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Zofran (prescription needed). Peppermint tea and candied ginger. And sea-bands. link. A friend who sails recommended these and they do help (but not eliminate) nausea for me.
I hope one of these works for you!
They're the Walgreens knock-offs of Sea-Bands, and they supposedly use accupressure. I don't know how much scientific evidence there is behind them, TBH, but I am often nauseous and get especially carsick and IME they help a lot. I also always carry mints and Dramamine for the same reason, but I like having something I can't run out of.
Seabands are helpful for nausea, or were for me at least. They are just wristbands with nodules that hit the pressure points in your wrists. Could just be psychosomatic but, hey.
Straight ginger does have a bite to it but you could always go with a ginger tea, gum, or ginger ale maybe? I think peppermint is supposed to be effective for nausea, too.
Your post caught my eye as I was recently diagnosed with Barrett’s as well, also after being told I had a hiatal hernia 3 years ago (cue x files theme).
For the weight loss, have you tried protein drinks? Vanilla Ensures don’t bother me too much and the protein enhanced ones have a decent bit of protein in them (I want to say 26 or so grams?). That should be helpful, especially if you can down two or so a day.
/u/OldGrumpy I can totally resonate with you! My wife complained a lot about regenerative braking especially in curvy roads and hair-pin bends. Every trip we did in the Bay area, she HAS TO puke her guts out!
These bands GREATLY helped her. I personally (or rather she) vouches for it. No more throwing up and no more nausea! Give it a shot.
No one has mentioned something called Sea Bands You can get them on Amazon. They are little sweat bands that have a plastic domes on them. You wear them on your wrists. The white domes press into the skin some and hit a pressure point that reduces motion sickness pretty well.
I hadn’t played for a few months and played RE7 the other day for about an hour and forgot to put them on. I felt awful of course. Today I wore them and played Farpoint for an hour and a half and felt just fine.
Whoa okay so my friend recently sent me this:
One of the top reviews was about how it really helped his motion sickness while gaming. Might be worth checking out!
I had a friend diagnosed with Hyperemesis gravidarum, and she spent my the first several weeks on nausea meds. By month five she felt well enough to try and go without them. She ended up stumbling upon a “sea sickness band”- something like this it would definitely be worth a try.
I'm a corpsman (a Navy medic) who has lots of experience treating sea sickness and I always recommend seasickness bracelets to my patients as a drug free treatment. The brand doesn't really matter and you can find these at any CVS or Walgreens, just make sure you follow the directions and wear them correctly. Don't ask me how they work, it's got to do with accupressure, but I've had a ton of success using them on lots of different people.
Now I've never used them surfing (I don't get seasick) so I don't know how well they'll hold in place while paddling, but I bet a wetsuit over the top of them is all you need.
What helped me a ton was seabands. They are meant for people who are prone to motion sickness (cars, planes, boats... w/e).
Obviously using teleport to move around in games will make a massive difference over free movement, but seabands are what opened all the possibilities to me. I still felt a few small pangs of nausea once in a while, but it never got as bad as when I didnt use them.
Give them a shot if you need a little more assistance with the transition, you can pick them up on amazon for cheap.
As an example, this one is $6:
So sorry! I got a patch, so I’m doing ok. I’ve used these bands for nausea in the past, and they helped (could maybe get some from CVS or Walgreens to get them more quickly?): Sea-Band Anti-Nausea Acupressure... [link]
Picked up a cheap pair of Sea-Bands on Amazon which made Skyrim VR playable for hours on end afterwards :)
As someone who does not generally get sea sick, I had my doubts these would actually help but they really did.
I hope that helps, OP!
try Sea-Bands! They are an acupuncture wrist band that hit this nerve in your wrist that has to do with regulating nausea. I get bad motion sickness on boats and stuff and I swear by them, they seemed to work in more hectic VR games for me too, like Blade & Sorcery.
Ginger chews work for my wife, and she swears these pressure bands on the wrists help as well (seems like whacko science stuff to me, but hey, I’m not the one nauseated at all times... they are super cheap so may be worth a shot, amz link below.
Other than that, just hang in there and don’t take the mood swings personally!!
Sea-Band Anti-Nausea Acupressure Wristband for Motion or Morning Sickness, Adult, 1 Pair [link]
Eating only bland foods in the beginning helps. I get prescription anti nausea pills (Zofran) to take as needed when the nausea prevents me from eating anything. Anti nausea wristbands have also helped take the nausea down a few notches. You can get them on Amazon in different colors, but these are the ones I use:
Yes! I experienced this exact issue. I would wake up, feel nausea, try to fight it, eventually throw up and then feel fine all day. Tips: these anti-nausea acupressure bands helped a ton
Also, non drowsy anti nausea medication taken as soon as possible before wake up time. Also, make sure to leave time as to not experience anxiety trying to rush for whatever reason. Good luck!
