Hello everyone, just wanted to ask a quick question. How many of you guys experience carsickness on a regular basis, and what helps you deal with it? I get nauseous after about 10 minutes or so in the car regardless of conditions, and have ever since I can remember. Any tips or advice would be appreciated though. =) Thanks!

Used to get carsick heap as a kid, not so much now. Here’s what I find useful:

  • Don’t overheat, even if everyone is complaining about the cold. Just remind them it’s better then the smell of vomit.
  • Keep fresh air circulating.
  • Try to get a window seat (in planes too). Nausa can be triggered by lack of visual motion clues. Try to keep your head in the direction of travel, especially in trains.
  • Try to sleep.
  • Some people find drink water or sucking sweets helps.
  • Obvious hint is not to eat greasy or spicy food before the journey. Hangovers are a 'mare too.

Hope this helps.

Dramamine or crackers.

Well, it’s been a long time, but I recall getting car sick only in childhood and while riding in the passenger front seat of the car, and especially if the road had any decent amount of curves built in to it.

My recollection on how I relieved the nausea was just sitting back, closing my eyes and trying to maintain a steady breathing rate until I felt better.

Hmmm, now that I think back on my car sick episodes, it occurs to me they likely occurred before my parents got me to an optometrist and I began wearing glasses for correction of my near sightedness. I’m not recalling any occurrences of being carsick since then.

My daughter gets car sick but it helps if she is riding in the front passenger seat. I think it has to do with being able to see what is passing by as stated above. I have heard that ginger helps with motion sickness but have no firsthand knowledge of its effectiveness.

I get car sick sometimes. I can’t look anywhere inside the car for more than a few moments at a time, or else I become queasy. I have to always be looking out, straight ahead, and preferably in the front seat for whatever reason. I usually need a window cracked open a wee, too.

It was hell when I scratched my cornea and had to wear an eyepatch for a week. For whatever reason, my healthy eye became extremely sensitive to light, so I was blind for a week. It was torture to go anywhere in the car, but I couldn’t exactly walk anywhere. . .

I’m quite prone to motion-sickness and threw up in the car on a regular basis when I was a child. I’ve been sick in cars, on airplanes, merry-go-rounds, trains and once in an IMAX theater (I’m never going to try that one again). As an adult I still get sick if I’m a passenger but never if I drive, something to do with the fact that I’m controlling the speed and direction, it matches what my eyes and inner-ears perceive. Other things I’ve found helpful include chewing gum and keeping your eyes front, don’t ever look out the side of the car. I’ve taken ginger capsules before and they work great for two or three hours. Candied ginger works too if you’d like a tastier remedy. For the long haul I usually go with dramamine, though it makes me a little sleepy.

You have to have a prescription for Phenergan, but it is so worth it.

Another motion-sickness sufferer checking in. I rarely throw up, but I feel completely, indescribably miserable. Most of my cures have already been mentioned: cold fresh air; sitting in the front seat, staring straight ahead far down the road; Dramamine (wonderful stuff!); carbonated drinks also seem to help for some reason.

I get motion sickness from a lot of things. Some of the biggest triggers are: riding in the back seat, trying to read while riding, sitting too close at the movies, being the first car at a railroad crossing, and 3D “First Person” computer or console games.

Some things that help me are: fresh, cool air; ice cream (helps settle the stomach after the fact); cool water; focusing on an object straight ahead in the direction of movement; and whenever possible, being the driver rather than the passenger.