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remedy required for travel sickness

Hi, I am a 31 year old and every time I travel to hill stations I have severe nause, head aches and also vomit or feel like vomiting quite often, I have to stop my car to vomit and the headache remains for few hours even after the completion of the journey which spoils the mood and health terribly, I dont have trouble travelling on a plain road in car but the twist and turns of hilly travel regions are the cause of the problem . Since this is a common problem with many who have travel sickness which is the best homeopathy remedy and the dosage for it.
 
  samur420 on 2010-11-01
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
There is no 'best' medicine - we have a variety of medicines which are chosen on the basis of the individual's specific symptoms.

There are remedies like Tabacum, Ipec, Ant-t, Cocculus and many others.

Homoeopathy does not treat the many - it treats the one. This means that for any Chronic problem a fairly detailed description of the problem needs to be taken. This allows the problem to be genuinely cured rather than just 'managed'. The aim of homoeopathy is always to cure your problem not allow you to live with it. Having to live with a problem is a failure in the eyes of a homoeopath.

For instance in your case:-

What is the exact feeling of the nausea?
What is the exact pain of the headaches?
What is the location of the headache?
What makes the headache worse and what makes it better?
What makes the nausea worse and what makes it better?
What is does the vomit look or taste like?
What is the sensation of being on a twisty/turn-filled road?
Are there any other symptoms that occur with the vomiting and nausea?
Describe the exact mood that comes on with this problem - not a few words but describe it in detail?
Do any of these symptoms occur in any other situation?
When did the travel sickness begin?
How do you manage the problem with travelling? What is the effect on your life? What is your attitude to having such a problem?
 
brisbanehomoeopath 9 years ago
What is the exact feeling of the nausea?
A- The feeling is with the travel on the slope of the mountains, I gradually develop headache and an uneasy feeling and sensations of vomiting, the headache is similar to vertigo and the vomiting sensations come on and off, and have to stop my car when I have to throw up.
What is the exact pain of the headaches?
A- The pain is a vibrating mild sensation in the head circling all over and creating an uneasy feeling in the throat region (possibly the vomiting sensation) and esp on the forehead above eyebrows and the side temples.
What is the location of the headache?
A- As mentioned above

What makes the headache worse and what makes it better?
A- I live in Air conditioned rooms and can't do without it but on the move I don't prefer it since I have travel sickness and it gets aggravated due to air conditioned packed cars or buses and moving on or down the hill, all these things going simultaneously creates a problem, even now when I am writing this I feel the uneasiness of it, I am also claustrophobic.

What makes the nausea worse and what makes it better?
A- Air conditioned packed vehicles make it even worse and the twists and turns of the roads is highly problematic, food eaten before travel or hungry stomach before travel both make it worse, just coming out of the car and breath of fresh air and stable position and some relaxing and break points in journey makes it better.

What is does the vomit look or taste like?

A- The vomit is sometimes very little like the quantity of a spit or whitish yellow and with food particles or liquid last drank before the travel.

What is the sensation of being on a twisty/turn-filled road?
A- I develop headache, acidity, restlessness, perspire badly, feel extremely nauseatic, very suffocating in short it is unbearable. I get suffocated in elevators too since I am claustrophobic.

Are there any other symptoms that occur with the vomiting and nausea?
Nope the same as discussed above, but one thing to add would be I am not comfortable on the seats since I am 6'1 tall and got large legs so have to keep moving to accomodate which makes me uncomfortable.

Describe the exact mood that comes on with this problem - not a few words but describe it in detail?
A- I develop a strange vibrating sensation in the brain and vomiting sensation in the mind and the co passenger with me if tries to talk with me get terribly irritated since the condition inside is inexplicable and the mood is very irritable, I come to normal terms only when I reach my destination and take some rest on a nearby bench in open air or by sitting or squatting on road to throw up if I feel like, the whole mood is spoilt.
Do any of these symptoms occur in any other situation?
No, it happens only during travel or sometimes when I am in some claustrophobic situation.

When did the travel sickness begin?
Right from my childhood, though I dont have much trouble travelling on plain roads without slopes or turns, but in cars I prefer fresh air but I love air conditioner at home but I have open doors at home too even when the ac is on.
How do you manage the problem with travelling?
A- I carry lime pieces with salt and keep on licking them or keep some mint lozenges like halls etc, nothing else.


What is the effect on your
life?
The effect is bad just thinking about me sends shivers down the spine and I avoid hilly travel as far as possible though I like hills stations.

What is your attitude to having such a problem?
A- I feel it is a very bad problem and really problematic for many since one of my sister too has this problem and has it in more severe state than mine
 
samur420 9 years ago
any remedy suggestions?
 
samur420 9 years ago
Hi Samur

The best way to prevent motion sickness is to take Cocculus half an hour before the journey, and take either cocculus, tabacum or petroleum during the journey depending on the symptoms.

Tabacum relieves those people who feel better if they sit in the car by closing their eyes. For these people, sitting at a car window and watching the scenery as the car goes along produces a severe nausea.

Petroleum helps those who feel the sickness more in their stomach.

If there is nausea with faintness and occasional vomiting cocculus is the remedy. If the vomiting occurs whenever there is a bumpy ride, tabacum is the remedy. It has the vomiting on least motion.

