Motion Sickness

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I suffer badly from Motion sickness but only when I close my eyes. I can travell on anything land sea or air, including fairground rides provided I have my eyes open. I would love to be able to fly on holiday to the West Indies etc. However all the return flights are over night and I just cannot keep awake that long. I have tried in the past returning from Canada and I have passed out and woken on oxygen both times with cabin staff wanting to divert the flight!! The feeling starts with nausia and then I get the feeling of falling down through a long dark revolving tunnel. Is there an answer out there please?    

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    Hi there, I suffer too. Especially on ships when there is a "Swell" in the sea, fast moving lifts and planes taking off and landing. Re ships, I find I cannot move as I feel really giddy when I try to walk anywhere so if there is a swell, I stay in the cabin till its gone. I don't feel sick or anything so I can't explain it. With planes I feel totally dizzy and disoriented as soon as the plane leaves the run way. Can't bear it. Have to close my eyes. Its really scary. On my first flight to Nice from Gatwick 30 years ago, it knocked me out too. Never happened since but the severe dizziness happens every time. I contacted a doctor in a magazine who told me what medication to ask for to help with this. Will come back here when I find the magazine. Feel dizzy in fast moving lifts too so I try and avoid them.
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      Hi My sickness Only happens when I close my eyes thankfully. Every other movement is fine. Just so long as my eyes are open. I could have done with matchsticks for 15 hours flying back from Hong Kong! Thank you for looking up the medication for me, willing to try almost anything. 
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      Hi again, Here is what the Doctor suggested.

      Hyoscine transdermal patch which is placed behind the ear before you travel. The drug is absorbed into your body and can reduce symptoms for up the three days, the doc says. Hope this helps. I'm going to try it next time I sail or fly.

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      No probs. I have asked my doctors over the years if they could help with my dizziness problems but they seemed clueless. The doctor who gave me the info via a magazine article is Dr Hilary who has been on TV in the UK. Not sure if you are in the uk or where you are. But I hope it helps you anyway, and me too.
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