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Astigmatism Cause Motion Sickness
I wonder, can my dizziness relates to eyes or ears problems? I'm wearing spectacles due to astigmatism and I think im suffering motion sickness too
Motion sickness: Motion sickness can occur when ever your body is in motion or subjected to acceleration / deceleration forces. The vestibular organs in the brain will sense motion. Some patients are more susceptible than others. In particular patients with migraines are predispose to develop this type of reaction. If severe check with your physician for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
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Inner ear: Look up benign positional vertigo, it can be associated with a recent upper respiratory infection, ear infection, or sometimes a viral infection. Something over the counter as simple as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25 to 50mg every 4 to 6 hours can help, caution, the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can cause you to become sleepy. This may help at night if you are having trouble sleeping. This should resolve in the next 1-2 weeks. F/u PCP. ...Read more
Motion sickness: One theory is that it functions as defense mechanism against neurotoxins. The area postrema in the brain is responsible for inducing vomiting when poisons are detected, & for resolving conflict between vision & balance. When feeling motion but not seeing it, the inner ear transmits to the brain that it senses motion, but the eyes tell the brain that everything is still, hence brain responds by vo. ...Read more
Yes: Jerky frame movements, rapidly flashing lights, fast action (like car chases), and movements like roller coaster or falling sequences can cause motion sickness in some people, especially if the visual takes up more & more of your field of vision in which you lose your fixed frames of reference and so your brain is confused about position and gravity. ...Read more
Motion sickness: Cause is still debated but it is basically a conflict between sensory systems. For example, car sickness is caused by your eyes (which are looking at interior of car and environment is not moving) whereas the fluid in your ear (maintains balance) feels motion of the car. ...Read more
Motion: Yoir brain is compensating for ye movement of the car as you strain to read so it is like being tossed on a vessel at sea. ...Read more
I have some kind of extreme motion sickness. Little things can cause it and it can last all day and sometimes over night. Please give me tips!
See ENT specialist: If no answers try neurologist with interest in mobility. Periods normal? ...Read more
Randomly developed nausea and motion sickness even while driving my own car. What could cause this?
Motion sickness: Balance is maintained by an interaction between the ears, eyes, neck, and cerebellum. It sounds like you are having worsening motion sickness or mal de barquement syndrome which is thought to be from imbalanced input from the ears and eyes. Suggest eye exam and vng/vemp from ent. Pt is useful for unilateral vestibular weakness and motion sickness. ...Read more
We don't know:
The exact cause of migraine is still controversial and gaps in our understanding remain. Accompanying symptoms such as phonophobia, photophobia, nausea, vomiting, dizziness and blurred vision, as well as autonomic phenomena of conjunctival
injection, lacrimation and lid edema are common and individual.
It is manageable, see a headache specialist or orofacial pain. ...Read more
Are motion sickness tablets effective for nausea caused from playing video games or carnival rides?
Yes. But why: They very well may help, but why take a medication when the stimulus can be avoided. ...Read more
Will OTC meds for motion sickness help with neurologically based nausea (such as from damage to the spine and nerves would cause)?
There are several different medications to help with nausea. They all work fairly well, but none work 100%. It would not hurt to try the otc meds, and if that does not help, then ask your doctor.
If you are on any daily medications, you may want to check with your doctor before starting otc meds. ...Read more
I have a constant reoccuring ear infection that causes frequent ringing. Leading to dizziness and motion sickness. What home remedies are there?
Not an infection: You are describing meniere's syndrome not an ear infection. Meniere's syndrome is classically defined as intermittent tinnitus, vertigo and hearing loss. In the absence of significant pain which does not let up it is most not likely an infection. I'd recommend seeing an ENT when you are symptomatic for a good ear exam and hearing test. ...Read more
Causes for vertigo? I have had vertigo since saturday afternoon, I went to the doctor yesterday since it has only gotten worse. They took my blood pressure and checked my ears, he just diagnosed me with vertigo and told me to take a motion sickness pill.
When does it happen?: Motion sickness can be do to many factors: inner ear infection, family history/genetic, migraines. Identifying trigger factors help. See your md to be sure your inner ear looks ok. Natural remedies may help some people though randomized, controlled trials are still pending on their benefit. ...Read more
Try some OTC: Solutions available without a prescription include ginger root, meclizine, dramamine, (dimenhydrinate) seasickness bracelets. However, medications for migraine may help in some cases, and if dizziness is bad, a scopolamine patch may assist. Many meds are available for the nausea. On occasion, if inner ear problems seem present, an ENT specialist may help. ...Read more
In more control: The driver of the car is generally less likely to have motion sickness because he not only has accurate sensory information from his senses (ears, eyes, touch) but also is controlling the car and can therefore anticipate accelerations, decelerations, and turns. This position enables him to calibrate his expectations of movement with the car's actual movement. ...Read more
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