Best thing for Motion Sickness?

Saturday, July 31, 2004 10:48 PM
What is the best medicine you guys have found for motion sickness? Going on a 2-3 day 2-3 park tour, but my last theme park visit had me spewing green slush. What should I take to keep myself from getting too sick? Note I'll probably not be eating much of anything during the day.

clint b.

Saturday, July 31, 2004 10:57 PM
I think it is spelled Dramamine. (sp?) This stuff works wonders for my dad who can't ride Raptor.
Saturday, July 31, 2004 11:00 PM
Not eating may be a bad idea, but you want ot avoid the greasy lead-balloon stuff. Also, dehydration can contribute to this sort of thing, so drink lots and lots of water and avoid the soda/pop/beer/coffee/etc.

I went through a phase when I'd have trouble on planes during turbulence, and dramamine worked fine for that. Thankfully, I seem to have put that behind me. The medical college of Wisconsin suggests that ginger root could help too.

Saturday, July 31, 2004 11:33 PM
Actually, I guess I should ask what to eat, instead of not eating anything. I figure on the greasy stuff. Would bread be a problem? Ginger root I'll have to try, and as for water, I keep it with me(usually the only thing I do drink @ a park, with the occasional green slushy...)
Saturday, July 31, 2004 11:39 PM
I don't know, the ginger root tastes really nasty and actually caused my middle aged cousin to puke after she ate it. For everyone I know that has motion sickness, one dramamine usually works, however it will really slow you down and make you tired. If you're going on a multiple day tour, I don't know if you'd want to make that trade off with being tired.
Saturday, July 31, 2004 11:44 PM
Eat Subway or something light with no grease in it, but vinegar (red Wine vinegar) is fine. You can also dilute and drink a small glass of vinegar (redwine vinegar is the best) with water before leaving for the park. If you eat something like fried chicken at the park, add lots of malt vineger to it to kill the grease effects. Also, drink only water, lemonade or iced tea (flavored or not), and NO Cola's except for something like 7up/Sprite/Slice.
Sunday, August 1, 2004 12:06 AM
ApolloAndy's avatar Vortex.

Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

Sunday, August 1, 2004 12:18 AM
Ya, Andy, but I'm trying to prevent it, not have it. But I will be riding a Vortex while gone...

Hey, it was our "Bonding" moment...

or not.

Sunday, August 1, 2004 3:03 AM
ApolloAndy's avatar =) I'm just joshin'.

Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

Sunday, August 1, 2004 3:09 AM
I know, guess I didn't think I needed to put a smiley in there:).

Hopefully I won't get sick on "our trip to GADv" next year;););).

Sunday, August 1, 2004 3:42 AM
The best thing to do to not get Motion Sickness, is to absolutely ride NOTHING.

Stay in the Kiddy Kingdom all day and you should be fine! ;)

Kyle Says: Diamondback was a lot of fun! Made his first time at Kings Island worth it all!

Sunday, August 1, 2004 4:06 AM
Not. Gonna. Happen. I will be riding all the kiddie rides/coasters I can, but I'm really going to finally ride Beast and Sonny(don't want to hear anything from anybody. I liked Hurricane @ MB and I hear its rougher than SOB).
Sunday, August 1, 2004 4:16 AM
Then you might wanna take some Tylenol along as well as the Dramamine. ;)

Kyle Says: Diamondback was a lot of fun! Made his first time at Kings Island worth it all!

Sunday, August 1, 2004 8:36 AM
good for 24 hours
non drowsy
and you can get the generic for el-cheapo

or you can spend a little extra and get it as Bonine...raspberry falvored dissolving tabs

Using Meclzine ever since the "incident" during the GASM 30 marathon...

Sunday, August 1, 2004 1:51 PM
DawgByte II's avatar Alcohol... it's the solution to many problems in life's daily woes!

Does it cure motion sickness? Well, it causes it... so it certainly can't make it any worse.

Sunday, August 1, 2004 1:55 PM
One of the nurses I work with says there is something only a doctor can prescribe. I believe it is something like a cream that you put a dab behind your ears, it is suppossed to work wonders. When I get into work on Monday, I will see if I can find the name of it.
Monday, August 2, 2004 1:06 AM
Some other solutions:
Monday, August 2, 2004 1:17 AM
I think the best way to avoid spewing green slush is to avoid foods that become green slush. I wonder if 7-11 sells that anymore?
Dead men don't ride roller coasters.
Monday, August 2, 2004 2:47 AM
Well, actually, it didn't "become" green slush, so to speak. It was alreay green slush when it went down. Whats bad was that Andy made the comment(after I was talking about how good it was) that he hoped it tasted as good when I re-tasted it. But its okay, I spewed just enough on him to get him back for that comment...


Odd, that thread did not come up when I did a search, and it was fairly recently. I knew I had seen somewhere something about motion sickness, but someone on URC had also given me a suggestion, so I figured it was there.

Weird. *** Edited 8/2/2004 6:48:47 AM UTC by TeknoScorpion***

Monday, August 2, 2004 3:54 AM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar Never had a problem with motion sickness, so I dunno. ;-)

I do hear good things about dramamine, although keeping your body properly hydrated (water only) can pretty much prevent a lot of potential ailments.

I would of nearly passed out from heat exhaustion from the Hot Springs/Memphis humidity if it wasn't for constantly drinking water all weekend. :-) I am not used to THAT humidity.


*** Edited 8/2/2004 7:56:16 AM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***


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