Do you get dizzy while on a Trip?

@lynboobsy11 (11347)
Philippines
August 23, 2012 6:14pm CST
I remember when Im still a kid my mo m used to bring plastic bag with me while on the bus going to the city. Im a giddy person and normally throw up, anti emetic pills are not yet available that time that's why I don't have a choice but to suffer from dizziness. But now I already got through with it maybe I just got used to travel all the time. My daughter hates car AC she also get sick, she preffers natural air and open windows. How about you and your kids do you suffer from dizziness while on a Trip?
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@ElicBxn (59654)
• United States
24 Aug 12
I don't get dizzy, but I do get car sick in the back seat - so if I'm the passenger, I generally have to ride in the front - tho there was one time I was so sick (sick sick not car sick) that I was sleeping in the back of my van while a friend drove
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@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
26 Aug 12
Do you have any idea why you have this kind of sickness?
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@ElicBxn (59654)
• United States
26 Aug 12
They say it has something to do with the inner ear and balance.
• Indonesia
24 Aug 12
I used to get dizzy when travelling when I was kid, whether use public transportation or private car. but now, I'm getting used of travelling and naturally never feel dizzy when travelling anymore :)
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@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
26 Aug 12
@rog0322 (2833)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
24 Aug 12
Hi, Its called "motion sickness" a phenomenon when our sense of balance is offset by the motion of a vehicle or on something we believe should be stationary but is moving. I used to suffer from such malady but as I grew up on the road, eventually going seaborne, the up and down motion of a boat that is the bane of the land based, is now almost gone. I do experience it sometimes (especially after a sleepless night) but, as you say, setting near a window or looking at the seashore or the distant horizon help a lot. Our eyes seem to compensate for the dizziness we feel with the knowledge that everything is alright even if the floor is tilting at an angle.
@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
26 Aug 12
My uncle used to say that to me when I'm still young look straight far and the dizziness will gone.
• India
24 Aug 12
When my sister was a young she was having such problems when she travel for a long time. She tends to vomit and tends to fall when she travels for a long time. During those those my mother just make use of a plastic cover and she makes uses of a good smelling lemon to avoid the vomiting tendency. Now is perfectly all right. She is free from all such things
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@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
26 Aug 12
I think when we get older we can overcome this kind of sickness and when we go more older it will come back
@shylade (3139)
• Philippines
24 Aug 12
Oh, we were the same. When I was younger, I always have this motion sickness. That lasted until I am 26 I think. My motion sickness just disappear when I used to travelling everyday from home to work and vice versa. Now, I am at ease riding a car or a jeepney or a bus. But sometimes, I still get dizzy. My 2-year old son throw up when he eats a lot then we travel for long hours. But if he don't eat much and don't drink cold water, he will not throw up. He is always like that when he is overfull. Maybe because he is still young and still don't know how to determine if he is already full.
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@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
26 Aug 12
My daughter too even to drink water she don't want to do when we travel.
@toyota4k (1212)
• Philippines
24 Aug 12
When I was a young boy, I wouldn't miss vomiting when we go on a cruise by bus or car. That leaves me often left alone in the house in the care of neighbors for that matter. I only have to overcome that in my teens until I myself got a driver's license and howl along the highway in full speed. Lol.
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@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
26 Aug 12
I'm glad that you did overcome that vomiting.
@katcarneo (1436)
• Philippines
23 Aug 12
As a kid I went through vomiting spells whenever I was on a vehicle for a long time. As I grew older, I sort of improve. I still hate commuting for a long time, but I am able to. I know some people with really bad motion sickness and it's sad to see them not enjoying a plane or boat ride. I heard those pills that one can take before travelling are quite effective, so people should not be afraid to try them out. I also used to hate buses with ACs because the smell of the pine-tree shaped air fresheners made me want to throw up. Now I find I can tolerate them.
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@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
26 Aug 12
I enjoyed riding on the boat when I'm still young my father is a fisher man. Only bus can make me feel dizzy.
@freedang (320)
• China
24 Aug 12
as a student I haven't gone to much places,but I think I like travel .since I dont have much money,almost everytime I have to go out by train.to be honest I hate that feeling,cramped and stuffy,and after that usually I must walk a long way to get my destination.that's terrible.but sometime i have a notion that maybe those experence are necessary to make a complete trip.and because of them our memory are so precious ,briefly,I would not give up this hobby just because that I maybe get tired
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@Shavkat (30420)
• Philippines
27 Aug 12
When I was a child feel dizzy, but my parents love to travel. I got immune when having a trip visit my grandparents in the lowlands. The usual feeling of dizziness is due to lack of oxygen in the brain, so we need to stay in an open air.
