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1. Posted by andifras (Full Member 55 posts) 11y

Hey,

Since it will involve a lot of buses anything i can take for travelsickness? I really don't want to be taking heaps of trvel pills with me as it will take up a lot of space and make me drowsy! Any ideas?

2. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

comfortable, possibly air conditioned buses - book middle seat, away from the noisy engine.

try shorter distances and don't eat before boarding

3. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

Hi Andrea - A Martyr to Motion Sickness eh?

I used to really suffer from that when I was younger. I seem to have gotten used to it now.

I'm not sure if you can still get these but I used to use these little wrist bands called Sea-Bands (I think). I'm not sure how they work exactly but I found them great for travel on land and water.

Much more convenient than popping pills. Anyway, you might want to check them out.

HtH

E;)

4. Posted by newguy (Full Member 197 posts) 11y

A recyclable vomit bag?

If u dont want pills, then i'll go with the cliche: Sleep well and eat moderately.

5. Posted by andifras (Full Member 55 posts) 11y

[quote=Jared]A recyclable vomit bag?

haha you are making me feel so much better

6. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Quoting samsara2

Hi Andrea - A Martyr to Motion Sickness eh?

I used to really suffer from that when I was younger. I seem to have gotten used to it now.

I'm not sure if you can still get these but I used to use these little wrist bands called Sea-Bands (I think). I'm not sure how they work exactly but I found them great for travel on land and water.

Much more convenient than popping pills. Anyway, you might want to check them out.

HtH

E;)

I was just going to recommend Sea Bands also, Eve. They work very well on both land and water. I use them for the boat rides out to dive sites, but have used them on trains and in cars as well.

They are elasticized terry wrist bands (similar to sweat bands) but have a small plastic "dot" on the inside of the band. The dot is place over a pressure point on the inside of both your wrists. This particular pressure point controls the affects of movement in the inner ear. In the majority of people suffering motion sickness, it is caused by the constant movement of the fluid behind the eardrum. (Everyone has fluid behind their eardrum.) This causes a "vertigo" type of response which includes dizziness and/or nausea. You may not experience the dizziness as often as the nausea.

The Sea Bands come with instructions for use and are quite effective. They can work as well as Dramamine or other anti-nausea meds. Like Eve, I don't leave home on trips without them. They run about $2.00 - 5.00(US)/set of 2 (in a handy little plastic case for storage). Mine are bright yellow, but they may come in a variety of colors now. They can be found in most pharmacies - ask if you don't see them. Sometimes, they are tucked behind other things.

7. Posted by tsarina (Budding Member 9 posts) 11y

Hi,

Ginger is the key...
I work on a cruise boat and we give the passangers ginger tablets by blackmores. If we run out ginger beer or ginger cordial is just as effective. My friend also swaers by it for morning sickness whilst pregnant. Its natural and effective. Give it a go...

8. Posted by bluewaav (Inactive 627 posts) 11y

Hey Eve,

I would recommend the age old staple, Gravol. It is the classical travel sickness pill, afterall, and it does work as well as any aspirin!

Good luck and I hope that you have a good trip

Peace,

Steph .