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Motion Sickness Sucks

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posted on Apr, 5 2018 @ 10:35 AM
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a reply to: Thecakeisalie
Very similar for me.
I've recently developed some strange dizziness over the last few months though, comes and goes, but if I turn my head to fast left or right then I get a mad almost electric shock type thing in my head, can't see for a couple of seconds, feel like my brain is shaking and hit the floor.
Couldn't work today, couldn't even look left to right crossing the road earlier to get to the shop. I'm actually quite scared about it and need to see a doctor to be honest. I've already banned myself from driving in the mean time because it happened bad as I turned around to reverse not so long ago. Hoping it's an inner ear issue is all, doctors tomorrow.




posted on Apr, 5 2018 @ 10:41 AM
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I don't have issues myself but my wife did. She was referred to a specialist who realigned her ear crystals and she has been fine ever since. No more car/motion sicknes. Just research ear crystals, there's lots of info on it.
edit on 5-4-2018 by csimon because: spelling



posted on Apr, 5 2018 @ 10:46 AM
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a reply to: csimon

I tried doing that yesterday, watched a youtube but don't think I got my head in the correct angles while trying.
Doctor tomorrow for sure.



posted on Apr, 5 2018 @ 10:52 AM
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a reply to: ss002

I wonder about that too as I can't take hydrocodone or oxycodone without getting really nauseated. I have noticed over the years, having spent my fair share of time getting stitched up in the ER, that I've never gotten sick from an injected opiate. Also, I can tolerate Demerol orally.

I just took codeine cough syrup for the first time that I can remember and I was fine with that but it contained Promethazine which is used to treat the nausea induced by opiates so that could have been why.

Promethazine is also used to treat motion sickness so maybe there's some link there.



posted on Apr, 5 2018 @ 12:49 PM
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a reply to: Incandescent

Yah, sit up front, watch out the front window. By seeing the road ahead you can anticipate the motion of turning , dips, stops, etc.

Looking down or out the side windows can increase that feeling of vertigo.

If its only an occasional thing , no problem. If its getting worse get it checked.



posted on Apr, 5 2018 @ 12:52 PM
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a reply to: CornishCeltGuy


I've recently developed some strange dizziness over the last few months though, comes and goes, but if I turn my head to fast left or right then I get a mad almost electric shock type thing in my head, can't see for a couple of seconds, feel like my brain is shaking and hit the floor.

Yah get that checked. Be prepared for referral to specialists and further testing.



posted on Apr, 5 2018 @ 12:59 PM
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a reply to: intrptr
Cheers dude, my mate is giving me a lift tomorrow, been dangerous today, honestly it's intense, loss of vision for a second or two, and loss of hearing, like an electric sound in my head. I've had tinnitus for years so the best I can describe it is like normal tinnitus times 10, almost a wave of sound through my head as I lose the balance in dizziness.
My mate actually just took me to the store because I wasn't safe crossing the streets, looked left and right then blacked out for a second, proper scary, but okay if I move my whole body left and right instead of just my head.



posted on Apr, 5 2018 @ 01:03 PM
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originally posted by: CornishCeltGuy
a reply to: Thecakeisalie
Very similar for me.
I've recently developed some strange dizziness over the last few months though, comes and goes, but if I turn my head to fast left or right then I get a mad almost electric shock type thing in my head, can't see for a couple of seconds, feel like my brain is shaking and hit the floor.
Couldn't work today, couldn't even look left to right crossing the road earlier to get to the shop. I'm actually quite scared about it and need to see a doctor to be honest. I've already banned myself from driving in the mean time because it happened bad as I turned around to reverse not so long ago. Hoping it's an inner ear issue is all, doctors tomorrow.
I've had a similar issue. Turned out to be wisdom teeth causing the problem.
There was no pain in my teeth, but when I turned my head fast it felt like an electrical jolt in my neck.
May want to see a dentist.



posted on Apr, 5 2018 @ 01:16 PM
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originally posted by: skunkape23

originally posted by: CornishCeltGuy
a reply to: Thecakeisalie
Very similar for me.
I've recently developed some strange dizziness over the last few months though, comes and goes, but if I turn my head to fast left or right then I get a mad almost electric shock type thing in my head, can't see for a couple of seconds, feel like my brain is shaking and hit the floor.
Couldn't work today, couldn't even look left to right crossing the road earlier to get to the shop. I'm actually quite scared about it and need to see a doctor to be honest. I've already banned myself from driving in the mean time because it happened bad as I turned around to reverse not so long ago. Hoping it's an inner ear issue is all, doctors tomorrow.
I've had a similar issue. Turned out to be wisdom teeth causing the problem.
There was no pain in my teeth, but when I turned my head fast it felt like an electrical jolt in my neck.
May want to see a dentist.

