Acute Motion Sickness

United States
March 5, 2016 9:06pm CST
Hey guys! The title says it all, I suffer from what I believe to be actue motion sickness, and it really does effect my life. I'm looking for some help and tips, does anyone else suffer from this? And is there anything I can take on a daily basis (like multivitamins) to keep it from coming on? I'll share just a few examples of how it effects me... 1) I work in an office and do most of the admin work. One of my duties is working on the mailers. So when I stuff and seal the envelopes, I run my hands on the back of them to make sure they are good and sealed. Just looking at my hands while doing this makes me nauseous and gives me a headache. So if I have a lot of mailers going out at one time I have to take breaks, so it takes me longer to get that task done than it should. 2) Another thing at work. If I'm given the task of typing something up (copying it from paper to computer) I get the same symptoms from #1 when I have to look back and forth between my computer to a piece of paper (or really just looking back and forth between my computer and anything else). I get sick very very soon into the task and have to take a lot of breaks and only do a little bit at a time. It took me a week to copy a 5 - 6 page paper. 3) One of the dogs from the rescue I co-direct got lost after being adopted. He got lost in the worst type of area ever. All the homes had very large lots, and all the lots were covered in brush and trees, very hard to see through! I volunteered to go out and help look for him. I had to stop after only an hour because the process of looking back and forth between the sides of the road was making me very very sick. There were a couple times I thought I might have really thrown up in my car. And my headache was really really bothersome. I'd say while there was a little bit of pain, it was mostly like a pressure ache. I felt bad but I couldn't continue. (Thankfully he was found days later). 4) Sometimes just having the sun on me while I'm driving makes me sick. Sometimes just driving makes me sick! The level of my motion sickness has definitely gotten worse with age. When I was younger I ONLY got it if I was in the back seat of a car. Then when I got a little older I would still get sick if I was in the passenger seat (having a window open would help). NOW you see what it's grown into. What can I do??? Thank you in advance for any help!
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@scheng1 (24755)
• Singapore
6 Mar 16
i wonder if you can take any pill to control the problem. You may want to go for ear check. It is often to do with the ear, especially the inner ear. There was a time when I carried a large shoulder bag, and I put a lot of things in the bag. As a result, I got motion sickness because the inner ear is not balanced. Later on, I used backpack so that the weight load on both shoulders were equal.
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• United States
6 Mar 16
But if it was an ear problem wouldn't my ears bother me? I rarely carry anything, the heaviest thing is my purse, and it's not heavy haha. But often I am sitting down and working or driving when it happens to me.Thank you!
@TheHorse (67173)
• Pleasant Hill, California
6 Mar 16
I would check with a doctor. It could be inner-ear-reated. It could be vision-related. It could even be anxiety-related.
• United States
6 Mar 16
Someone did bring up the ear thing to me, gave me the official name and everything (started with an M) but we'd already ruled that out because I don't nor have I ever had issues with my ears. As for the eyesight, I just recently had ICL surgery so I had to go through a lot of tests to ensure eye health. And I've had these issues since before the surgery so it's not a side effect. I definitely do have anxiety during travel, so that could explain why I get motion sickness on planes and long car rides, but at work and in my day to day life I don't suffer from anxiety. But my dad is a Dr and I do plan on talking to him when I see him.
@TheHorse (67173)
• Pleasant Hill, California
6 Mar 16
@LilyoftheThorns Sounds like a plan. It would be nice to isolate the issue so you can solve it.
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@irishidid (8570)
• United States
6 Mar 16
Try chewing gum (preferably mint) or sucking on mints. I think there is something more than motion sickness going on and you should really go to a doctor.
• United States
6 Mar 16
My dad is a Dr and I have been meaning to talk to him, I just haven't yet. It's hard for me to chew gum at work because I have to answer the phones (for now, hopefully not for long). But I have heard that about mint. Maybe I'll get some gum to have with me just in case I ever get a really bad spell! If it helps it'll definitely be worth it. Thank you!
@ricki_911 (19593)
• Toronto, Ontario
6 Mar 16
I have had this a few times over the years. One was from having low iron and b12, other time was the birth control I was on, and another time was migranes (yet I had no other symptoms).
• United States
6 Mar 16
Migraines with no symptoms?? Like you're suffering from a migraine but you don't feel it? That's odd!