Driving issues?

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Registered: 07-17-1999
Driving issues?
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Mon, 03-18-2013 - 5:33pm

Has anyone else experienced any issues with driving? I am fine locally, but if I try to travel more than 20 minutes or so, I'm finding that I get physically ill. I think it's related to motion sickness, which I've always had some issues with. I seem to be fine if someone else is driving and I am a passenger in the front seat.

 

winter 2010 siggy

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Registered: 11-19-2009
Mon, 03-18-2013 - 5:41pm

I'm right here with you!!  My entire pregnancy and my entire 1st pregnancy I had issues with driving and motion sickness.  Usually motion sickness is not an issue when I am the driver, but it can hit any time I am in the car these days.  And it isn't just a little sick to my stomach, I actually have vomited twice.  NO FUN.  You are definitely not alone!!

Jennifer



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Registered: 03-06-2004
Mon, 03-18-2013 - 7:51pm

Thankfully I'm fine because I drive 35-40 min to work each way!!

Alice

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Registered: 07-17-1999
Tue, 03-19-2013 - 5:31pm

I was driving 40-45 minutes to some classes. I'm down to one class, but never connected the driving thing until last week. Strangely enough, if someone else drives, it's a lot better. Before pregnancy, it's always been better if I drive myself, and usually onlyl affects me in hills and mountains. So this is strange...

 

winter 2010 siggy

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Registered: 07-18-2012
Sat, 03-23-2013 - 4:21pm

Yes! Only the opposite - if I drive myself I am fine, if DH drives I find myself getting really motion sick. I've concluded for me that it might be just that driving distracts me and I don't focus as much on all the scenery, but when I am a passenger my eyes are everywhere and that contributes to the sickness? I'm not sure, might just be talking out of my rear here. But it's never been a problem before I was pregnant, and now I can't handle more than 15-20 minutes in the passenger seat without wanting to upchuck!

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Registered: 11-16-2013
Sat, 11-16-2013 - 3:22am

I do get sick while driving for long distance, but concerning with doctor helped me alot.