@lkbooi (16104)
• Malaysia
27 Aug 12
Hi lynboobsy11, it's fortunate that all the members in our family do not suffer from carsick or seasick or airsick. It's disappointed that only one of my nephews would feel dizzy when having long journey travel Yeah, might be he was not used to travel in the car with all the window closed. But it had to away after the air con was turned on. He felt comfortable and with the back window beside him partially open. Certainly plastic bags were standby in case there's any vomit happening. Thanks god he is no longer having the undesirable carsick anymore after riding on car for some time And now he can enjoy his trip comfortably in any vehicle without bringing along with him any plastic bag anymore lol.... Have a nice day and happy posting
@dorannmwin (36609)
• United States
26 Aug 12
Neither of my children have ever suffered from motion sickness and I consider myself to be very blessed by that. You see, my little brother was one of those people that would get sick to his stomach at just the thought of getting into a car. Now he's got three daughters of his own and his oldest daughter suffers from car sickness as well. I think that they always have a small trash can with plastic bags in them when they are going on a road trip.
@deodavid (4150)
• Philippines
25 Aug 12
I also remember those times when i was young and did threw up inside the bus using plastic bags but there was this trip in the province where i just threw up outside the window since we didn't have any plastic bag, it was all good since it was a field on the side of the road and it was for the plants as fertilizers hehe.
• Philippines
25 Aug 12
hi lyn, I am like this when I am still a kid well now I can manage it as long as I will have empty stomach while on the trip. happy mylotting
• Bangladesh
24 Aug 12
Dizziness is so much of a headache to me that I don't travel much only for this problem. Car and bus make me most nauseatic. Last time I was traveling in bus in Bangladesh, I had to vomit like 10 times in 5 hours. It was little cold out there that time and no one in the bus but me kept the window open; people around me weren't liking it, because cold wind was making us go freeze. However, seeing my situation, they didn't say anything. I always keep open the window and sit on just beside window. I have been suffering from this since my boyhood. Unfortunately, still didn't change. I am very much sick of it. I want to go to a doctor and talk about this problem immediately. Thanks for putting up this discussion.
@maximax8 (27055)
24 Aug 12
I feel well when on a train. I can feel dizzy on a plane when their is air turbulence. This can be awful because feeling sick and dizzy on a plane is no fun whatsoever. I usually feel dizzy on a ferry if the waves are rocking or the sea is very rough. On a boat trip in Colombia I was sick a number of times and I felt dizzy. If a passenger in a car I travel best in the front passenger seat. If I have to sit in the back I can get travel sick. I feel fine on a bus unless I read on it in which case I feel dizzy and get travel sickness. The worst bus journey I had in Sumatra along high up narrow mountainous roads. Many of the passengers were sick. I like having the window open for air and looking out of the window at the scenery.
• Philippines
24 Aug 12
I was like that as a kid. But luckily I only felt dizzy but never throw up. It was only in my 20's that dizziness is gone when I traveled. Now I have a kid but she does not experience all that. She even preferred AC specially if it is a long trip.
@jaiho2009 (36768)
• Philippines
24 Aug 12
Aw, I use to be like that as well- that is due to low hemoglobin count. But as I grow old (ehh) I was able to overcome such dizziness. My youngest son doesn't like the smell of airfreshener (whatever flavor) So, we cannot use air freshener inside our car- and when we're travelling by bus, we always bring oranges so he can smell the orange peel. White flower sometimes helped him (duh) When it comes to airconditioning- he wants it on the full settings as if we are inside a freezer
@else22 (4320)
• India
24 Aug 12
A time was when I used to fall asleep while on a trip by train or bus.Then my friend had a bitter experience and I got alert.He was on a train journey when he fell fast asleep.His bag was kept under the birth.When he woke up,he found the bag was not there.Someone had got away with it.It consisted of some important documents,a torch,a notebook,cloths and some rupees.He was fortunate to have kept all his money in the pocket of his trousers.It was a shock for him and he had had a hard time getting the true,certified copies of the documents. He told me about his experience and I got wiser.Now I never feel sleepy while on a journey.
• Philippines
24 Aug 12
Yes sometimes on a very long trip especially on ship, trains, airplanes, and bus. That's why I we always bring medicine to help remedy this sickness. It's so annoying that it destroys your nice trip and vacation. But not all suffers from this only a few I think.
@drannhh (14896)
• United States
24 Aug 12
When I was a small child my parents always argued in the car and that made me violently ill, so much so that over time I began getting carsick whenever I got in any moving vehicle. It was awful riding the school bus which went a long ways on country roads, some of them not paved. I did not feel dizzy, but just very nauseated. That stayed with me until I was about 30 and then it gradually subsided. Now I can ride anything.