Is anyone else still feeling sick/queasy after the earthquake?

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Posted: 8/23/2011 1:37:53 PM
I am very susceptible to motion sickness (I can't ride the merry go round!) and was feeling it before the earthquake was even over. But it was a very short event and I'm still feeling sick. Is that normal?



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Posted: 8/23/2011 1:39:14 PM
I swear, I thought I was being a drama queen, but I am not feeling the best. My house shook a ton and I don't know if I am anxious or truly just queasy. Heck, even both.


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Posted: 8/23/2011 1:40:56 PM
No, but my nerves are SHOT.

Xanax or moscato wine that's chilled in the fridge?


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Posted: 8/23/2011 1:48:08 PM
I know all is well, but I'm a bit freaked out.


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Posted: 8/23/2011 1:50:12 PM
I am still very jittery.

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Posted: 8/23/2011 1:51:43 PM
Same here. As my grandma and Mama used to say: "This $hit ain't RIGHT."

I think a lot of it is just nerves. But I was sitting here and felt the swaying for LONGER than they're saying it lasted. I really felt woozy.


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Posted: 8/23/2011 1:54:18 PM
My stomach still feels queasy and I'm a little headachey. My hands have stopped trembling so that's a plus...



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Posted: 8/23/2011 1:56:56 PM
Yeah, I'm pretty good with choppy water and air turbulence, but I'm feeling off still from this.


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Posted: 8/23/2011 2:00:11 PM
I have a headache and feel a little 'off' but I didn't feel the earthquake at all, even though most of my neighbors did. I think I was in my car driving when it hit. So maybe my headache is due to something I had for lunch.

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Posted: 8/23/2011 2:04:35 PM
And they always say you could have aftershocks after an earthquake. I thought I woke up this morning and read there was one in South Colorado too.

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Posted: 8/23/2011 2:05:35 PM
Wow. You guys are either kidding, or you're the biggest bunch of drama queens I've encountered in a long time.

Sincerely,

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Posted: 8/23/2011 2:05:44 PM

I lived in Japan for nearly 6 years, so I'm intimate with Earthquakes. My house would get really hard shaking, learned really quick to take the wheels of our beds (woke up one night to a wild ride down my bedroom).

A friends house was in a high-rise. It was built to sway in Earthquakes, like many buildings in Japan.

I was in her house during a couple, & felt very sick for awhile after. Much perferred my house. I was knocked around quite a bit, dumped out of heavy wooden chairs, but the swaying was just gross feeling for me.

So the further out you were to this Earthquake, you probably had more "sway" than shaking. Hope you are feeling better soon, Sarah.

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Posted: 8/23/2011 2:09:50 PM
Oh, I'm sorry you are not feeling well now. I am sure you are on edge because you were so startled by the earthquake. It wasn't expected, so you probably got a fight-flight adrenaline rush. Try to relax. There could be aftershocks. Don't worry about them (they are seldom stronger than the actual earthquake), but try not to be surprised by them. Most likely the worst is over. Really. Take a walk, and try to get your mind off it. It is worse if you just sit, noticing every little noise and bump and wondering if it is another earthquake. Try to do something that relaxes you.

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Posted: 8/23/2011 2:12:12 PM
No, not really. However usually before severe weather, I get a horrible migraine. And last night I had a horrible migraine. Probably just a coincidence though. I never heard of anyone predicting earthquakes with their migrianes! LOL!!!

A couple of the ladies in my office are complaining of feeling queasy. Probably just nerves.

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Posted: 8/23/2011 2:15:28 PM
How do you guys even ride in a car??!!!






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Posted: 8/23/2011 2:18:02 PM

How do you guys even ride in a car??!!!


Well I promise I'm not a malingerer I don't usually get car sick but can't read in the car at all. I can ride roller coasters but nothing that spins, not even the merry go round. I don't know why this made me sick but it was immediate before I even figured out that it was an earthquake.



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Posted: 8/23/2011 2:18:47 PM

How do you guys even ride in a car??!!!
Climb in and start the engine?


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Posted: 8/23/2011 2:20:13 PM
Jeez, why all the snarky comments? I'm sure the motion sickness feeling is partly due to nerves which is completely understandable when you are not used to earthquakes!

