Do you suffer from motion sickness? If so, you know there are classic triggers, such as riding in the backseat of a moving car, flying in a small (or large) plane, or rocking in a boat.
But for some sufferers, the triggers can be unexpected, and definitely not classic. If you experience any of these, maybe it’ll help to know you’re not alone.
Anticipatory nausea and vomiting happens when you’ve experienced untreated nausea or vomiting in the past. Maybe this has happened when you’ve been sailing.
After feeling icky or vomiting a few times while on a boat, you might start feeling nauseous or even barfing just at the thought of being on a boat bobbing in the water. That’s anticipatory nausea and vomiting.
Elevators are sneaky triggers. If it’s common for you to get motion sickness under normal circumstances, you’ve probably staggered off of a few elevators, feeling crummy. Lots of sufferers experience this.
Then there’s the one that’s particular to the computer age: scrolling through a document or a website. If that scroll gets going just a teeny bit too fast, watch out.
If you get blindsided by unexpected triggers for motion sickness, we recommend you consider wearing your Reliefband® every time you leave the house. Unless you get surprised at home with oddball triggers, in which case, wear it there!
Next time you see someone wearing a Reliefband®, give them a wave and a grin. Let them know they’re not alone!