December 30, 2011 2:42 am at 2:42 am #601388supergirl613Member
K, so I get carsick after being in a car or a bus for more than about 45 minutes. Does anyone have any tips about how i can prevent this? Thanks a ton!!!December 30, 2011 2:50 am at 2:50 am #840283ParshamanMember
DavenDecember 30, 2011 2:50 am at 2:50 am #840284OneOfManyParticipant
I do too. 🙁 Try Dramamine.December 30, 2011 2:53 am at 2:53 am #840285yentingyentaParticipant
don’t read books. some ppl in my family get carsick from vids, others don’t. B”H i am not prone to it but if i’m nauseated prior, i close my eyes and sleep if i’m not driving. fresh air also helps.
if all else fails, dramamineDecember 30, 2011 2:58 am at 2:58 am #840286emlfMember
eat a macintosh apple. Seriously. Also, ginger helps. Landau’s in Boro Park used to sell candied ginger; I don’t know if they still carry it.December 30, 2011 2:59 am at 2:59 am #840287supergirl613Member
Does Dramamine work for you?December 30, 2011 3:12 am at 3:12 am #840288HolyMoeParticipant
Eat gingerDecember 30, 2011 3:33 am at 3:33 am #840289amichaiParticipant
there are some type of wrist bands you can wear. I heard its really suppoe to help. maybe try to find out about it over there.December 30, 2011 3:41 am at 3:41 am #840290Sam2Participant
None of those wristbands do anything. They’re all ridiculous fake money-grabs and may be an Issur of Darchei Ha’emori.December 30, 2011 3:43 am at 3:43 am #840291yentingyentaParticipant
@amichai, they are called acupressure wrist bands. supposedly the pressure does something. they are also recommended for morning sicknessDecember 30, 2011 3:59 am at 3:59 am #840292Sam2Participant
I’ll amend my previous post. If it actually works, then for sure there’s no Issur. (If the only help is psychological then I am not sure if that counts as “working”.) The wristbands that I have investigated that use “natural frequencies” and other hooey for sure do nothing and are therefore Assur. It could be that actual effective wristbands exist. I doubt it, but it’s possible.December 30, 2011 4:03 am at 4:03 am #840293cinderellaParticipant
I have a friend who bought one of these bracelets at a stand in the mall for 65 dollars. Supposedly, it helps people maintain their ‘inner balance’. I have never laughed so hard. It was just a thick silly band. They are a scam and it’s funny that people actually believe they work.December 30, 2011 4:11 am at 4:11 am #840294OneOfManyParticipant
I usually only get carsick when I read, so I avoid it if I can. But yeah, it does.December 30, 2011 4:17 am at 4:17 am #840295
Many ppl i know say only Gravol company works :). I believe in store brands too. Fresh air- no air conditioners! Sleeping is the best solution, if you can sleep in a car/bus. Ginger, in candies version, (chewable) natural nausea tabs, or gingerale- unfizzed, also helps. i was a terrible traveler all my life (am) and gravol only worked for me past 17 or so. Before that, we got some medication to actually rub onto the stomach to numb it. sounds weird but it sure worked!December 30, 2011 7:09 am at 7:09 am #840296yankdownunderMember
emlf and HolyMoe are right. Ginger is a known natural remedy for an upset tummy, as well as apples, because both foods are alkaline. Alkaline Foods can help balance health problems(car sickness) in the tummy/gut. Yogurt would also be a good food also to eat providing you ate this in the beginning of your trip, because of the perish ability of milk products. Why do I suggest eating this, because Yogurt is an example of a probotic food that has an active culture(healing to the tummy), this may help you cope with your car trip. OP I hope you feel better on your next car trip.December 30, 2011 7:12 pm at 7:12 pm #840297koillel101Member
Look out the window. It helps to see the scenery moving past while you feel the motion. But also I tried those bands and whether it was only psychological i x know but they did help. Also, if i travel far, I take bonine(little pill that you can swallow) and it lasts longer than dramamine and is stronger but not too strong that its dangerous(also for morning sickness)December 30, 2011 7:23 pm at 7:23 pm #840298shlumpMember
Firstly, the wrist bands do not work and i am saying this from experience. A sibling of mine tried it out numerous times, although it never seemed to do anything. I suffer from this to, so your not alone. I do have some encouragement since my sister who had really bad case, she used to always throw up, is now enjoying crazy roller coasters , since somehow she out grew it. But i am with you, since is till get car sick all the time. Thanx everyone for the suggestions.December 30, 2011 7:49 pm at 7:49 pm #840299
koillel101- interesting that u say to look out the window. From what i know that’s exactly why you get dizzy. i learned to only look out the front window, never the side, and that definitely helps for me.December 30, 2011 7:59 pm at 7:59 pm #840300smartcookieMember
Don’t travel on an empty stomach. Makes me nauseous within first 5 minutes of traveling.January 1, 2012 12:07 am at 12:07 am #840301shuliParticipant
same problem, and i have an hour ride to school both ways.January 1, 2012 12:32 am at 12:32 am #840302
oh i forgot to mention the best trick for not too long trips- mint gum!
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