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Post by thaservices1 » 02 Jun 2018, 10:28

Does anyone else have this problem too? I get violently sick if I try to read in a moving vehicle. Even reading too many billboards can make me queasy. I've done my homework and my case is more visually based than motion based. I've discovered putting a blanket over my head works most of the time to prevent the nausea, but that can be uncomfortable and it looks wacky. I travel cross country frequently and it's a shame to pass up all that prime reading time. I'm not willing to take pills for it because I can just as easily not read. Anyone know any other good tips?
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Post by Ronel_Steyn » 11 Jun 2018, 08:24

I have the same problem. Since I was small I've had trouble with car-sickness. Unfortunately I have to avoid attempting to read in a moving vehicle. The only thing that helps is keeping my eyes on the road. Even looking back to check up on the little man makes my light-headed. Sorry that I don't have any tips or advice.

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Post by Ever_Reading » 11 Jun 2018, 10:02

I also have the same problem :cry: But then again I get car sick if I am in a car more than an hour, regardless of what I do or don't do :lol2: For long trips, I have no choice but to rely on Audiobooks
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Post by palilogy » 11 Jun 2018, 20:26

When I was younger I used to be able to do my homework and read entire novels on the bus or in the backseat of my families van on car trips or vacations. As I got older though, I lost that. I haven't been able to read in moving vehicles, even looking at my phone isn't a great experience in a moving vehicle.

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Post by PABS » 27 Jul 2018, 23:37

I have the same problem. Why not try an audio-book?

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Post by pixiequeer » 05 Aug 2018, 18:16

I get car sick only when I read for an extended amount of time or can see everything passing by in my peripherals. If I can't see the motion, or if I take breaks when I start to get nauseous, I'm typically okay. Sometimes it can help if I'm sipping on Coke, Sprite, tea, or water, or sucking on hard candy.

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Post by Taekwondoqueen » 14 Aug 2018, 22:55

I have never had this problem, so I am afraid that I cannot help. Maybe if you put a cover over the window so you don’t have to look outside. That is all the advice that I can give you.

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Post by Kajori50 » 19 Aug 2018, 11:29

I am so sorry to hear that. Since my childhood, I have always been able to read in virtually any situation. This may not help much but you could avoid looking outside the windowor try to drink some soft drink or coffe while reading in a moving car. My cousin has the same problem and I have seen her doing this.
Hope this helps.

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Post by Cher432 » 26 Aug 2018, 06:09

I gave up trying to read in cars a long time a go. I can't even listen to audio books as I get a headache. Sorry that I can't provide any tips. :(

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Post by Facennagoss » 27 Aug 2018, 04:19

I don’t have this problem but my sister does and she uses pressure bands. You can get them from most pharmacies and they are simply a fabric band with a little white button that applies pressure on the wrists. I don’t know how it works but it does!

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Post by ObsessedBookNerd » 31 Aug 2018, 08:44

I have this problem if I’m reading in a car. I noticed though that I don’t feel nauseous at all if I’m riding in a truck & reading. I’m not sure why it’s like that for me. Maybe it’s the height/length of the vehicle, how far the vehicle is to the ground, or less bouncing while in the larger vehicle. I think people's reason for reading & getting sickness will vary, so you just have to find what works for you.

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Post by Juliar252 » 26 Sep 2018, 18:10

Nope, I am incredibly lucky to be able to read or do any type of schoolwork (writing, typing, reading) while in a car.

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Post by Runningmama » 27 Sep 2018, 11:34

Sunglasses and a hoodie help me with motion sickness issues. I usually only get carsick when I’m overly exhausted, thankfully.
Peppermint oil also helps, inhaled.

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Post by Lebdic » 01 Oct 2018, 06:41

I also have the same problem since my vision becomes blurred most of the times I try it. The same is with audio books.

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Post by bear_6743 » 01 Oct 2018, 17:38

Unfortunately I have the same issue as well I try and take Dramamine which is an anti-nausea pill. It helps a little bit but mostly I just have to listen to audio books or look at the passing scenery every once in a while.

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