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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
231 Doctors shared insights

Motion Sickness (Overview)

A symptom where one feels sick to your stomach because there is a discrepancy in his visual stimuli and the stimuli perceived by the inner ear's balance organ.


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What happens once you have motion sickness?

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

Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
231 Doctors shared insights

Motion Sickness (Overview)

A symptom where one feels sick to your stomach because there is a discrepancy in his visual stimuli and the stimuli perceived by the inner ear's balance organ.


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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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Preventing Altitude Sickness (Checklist)

Drink water regularly
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Rest at the new altitude to acclimate your body
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Talk to your doctor about medications to prevent altitude sickness
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Managing Morning Sickness (Checklist)

Avoid having an empty stomach
hourly
Eat protein-rich foods such as nuts
every 3 hours
Sip on ginger ale or other carbonated beverages
at bedtime
Keep crackers and ginger ale next to your bed
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Chronic nausea for 7 yrs, feels like motion sickness. Many dr's & many tests, no help. Only meclizine helps. Touching right side o neck trigger nausea & makes me hear myheartbeat in right ear. Any thoughts?

Chronic nausea for 7 yrs, feels like motion sickness. Many dr's & many tests, no help. Only meclizine helps. Touching right side o neck trigger nausea & makes me hear myheartbeat in right ear. Any thoughts?

Wrist strap: Have you been checked by a doctor?
Acu pressure at the front of wrist helps nausea. Chinese med sells a wrist strap-works good. Google acu pressure & see. ...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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What does motion sickness mean?

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

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How to treat motion sickness?

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 is motion sickness treated? Any medicines? How do I overcome it?

Motion Sickness: Acupressure, acupuncture ; sea-bands can be used for motion sickness. Ginger ; peppermint tea are also natural approaches to motion sickness. Dramamine can be taken orally or scopolamine can be used as a patch. Zofran ; Phenergan (promethazine) as sometimes prescribed for the nausea that can occur with motion sickness. ...Read more

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Is homeopathy effective in treating motion sickness and anxiety?

Is homeopathy effective in treating motion sickness and anxiety?

No, no and no: Homeopathy is not effective at treating anything whatsoever. Homeopathy is not medicine. Practitioners have no real medical knowledge. Would you want your MD to practice 214-year-old medicine on you? Because that’s when homeopathy was invented. It's worse than worthless. Join the 21st century. Read “Homeopathy: The Ultimate Fake” at http://www. Quackwatch. Com/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/homeo. Html. ...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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How to get rid of motion sickness?

How to get rid of motion sickness?

Motion sickness: Both ginger and acupuncture are excellent for prevention/ treatment of motion sickness. ...Read more

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Are there any good over-the-counter drugs for motion sickness?

Are there any good over-the-counter drugs for motion sickness?

Start with avoiding: Start with prevention. Car: sit front seat, look in the distance. Plane: window seat, look at horizon. Boat: up on deck, look at motion of horizon. Do not read while traveling. Avoid heavy food before traveling. Use of ginger is questionable. Last, ask your pharmacist for otc antihistamines. ...Read more

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How can I stop my motion sickness?

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

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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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How to avoid motion sickness in the future?

How to avoid motion sickness in the future?

Sometimes difficult: Motion sickness is usually the result of a genetically overactive vestibular inner ear. The only possible treatment is to take medication that unfortunately sedates the brain. Meclizine, is the drug of choice but scopalamine patches may sometimes work. These ideas should be tried if you are going on a boat or a vehicle that may br turning quickly. Good luck. ...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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What can stop motion sickness?

Motion sickness: acupuncture and acupressure are two good options. ...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

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What does motion sickness mean?

Nausea: Due to being on a boat, in a car, or in an airplane. ...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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How can I stop my motion sickness?

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

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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?

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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How long can motion sickness last for?

Indefinite: How long are you going to be on the boat? ...Read more

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Can video games cause motion sickness?

Can video games cause motion sickness?

Motion sickness: Yes certain video games can cause motion sickness in suseptable persons. ...Read more

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What are some motion sickness remedies?

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

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Why doesn't a driver get motion sickness?

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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Do women or men get motion sickness more?

Do women or men get motion sickness more?

Women...perhaps...: Some studies have showed that women have a greater tendency than men to get motion sickness. This potentially is because women also are more prone to getting migraines, and migraine sufferers have a higher rate of motion sickness. Or women may simply report motion sickness symptoms more often than men in certain studies when asked retrospectively. ...Read more

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How can ginger help with motion sickness?

How can ginger help with motion sickness?

Benefit of ginger: Ginger contains a substance which is thought to promote peristatlis (contaction of the intestines in a forward motion) and to stimulate gastric secretions. It essentially functions as an antinausea agent without any sedating effects. ...Read more

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How can you tell you have motion sickness?

Motion sickness: While traveling you may feel yucky, then develop a cold, clammy feeling along with dizziness & vomiting. ...Read more