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Old 01-24-2010, 08:34 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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For as long as I can remember, I've been one to get carsick on windy roads if I'm not sitting in the front. I'm almost 28, and for the past 2 or 3 years, I've noticed that whenever I'm in a car, I frequently get car sick even if I'm sitting in front on a regular city street. I usually ride the bus or train (at least I have for the last 2 1/2 years) and they don't affect me at all. What can I do to prevent this? It gets anooying to have to ask to sit in the front all the time, and even that doesn't help sometimes. Opening windows or chewing gum also does nothing for me. Thanks!
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Old 01-24-2010, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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Keep your eyes on the far horizon, don't look at anything close by. This decreases the appearance of quick movement as close things go by quicker than far away things.
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Old 01-25-2010, 06:32 AM
 
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I've experienced the same thing. It seems to happen more if I'm in someone's SUV. I think it has to do with the center of gravity being so much higher than in the tiny car I normally drive. I usually would try to sit in the center... or I just close my eyes. That seems to help.

If your fellow passengers inquire why you are doing so, just tell them. Maybe next time they won't call shotgun.
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Old 01-25-2010, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Keep your eyes on the far horizon, don't look at anything close by.
This works for me with the added stipulation that it must be the horizon in the direction of movement, not the horizon out a side window. I have to have an unimpeded view of the road in order to not feel sick, and I can not read a map or book or anything like that while the car is moving, it has to be at a dead stop. The key is to make sure that the messages coming in from your eyes matches the messages coming from your inner ear.

You can also try ginger pills or ginger altoids if you can find them, they really do help.
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