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    Feb 21, 2012 12:42 PM GMT
    I never used to get car sick when reading growing up-- However of late I have been getting queasy and puke-y feeling when I've been reading on my laptop in the mornings (news articles and things) on the bus on the way to college.

    I know I did not eat breakfast this morning(sometimes I forget/am in a rush)

    Could that be what is making my stomach roil ? or has my body changed?
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    Feb 21, 2012 3:21 PM GMT
    I have never been able to read while in a car but I would probably feel even worse if I didn't eat breakfast. Totally get car sick. Try eating and see, maybe you're just changing.
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    Feb 21, 2012 3:25 PM GMT
    Man goes to doctor and says "Doctor, it hurts when I do this!"

    The doctor responds by saying "Well don't do that, then."
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    Feb 21, 2012 3:49 PM GMT
    Can you still read printed text on a moving car/bus? It may be something particular to the laptop screen.
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    Feb 21, 2012 3:56 PM GMT
    The only time I get car sick is if I read while I'm riding, doesn't matter if I've eaten or not. Wasn't like that when I was a kid, only as I got older. I guess you're going through the same thing.
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    Feb 21, 2012 4:10 PM GMT
    mindandmuscle saidThe only time I get car sick is if I read while I'm riding, doesn't matter if I've eaten or not. Wasn't like that when I was a kid, only as I got older. I guess you're going through the same thing.
    Does this mean that instead you now read while you're driving? LOL Just wondering .
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    Feb 21, 2012 4:11 PM GMT
    My BF can't read or even navigate on his cell because he gets sick. Something I just can not relate to. I never get that feeling and hope I never do. Would be interesting to see if you have the same issue with a printed book rather than your laptop.
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    Feb 21, 2012 4:20 PM GMT
    eb925guy said
    mindandmuscle saidThe only time I get car sick is if I read while I'm riding, doesn't matter if I've eaten or not. Wasn't like that when I was a kid, only as I got older. I guess you're going through the same thing.
    Does this mean that instead you now read while you're driving? LOL Just wondering .


    That's funny icon_smile.gif No, although I do see people reading when they're behind the wheel
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    Feb 21, 2012 4:43 PM GMT
    eb925guy said
    mindandmuscle saidThe only time I get car sick is if I read while I'm riding, doesn't matter if I've eaten or not. Wasn't like that when I was a kid, only as I got older. I guess you're going through the same thing.
    Does this mean that instead you now read while you're driving? LOL Just wondering .


    Yeah. Is there something wrong with that?
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    Feb 21, 2012 6:28 PM GMT
    You get sick in a car because your eyes are trying to focus on the printed letters on the page (or computer screen) which is normally a very easy task while sitting in an easychair or on the couch, but here there is a constant slight movement that the eyes are trying to compensate for, plus the ever-changing light and dark as you go past trees and signboards, etc.

    Nausea, motion sickness, seasickness... all the same.
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    Feb 22, 2012 1:00 AM GMT
    Thing is- I am at home in rough seas being tossed about by the surf-

    I had a muffin when I got to the college and I felt better immediately-
    I blame the lack of food
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    Feb 22, 2012 3:12 PM GMT
    mindandmuscle said
    eb925guy said
    mindandmuscle saidThe only time I get car sick is if I read while I'm riding, doesn't matter if I've eaten or not. Wasn't like that when I was a kid, only as I got older. I guess you're going through the same thing.
    Does this mean that instead you now read while you're driving? LOL Just wondering .


    That's funny icon_smile.gif No, although I do see people reading when they're behind the wheel
    Oh it's amazing what some people will do while driving. I've seen them reading books, newspapers, computers and of course, cells.
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    Feb 22, 2012 3:32 PM GMT
    that use to happen to me when i was younger, when i would read on the car i would get car sickicon_confused.gif
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    Feb 22, 2012 3:41 PM GMT
    I have yet another question y'all, Have you ever been irrationally angry over something someone in your family has gotten that you always wanted- like you're happy for them, just jealous?

    like my mother is joining the Fraternal Order of the Elks tonight... she got sponsored and such and is becoming a member... and I am bitterly jealous, I always wanted to belong to something like that, just so I could feel connected to something, my family name does not have much history(at least that Ive been able to find) unlike others... Ive always wanted to belong to something like that- either the Masons or what not- i just... it would give me a sense of belonging to something
    I could never have pride from joining the military
    so i wanted something


    I just want to belong
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    Feb 22, 2012 4:00 PM GMT
    be happy for your mother.
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    Feb 22, 2012 4:01 PM GMT
    I am but in the same way I'm also angry/jealous
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    Feb 22, 2012 4:43 PM GMT
    What was your mother accepted into by the time she was your age? Was she bitter/angry/mad/jealous before she was invited to this group?

    What did your mother do to attract the attention she needed to gain a sponsorship? And have you done similar things?

    Do you have to be involuntarily invited to join somebody's group to feel a sense of self-worth?
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    Feb 22, 2012 5:58 PM GMT
    graniteknighte saidI have yet another question y'all, Have you ever been irrationally angry over something someone in your family has gotten that you always wanted- like you're happy for them, just jealous?
    like my mother is joining the Fraternal Order of the Elks tonight... she got sponsored and such and is becoming a member... and I am bitterly jealous, I always wanted to belong to something like that, just so I could feel connected to something, my family name does not have much history(at least that Ive been able to find) unlike others... Ive always wanted to belong to something like that- either the Masons or what not- i just... it would give me a sense of belonging to something
    I could never have pride from joining the military
    so i wanted something
    I just want to belong


    The Elks? People still join the Elks? Nothing against your sweet mother, but I don't know ANYbody today who belongs to old-school fraternal organizations like the Elks, Moose, Shriners, Masons, etc.
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    Feb 22, 2012 6:02 PM GMT
    graniteknighte said
    I had a muffin when I got to the college and I felt better immediately-
    I blame the lack of food


    You'd better be right or that muffin is going to end up all over your laptop.
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    Feb 22, 2012 6:05 PM GMT
    JPtheBITCH said
    Haaretz saidMan goes to doctor and says "Doctor, it hurts when I do this!"

    The doctor responds by saying "Well don't do that, then."

    Try the veal.

    and don't forget to tip your waitress.
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    Feb 22, 2012 6:21 PM GMT
    I have the same problem (it usually happens to me if I'm sitting in the back of a vehicle, not in the driver or front passenger seat). Just pop a Dramamine tablet before leaving. It'll regulate your equilibrium and head any nausea off at the pass.
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    Feb 22, 2012 6:26 PM GMT
    Back to motion sickness. Since the last thing I read (in a neuroscience periodical) was that it was common in a large minority of people (20-30% if I remember correctly) and that it was a neurological disorder where the brain misinterprets dizziness as a reaction to ingesting toxins and by default, makes you nauseous to expel the toxins. (I'm paraphrasing this because I read it a while ago.)

    What I had had not read or heard about was was late onset of this condition. Particularly since you seem to have lived a couple of decades without it. It might be worth consulting with a neurologist to determine if there isn't another cause due to the late onset as the condition is usually apparent from an early age and doesn't usually 'develop' or suddenly happen without some physiological or neuro-physiological event causing something like it.

    Things to note during an event: Do you find that heat/warmth agravate it?
    Do you notice if flowing air (sitting near an open window and feeling the air hitting you) alleviate it to some degree?