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Old 05-18-2014, 10:50 PM
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When I was younger I tended to get very airsick on airplane flights. I was fine in cars and boats, but something about airplanes did not agree with me.

Now that I'm older it's not too bad. I don't think I get airsick like before, but I still take a motion sickness tablet before flying just to be safe.

Does anyone else have problems with traveling, and do you have any stories to share?

I only recall one time flying on an airplane when someone got sick. It was a Hong Kong to Japan flight back in the 80's. The flight was very turbulent and before we landed a guy sitting in the row next to us grabbed a bag and barfed into it. It was very brief, almost like he hacked a lung.
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Old 05-19-2014, 01:07 AM
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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Ive had motion sickness all my life.. Im now 67and still get sick in the back of a car, a boat, or carnival rides, even in the front of a car I can feel sick if the driver takes corners fast.. I cant read or turn to talk to anyone in the back seat while the cars in motion either.. cant bend down to pick up things from the floor of the car...its so embarrasing as I avoid taking rides from friends if I have to go in the back... I also cant travel in cars with air fresheners or if theyve been valeted.. as the smells make me really sick.. but then I have chemical sensitivities and always thought the two things were relaterd but seems not to be ...
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Old 05-19-2014, 05:27 AM
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When I was a child I had motion sickness a few times when traveling on large ships but not on every single boat ride.
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Old 05-19-2014, 06:10 AM
Location: Airports all over the world
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I have been very lucky and do not get motion sick. I actually enjoy a little turbulence as the shaking keeps me from getting stiff from sitting for a long time. Actually I do not recall ever seeing someone air sick on a flight. Once when traveling by ferry in Southeast Alaska I saw 2 high school girls get sea sick. We were still tied to the dock at the time.
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Old 05-19-2014, 06:14 AM
Location: USA
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I never has motion sickness until later in life and traveled many places without a problem. Two flights to Europe were without incident, so years later when I boarded a plane for the east coast, there was no reason to expect it to be different, but soon after takeoff I began to feel queasy and the misery began. Little did I know it was a precursor to a bad journey in other ways, too. For my return trip, Dramamine and newly acquired wristbands worked as per predictions.

My daughter has motion sickness when on water.
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Old 05-19-2014, 07:05 AM
Location: Lehigh Valley, PA
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In 2006 my wife and I vacationed in Kauai for two weeks. Approx half way into our time there we took a catamaran tour of the islands north shore where Jurassic Park was filmed and where some incredibly beautiful mountains are located.

The sightings of sea creatures were numerous and impressive to say the least and I was able to view the water for approx. two hours and forty minutes out of our three hour excursion because I had my head down over the railing vomiting for that amount of time.

The water was extremely choppy which provided a bit of fun as we hit the waves on our way out from the docks.
Approx. twenty minutes into the boat ride I became nauseous. One of the deck hands moved me to the rear of the boat to throw up. And that is where I stayed for the remainder of the tour.

I saw sea turtles, dolphins, yellow fish, blue fish and some sharks. I also saw that four other people were near me on each side of the boat vomiting also.

Misery love company!!!!

One of the deck hands was fishing and jokingly said to me after he caught a fish "" Thank you for chumming the water!! ""

Eventually we got back to the dock and within a half hour I was back to normal.

And that's my motion sickness story for all of you.
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Old 05-19-2014, 07:56 AM
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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My only story was a cruise out of NYC, sailing in late December of which the mid atlantic is very choppy then.
First day hubby and I had most of the ship to ourselves as many many people were seasick.
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:07 AM
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The only time I've experienced motion sickness was when I was when my wife and I were on our second cruise. We were on the Carnival Fascination in the Bahamas. A hurricane had come through the area a few days before so the waters were still pretty rough. We had dinner on the second night of the cruise and the waters were so rough so could literally see the chandeliers in the dining rooms swaying back on forth. After dinner I was supposed to head to the casino with some of our tablemates, but I started not feeling well, so I decided to go back to the cabin with my wife and lay down.

Laying down made things much worse, cause the boat keep rocking back and forth over the waves and that made my stomach churn even more. I sat back up hoping the naseau would go away. But then I got the salty taste in my mouth and I knew I was gonna throw up, so I just headed to the bathroom... It was bad... Thank goodness the shower had a detachable shower head and the bathroom had a drain in the floor. It took me quite a while to clean that mess up...
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:10 AM
Location: Toronto, Ottawa Valley & Dunedin FL
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My first ever plane flight was when I was 16 years old. I ate the (nice, hot) breakfast provided in those days, then promptly threw it up all over my fellow passengers. Embarrassing. Only time that I've been air sick, fortunately, since I've flown a lot since then.

But I've been motion sick in the back of buses, on ferries, cruiseships, even in a sailboat moored onshore. The back seat of a car if we're driving on winding roads. Even thinking about this makes me woozy!
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Old 05-19-2014, 09:04 AM
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I can get a queasy stomach easily, but though I used to get motion sickness as a kid on family trips through the North Carolina mountains, I don't get too bothered as an adult on any type of transport and never (as an adult) to the point of puking. One close call, though, was when my wife and I spent hours drinking at the Hofbräuhaus in Munich and then had to run to the station to catch a night train to Prague. We had a sleeping compartment, and lying on that cot with a stomach full of beer sloshing around and the train bump-bumping on the tracks nearly brought it all up.

As a kid, though, I think the worst time was on a Trailways bus from Ohio to North Carolina, through the mountains. We still have a photo of my sister getting off the bus, looking very wan from throwing up through all those curves, and I wasn't any better. The smell of a Trailways' bus toilet doesn't help things but that's where I had to lock myself up for much of the mountainous part of the trip.
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