Reading on trains - headaches like the ones from reading in cars?

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EDIT: I think this is more migraine nausea I am talking about, not really headache... But it's a weird, specific kind of nausea

Hey when I read/use laptop in cars I get the worst migraines possible. I feel like I want to die after 5 minutes or something. I never have this problem in planes though.

I was wondering if anyone experiences the same thing? I am not even sure what causes it. But does the same thing happen on trains? I am not sure if it is due to speed or what. I have never ridden a train before and didn't know if I should stock up on fresh novels
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I always feel ill reading in cars and buses. Never on trains or aeroplanes. no idea why
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great, sounds like there is some hope for me yet!
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When are you going to India?
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Leaving in June. Couldn't be more excited! It's weird for me because I have been living around Indians for so many years now (most of my friends and my fiance are from India) and I am finally going to see the country It is this very surreal experience for me!
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I feel the same way! Very surreal. I can't wait! I may call my doctor tomorrow and ask for some of the promethazine. :-)
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FWIW, reading in a car won't work for me, but I am OK in a airplane or train.
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Originally Posted by ellienai View Post I always feel ill reading in cars and buses. Never on trains or aeroplanes. no idea why
Same for me.

I could add boats, the most notorious causers of motion sickness. So long as I am not queasy already, I can read on a boat.
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I can't read in the car for more then 10 minutes without feeling seriously ill.

But bliss for me is a couple of books and a very long train journey.
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You should be OK on an airplane but stop reading if it gets at all bumpy or you may feel icky! I can read just fine on a flight but the minute it gets bumpy...
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WOW,

For so many years I thought I am not going to meet or hear from someone who shares my problem.

I cant read in the car or in the bus. Even if I start reading my SMS, I get this specific kind of nausea.


Although I can read, use laptop in a train or in a bus without any problems.

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For so many years I thought I am not going to meet or hear from someone who shares my problem.
I always thought the majority of people couldn't read in cars!
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I always thought the majority of people couldn't read in cars!
I think it is. But it's not something that people go around talking about (what a weird conversation starter!! ) So I can definitely see how a person would think it was rare! I used to think this also because I never had problems reading in cars when I was young. Then once I was about 19, I tried to study in my friends car and felt like I was gonna die by the time we got to the campus!!! Never again! Thought there was something wrong with me then my boyfriend mentioned the same thing happens to everyone

The explanation for why this happens is kind of interesting:

"Why do you get dizzy when you spin? Why do you get car sick sometimes? The answer to both of these questions is because you have a vestibular sense (pronounced vest- ib – you- lure). It controls your sense of balance and movement... the vestibular sense lets the body know where it is and how it is oriented. ... Your vestibular sense lets your brain know how your body is positioned. ... You get dizzy when you spin because your eyes are showing your brain the jumbled up picture of your surroundings as they whiz by while your vestibular sense is telling your brain that you are spinning. Even if you close your eyes you get dizzy because you are swirling around the fluid that senses your movement. The brain gets a little overloaded with all the information and makes you feel dizzy. If you get car sick it works pretty much the same way. Your body is sitting still inside a car, but your eyes and vestibular sense tell your brain that you are moving. If the brain gets overloaded with the input of this information you might start to feel car sick. "
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Yep. One way or another, it is motion sickness.

Oddly, I got, in the end, to be able to read on London buses --- as long as I raised my eyes from the page when they went around corners!
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I can read in a car .... but only if it's not in motion.
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