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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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Why should v take avomine (for motion sickness) a night before for long journeys? Do the effect of the medicine increase?

Why should v take avomine (for motion sickness) a night before for long journeys? Do the effect of the medicine increase?

EFFECTIVE IF TAKEN: It is most effective if taken night before or taken prieor to start of journey as it takes time for it to be absorped and be in blood before you are in motion.It will stay in your system for 2to4days as its half life is 10to19 hours so if you are on a long cruise you need to take it evey 2to3 days. ...Read more

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I have early symptoms of glaucoma perhaps brought on by long use of antihistamines I am flying next month what can I do about motion sickness ?

I have early symptoms of glaucoma perhaps brought on by long use of antihistamines I am flying next month what can I do about motion sickness ?

Glaucoma: Most medication that have precautions regarding glaucoma have to do with narrow angle glaucoma. Talk to your ophthalmologist to see what type of glaucoma you have, the doctor can also give you suggestions regarding the motion sickness. ...Read more

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What is motion sickness?

What is motion sickness?

Nausea: Due to being on a boat, in a car, or in an airplane. ...Read more

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What causes motion sickness?

What causes motion sickness?

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

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Do motion sickness drugs work?

Do motion sickness drugs work?

Yes: Scopolamine patches are fairly effective, but work best if applied the night before travel. All drugs in this class share side effects of dry mouth, constipation, and sedation. They may also potentiate the effects of alcohol or other sedating drugs. Check with your doctor for interactions with any other medications you are taking or other underlying medical conditions. ...Read more

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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