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My partner believes he has cyclical vomiting disorder. For five years, he has experienced extreme cycles of intense vomiting when he wakes up in the morning, relentless nausea, light and pressure sensitivity, headaches and crippling abdominal pain. These cycles can last anywhere from two weeks to four months and breaks last for about two months. Every doctor that he has seen has been unable to help him as all conventional treatment they have tried has been unsuccessful. He has already had procedures such as an endoscopy and had many blood tests and scans with no results. Considering that, CVD is untreatable and extremely difficult to diagnose, he has no proof of diagnosis and so, is unable to get anything to help him. It is heartbreaking to see the person you love experience such a low quality of life. He also struggles immensely with anxiety, depression and agoraphobia and so, can barely ever leave the house in order to see doctors and psychologists but is too anxious to have someone come to the house. He feels hopeless as there seems to be no answer. We went to see a doctor the other day and he yelled at him and belittled him and offered us no solution or assistance. The only thing that has been proven to help him is Cannabis and although medical cannabis is legal here, no doctors will help him access it despite the fact that it would give him his life back and despite the fact that the legislation states that he should be able to access the medicine which can make him feel like a normal person. He doesn't feel comfortable leaving the house and he hates having to help himself illegally as it makes him feel incredibly anxious and unsafe in his own home. He can't work, he can't clean, he is in constant pain and he is scared to fall asleep. We don't know what to do and no one will help us so any advice would be amazing.
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