Tips on Combating Motion Sickness

Sunday, April 14, 2002 12:51 PM
Yesterday, while at Worlds of Fun, I got pretty sick after riding Timber Wolf and Mamba despite the fact that I took Dramamine. It made it real tough for me to ride much stuff after that. A similar thing happened last summer at Six Flags Worlds of Adventure. It is tough to have something you like to do so much to basically be taken away from you. If anyone has any tips on helping with my problem it would be GREATLY appreciated. Also, if anyone has a similar problem I'd like to hear from them as well. Thanks.

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Sunday, April 14, 2002 12:55 PM
Well I dont know If I have a problem but the last time I went to a park I rode Medusa (east) 7 times in a row. I felt like I was going to get sick but I was fine. Then I rode Nitro 5x's in a row and I was really sick I didnt throw up but I was feeling terrible the rest of the day. I guess my stomach cant handle re-rides :(

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Sunday, April 14, 2002 1:06 PM

A method that I believe in is accupressure. If you apply a small amount of pressure to the pulse points on both of your wrists, it will combat nausea pretty well. Some pressure bands are commercially available...I think the company that once produced such bands is Travelband. It is a great alternative to medications.

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Stephanie
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Sunday, April 14, 2002 1:17 PM
Thanks a lot for the tip. I've never heard of that before.

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Sunday, April 14, 2002 1:34 PM

That's strange...how some people get sick and some people don't. Like I ate like 3 hamburgers and then rode Serial Thriller at SFWoA in 98' over and over...I can't even remember how many times and I was fine.

If you have ridden a brand new SLC...you know what I'm talking about...they are smooth then and extremely fast and they make you sooo dizzy.

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Sunday, April 14, 2002 1:37 PM

i get quite travel sick in cars, after about 2 hours i have to see my breakfast again. however, i am always fine on roller coasters which i find quite strange. i always have to have a ride to ease me in though after i get to the park and after any meal.
and those pressure point things dont work for me, but they do for other people, so try them out and see what happens.

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Sunday, April 14, 2002 1:39 PM
I'm kind of weird.. I have to eat after I get off of a coaster. If not, I'll get sick (some of us know what I mean..). I discovered that after I was sick/hungry after re-riding Raptor.. I ate and away went the sick feeling. Same thing happened after I rode a backwards scrambler at the I-X. I was not hungry at all, but I ate and I felt much better...

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Sunday, April 14, 2002 1:56 PM
It's odd, I feel really sick when I ride any spinning flat...heck, any flat that goes in the same circular path. I felt really nauseous after Skywhirl two years ago. However, I can ride any rollercoaster without feeling sick at all. Any suggestions?

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Sunday, April 14, 2002 1:57 PM
Many people prefer not to eat before they go on coasters. But I am just the opposite prefering the feeling of a full stomach to an empty one. But either way I never really suffer from nausea.


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Sunday, April 14, 2002 1:59 PM
don't re-ride. going over the same course (espically intense ones) is just asking for motion sickness.

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-Bob (formerly Coaster Jedi)
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Sunday, April 14, 2002 2:14 PM

V² Fiend said:
It's odd, I feel really sick when I ride any spinning flat...heck, any flat that goes in the same circular path. I felt really nauseous after Skywhirl two years ago. However, I can ride any rollercoaster without feeling sick at all. Any suggestions?

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I'm the same way...I rode Chaos at CP, and let's just say that if they didn't stop it when they did, everyone on that ride would have been covered in barf. Strange enough, on coasters I am fine..except 8 + re-rides...I did that on Hurler and I was feeling a little dizzy, not to mention my 45+ times on TG:TJC in one day

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Sunday, April 14, 2002 3:16 PM
My friend Jeff also enjoys rollercoasters, but can get extremely motion sick. The wristbands that were mentioned in the earlier post, for some strange reason, work perfectly. They have a small bead on the inside with presses against your wrist in a certain spot and somehow remove motion sickness. Plus, they require no medication and have no side effects.

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Sunday, April 14, 2002 3:26 PM
I don't get motion sickness but I get severe headaches, especially after riding a rough woodie. I have learned that taking a single Advil just before entering the park totally eliminates all headaches for the day. Taking the pills after I have the headache does nothing to relieve it, but taking them beforehand works great (for me anyway).
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Sunday, April 14, 2002 3:37 PM

Many people prefer not to eat before they go on coasters. But I am just the opposite prefering the feeling of a full stomach to an empty one. But either way I never really suffer from nausea.

This is how I am. I have to stuff myself before riding, or else I could get a bit queazy after a large amount of re-rides.

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Sunday, April 14, 2002 4:34 PM
Dramamine always works for me and I don't even take as much as they say you should. The accupressure thing sounds cool though. Maybe I should invest in one of those bracelets.
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Sunday, April 14, 2002 6:03 PM
Has anyone tried the accupressure things and found that they worked?

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Sunday, April 14, 2002 7:06 PM
I do the accupressure thing for sea-sickness, and it works. I don't get sick on any sort of amusement ride or coaster however. I would imagine it's got to be an individual thing. Dramamine doesn't help me at all, and yet others swear by it. Same with accupressure, some say it's bull, but it helps me on boats. I'd say it wouldn't hurt to try it. There are also anti-motion sickness drugs you can get by prescription through your doctor if it doesn't help.

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Sunday, April 14, 2002 7:14 PM
The enemy for most people is negative G's. Therefore, it can be bad to ride hypercoasters if you have a sensitive stomach, because of course, that element is usually highly emphasized. I felt sick to my stomach after riding Apollo's Chariot for the first time, and S:ROS at SFA is well known for its puke-inducing qualities.
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Sunday, April 14, 2002 7:51 PM
I get sick on spinny flat rides as well. I just watched a commercial a few days ago for an electronic wristband that gives off a tiny pulsating charge that is supposed to ellimate motion sickness. It is sold without a perscription and sounded very interesting. I am going to look into it before I go to my next park.

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Sunday, April 14, 2002 8:50 PM

I could ride most coasters ALL DAY with no problem at all. Boomerangs for some reason are best left after one or two rides at most. Flats that move generally in vertical orientation like Top Spins, Enterprises, Inverters, Flying Carpets and that stuff are cool. But I have a low tolerance for horizontal rotation like Triple Spins, Teacups, Rotors, etc.

Stephanie, great sig...and good advice!

*** This post was edited by rollergator on 4/15/2002. ***

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