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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

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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Why do people with motion sickness throw up?

Why do people with motion sickness throw up?

Vagus nerve: Is one of the cranial nerves which is affected by motion sickness. It is what causes that nauseous sensation. ...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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Major airplane motion sickness. Have to lean against window with eyes closed. If open eyes everything spins and throw up. Why?

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

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Why does motion sickness trigger vomiting?

Why does motion sickness trigger vomiting?

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

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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.

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.

Cyclical vomiting: You probably have cyclical vomiting of the adult as a carryover from your youth. The exact cause of the syndrome is unknown but some people feel it may be a form of migraine and in fact some results have been achieved with migraine medication. ...Read more

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Iv dramamine or IV phenergan (promethazine) for. Motion sickness? Which is better if the person is already actively vomiting

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

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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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What would work better for motion sickness once vomiting has started... Iv Benadryl or IV phenergan (promethazine)?

Motion sickness: Both can work all right. Have not seen a lot of patients on i/v Benadryl lately, but has seen Phenergan (promethazine) used more frequently through this route. ...Read more

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How long for Meclizine to start working if taken on an empty stomach AFTER motion sickness (severe nausea no vomiting) already started?

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

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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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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 to prevent motion sickness?

OTC available: There are over the counter remedies available - including dramamine (dimenhydrinate) and meclizine. Talk with your pharmacist about options. ...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 can I prevent motion sickness?

Some approaches: Ginger root, 1000 mg capsules, dramamine, (dimenhydrinate) scopolamine ear patches, meclizine, wrist bands, vestibular exercises to accommadate. ...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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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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How can someone overcome motion sickness?

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

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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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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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What can I do about motion sickness before labor?

What can I do about motion sickness before labor?

Consider: Acupressure or acupuncture. Ginger can also help. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organic ginger ; steep at least 5 min in a covered pot. Sip. ...Read more

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Is there a surgery that will cure motion sickness?

No: Make sure that it's just motion sickness you have and not another problem with balance or vertigo. Some causes of vertigo can be cured or treated very well with procedures or surgery. ...Read more

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Does eating sour candies help with motion sickness?

Does eating sour candies help with motion sickness?

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

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Could motion sickness prevent one from going to the movies?

Possibly: If one could not tolerate motion sickness related to getting the movie theater. ...Read more

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Is there a non-drug, natural way to prevent motion sickness?

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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