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Old 03-09-2018, 04:30 PM   #1
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Motion Sickness

We just took a test drive and I was in the dinette of the Motorhome and I wasnít feeling so good.
Do you get used this? What are your cures for this besides Dramamine?
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Old 03-09-2018, 04:38 PM   #2
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Motion sickness tends to come from mixed signals to your brain, your body feels the movement, but your other senses, like your eyes, don't send the same signal.

I don't know Motorhomes, but in general for vehicle induced motion sickness, the best bets are being in the front seat, with a clear view outside, or closing your eyes and resting.
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We donít have a motorhome, but my wife DOES get motion sick.

My wife prefers Bonine for motion sickness vs Dremamine. She says Dremamine makes her sleepy.

I doubt she could sit anywhere but in the passenger seat, looking out the front windshield.
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If you are sitting in the dinette face forward and leave the blinds up so you can see the outside.
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I have what I would call extreme case of motion sickness. If Im riding and simply look down Im instantly sick. But, i used to fly a LOT for business. First few months were bad. But I got used to it, near the end I would load up in a plane and go to sleep. Thats how used to it I got. So yes, it can get better
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We donít have a motorhome, but my wife DOES get motion sick.

My wife prefers Bonine for motion sickness vs Dremamine. She says Dremamine makes her sleepy.

I doubt she could sit anywhere but in the passenger seat, looking out the front windshield.
Thank you! I think Iíll start with Bonine! I have had luck with it before.

Iíve never tried a motion sickness bracelet so Iím may try it. I will be upfront most of the time but just Incase I switch with the kids for a bit.
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I have what I would call extreme case of motion sickness. If Im riding and simply look down Im instantly sick. But, i used to fly a LOT for business. First few months were bad. But I got used to it, near the end I would load up in a plane and go to sleep. Thats how used to it I got. So yes, it can get better
This was our time in a rv and I had a feeling it was going to happen. The rep was in the passenger seat because it was my husbandís first time driving a class A. So I let them talk.
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Old 03-10-2018, 01:03 AM   #8
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There are two types of dramamine so be very careful to ensure you select the correct one.

Non-drowsy meclizine is a great product for motion sickness and is the ingredient you want to make sure is in the dramamine you purchase. I personally just buy a 100 count bottle of meclizine tablets for about 97 cents from Sam's Club. Most stock it but if they don't, they can special order it from their distributor, American Bergen Source, the next business day. If they won't order it, call a club manager to complain. Special orders is something that they can and should do for a customer even for a 97 cent bottle of OTC meds.

The other motion sickness drug is Dimenhydrinate which can be sedating and I don't use it unless you don't mind sleeping while your significant other is driving.

None drug methods of preventing and/or treating motion sickness is to reduce air temps (open window if it is cool outside), stare out of a window in direction of travel, avoid alcohol and eating full and/or hearty meals before the trip, and keeping your head movement to a minimum while driving.

Prescription meds such as scopalamine patches work really well with some sedation but not as bad as dimenhydrinate. Drinking ginger ale helps too with the upset stomach from motion sickness.
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