Hello, I have interviewed my younger brother about his disorder, Eosinophilic Esophagitis and Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome. He is 11 this is his story not mine.
How do you feel when a episode occurs?
What are your personal symptoms?
My stomach feels bad and I feel bad. Some symptoms are aches, chills, and stomach pains. Hot showers do help when I am sick because they suppress my symptoms for a little bit. It is not very fun, but I do like being sick around once a month so I’m not sick all the time.
Do you feel like people don't understand what you are going through?
I sometimes feel like people don’t understand me just because not many people have it and it is different for everyone.
Do you feel like you have any limitations?
Not really, unless I have to miss certain occasions because of it, which I do.
Do friends ever ask you any questions?
Do they understand what you going through?
Some of my really good friends ask questions so I feel like they do. They ask why I wasn’t at school that day so I feel like they have some understanding of it.
5. What do you think people should know about Eosinophilic Esophagitis and/or Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome?
Well, neither are fun, especially Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome. You should just push through and never give up. You should try everything and even if those things don’t work, you still could grow out of it, like if you were younger like me. Eosinophilic Esophagitis is not as bad if you do everything thing you can like take medicine.