I remember that right after the stroke I could only sit in the front seat of a car. Sitting in the back seat and looking out a side window made me nauseous and dizzy. I absolutely could not do it. I remember throwing up in a car a few times. Even in the front seat. It was just so bad at the beginning. If I was forced to sit in the back seat of a car my eyes would be shut the entire time. This is not an issue for me anymore. I can now sit in a back seat.
Also, for a few years after a stroke, I would have to close my eyes when the person driving just made a turn to the left or right. This, also, I no longer have to do.
What I still have to do, is close my eyes when the person driving makes a U-turn. My husband has a small car and it can maneuver in and out of small spaces and he frequently makes quick U-turns in places. When he does this, It makes me dizzy and I have to close my eyes. That makes it ok. I don’t know if it’s the external stimulation from seeing my environment whirl in a circle or if my head id just being moved around too fast. Since closing my eyes makes it ok I guess it’s the external stimulation being too much for my brain to process quickly enough.
Better than it used to be, but still isn’t great. I wonder if I’ll ever be able to ride in a car as passenger like a normal person.