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Tesla headache?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by alfadur, Jul 19, 2018.

  1. alfadur

    alfadur Member

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    Maybe I’ve been showing off my TM3 too much for friends and coworkers, but I’ve noticed I get a slight headache after driving it (when I’ve accelerated really quickly). It’s pretty minor, but I assume it’s due to the g-force / insane acceleration. Am I just being wimpy or does this happen for anyone else?
     
  2. Twiglett

    Twiglett Single pedal driver

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    If you’re new to driving EVs, the temptation to keep lashing the pedal does affect different people in different ways.
    Until you learn to modulate it at least :)
     
  3. Garlan Garner

    Garlan Garner Well-Known Member

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    I would stop doing that.

    Then my headache would go away.


    Or I would keep doing that...and keep having headaches. lol
     
  4. North75

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    I noticed I was getting slightly nauseous when I first got the car. It was especially noticeable when accelerating quickly.
    I think it’s actually from lifting after accelerating, when the regen engages. A typical ICE would coast so the feeling is very different and I don’t think I’m used to it. It’s getting better now.
    On lighter acceleration it’s easier to feather the throttle into a constant speed without decelerating.
     
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  5. dhrivnak

    dhrivnak Active Member

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    No problem for me. But then I had 8 years to practice with my Roadster.
     
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  6. ord3r

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    It is from the EMF field created by the motor and autopilot super computer.

    I recommend wrapping a thin piece of foil around your head, ensuring there are no nicks or exposed areas in the foil.

    You can also use tape to attach a small magnet to your forehead to create a protective field, much like the earths magnetosphere.

    Let us know your results and include pictures.
     
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  7. Webeevdrivers

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    We don’t own a Tesla but all three times we tested a PxxxD in ludicrous mode I got nauseas after doing the 0-60 thing. My wife thinks I’m a wimp. I told her the only way we can confirm the problem is caused by a Tesla is to actually get one and do prolonged testing. I think she’s actually thinking about it...but my bank account isn’t sooooo.....
     
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  8. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

    ItsNotAboutTheMoney Well-Known Member

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    I'd really stop doing it. You might want to Chill for a bit.

    Maybe one* of the doctors might be able to say whether it's indicative of some other problem, like concussion.

    * There are enough on here that we must have neck, brain and nervous system covered.
     
  9. StellarRat

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    G forces cause various effects in people. That's why military pilots get tested for it. Not everyone can handle G's. In fact, anything over 3 g's isn't even allowed on untested civilians on military flights. Some people become disoriented with even a little G. You can train yourself to counter them to a certain extent.
     
  10. JeffK

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    It's probably the small muscles in your neck not used to the back and forth motion.

    I bet my wife has a problem with this, the girlfriend on the other hand...
     
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  11. kavyboy

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    I remember similar complaints on the forum years ago, with nausea as well. I had it too. It might have been new car smell - outgassing of plastics. It might have just been the unusual (for me at the time) acceleration curves and my inner ear. Whatever it was, it went away.
    I suggest immersion therapy. :)
     
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  12. PoitNarf

    PoitNarf The Clown Prince of Crime

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    I don’t have any issues but my wife will often complain that her head hurts when I accelerate pretty hard.
     
  13. anticitizen13.7

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    I know exactly what you are talking about.

    I test drove a P90D Model S a few years ago, and pushed the accelerator hard when it was safe to do so. After several runs and a passing maneuver, I felt quite dizzy.

    My advice is to set your Model 3 to “chill mode” for awhile to tame the power curve a bit. Allow your head time to get used to the acceleration before using the throttle aggressively.
     
  14. iwannam3

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    I always ask passengers to place their heads against the headrests before nailing it.
     
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  15. mrsandman

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    How’s everyone’s blood pressure?
     
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  16. Marsnaut

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    I'm missing this feature from my car. Perhaps we can get an OTA uncorking. I wouldn't mind a headache or two...
     
  17. gambit48

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    You're old. As am I. I can't ride roller coasters anymore. :(
     
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