We just love to travel and every summer we dedicate a road trip to a state of our choice. A state that we can explore and do fun things together as a family. It's something that we have done for the past few years and one that has now become a tradition. However, it has not always been that way for me. At one point I couldn't travel 5 miles before motion sickness kicked in and I begged to be let out of the car. It was no fun for me and most certainly no fun for the kids either, and I knew that I just had to do something about it. Apparently my motion sickness doesn't just stop at me, my youngest son Mikael and my daughter Madison also experience it, but that's another story. Today I want to share how I am able to now experience my trips with my family thanks to Dramamine®.
There is nothing quite like the open highway, watching the scenery go by and taking in the views. I always have my camera on hand and if I'm not in the driver's seat, you can find me taking photos as we go by. That however can come to a halt really quickly when motion sickness kicks in. A two hour trip can quickly turn into 4 because someone has to get out of the car, get outside for fresh air and sometimes even make a run to the bathroom.
I remember the first time I had motion sickness. I was actually in the Caribbean on a boat traveling to another island that was about an hour away. The sea was as calm as could be but the rocking motion was just not for me. I remember thinking that lying down would have helped so I went to a cabin to lie down. Big mistake, I ended up feeling even worse than before. I had heard of sea sickness, but had never experienced it before, and thought that I would have been ok. After all it was only an hour away and there were no waves. Can you believe that it's been over 30 years and I still have yet to step foot on another boat. We are however, planning a family cruise but I am not dreading it one bit. However, since that day, I could no longer travel for long periods of time without feeling some sort of nausea.
In the Caribbean, there are home remedies for everything. If you get a cold "there's a herb for that", if you get a fever "there's a herb for that too". Well for motion sickness, the magical cure was ginger and my mother would boil ginger and we would drink it, and surprisingly it worked. When I migrated to the US, finding fresh ginger wasn't always possible so we did the next best thing. We experimented with over the counter medicine that only seemed to work but never really did. I stocked up on ginger ale and I would always have a piece of candy or gum in my bag for whenever I was taking a trip.
Now I'm all for products containing natural ingredients. Products that don't make me drowsy. After all, I'm usually the one driving and no-one wants a drowsy driver behind the wheel. That's one of the reasons why I take Dramamine® Non-Drowsy Naturals. It is the #1 pharmacist recommended brand for treating and preventing motion sickness, and it is also the first non-drowsy solution for motion sickness from Dramamine®, the leaders in motion sickness relief. It not only prevents and treats nausea and vomiting without the drowsy side effects, since it contains the clinically-tested ginger dosage required for preventing and treating motion sickness.
So if motion sickness is a problem and you don't want it to "rain on your parade", keep Dramamine® Non-Drowsy Naturals on hand. It will help keep your motion sickness at bay and you'll get to enjoy your journey as much as you will your destination!
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Let's discuss: How do you keep your own feelings of nausea at bay?