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Flying Was ‘Nice’ For The Last Eight Years  
User currently offlineSkydrol From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 983 posts, RR: 10
Posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 3852 times:

Flying was nice for the last eight years. Yes it really was for me, because I used to suffer from airsickness frequently on flights in the 1980s and 1990s, but for whatever reason this seemed to end around 2002, and after dozens of flights since, I thought it was a thing of the past… until this week.  The airplane passed through an area of light to moderate turbulence for maybe 20 minutes, and then the (almost) long-forgotten cold sweating, dizziness and nausea returned like unwelcome guests to spoil the party. Once the flight became smooth again, I asked for a glass of ginger ale. I was hoping the symptoms would pass, but no such luck. In fact, they got worse. Spent a fair bit of time on my knees in the lav getting intimately familiar with the toilet in the 737 while puking my guts into it. (Kudos to Westjet for keeping the lavs spotless  , from this position you notice.) Hogging one of the lavatories for so long is embarrassing, but it’s nothing compared to using the sick bag during approach/landing while the seatbelt sign is on. My apologies for creating a bad situation for others on Westjet 448.

The experience was so dreadful, I really don’t feel like flying again anytime soon…
 

  

LD4


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User currently offlineUA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 3782 times:

Have you seen a doctor to see if your balance is off or are you taking any meds preflight to help deal with the symptoms?


"It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark."
User currently offlineJackbr From Australia, joined Dec 2009, 668 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 3722 times:

I often wonder, do Flight Attendants HAVE to have flown before prior to being accepted by an airline? What if a junior FA on his/her first flight ends up in the same situation and has to quit?

User currently offlinealwaysontherun From Netherlands Antilles, joined Jan 2010, 464 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 3679 times:

You poor soul!!

I have had my fair share of seasickness………….not a walk in the park either.
In fact, the way you describe it, they must be very similar.

After years of special patches behind my ear, on my wrists, special bracelets and pills (none worked), I stumbled across a solution just recently! Okay, it may not be THE solution………but it helps, quite a bit:

Ginger!!!!!!

Buy yourself a little jar of ginger pills, and keep it in your hand luggage.
I personally can´t stand ginger, food wise; but I quite happily stuff my face with it when nausea comes knockin´……..

Hey, you may even like ginger……..

It´s worth a shot, it may be the best $3,- you will ever spend.

Happy flying……..without inevitable lavatory cleanliness inspections please!


### "I am always on the Run"###



"Failure is not an option, it comes standard in any Windows product" - an anonymous MAC owner.
User currently offlinehuaiwei From Singapore, joined Oct 2008, 1117 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 3456 times:

Quoting alwaysontherun (Reply 3):
Ginger!!!!!!

Our OP apparently found out the powers of Ginger, but took ginger ale, probably the only stuff available on board without prior preparations. Unfortunately, the sugar, carbonated water, and all kinds of strange stuff they throw into it are more likely to make matters worse! (Did I even mention that most "ginger ale" today are just flavoured drinks and do not actually contain much ginger, if at all?)



It's huaiwei...not huawei. I have nothing to do with the PRC! :)
User currently offlinetravelexec From Spain, joined Dec 2007, 449 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 3427 times:

There are wristbands that you can buy - for example http://www.biobands.com/motionsickness.htm - which really work.
I was a real sceptic as I am very analytical by nature and normally would need some sort of scientific proof as to how a thing works, but my wife insisted in buying these for our son who had the same issues, and his terrible air-sickness is nowhere to be seen... worth a try...


User currently offlineSkydrol From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 983 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (4 years 9 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2793 times:

Quoting alwaysontherun (Reply 3):
I have had my fair share of seasickness………….not a walk in the park either.
In fact, the way you describe it, they must be very similar.

After years of special patches behind my ear, on my wrists, special bracelets and pills (none worked), I stumbled across a solution just recently! Okay, it may not be THE solution………but it helps, quite a bit:

Ginger!!!!!!

As a kid my mom supplied me with gravol, as a teenager I tried the transderm patches behind my ears several times, with apparent success, but the wrist bands I tried which I believe were called Sea bands didn't really help me.
Ginger candies worked wonders, but it seemed like I was able to 'outgrow' motion sickness, since I have been on many turbulent flights during the last seven or eight years and felt just fine. So this post was just me admitting defeat after all these years, when I thought I had it beat, to get a nasty wake-up call that the experience of flying can still be truly rotten.
For years, my best defence plan has been sitting in aisle seats, so that if I need to get up and run, nobody has to get out of the way. I've learned the hard way in the past, there's only about a second's difference between a huge mess in the aisle, and making it to the lav. And for me, there is nothing worse than having to use wax-lined paper bags in front of an audience!

Quoting alwaysontherun (Reply 3):
You poor soul!!

If only other pax seated nearby would be so sympathetic!



LD4



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