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Bizzarre delayed motion sickness - has anyone had this?

(6 Posts)
roisin Sat 04-Jun-11 16:25:22

I haven't felt ill whilst travelling since I was a small child. I always feel 100% OK whilst in the car or out on a boat.

But with increasing regularity these days I feel very ill - dizzy, disoriented and nauseous - when I get safe home and on solid ground. hmm Isn't this bizzarre?

We did a long journey today (8 hrs travelling - mostly in the car), but we've been home for over 3 hours and I'm still feeling ill. sad

Has anyone experienced this? Any suggestions for relief?

vintageteacups Sat 04-Jun-11 16:28:37

I've been like this since having the children; I can't go on roundabouts in the park/boats/fast rides etc without getting extreme motion sickness. Many friends say they are the same and it's been since having kids too.

However, you can get similar symptoms with sun/heat stroke and after having it, it always gets worse thereafter so make sure it's not that.

roisin Sat 04-Jun-11 16:36:34

Well, now you mention it, I did manage to get mild sunburn on Friday. Ho hum. hmm

vintageteacups Sat 04-Jun-11 16:40:18

If you sat in the sun without a hat, then it's fairly likely that it could be that.

I was a course a couple of years ago and we all sat and had lunch outside. It wasn't that hot but I sat in direct sunshine.

About an hour later, I was so ill, soomeone had to drive my car back to the hotel with me. I felt so ill, they were worried about leaving me. The next day I was a lot better but you have to make sure that as well as drinking lots, that you also eat plenty to replace salts.

DH is forces and said they have this problem a lot with soldiers on exercise.

hugglymugly Sat 04-Jun-11 17:39:08

It might be worth seeing your GP about this, and possibly getting a referral to an ENT specialist. It could be an inner ear issue as those do affect balance and can cause nausea. Or it could be Mal de Debarquement syndrome, which I first learned about when working for an ENT consultant, and having done some googling I'd suggest you read this forum topic first: before looking any further. In particular, the Wikipedia page doesn't seem very helpful/informative.

roisin Wed 08-Jun-11 19:25:35

Thanks all.

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