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Posted: 8/23/2011 2:22:35 PM
Well, Cindy, I guess you're just SO much better than those of us who have never experienced an earthquake before.

In a car, I know what to expect. I didn't expect my entire house to feel and sound like a rollercoaster. So, excuse me if the adrenaline rush has me feeling a bit uneasy.


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Posted: 8/23/2011 2:25:32 PM

Jeez, why all the snarky comments?



Exactly what I was thinking.


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Posted: 8/23/2011 2:28:04 PM
I did experience a very quick sense of vertigo in the middle of the shaking, then felt a huge rush of adrenaline in the aftermath. It was a startling experience but not a frightening one for me.

There was quite a bit of sway in our area, which is probably why you get the feeling of motion sickness Sarah.

ETA: deleted duplicate post. And yeah, I don't get the bitchy superiority $hit either.


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Posted: 8/23/2011 2:29:18 PM
Hey, snarky Californians, it's all fine and good when you're used to earthquakes. Jeez.

I remember one we had in Seattle about 15 years ago...freaked me out. Most of us "get it". Could be the sudden adrenalin rush making you feel ill, it can be extremely frightening when you've never experienced it before.

Hopefully you all won't be feeling any more quakes for a good long while.



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Posted: 8/23/2011 2:32:39 PM

Wow. You guys are either kidding, or you're the biggest bunch of drama queens I've encountered in a long time.

Sincerely,

A California Resident



How do you guys even ride in a car??!!!
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oh brother, what a bunch of superior, snotty comments!


I get that you guys are upset/queasy. I'm no doctor but I would imagine the inital shaking plus, your upset nerves is making you feel really sick to your stomach, literally.

It might be a couple of days before your nerves settle down again. I'd say it's perfectly normal.

Have a glass of wine with dinner.


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Posted: 8/23/2011 2:36:13 PM

And yeah, I don't get the bitchy superiority $hit either.




aside from a couple of radio dj's, and a few assholes here, I would say that not all of us Californian are laughing at you, okay, so please calm down.

I think it's easier to joke, because everything was fine, no one got hurt (as far as I can tell), and damage was minimal.

You guys laugh at us plenty when we have any sort of measurable rain and mudslides, and taunt us about living in snow, come on.

If there had been damage/loss of life, you betcha we'd be posting tons of support and sympathy.


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Posted: 8/23/2011 2:36:17 PM
I'll say it again - I've been through quite a few earthquakes, so the queasiness is not due to nerves. This one just hit me differently.


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Posted: 8/23/2011 2:42:36 PM

Wow. You guys are either kidding, or you're the biggest bunch of drama queens I've encountered in a long time.


Wow. You guys are either kidding, or you're the biggest bunch of drama queens I've encountered in a long time.

Sincerely,

A California Resident

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I've only experienced one earthquake and that was in Las Vegas in the mid 90s. The jittery feeling stayed with me all day. It didn't help that there were at least 2 aftershocks. Hopefully your jitters and nervousness go away soon


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Posted: 8/23/2011 2:47:53 PM
Well, this East Coast pea (about 3 hours from the epicenter) has never experienced an earthquake before. And, I don't get the upset or the nerves.

I felt it. When I realized my house was moving, my first thought was tornado. Too much Wizard of Oz. Then it hit that I'd just felt an earthquake. My second thought was that was kind of odd.

Yet, numerous people I know are freaking out over it. Serious, sky is falling...I about died in an earthquake...freaking out. I don't get it.

The weirdest sensation was afterward, when I had my dogs outside, and looked back at my house and thought how the house could have caved in around us.

I do get motion sickness in certain situations, though. Apparently, earth quaking is not one of them.

Life goes on.

ETA: Maybe we are just odd people.

My husband didn't feel the quake. Now, he is upstairs laying on the couch, waiting for an aftershock, so he too can feel what an earthquake is like.

The boy just arrived home from school. When I asked if he felt it, he did. He said he was on the second floor & that the floor felt like it was moving in waves. He thought it was 'cool.'




