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Does blurry vision cause motion sickness while driving?

Does blurry vision cause motion sickness while driving?

Not typically: Motion sickness is usually related to inner ear problems and should be evaluated by an ear nose and throat specialist. Car sickness has been related to risk of migraine headaches. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Randomly developed nausea and motion sickness even while driving my own car. What could cause this?

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

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Please explain why i'm keep getting bad motion sickness from driving in cars?

Please explain why i'm keep getting bad motion sickness from driving in cars?

Associations: Not unique for migraine sufferers to experience both childhood and adult motion sickness. Some pts have inner ear issues which make them very sensitive to motion. Others have a genetic sensitivity to seasickness. Some medications may have side effects which promote such issues. Some metabolic medical conditions can affect the inner ear/vestibular system. ...Read more

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Ear is blocked, headache, eyes hurt.ear wax drops do nothing. Motion sickness when driving. What could this be?

Ear is blocked, headache, eyes hurt.ear wax drops do nothing. Motion sickness when driving. What could this be?

Middle/inner ears: problems, not external ears, so wax drops won't help, also may be a sinus issue. Better see an ENT specialist for evaluation, best wishes ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection cause motion sickness?

Can a sinus infection cause motion sickness?

Sometimes: The presence of any infection can affect your sense of balance and lead to dizziness/imbalance. ...Read more

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Will OTC meds for motion sickness help with neurologically based nausea (such as from damage to the spine and nerves would cause)?

Will OTC meds for motion sickness help with neurologically based nausea (such as from damage to the spine and nerves would cause)?

Nausea: 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

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What can cause headaches, motion sickness and dizziness?

What can cause headaches, motion sickness and dizziness?

Most commonly: You are mentioning three characteristics of migraine, and if these symptoms plague you, a visit to a headache specialist could result in medication intervention which could control your problems. ...Read more

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What causes motion sickness, nausea, vomiting, dizziness and migrain headache?

What causes motion sickness, nausea, vomiting, dizziness  and migrain headache?

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

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Can movies cause motion sickness?

Can movies cause motion sickness?

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

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Why does reading in the car cause motion sickness?

Why does reading in the car cause motion sickness?

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

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Does astigmatism cause motion sickness?

Does astigmatism cause motion sickness?

Astigmatism & Motion: Astigmatism can cause refractive double vision or streaks and that in some cases can cause vision disturbances which can lower the threshold in a susceptible individual for simulating motion sickness. ...Read more

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What to do if I have headache, dizzyness, motion sickness.Possible causes?

What to do if I have headache, dizzyness, motion sickness.Possible causes?

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

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I'm diabetic.sudden blurry vision ( e.g. I can't read road signs while driving). Should I need a fondus oculi or tomography? Thanks

I'm diabetic.sudden blurry vision ( e.g. I can't read road signs while driving). Should I need a fondus oculi or tomography? Thanks

Poor sugar control: A common cause of blurred vision in diabetics is poor blood sugar control which alters the lens focusing ability. I am guessing that in between episodes the vision is restored. If that is true, then diabetic retinopathy, a feared complication of this condition, probably is not present. In any case, see your ophthalmologist for a check and your family doc for better sugar control. ...Read more

Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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Dry, irritated eyes is a symptom in which one or both of a person's eyes have a sensation of being too dry. Causes include ...Read more