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Why do I get motion sickness only in the back seat but not the front seat?

Why do I get motion sickness only in the back seat but not the front seat?

Horizon: You will experience less motion sickness if you can fix your gaze on the horizon. It is also true for traveling in an airplane (window seat) or a ship (on deck versus below). ...Read more

Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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Motion Sickness (Definition)

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


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Hi I'm finding myself getting fuller faster and im starting to get motion sickness pain in my lower back and feet could I be and have my period?

Hi I'm finding myself getting fuller faster and im starting to get motion sickness pain in my lower back and feet could I be and have my period?

Test!: I'm guessing you meant to say "could I be pregnant? " There are many questions on health tap asking "am I pregnant? " It's impossible to tell based on the symptoms alone. It is possible to have bleeding that looks like a period in early pregnancy. Take a pregnancy test, over-the-counter home pregnancy tests are very reliable. ...Read more

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I get motion sickness at night around the same time?

I get motion sickness at night around the same time?

BPPV: Please see an ENT doctor to rule out positional vertigo. ...Read more

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I get motion sickness everywhere I go. Its starting to ruin my way if life, medications don't work.?

See below: If the usual treatments are not effective, you may need to try behavioral therapy. See this site for information on this subject.
http://www. Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/motion-sickness-treatment-overview. ...Read more

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Why do I throw up when I get motion sickness?

Why do I throw up when I get motion sickness?

Vomit center: There are several neural connections present to help maintiain our balance. Unfortunately one of those balance connections goes through the "vomit center" in the brain stem. Motion sickness is due to sensory conflict (incongruous information from different sensory systems). When this sensory conflict occurs, it triggers an assortment of responses of which vomiting is one. ...Read more

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What to do if I have severe anxiety and I get motion sickness. I'm taking do. I need a distraction from my sickness and anxiety. Ideas please?

What to do if I have severe anxiety and I get motion sickness. I'm taking do. I need a distraction from my sickness and anxiety. Ideas please?

Reach out and get he: Distracting yourself is not a solution. Speak with a mental health professional (psychologist/psychiatrist) Medication and/ or psychotherapy can help you learn to cope with and reduce anxiety. ...Read more

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I get motion sickness on everything, cars, boats etc. What prevention cocktail can I take? Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) and? I just wish I could get sea legs... Misera

I get motion sickness on everything, cars, boats etc. What prevention cocktail can I take? Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) and? I just wish I could get sea legs... Misera

Motion Sickness: Dear miserable with motion. Here are a couple of ideas. The first is to take ginger. Ginger ale, ginger tea, ginger cooked into food or crystallized ginger. The second is ear acupuncture. Unlike some motion sickness medications - these options don't cause sedation or interact with other medications. Good luck. ...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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Why do some people get motion sickness, but not others?

Motion sickness: Motion sickness is due to "ocular - vestibular mismatch." the vestibular system is in the inner ear and senses position and rotation. When what the eyes see does not match what the vestibular system senses, it causes motion sickness. Some people are much more sensitive than others to this mismatch. You can reduce the issue by looking outside the boat or car. Then you have a better match. ...Read more

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Why do some people get motion sickness and others don't?

Genes: Motion sickness often runs in families. A medical study of identical twins in india showed that both twins either got motion sickness or both twins did not get motion sickness 100% of the time.
Some races, such as asians are also more prone to motion sickness. The evidence is strong, but the exact genes have not yet been isolated. ...Read more

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How do you know who is most likely to get motion sickness?

History: The best predictor is previous episodes. If someone has never had it, in the appropriate situation, it is less likely in the future. ...Read more

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How can I not get motion sickness on the bus in the early morning?

How can I not get motion sickness on the bus in the early morning?

Focus: Sit in the front line and focus at one point on the horizon or ahead of you. Avoid reading books or using tablets/smartphones. Try to meditate on the bus also, that would be a cool trick. ;) ...Read more

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If I never get motion sickness does that mean I can't get seasick?

Depends: If you have never been on the sea, that involves very slow movement, you could still experience sea sickness, as typical land based motion sickness involves other more rapid types of motion challenges. You may be less likely to be sea sick, but until you encounter that environmental challenge you cannot really know. ...Read more

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Is it possible to adapt to air motion sickness, can you get better with more flights?

Is it possible to adapt to air motion sickness, can you get better with more flights?

Motion sickness: It is possible to get used to these symptoms, "mind over matter", the best way is to try and distract yourself. However some people are just sensitive to motion changes and there are many mild medications to help with these symptoms, both prescription and otc. ...Read more

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Is there a way to get a motion sickness patch without seeing a doctor?

Is there a way to get a motion sickness patch without seeing a doctor?

Scopolamine trans-: Dermal patches are prescription only in New York State. I surmise this is also the case in Florida as well ...Read more

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Why do we throw up when we get motion sickness?

Why do we throw up when we get motion sickness?

Motion sickness: One theory is that it is a defense mechanism against neurotoxins. When we feel motion but can't see it, the inner ear transmits to the brain that it senses motion, but the eyes tell the brain that everything is still. As a result the brain concludes that one of them is hallucinating & that the hallucination is due to poison ingestion. The brain responds by inducing vomiting to clear the toxin. ...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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How can I get rid of motion sickness (due to video games) parmanently?

How can I get rid of motion sickness (due to video games) parmanently?

Depends on cause: People of your age group who get carsick, seasick, or respond to video games like you, may have a tendency for migraine headaches, and the most profound expression is within the paroxysmal vertigo attacks associated with migraine headaches. A simple approach is 1000 mg of ginger root with meals, but many other symptomatic Rx's can work. An ENT specialist may assist, so may a neurologist. ...Read more

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How to get rid of motion sickness? I suffer from motion sickness. Whenever I travel in a bus, I get nausea. However, I can drive my car for any length of time. Is this something that's stoppable?

The: The answer to your question is this stoppable is no. Motion sickness is not a healed condition. It is a chronic condition and will arise at times when there is motion of the body in space, i.e. Car, boat, airplane rides, carnival rides, even standing on the pier overlooking the ocean. In the car riding in the back is worse than in the passenger seat up front. There may be a small segment of this population that get relief with the wrist bands sold in most drug stores. Scopolomine patches are commonly used for prolonged exposure events such as being on boats. Reading in the car or boat can worsten the nausea and vertigo. Antinausea medications such as merazine help many. ...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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I've been getting very bad motion sickness recently. After about 1-5 minutes in a car, I get really dizzy and feel nauseous. How can I prevent this?

Motion sickness: Avoid reading as a passenger in the car. Avoid overheating. Look out the window, but preferably be the driver whenever possible. Try antihistamines like Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) and Scopolamine. Take frequent breaks when driving to stretch and walk around. Stay well hydrated. ...Read more

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I was on a boat and had motion sickness, threw up for 5 hours, how long should the soreness in my back an shoulders last?

I was on a boat and had motion sickness, threw up for 5 hours, how long should the soreness in my back an shoulders last?

Retching: Figure 2-3 days minimum: sounds like you were retching while vomiting, especially if bent over and or gripping something tightly. ...Read more