Do you get motion sickness easily?

I can’t say that I have-on roller coasters I am just fine, on a boat rocking at sea I feel so much at home it isn’t even funny. Never had it happen to me, ever.

Not easily, but I do get it. I’m generally fine on whatever mode of transportation, but if I try to read while I’m in a car, I get nauseous after a few minutes. Planes, buses, trains, boats, not an issue.

Without reading, if I’m in a car backseat with a moron driver who can’t keep a steady foot on the gas and instead makes the car rock back and forth with his/her foot on, off, on, off, on ,off, on, off, I can sometimes get a little nauseous from that. Very hilly terrain and going a little fast with me in the backseat can also make me turn a little green. These situations are fairly rare, though, and even with the backseat hilly issue, roller coasters are not a problem.

I get motion-sick ridiculously easily. It’s why I’m terrified of flying (I can fly, but have to be heavily medicated, and still get scared/motion-sick a little.)
I get motion-sick in cars and buses sometimes too.
I can even feel a little dizzy watching scrolling credits on TV shows and movies sometimes.

I think my motion-sickness in at least 70% psychological, though - if I think I’ll get it, then I’ll get it. If I can distract my mind, then sometimes I feel less sick.

I don’t get motion sick on rollercoasters, in cars, or on boats. Certain movie angles and watching people scroll down webpages can do it, though, so in my case it’s visual stimulation, not vestibular.

I get motion sickness pretty easily. With a transderm scop patch I can survive some of the more wimpy motion rides and whale-watching type boat rides, but just barely. Something like the Giant Dipper in Santa Cruz I can do once…and that’s it for the rest of the day.

I could get motion sick in a bathtub. Boats, planes, back seats of cars are all torture. But I’ve learned how to medicate with chewable meclizine so I’m not sick and not wiped out asleep by the meds, so it’s all good.

First time I went out on a boat on the ocean, I was about 12, and I got really seasick.

Didn’t go out on a boat for many years after that, but have done so several times as an adult and not had any problem.

I wonder what age has to do with it?

As a kid I got nauseous all the time and couldn’t even think about reading in a car. Now I still do a little but its not nearly as bad and I can read unless the road is particularly winding.

Strangely, I’m perfectly fine on planes (except in cases of moderate-extreme turbulence) except during take-offs until the plane levels off. Then I can read or watch a movie or whatever. In a car, I can’t so much as read directions for 15 seconds before I start feeling queasy; I make a terrible co-pilot because of it. Boats are out of the question. I can, and have, gotten motion sick on a swing.

Too much shaky cam in a movie will cause me to close my eyes to avoid feeling ill and when I watch tennis they have a particular angle they use to focus on the person receiving the ball. Said person almost always kind of rocks back and forth and back and forth and back and forth until I have to look away until they shift the camera.

Watching the first half hour of Saving Private Ryan! bleahhhh

Very rarely, and then usually only if I can’t see outside. The larger the boat, the better the chance of me feeling queasy.

I get motion sickness on small boats (anything that goes up and down with the waves), some fast-spinning rides, and when my father-in-law drives. I don’t get motion sickness when anyone else drives but my father-in-law causes it all the time. He makes my daughter throw up without fail.

I have gotten sea-sick once and it was terrible. I have occasionally gotten a little dizzy from some computer games, but not recently. Doom II was the worst for me.

Never for me. One time on a rolicking boat at night I was looking at the boat’s roof and the stars were flying around; I felt queezy for about three seconds before I corrected myself.

Oddly enough, I’ve thrown up over the side of a boat (same boat, actually). That was from the bends. I suggest avoiding that.

I get motion sickness in a hammock, if someone else is driving, on swings, on amusement park rides. I am OK on larger ferry boats, planes, trains, buses.

I medicate myself with Bonine if I know someone else will be driving, and it does the trick.

I get motion sick if I am in a car for more than about 15 minutes (unless it’s on a super straight highway), on a plane, or on a boat (except for a very large cruise ship). I don’t even bother with roller coasters or other types of amusement park rides any more. I do love a Ferris wheel, and seem to be able to tolerate that O.K.

I take Bonine (which puts me to sleep) for plane flights, and mostly just muddle through otherwise. There was one memorable fishing expedition a few years ago when I spent the entire 3 hour trip throwing up over the side.

I generally do not have problems on trains, light rail, subways, etc., and can read on them, but I know better than to read on a bus because of too many bad experiences.

I’ve found it’s possible to train away motion sickness. If I challenge myself, over time it dissipates. Reading in the car for a few seconds and going longer and longer each time can make it go away… but if I stop practicing it comes right back and I have to start all over again.

I never used to (unless I was reading in a car), but since my most recent car accident I find that some roller coasters can trigger a migraine.

I can’t read in a car; even with meds all I can do is sit and stare straight ahead.

I can read on planes. When we took a cruise, I got the prescription patch, which ended up being the smartest thing I ever did, since one day the winds were around 35 MPH and the ports were all closed.

I didn’t try to read on the last train I was on.

I used to be able to do roller coasters with meds, but not anymore.

I’ve found that Dramamine makes me sleepy, but doesn’t really help with the nausea if I can’t sleep. Bonine is great if I don’t want to be groggy when I get to my destination.

I’ve also found that I don’t need meds if I’m driving.

Before my drug withdrawal, it was moderate. It would happen if I read anything in the car or turned around backwards. It also wouldn’t be so bad that I wouldn’t sometimes do that anyways.

Now it’s pretty brutal, although it waxes and wanes. To tell the truth, for a while, my main fear of going out was of getting car sick, rather than anything else. It was just so overwhelming.