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Why do I have motion sickness?

Why do I have motion sickness?

You were built that : way. The condition is probably hereditary. See http://omim.org My wife and daughter are affecte. Neither can read in a car and I must drive very smoothly. Boats were hell. Conventional medicine is irrational. Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) or other strong antihistamines must be taken BEFORE nausea or it is ineffective, but causing drowsiness and a warning not to drive. Scopolamine patches work, BUT (see comment) ...Read more

Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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Motion Sickness (Definition)

Motion-sickness is a symptom where one feels sick to his stomach because there is a discrepancy in his visual stimuli and the stimuli perceived by his ...Read more


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What causes severe motion sickness?

What causes severe motion sickness?

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

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What works to cure motion sickness?

What works to cure motion sickness?

Motion sickness: Some techniques include looking straight in the direction of the travel when in a car & if night-time close your eyes or nap, chew gum, fresh cool air, wearing a special eyewear called viban, & medications such as dramamine (dimenhydrinate) & meclizine, scopolamine transdermal patch, promethazine, ginger as crystals or tea. ...Read more

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What happens once you have motion sickness?

You will feel ill: Motion sickness occurs when your equilibrium system is overwhelmed. If you are traveling by plane, sit over the wings, if traveling by car or bus, sit in the front and look ahead and as far at the horizon as possible. Symptoms, which include nausea, vomiting, dizziness and headache, will subside once you are out of a moving vehicle. ...Read more

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Scrolling on my phone makes me feel motion sickness??

Scrolling on my phone makes me feel motion sickness??

Motion sickness: The cause of motion sickness is the 'disconnect' between what the visual system tells you and what you're middle ear (positional system) registers. If it 'doesn't make sense' you may feel motion sickness. It might help if you held your phone farther away from your face, so you can get better visual info that you're really NOT moving, when your eyes seem so focused on that moving screen. ...Read more

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How to treat motion sickness?

Motion sickness: There are over the counter medicines that are available, speak to you local pharmacist, if not resolved might be reasonable to see an ENT doctor that specializes in vertigo. ...Read more

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How to prevent motion sickness ?

OTC available: There are over the counter remedies available - including dramamine (dimenhydrinate) and meclizine. Talk with your pharmacist about options. ...Read more

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How can I prevent motion sickness

Couple of tricks: Some take otc dramamine (dimenhydrinate) or Meclizine prior to getting onto a boat. There is a bracelet with a bead to be worn if you might suffer motion sickness, and is said to be useful in some. The old fashioned scopolamine patch behind the ear may work. A lot of migraine pts have motion sickness, and anti-migraine meds may be useful. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Fisher
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Carsickness (Definition)

Carsickness is the unpleasant feeling of nausea (which sometime leads to vomiting) that some people experience while ...Read more