Vomiting after a cerebellum stroke is so common that we decided to write a whole post on it.
Yes, a whole post, because this mysterious cerebellum stroke side effect needs a lot more attention than it’s currently getting.
To help spread awareness, this post will discuss the probable cause of vomiting after stroke and how you might be able to stop it.
This is pure speculation on our part, based on what we have read and heard from other cerebellum stroke survivors.
But if you are trying to find a way to stop vomiting after a cerebellum stroke, then this could be the answer you’ve been looking for.
Vomiting After a Cerebellum Stroke
To understand why you are vomiting after a cerebellum stroke, you need to understand the cerebellum’s role.
The cerebellum controls movement and balance, among other things. So it’s no surprise that one of the symptoms of cerebellum stroke is vertigo.
When your body’s balance is thrown off due to damage to the cerebellum, you might feel nauseous and start vomiting.
Or you might not feel nauseous and still vomit anyway. Here’s how that might happen:
Dizzy without Feeling Dizzy
Our speculation is that, although you don’t feel nauseous, your body’s sense of balance is thrown off so much that it causes you to vomit.
It’s almost like having motion sickness without being in motion.
Your brain just might think you’re in motion because the cerebellum, which controls your sense of motion, is damaged.
So although you might be lying still in bed, your body’s sense of balance is all out of whack, and you might vomit from disturbances in your sense of motion/balance.
How to Stop Vomiting After a Cerebellum Stroke
A possible solution is to restore your body’s sense of balance through rehab exercise.
By participating in rehabilitation, you can retrain your brain to correctly interpret your senses and regain a sense of grounded-ness.
The more you practice feeling balanced, the more balanced you will feel. Hopefully, this will help you to stop vomiting.
Rewiring the Brain
When you practice rehab exercises, it sparks neuroplasticity and gets healthy parts of the brain to take over.
The more you rewire your brain, the more you will regain lost skills.
Ideally, rehab exercises will help you rewire your brain and regain your sense of balance, so that you will stop vomiting.
Staying Healthy in the Meantime
In the meantime, it’s important to stay very hydrated and ensure that you’re eating nutritious foods in amounts high enough to compensate for the vomiting.
Working with a registered dietitian is a great idea at this time.
Frequent vomiting drains your body of fluid and electrolytes, which is dangerous and hard on your body.
So please be sure to work closely with your medical team as you go through recovery.
Start Your Balance Exercises Today
Now that you know the potential cause of vomiting after a cerebellum stroke, are you ready to start improving your balance with rehab exercise?
We have these free resources on our blog to get you started:
- Seated Balance Exercises for Stroke Rehab
- Standing Balance Exercises for Stroke Patients
- 5 Tai Chi Exercises to Improve Balance and Reduce Stress After Stroke
Scroll through them and find some exercises that suit your stage of recovery, and start them today.
Then, try to do them every day. The more frequently you practice, the more you will rewire your brain.
In time, this will retrain your brain to control movement and balance, and hopefully your vomiting will come to a stop.
After a few weeks, please leave us a comment below and let us know if it’s helping! Our readers would love to know!