fibro and 3D movies?

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Marie76
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   Posted 1/19/2010 4:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok so I went to see avatar in 3d over the weekend. I was fine and when I woke up the next day, I was so dizzy! It lasted until 4pm. I was just so dizzy that I couldn't even get up.

I've seen a few movies in 3d before this whole mess and didn't have a problem.

I just wanted to know if it could be fibro related. I've had dizziness with fibro before but rarely.
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   Posted 1/19/2010 5:07 PM (GMT -7)   

I saw Avatar in 3D over Christmas and my son and hubby had to help me to the car I was so dizzy!  The woman in the seat next to me got motion sickness and spent most of the time with her head on the arm of the chair.  The eyes and ears are closely connected and it is the disturbance in the ear canal(caused by what the eyes perceive) that causes dizziness.  Even my son was disoriented when he left the theatre...the effects were unbelievable, though!

 

Donna


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Marie76
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   Posted 1/19/2010 5:08 PM (GMT -7)   
I was fine though until I woke up, that's what was weird. It didn't even bother me while I was watching the movie. It was wild!
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Dagger
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   Posted 1/19/2010 5:21 PM (GMT -7)   
The day after I saw Avatar, my muscles hurt more than usual. It's because I react to a 3-D movie like I would in real life - I duck, move over, put my hand up to block the branches, brush the ash off my nose, tighten my legs so I don't fall off the cliff.

I got a real workout at Avatar. My family said they couldn't decide whether to watch me or the movie! My teenager will be teasing me for months.

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   Posted 1/19/2010 5:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I went to see Avatar 3-D twice so far and loved it. It's the most awesome movie I've seen in forever.
I didn't suffer any side effects from it and will definately go to see it a third time tomorrow. I want
to see it in IMAX 3-D but the closest one is in Rochester which is over an hour and a half drive. I
read James Cameron talking about making a sequel.

fitlissa76
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   Posted 1/19/2010 8:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I've seen Avatar twice in 3D & not had dizziness issues. I will say, though, that when I got to go see (for free & with backstage passes to meet the group via a family member of one of the members of the group who lives here) Trans-Siberian Orchestra, the light show triggered major headaches & dizziness. I've seen light shows before, but that one was nothing like I'd ever seen. They even said Peoria is the hardest audience to play for (and Peoria has had that reputation for over a century, ever heard the phrase, "If it plays in Peoria it'll play anywhere" ? ... often shortened to , "If it plays in Peoria...") & folks here have said their light show is too much, and they try too hard to get audience participation. We're the opposite of alot of cities they play. We prefer if you let us just watch the show or we may participate more on our own. If you try too hard to get us to participate it makes us uncomfortable, like we're being forced to enjoy a show or that we're being distracted from something. We prefer to watch the big picture so we don't miss anything.

Well, anyway, I got off the subject. 3D movies don't make me dizzy. (how's that for long winded? ROFL)

Marie76
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   Posted 1/19/2010 8:58 PM (GMT -7)   
We went to the regular 3d, not the Imax cause it broke! and then they were sold out. The thing is that the 3d wasn't all that spectacular in the regular 3d. The 5 seconds we got to see on the imax looked awesome.

Maybe it was unrelated. I don't know, it's just weird that I would have no problems and then something show up the next day.
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Irish Babe
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   Posted 1/20/2010 1:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I can't tell you about 3D, haven't gone to one since I was a teenager. I did go to a thing about 30+ yrs ago called Cinema 180. You went inside a large domed tent-thingy. There were no chairs, you stood the whole time, while they showed this short movie. All the action appeared to be coming at you. I got so dizzy and sickish, I had to sit down and avert my eyes. The young guy running this said, 'Lady, you can't sit down, you have to stand up.' I told him to leave me alone to die! Melodramatic, I know, but that was how I felt. I felt like I would pitch forward and puke, if I didn't sit down. Couldn't even make it to the door. Thankfully, my date was my future DH, we had a few dates where I got deathly ill. Funny, he didn't run for his life when he had the chance. Guess he loves me.
 
Now, I don't even bother w/ certain things cause I can guess my reaction. My children love to go to all the weird effects and 3D movies, don't get why I won't tag along. Hopefully, this means they won't have some of the weird stuff I enjoy so much. NOT!
 
God bless.  Alice.

Marie76
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   Posted 1/20/2010 2:11 PM (GMT -7)   
lol I went to one of those when i was kid and had no problems. I think it was the star wars one when you're in a shuttle or something.
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vestabula
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   Posted 1/20/2010 2:29 PM (GMT -7)   

I went to one of those things also, Alice.  Before they showed the movie, which was not just flat against one wall but surrounded us on all sides, some guy says 'Raise your hand if you feel uncomfortable and need to leave'.  Uh...it was a trip on a Blue Angels jet, with all the twirling and dive bombing..even the ground shook for effect...I thought I was gonna die and not only did I raise my hand, I was screaming 'get me out of here."  No one responded.  I puked my brains out when I got out of there.  Never ever again.

Donna


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nasalady
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   Posted 1/20/2010 3:15 PM (GMT -7)   
AAACK!

I have vertigo WITHOUT watching a movie! I would probably be one of those who pukes their brains out too.

Thanks for the warning!!
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   Posted 1/20/2010 7:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I have trouble going to the movies period, even without 3-D. The lights and noise bring on instant migraines, even if I wear earplugs; I can name every movie I've had to leave since it all started in my teens! Thanks for posting this topic and all the replies- now I know that "Avatar" would make me miserable!
"You must imagine your life, and then it happens." - John Updike, The Witches of Eastwick

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