Brain Injury Idea = Bad Trip

Tuesday, July 9, 2002 11:32 AM
At Great Adventure on Sunday, after riding like 6 coasters I started to get a head ach, as usual. The part that made me sick about it was I couldn't get that naging idea of "Is this a serious brain injury or am I just a small head ach" out of my head. It really made me mad and forced me not to ride Batman for a third time. I think all these speculations of Roller Coasters = Brain Injurys is starting to ruin my park visits. Anyone feel the same?

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RESIDENT EVIL: BIOHAZARD! Scaring up some HELL only on the NINTENDO GAMECUBE!!!!!
Explains why i'm up at 4am in the morning. Too scaried to sleep!

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Tuesday, July 9, 2002 11:38 AM
I never get head-aches. I sware I have never had one in my whole life!

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-Sean Newman
88 coasters in Track Record!! Hypersonic XLC Coaster # 100 in July.
Nitro Laps:105
B+R Launches:28

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Tuesday, July 9, 2002 11:41 AM
I only get headahces if its really hott.

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Can we change the name of Top Gun to your mom so no one wants to ride your mom?

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Tuesday, July 9, 2002 11:42 AM

The only headaches I've ever had from roller coasters are when I get nailed in the head with a puck or something two days before I go to a park then nail the bruise off the OTSR.

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Steel - #1 Mantis, #2 Millie, #3 Wicked Twister
Wood - #1 Thunderbolt, #2 Beast, #3 Blue Streak
"The key to a happy life is moderation" -- Jon Stewart

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Tuesday, July 9, 2002 11:43 AM
Nitro Front seat gave me a splitting head ach. After a Italian Ice I was fine. Allowing my to ride the The Chiller once more, untill the power outage.

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RESIDENT EVIL: BIOHAZARD! Scaring up some HELL only on the NINTENDO GAMECUBE!!!!!
Explains why i'm up at 4am in the morning. Too scaried to sleep!

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Tuesday, July 9, 2002 11:43 AM

That happened to me after riding Wicked Twister 3 times in a row. I got a sharp focused pain in my forehead. Kinda scared me. But then again, this has happened to me at other places too (work, Wal-mart), so I'm not too worried about it.

"Who by worrying has added a single day to his life?" Jesus Christ

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He let the contents of the bottle do the thinking; can't shake the devil's hand and say you're only kidding.

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Tuesday, July 9, 2002 11:44 AM

Teenage Ninja, It was 93º so maybe that's what was wrong?!?

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RESIDENT EVIL: BIOHAZARD! Scaring up some HELL only on the NINTENDO GAMECUBE!!!!!
Explains why i'm up at 4am in the morning. Too scaried to sleep!

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Tuesday, July 9, 2002 11:46 AM

Perhaps you were dehydrated. I get headaches all the time and I can safely say almost every time it's because I haven't had enough water (or in some cases too much alcohol).

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Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com, Sillynonsense.com
"We used to hate people, now we just make fun of them. It's more effective that way." - KMFDM, "Dogma"

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Tuesday, July 9, 2002 11:49 AM
I get headaches sometimes at parks, but I don't think it is anything related to a brain injury. The only times I get headaches is when I'm riding coasters with vicious OTSR restraint systems. Maybe Markey actually should redirect and fine-tune his crusade to be against vicious OTSRs ;-). Surely there are ways of developing restraints that don't beat up the riders so much.
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Tuesday, July 9, 2002 11:56 AM
No, brain injuries never cross my mind. If iget a headache I just tuff it out and keep riding till I can't anymore then I take a break and chugh some pop/soda. (It helps the blood vessels constrict to ease the headace pain (I think it's called a vasaso constricter { don't know how to spell it})

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“If you give a enthusiast a footer.......He’ll want a coaster!!!"

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Tuesday, July 9, 2002 12:15 PM

I get headaches all the time on Shockwave at SFGAm. I really think they should change the sponsor of the ride to Advil.

"Shockwave, brought to you by Advil. You will need a few after you ride!"

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Bob Hansen

A proud CoasterBuzz Member

"So you think your'e really brave, gonna see the DEMONS cave.
You silly dude, your'e only food, for the DEMON"

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Tuesday, July 9, 2002 1:18 PM

Goku2216, I know what your saying. the Italian Ice helped a lot. But the head ach started after my second of 4 rides on Viper. Then I went on Rolling Thunder twice, Nitro once and Medusa 3x. That's really painful when you have a head ach! :)

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RESIDENT EVIL: BIOHAZARD! Scaring up some HELL only on the NINTENDO GAMECUBE!!!!!
Explains why i'm up at 4am in the morning. Too scaried to sleep!

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Tuesday, July 9, 2002 4:21 PM
Well, yes, I felt ill on occasion, but it was more of a naseua thing rather than a headache.

It's always been from spinny rides, or high-g coasters, usually on repeat rides. The worst I ever had was when I first arrived at X preview days, I was able to ride, exit and reenter right back onto the same train, and did that 4 times. Man I thought I was going to really get sick! I had to go for a walk to batman to regain my head.

My thought is that it's motion sickness or momentary oxygen deprivation from high g's. Man I hope I haven't doomed myself to brian injoory. tHat wood nut bee .... to ..... goude.

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Tuesday, July 9, 2002 4:26 PM
You guys are hilarious...I too hope coasters don't cause head injuires...that would be BAD...very very BAAAADDD!!! *giggles*

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Moonshine, Penguins, and Coasters...my three favorite things!! *not necessarily in that order*

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Tuesday, July 9, 2002 4:29 PM

I get them all the time. Which is why I almost died and had to go through my whole surgery deal.

If you do take Advil, Aspirin, Excedrin Etc make sure you take it with water only. NOT POP!!!!!! The pop will make it just fizzle on your stomach lining and will eventually eat right through it.

I am all about Extra Strength Tylenol now, it is very safe for your stomach lining. Just thought I would mention this to you guys.

As for headaches on rides, I get them because of screaming a lot. Or I just get a MNigraine headache while at the park. Fun Fun

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The Beast and Night, They go together like Peanut Butter and Jelly

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Tuesday, July 9, 2002 4:46 PM
I take back my *giggles*...almost died huh?? Yikes! Not Good!! I'm glad you're okay now!?!?!

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Moonshine, Penguins, and Coasters...my three favorite things!! *not necessarily in that order*

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Tuesday, July 9, 2002 5:29 PM
I think that it's kinda like a motion sickness. I have had the hint of a headache after a day at the park. I have also had headaches after a day fishing on Lake Erie. All of the wave action, rocking back and forth screws up that part of your ear that gives you balance. Some people get sick, some get headaches, some people are unaffected. Jeff also hit on something with the lack of water. I am sure that contributes too.

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The worst day at Cedar Point is better than the best day at work.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2002 12:54 AM
I dont think g's have that much to do with it its probaly if you reride a rollercoaster with high g-forces.Which ive heard does somthing but nothing serious.But one time on the Texas Giant I got slight pain at the bottom of every hill around my rib cage. Im not shure what it was but I hade 15 rides on rollercoasters that day which might have contributed.
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