Well, I got sick at another amusement park yesterday. This marks the 4th. consecutive time I've been to a park and gotten sick despite the use of Bonine and ginger tablets. Nothing seems to help. I'll be going to Holiday World next week, and I'm not even looking forward to my visit because I know I'll get sick. Does anybody have any tips so that I can continue riding coasters without getting sick? Thanks again.
There is a type of wristband that's available for people who get motion sickness. It's basically a type of accupressure. Type in "motion sickness wristband" into a search engine to get more information.
I cannot personally vouch for it, since I have no need for it. A friend of mine got it for a child (car sickness) and it seemed to work pretty well for her. Don't know if it'll work for coasters and such, but you may find it to be worth a try.
Closing your eyes on rides won't help either. ;) Sorry you're having trouble. Hope you enjoy Legend! ------------- Brad Sherman BuzzCon Frequent Flyer, helping to train new ride ops properly! Model coasters and rides
Over on GTTP someone recommended to me Dramamene (sp?) (It's either Dramamene or Dramamene II). Personally I haven't tried it yet, since I haven't visited any parks, but from what I heard it works very good.
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CoasterHolik2002 said: Take a dramamine before you get to the park it helps 100%
They sell dramimine at the park's gift shops, so just buy them there if you can't find them anywhere else. Also, stay away from spinning rides, especially Roundhouse where it pins you against the walls, I even got kinda sick on that one. Try the non-drowzy kind if you have to.
What kind of coasters make you sick? Steel coasters I can understand, but I don't think I've ever heard of anyone who gets sick from riding wooden coasters. If you do, it certainly sucks...but is interesting, IMO, as I don't find them nauseating at all.
My girlfriend got sick on the Wildcat at Hersheypark, but not nausea-related, she got sick from her stomach hitting the sides to hard and it must've ruptured the acids or something. She didn't say it hurt, she just felt sick. I don't know.
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I take Dramamine (there is a non-drowsy formula now available) about 30 minutes before riding any spin-n-spews and have no problem. I also don't let myself get too hungry, food in my stomach seems to help also.
If you have allergies that are especially bad that could hurt it too - a lot has to do with the balance mechanisms in your inner ear (i know this cause my right one is only 25% functional so I got ALL kinds of tips from doctors). If you have allergies that are acting up or have a stuffy nose, you could have restricted movement of the fluid in your ear, which means even when you get off the ride things are still "sloshing around" in there which could be setting off the motion sickness. Just a suggestion - I still have yet to ever get sick (knock on wood) from any ride - if anything it makes me a little less dizzy when I'm having problems to go ride Raptor and Mantis all day ;)
Interesting. I didn't realize that there was a correlation between allergies and motion sickness. And yes, I do get sick on wooden coasters. Even the smallest rides can make me sick (Fjord Fjarlane at WOF).
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