Travel sickness: Have you experienced it?

@kevchua (1004)
Malaysia
July 29, 2009 7:40am CST
Some of us travel in comfort but some don't because they'll fall ill. My aunt could not travel far in a car or else she's throw up (what sickness is this?). I've heard of air sickness and sea sickness, though. Have you experienced any of these sickness when you travel? How did you overcome it?
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@devmitra (274)
• India
29 Jul 09
Helo Kevchua.Even I suffer from the same sickness that your aunt suffers from.I feel very uncomfortable and ultimately,I vomit.This is known as motion sickness and the physician has said not to take any medicines for it.They cause extreme side effects later.I have tried to get well by practicing yoga and it ha helped greatly.Do ask your aunt to go for yoga.I believe it will help.
@kevchua (1004)
• Malaysia
29 Jul 09
Hi devmitra. Hmm, yoga could help? That's good. I guess motion sickness has something to do with blood circulation in the body, and that's when yoga helps.Yes, any medicine has side effects, and that's not good for the body. Thanks for suggesting yoga :) - I learnt something new today.
@devmitra (274)
• India
30 Jul 09
Thanks buddy for honouring my response as the best response.Yes,yoga does help.Practicing yoga,a man can be healthy and wise.I know it will help for your aunt.All the best.Regards devmitra.
@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
29 Jul 09
I am lucky I do not have this symptoms. But I will standby a bag in the car, just in case for my passengers, especially those I do not know if they are having this difficulties. I have also friends that throw out during flight, and what we have in our bag is always a bottle of 'oil' that can ease this nausea feeling. It will be a good relieve to have some medicated oil brush the the nose and the side of our forehead. I always carry a bottle of the medicated oil just in emergency, and I find it good to as a mozzie repellent.
@kevchua (1004)
• Malaysia
30 Jul 09
Hello cwong. Hmm, you must be a frequent traveller, I presume. It's good to know that the driver is prepared in case someone pukes in the car. That bottle of "oil" (the most frequently used is the "axe" brand) provides temporary relief but some people could still vomit because they don't like the smell. :) Cheers!
• Philippines
29 Jul 09
Hello Kervchua! I am pretty familiar with this and this is called Motion Sickness. I have this since the time I could remember I first travelled. I always vomit when I travel even if I take some OTC medications for motion sickness... For me, there are a lot of factors that contribute to the vomitting. It gets aggravated when the drive is too slow, or when I smell something bad from the environment..... or even if there is a very loud music.... It still bothers me now. I can't just travel easily.... I am so sick of this sickness....huhuhuhu
@mickly08 (769)
• China
30 Jul 09
I always have a carsick. If I stay in car or bus for 3 hours ,I would easily get a carsick .
@calyxus (827)
• Philippines
29 Jul 09
When I was younger, I used to have travel sickness. Everytime we travel, even just for a few minutes, I throw up. And I really feel uneasy while on the ride. Fortunately, I overcome the sickness. Now I can travel without feeling uneasy. I have no idea why was that when I was younger.
@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
29 Jul 09
It's just car sickness. I've known more people with that than air or sea sickness, but maybe that's just because more people drive than the other ways. I haven't ever flown or been on a boat other than small boats for lakes, so I haven't ever experienced those. I have had car sickness before though, never while driving, only as a passenger. I've actually never heard of anyone getting car sick while they were driving; wonder if it's possible. Anyways, Dramamine helps with any kind of motion sickness. It's just a pill. And another thing that helps is to watch where you are going, not put your head down. Unless it is night than sometimes the lights of the road can make it worse. Other than that, I don't know any solution for it. I think it is just something you just have to let pass on its own.
@jeeva_s6 (399)
• India
29 Jul 09
I don have travel sickness normally. But I have a feeling of puking when climbing up the hill. Mostly I used to carry plastic bags when I am going to travel through hills. But of late I heard from my friends that smelling lemons reduces that feeling. And it really helps.
• China
29 Jul 09
Hello.I suffer from the same sickness. I feel very uncomfortable.but now I have recovered . when she meet the same problem, she could eat sugar .it could relief pain .she should build up her health. do more sports.
@metschica25 (5405)
• United States
29 Jul 09
Hello! No it has happened to my inlaw tho . The weather was too warm and they were feeling really light headed and all . To me once when I was on a school trip my tummy started to hurt, but it was because the food did not agree with me . For some people it will always be a culture shock in so many ways!
• India
29 Jul 09
yes i m also having this problem . when i m going for long travel in bus means i will be affected by some of the problems like vomitting , headache . i m overcoming this by going in train for long distances
@maximax8 (30470)
• United Kingdom
29 Jul 09
I have felt sick on a plane and used to have terrible ear pain shortly before landing. A friend gave me a pair of ear planes to try on a flight from London to Mombasa. Amazingly they worked perfectly and I no longer feel sick on a plane or have the ear pain. I like to get a window seat. If I am on a ferry and the sea is rough I can get travel sick. If so I need to sit outside and get fresh air. I look at the horizon or land if there is any. I have some bands to wear on my wrists. I know eating ginger biscuits before a voyage helps a friend of mine. I am sorry to hear about your aunts sea sickness. She should have a window open, sit in the front seat, look out of the front window and stop regularly for a rest. Before departing she should have a light meal. Good luck to her.
@patofgold23 (5074)
• Philippines
29 Jul 09
all the time....
@zhuhuifen46 (3484)
• China
29 Jul 09
Travel sickness is common for me, whether air, ship or land. When setting out for a trip, it becomes my phobia. But after the initial problems, my physical status get adapted, and a pleasant tour and good diet always make me refreshed when back home.
@glesil_00 (1143)
• Philippines
29 Jul 09
I am that lucky one that i have no travel sickness either in sea or land travel. I am not accustomed of travel during my past 18 years, but when i left my hometown to study, it was the first i traveled far, and i have no travel sickness. The thing that i notice in traveling was, that if i am already in the place where i went, sometimes water do not fit to my taste so i bring water with me.
@ibuemma (2954)
• United States
29 Jul 09
that's what we call Motion Sickness. And I believe there's couple of medicine over the counter that you can buy. Usually you take it before you travelling.