Cheers bud but teeth are good, this is something with an underlying feeling in the back of my brain at the bottom, but when the 'dizziness' seconds happen it is whole brain, and a total loss of sensory awareness for a second or two...total 'drop to my knees' experience until I can see again. Horrible to be fair, and for whatever reason it has been bad today so a mate is taking me to the health centre tomorrow, no way I can drive or walk the mile or so it is away.
Looking straight forward at laptop screen typing on ATS is cool though so all good!



posted on Apr, 5 2018 @ 01:26 PM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

Its an old Oriental Medicine application, mostly for the nausea associated with motion sickness.



posted on Apr, 5 2018 @ 01:47 PM
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originally posted by: theantediluvian
a reply to: ss002

I wonder about that too as I can't take hydrocodone or oxycodone without getting really nauseated. I have noticed over the years, having spent my fair share of time getting stitched up in the ER, that I've never gotten sick from an injected opiate. Also, I can tolerate Demerol orally.

I just took codeine cough syrup for the first time that I can remember and I was fine with that but it contained Promethazine which is used to treat the nausea induced by opiates so that could have been why.

Promethazine is also used to treat motion sickness so maybe there's some link there.


I usually take travel sickness pills but failing that being available I've also used antihistamines for the motion sickness.

Codeine based drugs make me ill - sickness and dizziness - so had to stop taking them.



posted on Apr, 5 2018 @ 01:59 PM
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originally posted by: Incandescent
Does anybody else suffer from this condition from time-to-time like I do? If so, do you have any suggestions to help manage the symptoms?

I have some friends who swear by ginger tablets. Powdered ginger in tablet that you can get from a health food store. Good for general motion sickness including sea sickness.



posted on Apr, 5 2018 @ 02:07 PM
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I used to get motion sickness when I was young and occasionally get it yet.

Eat some potatoes before traveling, they lower motion sickness for many many hours after you eat. I have experimented with this, the motion sickness medicines are made from elements of the nightshade chemistry. Tomatoes do not work so good as potatoes do for this for some reason which I do not understand. Maybe they do it is just that they are short term.

Even french fries seem to work. I would think that the oil in the fryer would absorb it but it doesn't. The baked potato works best for me, although mashed potatoes work decent too.

I never got the sweats from my motion sickness, I did get a headache and upset stomach.



posted on Apr, 5 2018 @ 02:08 PM
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a reply to: Incandescent

I've lived on boats, traveled many times by airplane, car, and a few trains and none of that bothers me.
Why am I here? It's due to getting motion sickness in first-person video games and HD/3D movies. My only solution is to avoid them.



posted on Apr, 5 2018 @ 02:17 PM
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a reply to: CornishCeltGuy
I suffer virtually the same. The first time it happened I was lying in bed and it was like someone had grabbed my head and shook it violently, lost sight, felt immediately sick and flailing my arms about. It lasted about 10 seconds but the sickness stayed. I actually thought at the time "so this is what a stroke feels like". Vertigo.
It's not your brain that's doing anything, it's your balance mechanism in your ear. There is a circular canal in your ear full of liquid and sometimes the liquid gets crystals in it and temporary blocks the tube. The crystal moves and the resulting "slosh" of liquid causes the effects you describe. Doctors can't give you anything for it only anti sickness pills for the after effects.
There is an exercise called the Epley Maneuver (please google it as it's hard to explain) that forces the crystals back into the reservoir.
You must remember your brain has no nerves so it's not your brain that hurts. When people have a headache they think it's in the brain but it's not, it's in the scalp flesh.
Oh, by the way I've always suffered from travel sickness from childhood but when I was about 18, I found Avomine, brilliant, one tab a couple of hours before travelling works wonders.



posted on Apr, 5 2018 @ 02:23 PM
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a reply to: crayzeed

Thanks man!
I've read a bit the same, and tried that technique without success today, I'll be happy if that's all it is, vertigo, well not happy but you know.
I'm going to the health centre tomorrow though, it's been bad all day, I'm walking round like some robot turning my whole body instead of my head to avoid the crazy sensory loss/overload thing, and keep on my feet.
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To the OP, thanks for allowing me to share my thoughts here, don't mean to go off topic in your thread, it just touched a cord with me.

edit on 5-4-2018 by CornishCeltGuy because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 5 2018 @ 02:30 PM
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a reply to: CornishCeltGuy
I know this is what you don't want to hear but one of the best ways (if it is vertigo) is to shake your head not to violently to bring on the attack therefore moving the crystals where they won't cause problems, in the reservoir.
A good tip from a hospital doctor to see if it is vertigo is to have someone watch you, stand with your feet together and shut your eyes. If you have vertigo your body lacking any visual input tries to compensate and you end up swaying backward and forwards.



posted on Apr, 5 2018 @ 02:42 PM
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All appreciated, thank you

Sounds like no more up scaffolding for me, maybe need to work on new plans.



posted on Apr, 5 2018 @ 07:07 PM
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I was seasick once, horrible.

Fishing trip with 30ft swells, 50ft boat, only 2 people didn't get sick. 1 crew and one of our friends.

It was worth the price. lol. I've had food poisoning that wasn't as bad.

My wife gets sick on an ocean liner. Bummer.

Our helper can't ride in a car.

She takes dramamine when she has too.

Ginger works? I could make her something with it.









posted on Apr, 5 2018 @ 08:41 PM
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I used to get seasick but it seemed to stop in my midteens. It is horrible. When it first starts coming on you're afraid you're going to die. After an hour of it, you're afraid you won't.



I have occasional bouts of vertigo during which I get seasick while doing anything but lying flat on my back.



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