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Hack my motion sickness/nausea

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 20, 2012 at 12:01 AM

This isn't much of a paleo question per se but you guys might have insight. I periodically experience car sickness, and I have SEVERE nausea on airplanes. I was like this before paleo and still am. I have to fly all the way across the country I about ten days and I am already having severe anxiety. It is never about my safety flying, just worried I will get sick. I haven't actually vomited but been very close for half the flight. It's a nightmare. I have had this problem since I was a child. My parents were both pilots so we flew a lot, but it has gotten much worse as I get older. Any ideas on what could be causing this? Or what I can do about it? :(

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on July 17, 2012
at 05:36 AM

Thanks for this link Dragonfly. I also look for other Tapping reference and I found this EFT site online (http://eft.mercola.com/) and I read a lot articles from them, very good site.

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on April 21, 2012
at 04:35 PM

In a search I did here, I found someone recommending a relief band explorer. It has been discontinued so I ordered the newer model from the same company, the Reletex. The difference is that this one is disposable after 60 hours and the other could have the batteries changed. Anyway, It is an "Anti Nausea Neuromodulating Device" that looks similar to a watch. We will see if it works. I used to use the wristbands with the acupressure point when I was a kid with limited but some effect. I think that is what you meant. :)

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on April 20, 2012
at 04:03 PM

The placebo effect is just so fun sometimes.

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on April 20, 2012
at 04:02 PM

@Wendy, that's my mom's flying strategy- pounds a couple G&T's!

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

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on April 20, 2012
at 04:00 PM

Yeah, if you're not a frequent flier, this can be an easy way to make a bad experience manageable in the short term.

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on April 20, 2012
at 03:02 PM

Sounds like you may need to go further back if you have had it since you were a child. I often find that some of these "sticky" issues are prenatal (hence my work with pregnant moms.)

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on April 20, 2012
at 02:25 PM

I went to my energy psychotherapist for it. She found a mild phobia from my teen years, that was resonating from my inner ear and stomach. We cleared it and I still get sick. We didn't use tapping per se but I find what she does works better in most cases, however, I see that the tapping could be done real time.

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on April 20, 2012
at 02:16 PM

What is so interesting about this idea is I just read something similar on another forum.. However their response ended with something to the effect of, drink a shot of alcohol to inhibit the response of these particular nerves. Haha!

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on April 20, 2012
at 09:44 AM

Don't know whether to downvote for BS, or to upvote for comedy.

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on April 20, 2012
at 09:31 AM

This has been solved for me, don't know why. I used to feel horrible on a bus, now I constantly use it.

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8ccd884afc71bb179236a21f272af66d

on April 20, 2012
at 12:52 AM

Only thing that works for me with motion sickness is Ativan.

Take 1 mg as soon as you sit down in your seat in the airplane so you aren't woozy going through security. Sure your doctor will give you a prescription for a few pills. Other than that concentrated ginger capsules can help a bit.

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on April 20, 2012
at 04:00 PM

Yeah, if you're not a frequent flier, this can be an easy way to make a bad experience manageable in the short term.

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on April 20, 2012
at 05:53 PM

Try out bio bands or sea bands. They're basically just wristbands that put pressure on a point in your wrist that reduces nausea. They're cheap, drug-free, and they seem to work for the majority of people who try them. They made a huge difference for my wife who was experiencing 24-hr a day morning sickness (she still felt like crap, but it was at least manageable with the wristbands).

3408e1d1c7d6b49fca2edb96b433ff9b

(129)

on April 21, 2012
at 04:35 PM

In a search I did here, I found someone recommending a relief band explorer. It has been discontinued so I ordered the newer model from the same company, the Reletex. The difference is that this one is disposable after 60 hours and the other could have the batteries changed. Anyway, It is an "Anti Nausea Neuromodulating Device" that looks similar to a watch. We will see if it works. I used to use the wristbands with the acupressure point when I was a kid with limited but some effect. I think that is what you meant. :)

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on April 20, 2012
at 01:34 PM

You could simply have a vestibular imbalance. One of my pet theories regarding motion sickness (which I've never experienced personally, as a caveat), has to do with an overload of the neurological object-tracking mechanism, which involves input from cranial nerves 2 and 8, and output from cranial nerves 3, 4, and 6.

CN 2, 3, 4, and 6 run through the sphenoid bone, while 8 runs through the temporal bone and inserts into the brainstem at the floor of the 4th ventricle. If your temporal is stuck in internal rotation while your sphenoid is stuck in extension, all five nerves will be slightly impinged.

Alternately, nausea is often mediated by cranial nerve 10, which exits the jugular foramen before innervating almost all major organs in your body. Jugular foramen is composed of temporal anterior and occiput posterior (which follows sphenoid into extension).

But all of that is esoteric to the suggestion that you may have dysfunctional cranial motility. If you can find a doc who practices cranial osteopathy, s/he may be able to help. This website may help you find one near you:

http://www.osteopathic.org/osteopathic-health/find-a-do/Pages/default.aspx

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on April 20, 2012
at 04:02 PM

@Wendy, that's my mom's flying strategy- pounds a couple G&T's!

3408e1d1c7d6b49fca2edb96b433ff9b

(129)

on April 20, 2012
at 02:16 PM

What is so interesting about this idea is I just read something similar on another forum.. However their response ended with something to the effect of, drink a shot of alcohol to inhibit the response of these particular nerves. Haha!

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Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on April 20, 2012
at 10:36 AM

Check out EFT. I've used it for nausea and it works great!

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on April 20, 2012
at 03:02 PM

Sounds like you may need to go further back if you have had it since you were a child. I often find that some of these "sticky" issues are prenatal (hence my work with pregnant moms.)

3408e1d1c7d6b49fca2edb96b433ff9b

(129)

on April 20, 2012
at 02:25 PM

I went to my energy psychotherapist for it. She found a mild phobia from my teen years, that was resonating from my inner ear and stomach. We cleared it and I still get sick. We didn't use tapping per se but I find what she does works better in most cases, however, I see that the tapping could be done real time.

651148c77780a3d3b2af3d847bd9a7b3

on July 17, 2012
at 05:36 AM

Thanks for this link Dragonfly. I also look for other Tapping reference and I found this EFT site online (http://eft.mercola.com/) and I read a lot articles from them, very good site.

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3408e1d1c7d6b49fca2edb96b433ff9b

on April 20, 2012
at 02:23 PM

I am in the US. I'm reluctant to go with medications. I usually have reactions. I think maybe I am just overly sensitive. Last time I got desperate and took something they sell at the airports. I can't remember the name right now. It started with b... It totally knocked me out, to the point I am unconscious, hunched over and drooling. Which would be fine except there was a delay and it wore off too soon and I immediately got sick! I also seem to feel terrible for up to 24 hours when I take that kind of stuff, so even after I have arrived I feel yucky. :(

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on April 20, 2012
at 10:14 AM

You don't say which country you're in, but if it's available where you are, a couple of Stugeron an hour before the flight never fails. It's the best motion sickness pill on the market.

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on April 20, 2012
at 09:03 AM

I worked as a youth worker and read an article about motion sickness and sitting on a newspaper, so we tried it on a long bus journey with some youths! It worked too, so you need to sit on a couple of sheets of newspaper and your problem will be solved. I'm not exactly sure but I think it had something to do with the ink and the paper blocking the vibrations! Good luck

9f54852ea376e8e416356f547611e052

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on April 20, 2012
at 09:44 AM

Don't know whether to downvote for BS, or to upvote for comedy.

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on April 20, 2012
at 04:03 PM

The placebo effect is just so fun sometimes.

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