Do you feel carsick when travelling ?

@august18 (2905)
Tunisia
March 25, 2018 8:47am CST
The reason why I don't have a driver's license is because every time I get into a car, I feel car sick. I start to vomit and feel nauseous I don't know what to do to make the pain stop. Sometimes when I travel a long distance it would take me two days to get back to normal. I tried many online remedies like laying off big meals or shutting my eyes down, but they didn't help. How about you ? Do you always feel carsick ?
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@anikoonline (3166)
• Hungary
25 Mar
I am carsick, but it is less strong then yours. I can't read in the car because it makes me feel nauseous. I use public transportation a lot and I have problems there. I can't read while travelling with the tram or bus. And I can stand or sit only the direction the vehicle goes, I can't do them in the opposite direction.
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@august18 (2905)
• Tunisia
25 Mar
I don't take public transport at all because crowded places also make me nauseous. Luckily my work is two blocks from my house so I go on foot.
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• Hungary
25 Mar
@august18 Spring is here and I am planning to use my bike to go to work from tomorrow. It will help me a lot, because I have to use public transportation to go to work everyday in winter.
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@august18 (2905)
• Tunisia
25 Mar
@anikoonline Well done.
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@Essjayd (1620)
25 Mar
I always feel nauseas if I'm in the back seat of a car when on a long journey. Never get that feeling when I'm driving or in the front passenger seat! One of partners kids gets car sick someone told us to give her ginger biscuits! No idea why they work but she does seem better on long journeys!
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@august18 (2905)
• Tunisia
25 Mar
Really ! I'll try that trick, too. Thanks.
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@Essjayd (1620)
25 Mar
@august18 I've no idea if it's the ginger biscuits that work or if it's psychological because we've told her they work!!
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@hereandthere (31008)
• Philippines
25 Mar
does it matter where you sit in the vehicle, like next to the driver versus behind? have you consulted a doctor about it?
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@august18 (2905)
• Tunisia
25 Mar
No, I haven't. I travel like three to five times a year, so I didn't think it was a big problem.
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• Philippines
26 Mar
@august18 as far as i know, it's better to sit upfront where your eyes can see/follow the road. also maybe it's better to listen to soothing music than read or watch anything on a screen (big or small). i hope the ginger works for you. maybe you can find ginger candy.
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@august18 (2905)
• Tunisia
26 Mar
@hereandthere Another mylotter have just suggested I take ginger. I didn't know about this trick before, but I'll definitely use it next time I travel. Thank you
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@sprite1950 (13971)
• Corsham, England
1 Apr
I suffered with motion sickness up to the age of 12, so did my sister, my son and now my granddaughter. I have been covered in vomit more times than I can remember. Although I don't get it now I feel slightly unwell after a long journey especially on a coach. I have found some brilliant travel sickness pills for my granddaughter.. They are called Stugeron 15 but I don't know if they are sold worldwide. You might be able to get them on prescription. My granddaughter never feels ill if I give her these even though she cannot even go a few miles down the road without them. They are often given to people who suffer from inner ear problems causing nausea.
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@august18 (2905)
• Tunisia
1 Apr
Thank you so much for your advice. I don't think we have them in my my country but my sister lives in France. I think she can get them for me.
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@sprite1950 (13971)
• Corsham, England
1 Apr
@august18 They really are worth it. What you eat before you travel is important too. I give my granddaughter carbonated water and nothing too rich to eat. I hope you manage to get some.
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@LeaPea2417 (20383)
• Toccoa, Georgia
26 Mar
I have never been car sick, but my sister sometimes suffers from it.
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@august18 (2905)
• Tunisia
27 Mar
Some of mylot members suggested I take ginger before any trip. Maybe she should try that, too.
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@LeaPea2417 (20383)
• Toccoa, Georgia
27 Mar
@august18 I will mention that to her.
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@lynnief (1144)
• Australia
26 Mar
I don't normally get car sick, but I used to do a lot of travel in buses, and used to get sick. At first I used to take travel sickness pills, but whilst they stopped the nausea they made me feel worse over all. Then I discovered ginger, just about the best anti-nausea thing there is. I would munch on crystalized ginger during the trip instead of lollies, and had no more problems.
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@august18 (2905)
• Tunisia
26 Mar
Thank you very much for your advice. I'll keep you posted when I try it.
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@Corbin5 (106147)
• United States
25 Mar
No one in my family, including me, has suffered from car sickness. So sorry you have to deal with it.
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@august18 (2905)
• Tunisia
25 Mar
Thanks
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• Bridgton, Maine
25 Mar
The only time I ever felt carsick was when I was a kid. If I tried reading a book as a passenger while I was in a moving car, I'd get nauseous, although I never actually threw up from being carsick. So can I handle reading a book while in a car now? I don't know, as I haven't tried to do so since I was a child. And I'm not so sure I want to find out.
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@august18 (2905)
• Tunisia
25 Mar
Yesterday, I took a three - hour road trip. I took a book with me to prevent carsickness but ended up throwing all over it. So the answer to your question, is maybe no.
@Syllogism (212)
• China
25 Mar
My wife and I never feel carsick, but my two kids do sometimes, odd.
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@august18 (2905)
• Tunisia
25 Mar
Yes, definitely odd.
@kepweng (14630)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
19 Apr
i love to travel to forest
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@Hannihar (36185)
27 Mar
@august18 august, I went on a bus ride and not car ride and we went far and I got sick but did not throw up. It was just a hard bus ride.
@Shivram59 (3321)
• India
27 Mar
@august18 No,I don't. In fact,I love travelling by car.I often go for long drive.