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How is motion sickness diagnosed?

There are no specific lab tests to diagnose motion sickness. Instead, your healthcare provider will rely on you to describe your condition and symptoms in order to arrive at a diagnosis. Here are some questions your healthcare provider is likely to ask:

  • What are your symptoms?
  • What triggers your symptoms?
  • How long do your symptoms last?
  • What measures have you taken to relieve your symptoms?
  • Did these self-care measures help?
  • Do you have other medical conditions?
  • Have you recently been ill?
  • What other medications are you taking, if any?
  • Are you allergic to any medications?

He or she also may ask you questions about your risk factors before prescribing a course of treatment.

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