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Welcome to CVSA UK

We are a registered charity providing information and support to sufferers of

Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome and their families.


Site Updated: 2/7/14

Please remember to update us if your email address changes.

Text Donations to CVSA UK

Just text CVSA10 £XX where X is an amount £2, £5 or £10 to 70070

Newsletter Printing

We have had great support from Will Moore and Beran Instruments, who have printed all our newsletters for free, for several years. Many thanks for this contribution to our work. Unfortunately we can't continue this way, so are looking for anyone else who might be able to help. Can you ask your employer if they can help?

Our newsletter is usually 16 pages of A4 printed double sided in black and white, high quality photocopies or direct printing both work well. We usually print 200 copies, twice a year, 3200 sheets each time, that is 6.4 standard packs of paper. At consumer prices the paper cost is less than £20 each time. There is of course the additional cost of toner but it is not a large financial burden overall.

Stop the Saatchi Bill



Megan & Jodie Harvey told their story here and here


megan in "Metro"


Jackie and Montana tell their story to New Magazine

Montana coughlan

CVS Book

Colleen Rice from the USA has been collecting stories and information on CVS and will be publishing a book shortly. Read about it here.

May: The Coughlans raise more awareness

Montana was interviewed for a story that appeared in several newspapers, here and here and may lead to a TV interview soon. Thanks so much for helping people find out about CVS.



Family Day Annual Meeting

Family Day meeting

Next Annual Meeting Saturday 15th Nov 2014

Birmingham Children's Hospital

Education Centre



All medical information on this site has been reviewed by our Medical advisors, shown below, people's individual stories on our Experiences pages are their own views and do not constitute medical advice.

Dr Sonny Chong

Consultant Paediatrician Queen Mary’s Hospital, Carshalton, Surrey

Keith J Lindley BSc (Hons) PhD MB MRCP(UK) MRCPCH

UCL Institute of Child Health, Great Ormond Street Hospital

Dr Ishaq Abu-Arafeh,

Consultant in Paediatrics and Paediatric Neurology Forth Valley Royal Hospital and the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow

Dr Alberto Ravelli

Pediatric gastroenterologist and hepatologist Brescia University, Italy

The information on this site is provided to help you understand CVS and support sufferers but is not intended to replace any advice from your own health care professional.


We do not sell or pass on any personal information you may provide us if you contact us to any 3rd party. We maintain a database of membership, members can request paper records are kept and opt out of the database entry.

About CVSA

We are an all volunteer organisation, a registered charity with all funding being provided via the sponsored links on our purchase pages and by voluntary donations.