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Tips for Preventing & Managing Motion Sickness

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This summer I’m participating in the Dramamine® Road Warrior Alliance program. This program will help to educate about the causes, prevention, and treatment of motion sickness.  

I have experienced motion sickness before. The first time I thought that I had food poisoning. I felt awful. I was nauseous, sweating, shaking and frantically trying to think of what I had eaten that could have possibly made me feel this way. This was the first cruise that I had ever taken and the boat was pretty small.

When I realized that I was the only one sick and that everyone had eaten the same thing, I figured out that I had motion sickness. I couldn't get to my Dramamine fast enough. After taking some Dramamine, I felt a little better.

The key for me was taking Dramamine every single day of the trip before my symptoms either started.

Dramamine engaged Dr. Mark Savant who leads Savant Wellness which is a San Francisco-based concierge medical practice focused on personal care and prevention. He is shares some great tips about how to prevent motion sickness and what to do once it starts.

Here are a few things that you can do:

  • Taking over-the-counter motion sickness relief medications such as Dramamine® can prevent motion sickness from putting a damper on a family road trip or girlfriend getaway.
  • Passengers in cars can experience motion sickness while reading as their body and inner ears are sending cues related to the movement of the car, but their eyes are focused on a non-moving object such as a book. These conflicting messages being sent to the brain cause motion sickness. Passengers in cars can look out the window so the eyes can be engaged in the movement instead of being fixed on one object such as a book, tablet or video game.
  • Successful treatment is based on environmental modification. Whether you’re on a boat or in a car, position yourself so that you can see and feel the movement.
  • Passengers in boats should sit up on the deck where they can see the ocean and feel the rocking of the waves.
  • Taking Dramamine after motion sickness has already started can help lessen the severity of some of the symptoms.
  • Passengers may be able to reduce the feeling of queasiness by sitting or lying down in an area that appears to move the least.
  • Consume fluids and get exposure to fresh air.

With so many people being affected by motion sickness each year, many have no clue that is what they are experiencing and/or they don't know how to deal with it. The Dramamine® RoadWarrior Alliance site can be your your resource as a traveler if you or someone you know if suffering from motion sickness.  You will also find a place to request your own free sample of Dramamine® plus expert travel tips.

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Go here to enter: Road Warrior Alliance {Prize Pack Giveaway with Dramamine & $50 Gift Card} – Giveaway ends 8/18



I am participating in a sponsored campaign for Dramamine® products in exchange for my participation.  The opinions stated here are my own.

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11 Comments Leave a Comment »

  1. I need to try this. I get car sickness at times.

  2. I have to use Dramimine for my 6 year old if we are going to be driving an hour or lnger because he always gets car sick. The drive from CT to FL last year was fun. 🙂

  3. There have been times I know I would not have LIVED without Dramamine LOL Like… flying out of Las Vegas on Sunday…. ACK.

  4. I don’t think I’ve every experienced motion sickness, and it sounds like I don’t ever want to!! Good thing their is Dramamine!

  5. My nephew used to get really car sick, it was awful! Those are some really good tips to keep motion sickness at bay!

  6. Rachel Young

    I’ve never had motion sickness but I got vertigo REALLY bad coming off an international flight once and dramamine was the only think that saved me lol

  7. Gosh, I never forget to pack this!! Our whole family needs it!! Reading in the car is the worst!

  8. Dramamine is seriously a life safer.

  9. I don;t think I have ever had motion sickness. Thats a good thing since I lived in a travel trailer for 13 years.

  10. Jennifer

    I would get sick on every long road trip and theme park rides now I do so much better its unbelievable thanks Dramamine!!

  11. Jaye

    Hey Thanks for advise and I definitely Try Dramimine, when I feel motion sickness. Keep posting like this, This one definitely helps for those people who affected or feel motion sickness.

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