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10 yr old - motion sickness and/or nerves

Postby Sheila123 on Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:26 am

My 10 yr old dd got nauseous on a flight 2 years ago (bad turbulence). Since then she's been car sick on longer car rides too. This last flight she was nauseous the night before the flight, the morning of, and throwing up all through the flight. Now she is getting nauseous from nerves, just thinking of getting sick the next day.
Tried the following: ginger ale, ginger cookies, ginger candies, Gravol (don't want to medicate her again), eating light, not eating, and this last flight we tried sea bands.
The only thing I noticed is that when we travel early in the day she is definitely getting sick, but in the afternoon she has had long rides with no issues.
Anyone else with a similar story?
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Re: 10 yr old - motion sickness and/or nerves

Postby CharleneK on Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:24 am

Yes, in the last couple of years our 10 year old DD has had this happen. :(

She used to be just fine while on a car trip up-island, but the last couple of times she actually got car sick.

We thought it was because we rushed her to get up, eat & then into the car, but other times it has happened as well (but like you mentioned, doesn't seem to happen in the afternoon, or driving into town & back).

Now we just give her some chewable childrens Gravol about 30-60 minutes prior to driving, and she is fine. Maybe it acts like a placebo, not sure, as she has some anxiety issues as well - but it works for her. ;-)
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