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Why Do I Throw Up With 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
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
Major airplane motion sickness. Have to lean against window with eyes closed. If open eyes everything spins and throw up. Why?
Conflicted Brain: On a plane vestibular system of the inner ear senses motion. However, if we look around we see a stationary insides of a plane. This is a confusing torture to the brain which tries to balance the conflicting date. Some theorize the brain decides it is therefore hallucinating from a poison and starts the vomiting in case of potential toxins. Closing your eyes spares the brain this conflict. Odd! ...Read more
Kidney energy: According to meridians theory kidney meridian is the one that influences ear area. Kidney energy when is normal energy flows up and down the spine. During disharmony this starts flowing sideways and causes disruption to stomach energy causing gaging and vomitting. Interestingly with pyelonephritis - kidney infection vomiting is the main symptom sometimes. ...Read more
I feel very uneasy like nausea and vomiting sumtimes (once in 2 months) I don't have motion sickness. Had it as a kid. Why do I get this. Am 80 kg.
My father has air motion sickness and he keeps vomiting every couple of hours in-flight. Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) doesn't work too well for him. Please suggest soln?
Iv dramamine or IV phenergan (promethazine) for. Motion sickness? Which is better if the person is already actively vomiting
Hospital: If you are at the hospital then let the hospital decide that. Do not try this yourself as you can risk other complications. Usually though IV Phenergan (promethazine) is used most of the time for nausea where as dramamine is usually taken 30 minutes before known motion sickness. ...Read more
What can I do/take instead of dramanine for motion sickness (nausea + vomiting) while breastfeeding? (i need something guaranteed to work!). Thank you
Scopolomine patch: A scopolomine patch is relatively safe for a short period (3 days). ...Read more
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
How long for Meclizine to start working if taken on an empty stomach AFTER motion sickness (severe nausea no vomiting) already started?
Within an hour: Meclizine works within the hour for most patients I treat in the ED. Some a little longer, some a little shorter. IF this is the cause of your motion sickness. There are many causes of vomiting in young adults and unless you in a car or on a roller coaster, motion sickness is probably not the diagnosis. Call your doctor and make an appointment. ...Read more
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
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
Can be challenge: Motion intolerance is due to sensory conflicts. These conflicts arise with the information from the eyes does not agree with information from the inner ear. Dizziness results when the brain cannot resolve this conflict. Best way to manage this is via avoidance and recognition of the sensory conflict. With repeated exposure this conflict can be controlled. If not, medications may be needed. ...Read more
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
I have not heard of: That as a remedy. Probably the simplest way to reduce nausea ; motion sickeness is with ginger. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organic ginger ; steep x 5 min in a covered pot. Sip. ...Read more
Yes and no:
Motion sickness is common and can be disabling. It is thought to be due to sensory conflict in the vestibular system. Natural treatment, like habituation can be effective and has few adverse effects, but can be unpleasant and time consuming
hyoscine is effective preventive medication for which oral preparations and transdermal patches work. Ginger & bracelets have not been proven in clinical trial. ...Read more
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