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1. Posted by HereICome (Full Member 67 posts) 10y

Hey there everyone! Can anyone who also gets travel sick at the sight of a bus and has survived travelling around SA by bus give me an idea of just how Im going to cope????
Im worried that travel sickness is going to ruin my holiday.
Me mareo en los viajes!!!!

2. Posted by marlis (Travel Guru 1167 posts) 10y

there is medizin for travell sickness.
try to get a seat in the front of buses where you can see the direction you are going.Look to the horizont,not to the close fast passing side of the road.
Relax,relax....

sunny greetings
marlis

3. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

Hi Sandy!

If you suffer severely from motion sickness (as it sounds like you do), there are OTC medications available. They are to be taken 1-2 hours prior to getting on that bus. All three mentioned below work very well. (I use Dramamine routinely when going on a boat.) Side effects can be drowsiness and a dry mouth.
Over-the-counter medications include Dramamine, Bonine, and Marezine.

Prescribed medications include a scopolamine patch (Transderm Scop), which is worn behind the ear and releases the drug slowly. The patch is very small and is worn for as long as three days before having to change it. I would only consider this as a last resort as scopalamine can cause disturbances in heart rhythm in some individuals. Since it is by prescription only - you would need to discuss using it with your physician anyway.

Another non-pharmaceutical treatment that seems to work well - ginger root capsules. Ginger is known for it's ability to "settle" the stomach.

I also use wristbands called "Sea Bands". They are stretchy terrycloth bands that fit around your wrist and have a plastic "nub" that rests against a pressure point. I love them and they work well for me. They are available in most drug stores.

The other recommendations that Marlis made are also good.

Hope this helps!

4. Posted by Macachae (Full Member 240 posts) 10y

Quoting Isadora

Hi Sandy!

If you suffer severely from motion sickness (as it sounds like you do), there are OTC medications available. They are to be taken 1-2 hours prior to getting on that bus. All three mentioned below work very well. (I use Dramamine routinely when going on a boat.) Side effects can be drowsiness and a dry mouth.
Over-the-counter medications include Dramamine, Bonine, and Marezine.

Prescribed medications include a scopolamine patch (Transderm Scop), which is worn behind the ear and releases the drug slowly. The patch is very small and is worn for as long as three days before having to change it. I would only consider this as a last resort as scopalamine can cause disturbances in heart rhythm in some individuals. Since it is by prescription only - you would need to discuss using it with your physician anyway.

Another non-pharmaceutical treatment that seems to work well - ginger root capsules. Ginger is known for it's ability to "settle" the stomach.

I also use wristbands called "Sea Bands". They are stretchy terrycloth bands that fit around your wrist and have a plastic "nub" that rests against a pressure point. I love them and they work well for me. They are available in most drug stores.

The other recommendations that Marlis made are also good.

Hope this helps!

;) I don´t want to leave this opportunity to say thanks to Isadora
like an insider I notice how helpful and didactic she is... Thank you , I clap wildly your attitud... Such a good mama!!!!

5. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

Quoting Macachae

;) I don´t want to leave this opportunity to say thanks to Isadora
like an insider I notice how helpful and didactic she is... Thank you , I clap wildly your attitud... Such a good mama!!!!

Thank you Esther!!! I appreciate your compliment!!!! (I try to be helpful where I can...) ;)

Pero, es didactico, no? El diccionario es util!!! (Y Beerman, tambien!)

Isa now returns this thread to it's regularly scheduled topic of discussion. ;)

6. Posted by HereICome (Full Member 67 posts) 10y

Thanks lots guys! Very helpful stuff.
And I think youre right- didactic may not be the word youre looking for here! Isa's responses are certainly comprehensive though!
Im going to buy every type of travel sick remedy I can get my hands on...

7. Posted by Macachae (Full Member 240 posts) 10y

Didactic= instructive, informative (serving to instruct of enlighten or inform)
In education we refer to someone who knows to teach and explain a subject ...