I get really motion sick with cars and I used to get dizzy in dance classes a lot but haven’t had many issues with pole so far. I’ve only done static pole which has less spin and so far I’ve only had a couple of moves that have made me feel dizzy. My studio is very chill though so if I ever start feeling dizzy I can always just stop for a second so I don’t start feeling sick.
Spotting (like in ballet) can definitely be used in pole to help you feel less dizzy. Usually your best option would be to keep your eyes locked on the pole but there are some moves that you can choose a spot on the walls.
I haven’t tried it because I haven’t had any big issues with motion sickness yet, but whenever I travel I use motion sickness bands and they have always worked the best for me instead of taking medicine. You could definitely try those if you have any issues. Here are the ones I use if you’re not sure what I mean by motion sickness bands.
The performance is better with DX11 but unfortunately the flickering is still there, I forgot that the anti aliasing doesn't do anything in VR. I think it was motion sickness that was causing my headaches, I started wearing sea bands while playing and I haven't had any issues. Even with the flickering the game is still gorgeous and a blast to play in VR.
I use 2 tools to try and deal with motion sickness (besides stopping play immediately once I feel off). One is Sea Bands. Super cheap, and simple motion sickness treatment.
Another is to have a fan going pointed at me. It helps cool me off and also keeps my body oriented even as I’m immersed in VR. Maybe one of those would help you!
Unrelated to finance, but look into Sea-Bands to help with the motion sickness. I'm going on a cruise in March and will be bringing them along as a preventative measure!
You may want to try Sea Bands - they're cheap and will also help with car and air sickness. They work by applying accupressure at the wrists. I have them and they help with my car and air sickness, though curiously until this thread I hadn't considered trying them with VR yet.
Have you checked out Sea Bands??
Can confirm that wearing one of these while playing PS VR alleviates motion sickness immensely (was recommended them by another PS VR redditor). I have it hanging on my display case as an extra accessory.
When I was doing my training, I used to get motion sickness during steep turns (after a few turns). I ended up buying Sea Bands ([link]) for myself, as well as some generic ginger pills from Whole Foods and it did help me. It's quite possible it was a placebo effect, I won't deny it, but I also don't care, since it helped me get over the motion sickness (I no longer wear them :)
I do keep them in my bag and give them to passengers who are squirmish, and they seem to like it as well. I don't know if I'd spend $90 as per the previous suggestion, but these are $6, so...
I also still keep a box of ginger pills in my flight bag for the same reason.
someone else in the thread mentioned sea bands, which seem to have pretty good reviews as well. never used one myself, though. seems like a $7 gamble worth a shot
So do I! I saw them recommended somewhere on reddit, and they're officially called Sea Bands. Basically they push at a pressure point on your wrist that's supposed to relieve nausea. I still have no idea if it works or not, I just use them for mild cases or long car rides.
Go with the wrist band. It's less effective than medication, but it can help a lot.
These wristbands will also help. It presses on an acupuncture point. [link]
I can only answer the second question, but sea bands and peppermint are life-savers.
I don't really know how they work exactly so I don't know if it might help, but they if you're adverse to taking any sort of motion sickness med like Dramamine then they make these things called Sea-Bands that are supposed to help with that feeling. And they are non-invasive; it's just a bracelet you wear on your wrist.
From wiki < Devices < Motion Sickness
They also sell them at Walgreen's, which I used to work at and is how I know about them.
Try Sea Bands. They don't look very cool but they always help me with queasiness.
Sea-Band Adult Wristband, Color May Vary, 1-Pair [link]
Sea-Band Anti-Nausea Acupressure Wristband for Motion or Morning Sickness, Adult, 1 Pair (Color May Vary) [link]
These are the ones my wife has..
I don’t get air sick, but I love Sea Bands for windey car rides!
This is exactly what I got although maybe $5 more than I paid:
I use these wrist bands they always seem to help or you can use your own fingers to push down [link]
When i started useing VR i could handle maybe 20 mins of play before rideing the puke train, then i read somewhere someone was useing some sea bands, and seeing as they are cheap tried them out, i have no idea if its just in your mind or if they actually work but they really helped me to the point i dont really need them atall now
You definitely can’t go wrong giving them a try, especially if they work for you!! They’re less than $10.
ETA: found them on Amazon for $6.10!
Sea-Band Anti-Nausea Acupressure Wristband.
Boy you really cherry pick parts of my replies do you?
Did you even read my post, I wonder? Because if you had, then you wouldn't have made this condescending remark about homeopathy, which I even mentioned I don't use because I don't find they help at all.
