That was my first experience with motion sickness. I threw up my snow cone.
After that, I knew my limit with spinning around. Ferris wheel = ok. The “Zipper” = not ok.
Of course, with most things, if they are essentially untreated (and just avoided) they will get worse with age.
Eventually I had car sickness unless I sat in the front seat and looked out the front window the whole time. When we went on a cruise for our honeymoon, that was a whole new ballgame of seasickness. On one particularly rocky night on the boat, I went to the overly-priced store on board and picked up some “sea bands”. They actually did help. The problem was that I couldn’t take them off. As soon as they came off, I was sick again.
The next cruise, I went prepared. I took some ginger chews, my trusty sea bands (still had them), and Gui Pi Tang (“tonify the Spleen pills”) a Chinese herbal preparation. Much better! I only had to wear the bands on really rough seas. I took the herbs twice per day and felt just fine.
Other things that (for me anyway) made a difference:
- Consumption of caffeine and alcohol (more consumption = more dizziness and nausea)
- Use your eyes to focus on one spot (a “drishti” in yoga-talk); sit and breathe for a few minutes
- Bubbly water with lime
- Peppermint or ginger tea (“wakes up” the stomach)
- Hyland’s motion sickness homeopathic remedy (either it works or it doesn’t depending on your body’s constitution; you can try)
Any other remedies?