Help me with motion sickness!
August 16, 2014 5:26 AM Subscribe
I always get motion sickness on boats, and if the weather is bad enough, on airplanes. I love to travel, so this is a real bummer. I've tried both Dramamene and the behind-the-ear patches, and neither really helps. What can I do to really deal with the motion sickness without being a sleep-addled zombie?
posted by gchucky to Health & Fitness (19 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
So really, I have two questions:
First, the actual question above. Should I talk to my doctor and request some combination of medications? Is there some over-the-counter remedy I can try? Do those wristbands that work via acupressure actually work? What do you do to handle your motion sickness?
Second, is it possible to actually get _over_ motion sickness? If it's due to an inner-ear imbalance I suppose not, but I figured it'd be worth asking about. I have a job and a life, so I can't really take six months to go work on a fishing boat so I can just get over it. And I'm not too keen into surgery, if that's even an option.