Did you know that migraineurs are more prone to motion sickness than those who don’t suffer from migraines (Migraine and Motion Sickness – migrainetrust.org)? I also read once, don’t remember where, many migraineurs suffered from motion sickness when they were kids (PLEASE correct me if that’s wrong).
I’ve had motion sickness since I was a child. My best friend, who lived down the street from me, had this fab tree swing in her front yard. We would spend afternoons swinging to our hearts content. In addition to using the swing in the way it was designed to be used, we used to twist each other on the swing as high as our short little arms would let us, and then bolt out of the way as the other person came tumbling down. I ALWAYS ended up with a headache and nauseous afterward and I sometimes vomited. Yet we did this everyday during the summer. Kids are crazy – at least I was lol.
The older I got, the more and more motion sickness proved to be a problem on long car, boat, plane or amusement park rides, but it didn’t happen all the time (cept on amusement park rides). When I started getting migraines as a teenager, I noticed that I’d have motion sickness only when I had a migraine. Now that my migraines have become chronic, I only suffer from motion sickness when my migraine is closer to a 10 than a 1 – thank goodness otherwise I’d really go nowhere.
Are you a migraineur that suffers from motion sickness? Did you have motion sickness as a child?