My question is - does anyone share these symptoms? How do I get a diagnosis?
I’ve always suffered severe motion sickness. It is shared by my mother and my daughters. But in my 50s it got worse. I’m now 69.
My motion sickness always involved my ears, brain and stomach. But in recent years my eyes became involved so that any task involving short eye focus would make me feel sick . Examples include sewing, using a photocopier, sorting papers, gardening, all sorts of things.
Walking on a bouncy castle, swimming, horse riding and all forms of transport are triggers. As are films of the sea or planes.
The other trigger is turning my head to the side or looking up, or behind me.
Symptoms are fullness in the ears, sensitive to sound, floating away from gravity, burping and feeling sick.
Helped by meds like Avomine, and the migraine anti sickness tablets.
Other health issues - hypothyroid, quite deaf, some brain fog, HBA1C in the prediabetes category, low B12, low vit D I’ve addressed. Poor sleep but currently improving.
Lifestyle - I don’t do anything to trigger the sickness and can avoid becoming ill if I avoid transport (short train journeys are ok) . Fortunately walking is fine. Housework and gardening has to be limited.
The following are NOT an issue: no spinning, no spongy walking, no episodes without triggers from eyes and ears.