Re: Look backwards for safety

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Fri Oct 05 2001 - 10:10:34 MDT

Andrew Clough wrote:
> >David Lubkin wrote:
> >
> > Years ago, I read an article about a NASA researcher who came up with a
> >technique for inoculating you against all manner of motion sickness. The
> > trouble was that it required about a dozen hours of non-stop nausea.
> >
> > I've wondered whether if it were commercially available, I would go through
> > it, in order to gain a lifetime of being able to read on long car rides,
> > etc. And just who volunteers for studies like this....
> I'd actually volenteer. I do have what most people would call an "Iron
> Stomach," but even I get slightly uncomfortable in 8 ft seas on a beam
> reach while reading. It would be nice not to have to worry about this, and
> I imagine that the treatment wouldn't be so bad for me.

Does anybody know if there are different types of motion sickness? For
example, I still get uncomfortable if I read for long periods while in a
moving vehicle, but I've been at sea in small and large boats in very
rough seas (so much that I was seriously banged around) without any
nausea or discomfort whatsoever.

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