Motion sickness


#1

I recently discovered that I am prone to motion sickness has anyone tried taking motion sickness medication before going on the rides and does it seem to work


#2

There is a patch you can get your Dr. to prescribe 4u.It works really good.Put it on behind your ear before you leave and make sure u change it every 3-4 days.


#3

I have friends who take medicine when they know they’re going to be going on rides and it does seem to help them a lot. It is certainly worth a shot!


#4

My father takes Dramamine (I think that’s how you spell it:pinch:) He never complains once he takes it.


#5

It seems I’m pretty solid when it comes to the most extreme rides, especially the rides in WDW.
There is one time I did get sick as a dog, but I was bluefishing off Belmar and I got horribly seasick. I took Dramamine too late to do any good and wound up tossing dinner in the head.


#6

Just watch sometimes some of the pills make you tired. That wouldn’t be good. As an FYI, I was told by my kids that the RnR coaster, the left side is a “better” ride. First few times we rode it, I rode there and got vertigo really really bad. Now DH gets in the coaster first, I sit on the Right side and I don’t get it. Something to try anyways.


#7

That is something to consider. Most anti-nausea pills (they’re mostly antihistamines) will slow you down a little and WDW is a high-energy vacation. Never used it but the suggestion for the patch is probably good. It gives you a steady dose so you don’t get the “blah” effect.


#8

I just stay off the few rides that make me sick. Sometimes the pills are worse.


#9

I’d be careful with pills…you want to enjoy yourself at Disney! :frowning:

Have you tried the old ‘magnetic’ wrist bracelet? I’m not big on motion sickness to begin with, but I got something similiar from a healthy travel agency once. Not sure if it really works, but I think that’d be a SAFER venue to try, without putting any drugs in your body.


#10

My DH gets motion sickness very easily. Before we went this past August I went on AllEars.net and printed out the “motion sickness ratings” for all the rides in all of the parks. It was a life saver; he has it so bad that he even has problems with the Carousel of Progress.


#11

Most sensible solution. Dramamine does work - but it can also make you so drowsy, you won’t enjoy yourself anyway.


#12

I take Dramamine in the morning when I know I am going to be on the rides with my DD. It comes in a less drowsy version that I don’t get tired from & I only take 1 tablet. It does put a stop to my motion sickeness from even starting.


#13

[QUOTE=Screever;935359]I’d be careful with pills…you want to enjoy yourself at Disney! :

I totally agree!


#14

Duct tape!


#15

… hee hee sorry…

Seriously, I am good as long as I stay off the Teacups.


#16

They have motion sickness bracelets: One Step Ahead Baby - Motion Sickness Relief Bands
Those particular ones are for kids, but you get the idea.

Not sure if they work, because I have never suffered from motion sickness from rides. But, I do know that when I had a bit of vertigo, the motion sickness pills do make me extremely sleepy.

EDIT: I just found these on that same website (I order from them all the time): One Step Ahead Baby - Queasy Pop Kids!
It says those lollipops are non-drowsy too!

Either one of those things might work for adults too.


#17

[QUOTE=KittieKChick;936607]They have motion sickness bracelets: One Step Ahead Baby - Motion Sickness Relief Bands
Those particular ones are for kids, but you get the idea.

Not sure if they work, because I have never suffered from motion sickness from rides. But, I do know that when I had a bit of vertigo, the motion sickness pills do make me extremely sleepy.

EDIT: I just found these on that same website (I order from them all the time): One Step Ahead Baby - Queasy Pop Kids!
It says those lollipops are non-drowsy too!

Either one of those things might work for adults too.[/QUOTE]

These sound great, as I have to agree, the motion sickness tabs can make you so sleepy and groggy they really can make you feel worse than being on a ride/ travelling.
Let us know though if you do find a solution that works, its always useful to know for future reference.


#18

:blow:I take the “Less Drowsey Dramamine” and it works well for me. I get bad motion sickness on planes and in cars too. I also avoid attractions that I know will make me sick such as Astro-Orbitor and Mission Space.:blow:


#19

DH and I both get motion sick extremely easily. We’ve never had a problem at Disney, but we stay off the stuff that we know will get us. We did go on a cruise though and took Bonine the whole time…every morning and every night. We didn’t have any motion problems and it didn’t make us sleepy at all. It seems to be a better alternative to Dramamine, which we love, but does make us sleepy.


#20

Also, remember Mission Space has the “non-spinning” version that shouldn’t make you sick. (That’s the one my DW and DD’s ride).