I am taking whitewater lessons at the whitewater center am am having problems with nausea, is there help for this?
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Posted by: Kudzu on Aug-04-13 10:54 AM (EST)
I asked the same question here some years back and the advice I got really works. Go to the higher dollar grocery store (Harris Teeter carries it); hit the Asian section of the International aisle and pick up a box of the candied ginger slices. Start snacking on it the day before you get on the water. Keep munching occasionally on it the day of. It prevents motion sickness. They proved it on "Mythbusters" as well.
Posted by: rjd9999 on Aug-04-13 1:51 PM (EST)
has worked pretty well for me over the years, but I have only modest issues with queasiness on the water. The ginger approach also seems to work for others, but I've never tried it.
look at something else|
Posted by: suiram on Aug-04-13 5:07 PM (EST)
Looking at something immobile to create visual anchor might help you. Pick some object on the shore, river bank. Watching your bow, deck, other kayaks or persons is not a good idea.
Posted by: kvw1988 on Aug-04-13 5:12 PM (EST)
Try taking some peppermint candy or gum to chew on when you feel sick, I used to do that while sailing and it helped.
Posted by: RavenWing on Aug-04-13 5:44 PM (EST)
Ginger is excellent. For best results start taking it the night before your sessions. Candies by a company called The Ginger People come as hard candies or chews.
Posted by: willowleaf on Aug-05-13 11:45 AM (EST)
There is a remote possibility you could have benign positional vertigo (BPV). I have problems with it myself, due to having fractured one side of my skull with related inner ear damage in a bicycle crash in my mid-twenties. I had to give up swoopy carnival rides and Aikido practice due to the waves of nausea rapid positional changes caused, nasty queasiness that would endure for hours or even days.
I'm surprised you're havin' this problem|
Posted by: tdaniel on Aug-05-13 6:13 PM (EST)
because all of my issues with motion sickness have been in other environments- like sailing, cruise ships, bobbing around in fishing boats, snorkeling in chop, or spinning amusement rides. I always figured what got me sick was the repetitive motion of those environments. The unpredictable jostling and bouncy in ww has never affected me that way. Are you feeling "anxious" or apprehensive as well? I wonder if your nausea is fear rather than motion based? I'm not saying its not real, I'm just wondering if there is something else going on to make you feel sick other than the river's movement.
Posted by: themp on Aug-05-13 10:20 PM (EST)
Recommended by my eye doctor who swears by it.
Posted by: morayreef on Aug-06-13 1:11 AM (EST)
Get some raw ginger root, peel it, slice into thin strips and put a slice between your cheek and gum. Repeat as needed.
Besides ginger and other substances,|
Posted by: pikabike on Aug-06-13 6:10 PM (EST)
make sure you have gotten enough sleep beforehand and are well-hydrated and not hungry (but not stuffed with food). If you have allergies, consider whether fluid in ears or sinuses may be causing dizziness also.