    Published: 03:21 GMT, 6 December 2017 | Updated: 14:51 GMT, 6 December 2017

    Chronic cannabis users are at risk of experiencing a horrifying new condition that is being reported at hospitals across the country.

    'Scromiting,' doctors say, is becoming an all-too-familiar site at emergency rooms, with patients 'screaming and vomiting' as they turn up for help.

    The condition, called Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS), is not properly understood but medical experts believe the symptoms appear from individuals using or consuming heavy amounts of marijuana over a long period of time.

    Dr Aimee Moulin, an emergency room physician at UC-Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, said she has seen a rise in cases since California legalized recreational marijuana last November.

    She expects to see a further rise after commercial sales are permitted starting in January...

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    Source: https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2018...mergency-room/


    Emergency Rooms Seeing Rise In Syndrome Related To Marijuana Use
    By Heather Abraham
    September 21, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – With more people using medical marijuana and recreational marijuana, there’s a condition that’s popping up in emergency rooms across the country.

    It’s called Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome, or CHS, and the symptoms are not pretty.

    “Painful cramping, vomiting occurring. It can happen every few weeks, every few months, last a few days and be incredibly uncomfortable,” said Dr. Michael Lynch of the Pittsburgh Poison Control Center at UPMC...

    ...There’s another commonality among patients.

    “Frequently asking or wanting to go take hot showers because they’ve learned that will at least temporarily help them to feel better,” Dr. Lynch said.

    But that relief is only temporary and there’s only one permanent treatment solution.

    “The only way, if you’re someone who suffers from this, that you can ease and stop the suffering is to discontinue use,” Dr. Lynch said...


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