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New motion sickness treatment for migraineurs

Posted Sep 24 2010 3:18pm 1 Comment

A new treatment for motion sickness in patients with migraines was reported by a group of doctors from Pittsburgh.  Giving migraine sufferers who are prone to motion sickness a migraine drug, rizatriptan (Maxalt) prevented motion sickness . There were 25 subjects in the study and 15 of them developed motion sickness after being rotated in the darkness. Of these 15 patients, 13 showed decreased motion sickness after being pretreated with rizatriptan. This was a small study and not all patients benefited, but this is an option that should be considered in patients who suffer from severe motion sickness.  It is likely that the effect is not specific to rizatriptan, but that sumatriptan (Imitrex), eletriptan (Relpax) and other triptans are also effective.  However, just like when treating migraine attacks, it is possible that some patients will respond better to one triptan and others to another.

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It was a Frenchman, V. Gavreau, who, during the Sixties, first reported human health problems caused by exposure to infrasound. The symptoms resembled seasickness, accompanied by headache, nausea, and “dizziness” (ï¼?ï¼?ï¼?ï¼?which led to “deep nervous fatigue.”http://www.windturbinesyndrome.com/news.. es-france/ There are three main types of motion sickness that are caused by infrasound ,axis rotation and visually induced .They are all different in certain ways. All three types of motion sickness can lead to nausea. Axis rotation and visually induced can lead to dizziness and infrasound do not. For exampleï¼?motion sickness produces a whole range of symptoms, of which nausea and vomiting are the most severe. http://www.aeromedix.com/aeromedix_arti ... index.html Axis rotation motion sickness can lead to a spinning sensation and others do not. Infrasound or carsickness, seasickness and airsickness can lead to drowsiness and others do not.
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