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Motion Sickness Sucks

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posted on Apr, 5 2018 @ 08:52 PM
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I've always suffered from this. Sucks balls.

Growing up I'd get sea sick all the time. I'll get sick if I'm a passenger driving on a winding road such as the one going to Yosemite. But what has hit me the last few years I hate.

Airplane turbulence.

I have zero fear of the plane crashing. It's pure motion sickness. I was on a flight from Sofia to Frankfurt a few years back on one of the smaller Euro planes and that thing was jumping all around. I got dizzy, sweaty, nauseous. Felt like I had the first panic attack of my life. It's the dropping feeling. Losing the feeling of being centered. Now I hate every flight I get one despite flying CA to Europe every year on that same route. According to turbulence trackers the area just south east of Germany seems like the turbulence buttcrack of Europe yet I have to fly thru it every trip.

I also hate roller coasters and accelerating quickly in a car when I'm not the one driving.




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posted on Apr, 5 2018 @ 10:15 PM
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Thanks for all the replies guys, I've read through most of them and it's comforting to know I'm not alone with my experiences. Although I only experience the symptoms occasionally, I do wonder if it's an inner ear problem that is affecting my hearing at times as well. Anyway, I'll be sure to invest in some ginger tablets from the health store next time I go there.



posted on Apr, 5 2018 @ 10:39 PM
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a reply to: CornishCeltGuy

Yah, sorry about that, sounds tough. Too many possibilities, all I know is it sounds serious enough to get diagnosed.

Don't put that off, do go to any specialists recommended for further testing.



posted on Apr, 6 2018 @ 04:00 AM
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a reply to: Incandescent

I have always suffered from motion sickness but as i've got older its faded a fair bit. My brother said recently said he went out with a bloke in a boat and topic of motion sickness come up because gets it too but also get it less now that hes older.

The bloke with the boat asked him if he had good balance to which he relied yes.

When he asked the bloke with the boat what the question was about, the bloke with the boat said as we get older our balance is not quite as good as it was when we are young. he went to on say that we either suffer motion sickness less or not at all as we got older because our balance is not so good when we age.

I.e; those whose balance is not so good do not get motion sickness or they suffer much less from it. Motion sickness is balance related.

true? False? - you decide.



posted on Apr, 6 2018 @ 03:07 PM
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originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: CornishCeltGuy

Yah, sorry about that, sounds tough. Too many possibilities, all I know is it sounds serious enough to get diagnosed.

Don't put that off, do go to any specialists recommended for further testing.




Just got back from the hospital, lots of blood taken for testing, ECG irregularities which were explained but didn't really go in my head, seeing the heart team next week and also having MRI & CT scans next week to see what is really going on.
They said nothing obvious to show I'll drop dead tomorrow, but that I can't drive now I've been advised, and they wouldn't let me go until I had either a taxi or a mate to pick me up.
I'd already banned myself from driving since starting to get the blackout/dizziness thing though anyway, I wouldn't want to kill someone, or myself to be fair.

Bloody socialist healthcare though, the cheek of expecting me to wait a few days for the scans!

I could go private I suppose but the tax funded option is worth waiting a few days, missed a fair bit of work lately and low on cashflow.
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posted on Apr, 6 2018 @ 03:11 PM
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originally posted by: CornishCeltGuy
Bloody socialist healthcare though, the cheek of expecting me to wait a few days for the scans! I could go private I suppose but the tax funded option is worth waiting a few days, missed a fair bit of work lately and low on cashflow.

It's all miracles and wonders. A hundred years ago you would probably just drop dead. That's what my ancestors did.



posted on Apr, 6 2018 @ 03:12 PM
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a reply to: Blue Shift

Lol yes, I'm glad I wasn't around 100 years ago



posted on Apr, 6 2018 @ 03:13 PM
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Its weird how it hits, flying I am ok, games on a phone in the car I am ok, but on a boat once I cant see land I am toast, or on a train if I am facing the wrong direction I am in trouble.

Hope some of the suggestions help, I know for boats nothing helps me but every other instance I have found various things that help.



posted on Apr, 6 2018 @ 03:15 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
My wife has a hard time sitting in the back seat of a car. She cant read or be on her phone in the back but has no issue in the front seat.


I'm the same way. I was diagnosed with motion sickness at the age of 11, and as an adult I can say it has never gone away. I actually had a doctor's note when I was a kid, specifying that I could not ride in the back seat of a moving vehicle. Must be in the front seat. I always felt terrible about this as a child, because it meant my brother was relegated to the back seat forever, when previously we had alternated.



posted on Apr, 6 2018 @ 03:18 PM
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a reply to: Irishhaf

I had to shut my eyes a few times earlier when my mate drove me home from the hospital, could feel my head proper spinning out.
I'd be a mess on a boat, probably laying on the deck.



posted on Apr, 6 2018 @ 03:21 PM
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a reply to: CornishCeltGuy

*fingers crossed*

hope it's nothing serious

X



posted on Apr, 6 2018 @ 03:25 PM
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a reply to: CornishCeltGuy

Yea I was a great disappointment to my dad when it came to that, he had a 30' power boat we would go fishing on within 30 mins of losing sight of land I would be puking my guts out.


