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Negative g-force reaction?

poobert

Posted:
12/3/05 at
7:12:16 PM

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Hey guys. I recently rode my first roller coaster. I'm 26, but grew up in the UK where theme parks aren't nearly as common as they are here. I was a bit nervous, but don't have a pronounced fear of heights nor do I suffer from motion sickness so I figured I'd survive. All was well until the first drop when I felt like my stomach shot up into my throat (from what I understand, not a very unusual reaction) but the muscles in my ass/sphincter clinched up involuntarily and very strongly. The second drop was even worse and when I got off I honestly felt like I'd been kicked in the area between my anus and scrotum. It was a severe cramp and, needless to say, very uncomfortable. I was too confused/embarrassed to outright ask the friends I was riding with if this was a normal reaction. I plan on mentioning it to my doctor during my next anual check-up, but wanted to check online to see if I could find any information. The search turned up dry, but I dawned on me that if any group of people would be sufficiently familiar with the body's response to rapid downward acceleration to offer an explanation, I'd find them here. So, there you go. An odd post, but would appreciate some feedback.

Re: Negative g-force reaction? by jscocacola at 1/19/06 2:37:52 PM

> Hey guys. I recently rode my first roller coaster. I'm 26,
> but grew up in the UK where theme parks aren't nearly as
> common as they are here. I was a bit nervous, but don't
> have a pronounced fear of heights nor do I suffer from
> motion sickness so I figured I'd survive. All was well
> until the first drop when I felt like my stomach shot up
> into my throat (from what I understand, not a very unusual
> reaction) but the muscles in my ass/sphincter clinched up
> involuntarily and very strongly. The second drop was even
> worse and when I got off I honestly felt like I'd been
> kicked in the area between my anus and scrotum. It was a
> severe cramp and, needless to say, very uncomfortable. I
> was too confused/embarrassed to outright ask the friends I
> was riding with if this was a normal reaction. I plan on
> mentioning it to my doctor during my next anual check-up,
> but wanted to check online to see if I could find any
> information. The search turned up dry, but I dawned on me
> that if any group of people would be sufficiently familiar
> with the body's response to rapid downward acceleration to
> offer an explanation, I'd find them here. So, there you go.
> An odd post, but would appreciate some feedback.
>

wow. the first time i rode a roller coaster, i had a blast. but in your case, uhh, i cant help you much. in my opinion, everyone's buttocks clinches up very strongly. it's sort of like an anticipation and excitement. my advice is to ride other,less massive, roller coasters until you've felt comfortable enough to ride the large ones.