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garywh

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I am a type 2 diabetic and am having lots of instances of Motion Sickness. My Doctor attempted to treat it as Vertigo, but of course it did not go away. Does anyone else have this type of problem? I use Motion Sickness pills and some times they help and sometimes they don't.

Any idea's would be appreciated.

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Peter Lee

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I'm going to give you a response which will seem a bit lateral to what you raised - but you never know, it might give you a clue as to why the treatment for vertigo didn't work and the motion sickness pills sometimes do and sometimes don't. :idea:

If you find travel stressful, then what you could be experiencing is a combination of blood pressure rising and blood sugar falling. Why I mention this is..........

If I am in a meeting in which I run adrenalin, I find that after about an hour I get dizzy, i.e. the room gently rotates or sways from side to side. :burnout:

The cure? Raise my sugar levels by snacking a mixture of a high glycemic index bar plus something with a medium/low glycemic index. This takes about 15 minutes to stabilise the room :eating:

I also consciously try to calm down :angel: As I take a beta blocker for hypertension, I don't actually know when I'm worked up and running adrenalin so I have to imagine that I am and then calm myself down! :thrasher:
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Peter thank you for the response. I guess I should have been maybe a little more precise than what I was. This motion sickness is almost constant. It comes when I wake up in the morning and stays with me all day and night, until I go to sleep.

As well as the motion thingy, the stomach also gets upset, just like having nausea. I read someplace that diabetics are prone to this because of circulation problems.

Hopefully I will receive some more responses yet. And again I appreciate your input.

Gary

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Peter Lee

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Wow! That's bad. I hope that you get some useful responses. Maybe your doctor could send you to a specialist of some sort to try and tackle the problem systematically to find the cause, and hence the cure; rather than just stab at it by trying various things.

Good luck, it sounds really unpleasant. :eek:
Peter
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Medication - Metformin 850mg x 3; Pioglitazone (Actos) 30mg x 1; Gliclazide 160mg x 2; plus stuff for hypertension & cholesterol with Aspirin E/C for the cardio/vascular system

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:) I have to keep smiling - there's no other choice - but I do growl occasionally :whistling


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Peter thanks again. Yeah it is not fun. Have an appointment next week, so may just have to wait this out and see what happens next.

Appreciate the response.

Gary

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Hello Gary!

I have motion sickness. Would you believe that If I don't drive, I have to look at the road otherwise I'll be sick? And I must sit at the front too! Don't even ask me to look briefly at a map either.

Trains. I have to face forward and look out the window all the time.

I don't go on rides in theme parks. Just looking at my kids in the rides going round and rrrrrround... will bring on nausea! Now how sad it that?

We took the ferry a few times from Dover (England) to Calais (France) and every single time it has been sheer agony. And it doesn't stop when we're back on land! Once I was sick for an additional 12 hours AFTER we got off the ferry.

Flying. It terrifies me. But you've guessed it... also makes me sick if we get turbulence. Or when the plane turns around my ears go all funny, I get dizzy... and I reach for the little bag.

I hate to be like this but I can't help it. I've tried motion sickness pills and yes! They've made matters much worse for me too.

When travelling... I try not to board a plane (or a ferry!) on an empty stomach. I'm careful with what I'll have too! Nothing spicy or too filling. I carry crackers. It helps sometimes to munch on them. On the ferry I'll be the twit standing outside when it's freezing and windy and rainy. Helps to get a bit of fresh air. Rest is vital; if I don't get enough sleep the night before I'm in big trouble. Fluids will make nausea worse so I try not to have too much. I don't wear perfume when travelling and I'll try my best to avoid the perfume section at the duty free... and if I can help it, I won't sit next to someone who soaked all night in eau de toilette before travelling... Breathing techniques will sometimes help or perhaps they give me something else to think about for a little while?

Just came back from a trip to the Canary Islands. A FOUR hour flight ack!!! The last 30 minutes of the flight was quite rough. Did lots of breathing, had my little bag... and prayed it would end as soon as possible. We were waiting for our suitcases and I was still GREEN. I was hot and sweaty. I had a splitting headache too. Once outside, getting a bit of air did me good. Then we took a taxi... I sat at the back... and the driver was this mad mad-d-d-d-d man. Good thing I was still holding on to my little bag...!!!

I was out for maybe an hour. My sugars went ever so low too! It took me all afternoon to get better, along with some food and drink.

Darnest thing is... we had to come back when the holiday was over. Our flight was delayed and we basically came back home at 6 am this morning. I've slept perhaps 1 hour last night. I am still battling nausea but I feel it's coming to an end. I truly believe although you can do things to improve your tolerence to motion sickness... it is something you are stuck with it.




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