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Posted: 8/23/2011 2:47:55 PM
Yes! I suffer from vertigo, and this isn't helping at all.
I can't get rid of that queasy feeling either. Hoping it goes away soon.

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Posted: 8/23/2011 2:48:29 PM

Interesting how both comments were written by Peas with very few post counts and both Pea names have something to do with boots.

Except for this other one:

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Posted: 8/23/2011 12:15:28 PM

How do you guys even ride in a car??!!!



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Posted: 8/23/2011 2:55:04 PM
I`m fine now, but at the time when it was happening, I had NO clue! lol
and the Last thing I was thinking was an earthquake, that only happens on the west coast.


I was standing talking to someone, when I suddenly felt very off, thought it was my sugar dropping or something was not right with me!

then I heard we need to leave the building, NOW! that`s all I needed to hear, lol. but still Had No clue, until we got outside was really going on, because I felt like a drunken sailor trying to walk quickly out the building, and couldn`t for the life of me couldn`t figure out why I felt the way I did.

eta why did some of us feel off, when others did not?




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Posted: 8/23/2011 2:57:06 PM

I'll just back-up what Dalai is saying. I've been in quakes around the world, lived in quake country Japan for nearly 6 years.

And one of the worst of "felt", was in St Louis, MO. I've been thru a couple of 7.5 & above in Japan, a huge one in Singapore. They are all different based on a myriad of different things.

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Posted: 8/23/2011 2:57:32 PM
Reading this thread is making me queasy. lol

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Posted: 8/23/2011 2:58:01 PM

So the further out you were to this Earthquake, you probably had more "sway" than shaking.


That's exactly how it felt to me - I had to grab my desk just to try to figure out if I was really feeling what I felt. It was odd.

I went to a meeting right afterward, and everyone was making fun of me for swearing we had just had an earthquake. They said it was the construction on our roof. Then we left the meeting and everyone started seeing the posts on facebook, etc. Vindication was mine!



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Posted: 8/23/2011 2:58:11 PM
Anyone from CA or other places that is mocking us East coasters for our reaction to the earthquakes, let's revisit that again when you freak out over 45 degree weather and a few inches of snow this winter - ha ha!

I live in ME and felt something but I also live near a quarry and a train so I really thought it was one of those things, it just seemed a bit more different than those feelings though - as usually I can hear the other two -

East coast is really getting a taste of the "never happens here" things this year - we generally don't get tornadoes or earthquakes (or anything significant) and we now can officially say "never say never" - ! It's so unusual.

Of course the amount of snow my sister got in TX this winter was also just as weird.



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FWIW- They are reporting that this quake was located in very shallow ground and that is why the the effects were felt more than if it had been deeper in the Earths surface.

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Posted: 8/23/2011 3:03:46 PM
I can't say that I felt queasy or anything like that. But to someone who has never experienced it before... It sure was strange!

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Posted: 8/23/2011 3:10:46 PM
"Except for this other one: "

Guess I need to change my name? cindyupbots
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at least I don't make up anon names, eh??
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Posted: 8/23/2011 3:11:18 PM
I wasn`t freaking out, I was thinking, shit might be time for me to go back to my drs. because I thought it was just me!

my sister who was at the hospital on the other side of town, text me and told me it was an earthquake, at the same time my husband did.

I was totally oblivious




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Posted: 8/23/2011 3:11:53 PM
I'm sorry you guys are feeling sick. After reading this, I'm kind of surprised (and thankful) I'm not. I battle motion sickness on planes, boats and even at times in the car. Plus I've had a couple battles with full on vertigo lately. But this did not bother me. I wonder why.


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Posted: 8/23/2011 3:12:43 PM
Not sick or queasy, but definitely a bit off-balance for about an hour. Kind of felt the same way I did when my ship returned to Pearl Harbor after being at sea for a while.

I didn't feel any swaying - my office is on the ground floor - but we just sort of shook and vibrated in place. Interesting, exciting, and scary as shit all at the same time.



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Posted: 8/23/2011 3:19:23 PM

Jeez, why all the snarky comments? I'm sure the motion sickness feeling is partly due to nerves which is completely understandable when you are not used to earthquakes!


