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Old 01-17-2002, 07:25 PM
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Aparently you have something like reacuring or constant vertigo. I am sure there is a technical name for it, but my doc just said it was vertigo. Man do I feel for you, you have my utmost sympathy. I had vertigo for over a month a few years ago. It got so bad I could not even walk sometimes. I just layed it bed and hoped I would die. It almost drove me nuts. Actually I think I was already going nuts, and the vertigo was one of the symptoms.

I can not imagine dealing with this on a daily basis, but my doctor said it was a possibility and some people do. I told him to quit raising my spirits so much. After the first week I wanted to know what was wrong and how to fix it. He said it was not that simple to diagnose, but it was usually some sort of infection that had to run it's course. And unfortunetly you could really not treat it that well. I wanted a cat scan or something, but he said to just take it easy and see what happened. Finnally it slowly went away, but I am scared to death it will come back.

I did not mean that in every case it is a mental thing, but often times people can convince themselves they are sick when they are really not. I now a guy that can get sick if he hears waves or sees a boat at the movies. It has a lot to do with sensory cues and how your brain reacts to them. But some, like in your case have inner ear problems that make them very sensitive to motion. I know for a while when I had it I could not even ride in a car. My brother drove me the doctors once and I had to curl up in ball in the back seat just to keep from screaming and getting sick. (also the day I wanted the cat scan!)

You should deffenitely talk to your doctor about this. I am going to hazard a guess and say that if it is a medical problem you are going to be S.O.L. drugs may not help much. If they did your doc would already have you using something. I bet he tells you to stay off the boat.

By the way, the hypnosis thing was a joke.

My prayers are with you Clint, You are "the man" for controling it and doing what you want any way.


Edited by - biteme/paul mohr on 01/17/2002 19:37:29
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Old 01-17-2002, 09:37 PM
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Thanks for the advice but there is a Brownie on Kodiak that has me on the main course and I dont plan on dissapointing him. Maybe I will try the patch/pill/wristband method and see what happens.hehe Besides the boat is in a bay so only bad weather will cause any turbulance...I hope. Clint
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Old 01-18-2002, 01:52 AM
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There's a great little book out called:

Heave Ho! My Little Green Book of Seasickness, by Charles Mazel. ISBN 0-87742-324-5

I highly recommend it for anyone interested in this subject. It's written humourously but has much good solid information on mal de mer through the ages. Quotes inside run the gamit from Plato to Milton Berle.
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Old 01-18-2002, 09:26 AM
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On eating, I am a private pilot. If I go up on an empty stomach and its a bumpy day or I do a lot of playing around I get a bit of motion sickness, have not thrown up yet though. If I eat, usually something like a salad and a sandwich, I am perfectly fine.

Given your condition, I think the moto: better living thru chemistry. You can't hunt the same day you land anyway, right? So any effects beyond the flight are not a big deal, by the next morning you should be fine.

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