And even as I look a bit into the net for studies about acupressure, it seems to be a hot topic. Some studies say it really helped, even with control groups. Others say it did not. But the one thing that is fact is that plenty of people use it, and claim it does help. If it really helps them, then does it really matter? Can we still call it a scam? If someone feels better after using acupressure, and feels better when using acupressure compared to when not using it, can we really call it a scam? It does what it says on the tin.
Take a look at this for example: https://www.amazon.ca/Sea-Band-Wristband-Color-Vary-Pair/dp/B001F731N0/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=sea%2Bband&qid=1597021419&sr=8-5&th=1 . Now, the bad thing about it is some people are saying it's non returnable, which is a shame and the company should be ashamed of it as it's not guaranteed to work. But look at the reviews. 5385 reviews, averaging to 4 stars, with 55% of them being 5 stars saying it worked.You wanted facts? This is a fact. The fact is that 2600 people have bought this and it worked for them better than not using anything. Is your defense really going to be "but it's bogus, it's a scam, those 2600 people are idiots" ?? I would take a hard look in the mirror if that is what goes on in your mind.
EDIT: Wow, I looked into your comments history, and man you are an unpleasant chap. I really thought I could have a philosophical discussion with you, but that history makes it clear it will not be the case. I would be optimistic to think you could change, but I know better than to believe in people...
Sea bands saved me during the first trimester. You can find them here: [link]
I got these pressure point wristbands in prep for driving sims, but I just wear them now for all games. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001F731N0/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I don't get much if any in most games, but BW was giving me sickness after climbing sections. I haven't really felt any motion sickness in BW since I used them.
I also eat a ginger chew before I start. https://www.amazon.com/Prince-Peace-Ginger-Lemon-Chews/dp/B077BLBY3Y/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=ginger+chews&qid=1577407878&s=hpc&sr=1-5
I got the name brand Sea Bands. Looks like they're $7 on Amazon right now. [link]
These sea bands helped me a lot!
We have these for friends who play their first few times: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001F731N0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_dp_IHozBbAFHEC2G
If none of these suggestions work, you can buy some anti-nausea wrist bands that can help, like these Sea-Bands.
I seem to be prone to motion sickness via locomotion in VR, and Sea Bands are helping me get through Daedalus. I also use them on cruises.
Sea-Band Adult Wristband Natural Nausea Relief, 1 Pair, Colors May Vary, Anti-Nausea Acupressure Wristband for Travel or Morning Sickness https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001F731N0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_0FvnBb2J5NATA
I think this is what I got, pretty cheap so worth a try:
I have the same issues. I never travel without my motion sickness bracelets and I always always always take my ginger candy.... suck on them don't chew them.
And when I know I'm going on a long bus or a boat ride I use motion sickness patches. These aren't the exact ones I use, I live in Korea, where you can get an over the counter version, but this is basically the point.
Seems a little pricey no? What about these things?
not sure how well they work for vertigo induced dizziness, but sea-bands have truly worked miracles on my motion sickness.
Try this - I used it for my own motion sickness and it worked miracles.
Try these sometime.
The idea comes off like voodoo crystal bullshit, but surprisingly they do in fact work for a LOT of people. I have a pair that I keep in my boating supplies; they pretty consistently cure folks of vertigo and nausea. Got the tip from a pregnant woman at West Marine -- she swore by them.
edit: not a placebo
don't give up ......
try sea sickness bands >> https://www.amazon.com/Sea-Band-Wristband-Anti-Nausea-Acupressure-Sickness/dp/B001F731N0
no idea how they work, I just know that they cured my wifes vr legs, we got them originally because the kids kept vomiting in the car due to motion sickness every long trip we did ( so i drive like a drunk Sterling Moss..... so what.... ������ ) and these bands stoped them repainting the backs of the seats.
had the idea to try them on her to see if they cured the vr sickness and they seemed to work, cant promise mind you but it's worth a shot.
the other thing not to do is physically walk or physically turn while smooth locomotion movement is happening, even i fall over if i turn physically in the opposite direction to how i'm moving he sticks
Wear Sea Bands. https://www.amazon.com/Sea-Band-Wristband-Anti-Nausea-Acupressure-Sickness/dp/B001F731N0/ref=pd_bxgy_121_2/135-2230092-6720643?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B001F731N0&pd_rd_r=e5ff674d-29c5-4851-aee9-ddd73dcf8ea9&pd_rd_w=nvrAs&pd_rd_wg=boVkx&pf_rd_p=a2006322-0bc0-4db9-a08e-d168c18ce6f0&pf_rd_r=A13QA6HE1AVS9B8HJ6ZP&refRID=A13QA6HE1AVS9B8HJ6ZP&th=1
Pick up some of these.
Makes a huge difference for me. It also helps when I ride in planes, so they are pretty awesome. I get some motion sickness in cars and planes and these have totally stopped that.
Dramamine might help and I think they make special bracelets which supposedly cuts down on motion sickness