I'm heaving on a jet plane...

Old Oct 20th, 2004, 03:57 PM
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I got sick on the TGV in France while reading a book. Now I just sit and wait to get where I'm going.
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Old Oct 20th, 2004, 04:34 PM
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I, too, love your title! I hate flying and do tend to get nauseated; moving forward or getting something off of the floor is well nigh impossible.

I've only actually been "heaving" once, though; in fact, in spite of my distress, I found the whole situation really funny, as our obviously extremely bored flight attendant sprang into delighted action and had wet face cloths and ice and the first smile I'd seen on her face all flight...and I had actually made it to the lav to do the puking. (TMI, eh?) This was one of those tiny planes for a commuter flight, and I guess she figured any change in the routine was a plus!

Seasick, now, that's another matter. I actually passed out on a whale watching trip in Iceland; the sailors kindly assured me that if I went out every day for six months I'd get over it.
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Old Oct 20th, 2004, 04:52 PM
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Years ago I went on a deep sea fishing trip in the Keys...It was horrible and I was "heaving" the entire time until I feel asleep..I have only ventured on a boat one time since then (Long Island Sound) and used the wrist band with the pressure point. It worked that time. My question is...I will be taking a cruise to the Caribbean in March (not my choice of destinations..but going to celebrate my mom's bday.) Do you think the pressure thing will work again? Or should I go with something stronger? dramamine?
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Old Oct 20th, 2004, 05:02 PM
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My wife used to get horribly sea sick on our boat, complicated because she went below decks thinking she would get relief, and it actually got worse when she could no longer see the horizon. None of the pills or patches helped her, but the sea bands worked very well and now she actually enjoys sailing.
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Old Oct 21st, 2004, 08:35 AM
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I have thrown up on literally every boat I've ever been on in my life. In fact, sometimes all it takes is standing at the dock and watching the boat move to start things going. Sometimes I get carsick or airsick as well.

But, I was given the opportunity of a lifetime a number of years ago: a trip on the QE2. So of course I went. The wrist bands didn't work for me. I was turning as green as the color of the carpet in the bar, when the bartender suggested I go get a "seasick shot". I was shocked to find out that Cruise ships have something like this. He said that all the employees get them. So I lurched down to the hospital on board (along with a number of other people with the same problem), and got the shot. The administering doctor told me it was a shot of antihistamines, and that I should go back to my cabin because in 20 minutes I would be taking a three hour nap. I followed his directions. When I woke up, I was cured. No nausea, no problems (and the boat was rocking). The doctor told me it would work for 5 or 6 days, and for the rest of the cruise I had no problems at all.

Now when I cruise, I get the shot on board. And before I fly, I take a dose of some over the counter antihistamine, and so far, it's worked for me.
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