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Why do strobe lights/movies/games make me sick? (what causes motion sickness)

Just within the last three years I have lost my immunity to strobe lights. Certain movies (Cloverfield) and video games (Call of Duty) make me horribly motion sick. Does anyone know what causes motion sickness? And is there a way to get rid of it/fix it so I dont get motion sick?

I have used scopolamine patches after surgery, when I become horribly motion sick. They worked PERFECT! But they are 15 dollars a patch, and last only three days.

I've also tried the pressure wrist bands and they don't work at all.

phenergan works only somtimes ( I used when I was pregnant, which I no longer am)


Asked by stenhouse_baby at 6:26 PM on Oct. 28, 2010 in Health

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  • motion sickness is generally caused by a disconnect between two modes of sensory input. You see motion, but don't feel it, or feel motion, but don't see it. Movies like cloverfield that are first person type, or FPS games are notorious offenders.
    You can try dramamine, that used to work for me when I was a kid. Otherwise, I don't have much help.

    Answer by Jenny-talia at 6:43 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • Gosh me too! I tried to go to a 3-D movie and about got sick.

    Answer by m-avi at 6:27 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • Awe I know! I wanted to watch Resident Evil, but its only in 3D in our area. Its becoming a debilitating condition =/

    Comment by stenhouse_baby (original poster) at 6:32 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • Ginger is sometimes effective. Also gingerale.

    Answer by SweetLuci at 12:11 PM on Oct. 29, 2010