Seriously! I still feel a bit queasy. And I'm far from a drama queen.

All I know is that if any of the snarky bitches on this thread ever ask for help getting around NYC, I'll be sending their asses to the Bronx!



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Posted: 8/23/2011 3:20:42 PM
I am a California girl. Very used to earthquakes and was in the last biggie in the bay area. I can imagine it is quite nervewracking if you have never been in one. I would imagine that it is much easier than living somewhere that the wind can pick up your house and dump it in the next town. Your quake back east today wasn't too big and thank goodness it didn't do that much damage. You will probably feel a few aftershocks and shake off and on for a bit.

My first thought when I heard about it was that I wonder if everyone's first though was terrorist attack. One guy on the news said it felt like when the planes hit the WTC at first. That would have been my first thought. Very scary indeed.

Glad everyone is okay and just a bit shaken up


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Posted: 8/23/2011 3:53:41 PM

"Except for this other one: "

Guess I need to change my name? cindyupbots
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at least I don't make up anon names, eh??
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Posted: 8/23/2011 4:04:07 PM
I've lived in CA most of my life so earthquakes aren't a big deal. But I remember a few years ago feeling really queasy during school. I mentioned it to a teacher because it was really odd. Come to find out, we had had a really small earthquake just before that. Sometimes smaller ones affect people more than the big ones. Probably because with the big ones, there is more to focus on and worry about.

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Posted: 8/23/2011 4:29:31 PM
I think some people are more sensitive to earthquakes than others (meaning in how they respond to them).

I grew up in California and experienced several, including some bigger ones. Then I was off in Utah for college and sitting with my boyfriend and his roommates in their apartment watching a tv show when a very small one hit.

I remember sitting up straight on the couch and looking around the room and noticed that no one else had reacted at all to it. I was silently berating myself for being a silly Californian when the news broke into the show announcing that we'd just had an earthquake. I was the only one in the room who felt it.

Of course with the bigger ones almost everyone feels them but it can take longer for some people to "get over" the sensation. You'd be surprised though how many people can just not notice a 6.0 earthquake, however, depending on what they're doing at the time.


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Posted: 8/23/2011 4:51:52 PM

Of course with the bigger ones almost everyone feels them but it can take longer for some people to "get over" the sensation. You'd be surprised though how many people can just not notice a 6.0 earthquake, however, depending on what they're doing at the time.


This is so true. My first earthquake in Japan, I was sitting in a heavy wooden chair using the computer. It tilted me & the chair one way, came down, & then dumped me out going the other way. Once I hit the floor, I'm holding walls, trying to get out of my house, because my DD (then just walking) & DH were outside at the park. All I can think is I have to get to my DD.

Find them, DH thinks I'm crazy. They felt nothing at the park. Good thing the house looked like an Earthquake hit on the inside, not sure he believed me at first.

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Posted: 8/23/2011 5:01:39 PM
I'd probably be in the same boat if I had felt it. Sometimes I can go in an elevator for 20 seconds, and keep feeling the sensation of movement for several minutes afterwards. After being on a plane, boat or even a ride, I've sometimes had vertigo last as long as two months. This is a REAL issue, no, ladies, you're not imagining it. Some people are just very sensitive to certain types of motion, and it must be that the earthquake moved the earth in the right way to make that vertigo and nausea kick in.

I feel for you. I still haven't been in an earthquake, and I'm glad!


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Posted: 8/23/2011 5:06:09 PM
I just saw a story on the news that trumps the motion sickness feeling. In fact, this was a very serious outcome of the earthquake today, at least here in Pittsburgh.


The tremors required the evacuation of the Dormont Senior Citizen's Center, which interrupted their weekly bingo game! A travesty I'm telling you all - the folks they interviewed on Channel 2 were really PISSED OFF!


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Posted: 8/23/2011 5:16:20 PM

The tremors required the evacuation of the Dormont Senior Citizen's Center, which interrupted their weekly bingo game! A travesty I'm telling you all - the folks they interviewed on Channel 2 were really PISSED OFF!


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I certainly hope they did not try to call the Dormont police to help them out since everyone is suspended, unsuspended, resuspended, and unresuspended.
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