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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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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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Motion Sickness (Definition)

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


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Motion sickness when reading in a car, but not when watching a video. Normal?

Motion sickness when reading in a car, but not when watching a video. Normal?

Expected: Motion sickness is brought on by motion of you or your surroundings. So it is expected that you would experience it in a car but not watching a a video. It is more common in people who have migraine headaches or migraine equivalents as children. If the symptoms are severe, and interfering with your activity, talk to your doctor for possible medications to take as needed (e.g. Meclizine, betahistin. ...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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How can I read in the car without feeling motion sickness?

How can I read in the car without feeling motion sickness?

Reading in the car: You're lucky. Your vestibular (balance canals filled with fluid in the inner ear) are just not that sensitive to the effects of close visual fixation while you are in motion. Enjoy your reading. ...Read more

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I am suffering from motion sickness specially in bus and car. What should I do to avoid it.?

Motion sickness : You can try fixating on a distant object. Other solutions is seaband a band that goes on the wrist and activates an acupressure point. Medications include Antivert (meclizine) and scopalimine. ...Read more

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I never used to have motion sickness but suddenly it started in a flight. Now i am scared to even sit in a car.Why did it happen? How to cure it ASAP?

I never used to have motion sickness but suddenly it started in a flight. Now i am scared to even sit in a car.Why did it happen? How to cure it ASAP?

Motion sickness: One POSSIBILITY is an inner ear infection. Please see your doctor and avoid thinking this is a permanent condition. I see you have RA. Here is a link to a new internet series that may be informative. Please continue to do what doc says. https://betrayalseries.com/episode-1-1nyawjkj2?inf_contact_key=2ba368ec41d99f129ae55916078658be1f00e54f0c6f6e912bd580ebf1c329c1 ...Read more

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Please explain why i'm keep getting bad motion sickness from driving in cars?

Please explain why i'm keep getting bad motion sickness from driving in cars?

Associations: Not unique for migraine sufferers to experience both childhood and adult motion sickness. Some pts have inner ear issues which make them very sensitive to motion. Others have a genetic sensitivity to seasickness. Some medications may have side effects which promote such issues. Some metabolic medical conditions can affect the inner ear/vestibular system. ...Read more

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What couldi do about reading glasses giving me motion sickness?

What couldi do about reading glasses giving me motion sickness?

Do not wear them: It may not be the right correction for you. Go back to your optician or your eye doctor to resolve the issue. ...Read more

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What is a natural cure for motion sickness (such as car sickness)?

What is a natural cure for motion sickness (such as car sickness)?

Motion sickness.: Try Ginger. Also focus your eyes on a fixed object for few minutes. ...Read more

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Never had even the slightest motion sickness in my life. Now as a 20yo recently been having it terrible. Cars boats planes, etc. Why just started now?

Never had even the slightest motion sickness in my life. Now as a 20yo recently been having it terrible. Cars boats planes, etc. Why just started now?

Time to see your doc: Motion sickness is related to position sensations handled by your semicircular canals buried within the hardest bone in your body as part of your inner ear.See your doc for an evaluation.S/he may be able to help you with specific treatments or may send you to see an ENT doc. Either way, you should be able to get back to some semblance of normal with treatment. ...Read more