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Written by Corina Mihaela Paraschiv   
Friday, 14 December 2007 21:42
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You'll probably call me a fool but when I applied for a semester abroad on a traveling ship, I already knew I had motion sickness. I have yet to discover whether it was a wise decision, but here are some things my medical visits and discussions with other travelers have enabled me to learn.  I think it is important for leaders to find strategies to overcome motion sickness; there are a lot of things I would have missed on if I couldn't have steped onto a plane, a car or a boat.  So here are a few ideas of what to take along, what can be done and about adjusting to it.


Things to Take Along


For people who have very light motion sickness, Gravol produces a non-sleepy formula of pills based with ginger root. Peppermint seems to be an alternative to ginger-based products too. However, if you're like me and you are really prone to motion sickness you will have to consider alternatives. Doctors have assured me Dramamine and Gravol are the exact same thing, although I did not have a chance to verify that, and they can be taken without worry in terms of quantity, usually 30 to 60 minutes prior to transportation. They last somewhere between four to six hours but have the disadvantage of making you sleepy. Patches are most recommended however, because they give less hassle. They last for three days in a row and you just place them behind the ear at least 8 hours prior to embarking your mean of transportation. You can use two or three in a row without problems but longer use is not recommended.


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