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Old 04-05-2011, 07:35 AM
 
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My son has a field trip tomorrow and will be riding a tour bus for 2.5 hours (each way). He gets horribly car sick and I don't want him to be miserable on the bus and trip.

Dramamine doesn't work very well for him so my Ped suggested Benedryl which works wonders...but then he's typically groggy the rest of the day.

I'm wondering if Sea Bands will work so that he doesn't have the side-effects from the drugs. Has anyone used them or are there any other suggestions (I've already requested he sit in the very front seat so he can see out the front windshield)
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Old 04-05-2011, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Newport, Rhode Island
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I've always given them to boat guests and they are pleasantly surprised at how well they work. Make sure that the button is placed where the instructions say. On the pinky side of the wrist just below the heel of the palm.
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Old 04-05-2011, 02:46 PM
 
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mythbusters did a variety of tests on motion sickness devices - the best non-medical one they found was ginger
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Old 04-05-2011, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Durham UK
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My son had airsickness and the bands didn't work.
In fact the only thing that did was phenergan, but it knocked him out!

Tried all the ususal ones and then asked for phenergan, which I'd used when he was a baby once to help with jetlag after flying.
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Old 04-05-2011, 06:28 PM
 
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My son had airsickness and the bands didn't work.
In fact the only thing that did was phenergan, but it knocked him out!

Tried all the ususal ones and then asked for phenergan, which I'd used when he was a baby once to help with jetlag after flying.
Hmmm, I have phenegren but it was prescribed to me, so I don't know what his dose would be. Even if his ped gave me an Rx I'm not sure I'd use it for this trip, not knowing the side effects. It is something to keep in mind when we travel to the mountains...those roads are killer for him!

I got a sea band but I may give him 1/2 a dose of benedryl with it just so he's comfortable but not overly groggy.

Thanks for the suggestions everyone!
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Newport, Rhode Island
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Hmmm, I have phenegren but it was prescribed to me, so I don't know what his dose would be. Even if his ped gave me an Rx I'm not sure I'd use it for this trip, not knowing the side effects. It is something to keep in mind when we travel to the mountains...those roads are killer for him!

I got a sea band but I may give him 1/2 a dose of benedryl with it just so he's comfortable but not overly groggy.

Thanks for the suggestions everyone!
yerrrrrr welcome
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Old 01-03-2012, 01:10 AM
 
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Motion sickness theory has already become clear as the greatest scientific fraud in the history of science.
It was a Frenchman, V. Gavreau, who, during the Sixties, first reported human health problems caused by exposure to infrasound. The symptoms resembled seasickness, accompanied by headache, nausea, and “dizziness” (???)which led to “deep nervous fatigue.”Wind Turbine Syndrome Articles (http://www.windturbinesyndrome.com/news - broken link).. es-france/ There are three main types of motion sickness that are caused by infrasound ,axis rotation and visually induced .They are all different in certain ways. All three types of motion sickness can lead to nausea. Axis rotation and visually induced can lead to dizziness and infrasound do not. For example,motion sickness produces a whole range of symptoms, of which nausea and vomiting are the most severe. http://www.aeromedix.com/aeromedix_arti (broken link) ... index.html Axis rotation motion sickness can lead to a spinning sensation and others do not. Infrasound or carsickness, seasickness and airsickness can lead to drowsiness and others do not.
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