But on his airboat fishing in the marsh areas I am fine, its really weird.



posted on Apr, 6 2018 @ 03:40 PM
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a reply to: TNMockingbird

Thank you
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I can barely function at the moment though which is a bummer, hopefully will know more next week.
Funny story though, there was a cop at Triage next to me and I asked him what happened to his badly cut face (thinking criminal scuffle or something) but no, he laughed embarrased, was getting out of his patrol car, caught his boot in the footwell and stoved his face into the pavement. Poor guy, all his mates are teasing him lol



posted on Apr, 6 2018 @ 04:55 PM
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a reply to: CornishCeltGuy

Hopefully you got some insurance, disability and a supplement, even testing gets real expensive quick. Good for you goin, sorry about the wait. You are lucky to be getting tested, theres a long line, be patient, the scans and results all have to be analyzed and it will take time. Sounds like they are zeroing in.

Meanwhile, you know what not to do to aggravate the condition or bring on 'attacks'.


...ECG irregularities which were explained but didn't really go in my head, seeing the heart team next week and also having MRI & CT scans next week to see what is really going on.


All the Kings men will find the problem. Don't let it 'go to your head', wait for results. They will let you know what they find.

I went thru a bunch of this with my mums behind her atrial fibrillation, lots of testing, procedures, more testing and procedures. You don't have A-fib, that I can tell you.

Hang in there, on your way...



posted on Apr, 6 2018 @ 05:23 PM
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originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: CornishCeltGuy

Hopefully you got some insurance, disability and a supplement, even testing gets real expensive quick. Good for you goin, sorry about the wait. You are lucky to be getting tested, theres a long line, be patient, the scans and results all have to be analyzed and it will take time. Sounds like they are zeroing in.

Thanks man, didn't cost me anything though thankfully, everything is free in the sense our taxes pay for it, not me to the health service when I need it. Grateful for it as well because I've missed loads of work and haven't much spare cash backing me up right now. I couldn't imagine worrying about medical bills as well.


Meanwhile, you know what not to do to aggravate the condition or bring on 'attacks'.

All the Kings men will find the problem. Don't let it 'go to your head', wait for results. They will let you know what they find.

I went thru a bunch of this with my mums behind her atrial fibrillation, lots of testing, procedures, more testing and procedures. You don't have A-fib, that I can tell you.

Hang in there, on your way...


Thanks again
All the kings men haha, and women! Had fantastic care from loads of beautiful people today, even down to the person who served me a cup of tea and cake while waiting for my mate to take me home.



posted on Apr, 7 2018 @ 07:27 AM
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everything is free in the sense our taxes pay for it,

Oh yah, I forgot.

Here in the states if you don't have insurance you don't get treatment, only triage.

The big health care debacle sucks here.

Awesome how they treat you there. Every human should have the right to care, a home, decent living wage...
will try to remember to check back for blood work results. That'll be your first indicator, lots of ailments show up in the blood. If they find something they will call you in a day or two to make an appointment. No news is good news.

I want to know in a 'couple weeks' what your other testing turned up too. Remind me... ?

PS) at this stage its important to get paperwork on any findings, you're blood work results will be difficult for the average person to understand, but you can look up words on the internet and get better understanding later after your visit. Thats how I did it with my mom. I also used to ask them to slow down explaining and repeat stuff so I could take notes. You can also take testing results to another doctor for second opinions if you are having issues.



posted on Apr, 7 2018 @ 07:33 AM
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a reply to: intrptr


PS) at this stage its important to get paperwork on any findings, you're blood work results will be difficult for the average person to understand, but you can look up words on the internet and get better understanding later after your visit. Thats how I did it with my mom. I also used to ask them to slow down explaining and repeat stuff so I could take notes. You can also take testing results to another doctor for second opinions if you are having issues.

Very good advice there!
I learned to also write any questions or thoughts down before hand or I'd forget until after we were home and then to get in touch with the Doctor again was nearly impossible. It helped to have friends and family who were nurses also, they were a huge help at times, relieving panic...



posted on Apr, 7 2018 @ 07:44 AM
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a reply to: TNMockingbird
I got my experience with my mom; her stroke, hospital and rehab. The testing, diagnosis and meds, surgical procedures, more rehab, retesting, meds, more procedures.... after many years I am qualified to be in nursing. They won't hire me though, I'm not accredited.

Whew!

I think everyone goes thru this nowadays as they grow older. The medical industrial complex can keep people alive , rescue and fix them, for years.

ETA: Thats how I know they will nail down whatever CCG's issue is. Doctors are miracle workers , with all their modern tools and treatments.
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posted on Apr, 7 2018 @ 06:05 PM
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No I'm fortunate and Id be a really poor transport nurse if I did.

However, parents are not immune especially in bumpy small planes or sitting sideways int he back of a ambulance slaloming through traffic.

As many have mentioned: ginger, air, water, look outside at general things not focusing etc etc. You can use scopalimine if needed but its inconvenient



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