Motion Sickness

Medically reviewed by Carina Fung, PharmD, BCPPS

Motion sickness Diagnosis

Diagnosing motion sickness11 involves a few different factors.

In most cases, you will be asked to describe your signs and symptoms to your healthcare provider. While they will look out for the hallmark symptoms of motion sickness, such as nausea and dizziness, they will also take note of the symptoms that precede these, including malaise, drowsiness, and irritability.

Most of the time, however, motion sickness can be self-diagnosed. It’s important to recognize the situations that cause you to experience motion sickness: for instance, do you feel sick while reading in the car, or do you feel motion sickness at all times while riding in a car, even when looking out the window? If it’s the former, you may be able to manage your motion sickness by simply avoiding or limiting the situations that trigger your symptoms (in this case, taking a break from reading while in a moving vehicle).

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