Working under a car gives me intestinal issues....

I notice that when I work under a car, it seems to give me gastrointestinal issues and even makes me a bit queasy. Could it be some kind of issue with coming in contact with grease/oil and fumes?

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HiC wrote:

Working under a car gives me nausea so quick the intestinal part doesn't get a chance to become an issue. My usual routine was work twenty minutes, throw up for five, work anothey twenty, /ad nauseum/, so to speak.
In my case it's creeping vertigo, struck first when I was about 55 years old. My doctor says there's no need to worry: no known cure. A co-worker said her mother had vertigo 100% of the time, not just when crawling (face up, right?) under cars. The mother takes Dramamine before any occasion where it's important to not fall down or throw up.
I've been trying it for the past few sway-bar changes: don't eat for a couple hours before a session, take a Dramamine tablet half-an-hour before. So far, still get some of the sensations, but no up-chucking during a couple two-hour jobs.
Of course I know a person for whom entering a library building acts like a laxative. Ten minutes inside and it's off to the bathroom. What do you suppose /that's/ all about?
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wrote:

Maybe if you could get to a garage that rents out hoists you'd be able to walk about and maybe not feel constricted underneath.

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Post-University Traumatic Stress Syndrome. Or Reality-TV/VideoGame-itis. Reading anything other than tabloid headlines causes incontinence. Also caused by the Paris Hilton bacteria Parisitus coli.
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elevator music was invented to combat vertigo. Maybe you could pipe some into your garage.

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Max Power wrote:

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Really? Sounds like a good plan. Guess I'll find a few music-ed elevators and do some auditioning. I've never laid down in an elevator before.
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looked on the internet but found nothing, but according to a thing I saw on the history channel it was a WWI generals idea, he got it because they found it to be effective in helping soldiers with shell shock.

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Sounds like you need a lift to work under instead of the old creeper.

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I duuno... sometimes a customer will tell me he worked on the car before he brought it to me and that can give me gastro inhoosismawatzits...
You might try some of that pussy-boy stuff like nitrile gloves and see if that helps....
Sorry for the pb reference.... some folks think it's funny when something goes amiss and a tech rides home in the back of a truck to shower and change....

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