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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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Motion Sickness (Definition)

An illness caused by motion during travel that usually involves ...Read more


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Can motion sickness be prevented?

Can motion sickness be prevented?

Absolutely: Avoid reading in the car and playing cards. Activities that involve focusing on a stationary object will create confusion for the brain, which can "sense" movement but not "see" it. The "conflict" between what is "sensed" and what is actually being "seen" is what causes the motion sickness. Sitting in the front passenger's seat can also prevent motion sickness. ...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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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 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 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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Can migraine be misidagnosed as motion sickness?

Can migraine be misidagnosed as motion sickness?

Yes: Migraines can have some of the symptoms of motion sickness including nasea and headache complaints and can be triggered by motion type events. Nevertheless, a trained professional should be able to seperate the two. Regardless, avoiding the offending event or taking over the counter medications as appropriate prior to the event should be helpful. ...Read more

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Can motion sickness be related to astigmatism?

Can motion sickness be related to astigmatism?

No: I am unaware of an association except that both are extremely common. ...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 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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Can Endolymphatic Hydrops cause 24/7 rocking/jerking dizziness instead of episodic spinning? Bilat Conductive hearing loss ECOG Left .36 Right .39

Can Endolymphatic Hydrops cause 24/7 rocking/jerking dizziness instead of episodic spinning? Bilat Conductive hearing loss ECOG Left .36 Right .39

Sounds Good to me: I would guess that though you have 24/7 rocking/jerking dizziness that there are SPIKES of significant worsening of those symptoms....and that's where I would place your ACUTE EPISODES of Meniere's or whatever you'd like to call it. That's almost like my headache patients who have CONSTANT HEADACHES but there are episodes where it gets HORRIBLE....those can definitely be migraines! Make sense? ...Read more

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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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Do sea bands significantly interfere with vestibular compensation (from allergic inflammation and not motion sickness)?

Do sea bands significantly interfere with vestibular compensation (from allergic inflammation and not motion sickness)?

No: Sea bands are supposed to work via acupressure to reduce the symptom of nausea and vomiting associated with motion sickness. They don't in theory affect vestibular function , so no problem there. Allergic inflammation and its affect on dizziness and labyrinthitis is controversial, but the sea bands should not influence. ...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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Can loud ringing in the ear caused by severe lithium toxicity be cured?

Can loud ringing in the ear caused by severe lithium toxicity be cured?

Usually goes: Tinnitus, ringing in the ears, is a known side effect of lithium, usually at toxic levels as you've experienced. Most commonly it abates quickly as the lithium is leered r stopped. Sometimes, it can persist, almost always improving, though. ...Read more

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Can allergies cause mild rocking sensation vertigo?

Can allergies cause mild rocking sensation vertigo?

Possibly: The exact cause for vertigo is often difficult to pin down but it is possible that allergy may be a factor which however may be difficult to prove. The obvious step is to control the allergic conditon and see what happens ...Read more

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Does ginger prevent motion sickness?

Does ginger prevent motion sickness?

Yes : Research has proven ginger to be very effective for preventing motion sickness. See http://www.Nytimes.Com/2007/08/21/health/21real.Html and http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/art00390/motion-sickness.Html. ...Read more

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Tinnitus from explosion- severe ringing. Prescribed by ENT-prednisone day 4- hearing loss confirmed. Will the ringing ever stop?

Tinnitus from explosion- severe ringing. Prescribed by ENT-prednisone day 4- hearing loss confirmed. Will the ringing ever stop?

Ringing: Great and tough question. Hard to know. Noise induced ear trauma can go on for a long time. Putting you on prednisone was a good idea in view of the hearing loss. Avoid aspirin, caffeine ( in large amounts), chocolate and ibuprofen which can make it worse. hang in there ...Read more

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Motion sickness from train rides. What is the cause of it?

Motion sickness from train rides. What is the cause of it?

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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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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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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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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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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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?

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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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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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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Can a sinus infection cause motion sickness?

Yes: The sinus infection and cause of it can lead to fluid or inner ear infection causing motion sickness. ...Read more

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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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Can eustachian tube dysfunction cause or exacerbate motion sickness?

Can eustachian tube dysfunction cause or exacerbate motion sickness?

Eustachian tube: It can present similarly or exacerbate some symptoms. Common symptoms of Eustachian tube dysfunction are : ear pain, ear fullness, trouble hearing, ringing in ears and dizziness. ...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)?

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 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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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Hearing Loss (Definition)

A partial or total loss of the ability to hear that can affect ...Read more