Petroleum has the least vomiting among the three, and it has marked reeling sensation.

Murthy
 
gavinimurthy 9 years ago
Thank you Murthy,

But can you just brief me with the potency, drops or pills and the dosage of it to be precise.

I think I am more of a cocculus person since I have vomiting sensation and nausea but does it relieve headaches too.
 
samur420 9 years ago
You can try the first aid remedies for travel sickness if you like.

There are quite a lot of interesting symptoms attached to your travel sickness, and it certainly does seem to be a chronic problem rather than an acute one. The sensation of Vibrating and the Suffocation connected to claustrophobia.

I do not currently have a repertory with me to check those symptoms. I can do that tomorrow when I get into clinic.

In the meantime, can you elaborate further on the experience of being in a lift, or in a packed vehicle, and if this occurs in any other situation.

Also elaborate on Vibrating and Circling - what kind of vibration is this? If you were describing something other than your head, what would best describe this vibration.

These odd key words, sensations, pains, expressions can lead us to specific medicines.
 
brisbanehomoeopath 9 years ago
200c pills is the best option. Don't use any medicine more than six doses in a row.

If you still feel like needing another remedy switch to the remedy which seems a closer fit.

Try to answer David's questions too. He may find a better remedy.

Murthy
 
gavinimurthy 9 years ago
Hi David & Murthy

Thanks for your reply, well David I feel uneasy in some lifts (probably the suspension of the lifts and duration) but not all the elevators, even my head ache in a packed vehicle is mile but claustrophobic... it is not as if I m fighting for life, but uneasy. Rest everything is the same as above, my real problem is hilly areas with headache all over & nausea.

& Murthy- You told me to take 200c but you told me not to take any medicines six doses in a row, I didn't quite understand that statement.. did you mean other homeopathy medicines or any other allopathy or ayurvedic of a that matter, plz clarify.
 
samur420 9 years ago
David would appreciate your opinion as well.
 
samur420 9 years ago
Murthy's idea of using an acute remedy is fine as well - it is up to you which you want to try. Obviously I am looking more for a chronic remedy.

Murthy, I was looking at Cocc and Tab in terms of the generals, and I notice that Cocc is < fresh air while Tab is > fresh air. On that basis do you think Tab might be better as an acute?

I will be in clinic in a few hours to compare the symptoms you have given.

So just to clarify - is it up and down movement that aggravates you?
 
brisbanehomoeopath 9 years ago
What I meant was..

If you feel cocculus is the remedy for you, try upto six doses (maximum) in a row. If it has not relieved the problem completely , you have to switch to tabacum or petroleum.

We normally suggest not to exceed six doses in a row for acute situations.

Murthy
 
gavinimurthy 9 years ago
David

Let me read more about the two remedies you mentioned.

I will come back shortly.

Murthy
 
gavinimurthy 9 years ago
To DAVID
- Yes it is the up and down, twists and turns on the hilly area that aggravates the condition, not on the plain surface. So what dosage of Cocculus or Tabacum should I take.

To Murthy- I am still confused of 6 doses maximum in a row, you mean to say six doses in a day before the travel? I can't comprehend the dosage. Can you just explain it step wise.
 
samur420 9 years ago
You took cocculus half an hour before the journey.

During the journey if your symptoms match cocculus you will take another dose, say after one hour. You can take maximum six doses of cocculus in a span of six hours.

If the problem is not resolved by then and you continue to travel, cocculus may not help further. You need to change the remedy. Choose the next best..either petroleum or tabacum.

Murthy
 
gavinimurthy 9 years ago
Ok so Coccolus 200 wouldn't be a very strong potency to be taken max 6 times a day?
 
samur420 9 years ago
In my opinion 200c is a fairly strong potency, and I would suggest one dose only and see what the result is, then repeat if you only get a partial result or it helps then relapses.

I believe it is important to confirm a medicine is the correct one before taking it repeatedly, to avoid side effects.

The peculiar symptoms don't really match up to any of those medicines, but I am still trying to sort out what remedy might. If you want to try the Cocculus as Murthy suggest you can, although I would just add to it my caution in dosing as above.
 
brisbanehomoeopath 9 years ago
I too feel the same as David, I have read about 200 potency being strong enough in books and posts about remedies to take repeatedly for as much as 6 times it would be quite a strong dose. So I will stick to 200c potency during journey and see the result if it helps partially can I take another dose (I mean 2 doses) a day, or should I stick to one dose only (to check the effects gradually) , apart from that DAVID I am waiting for your reply with remedy on the same as you assured that you will get back with the remedy after checking the symptoms that match.
 
samur420 9 years ago
David

I was trying to differentiate more closely between Cocculus and Tabacum.

Cocculus's headache, caused and aggravated by travelling, is prominently in forehead and is sometimes pulsating too.

Tabacum's headache is more general, more severe and there will be relief in open air.

Both are accompanied by Vertigo and Nausea. As such if there is marked amelioration in open air, it is tabacum. Tabacum's vertigo is temporarily better after vomiting.

Tabacum's nausea is aggravated by least body motion. Cocculus is genarally aggravated by motion , but the aggravation by body motion is not there.

Since Samur's problem is aggravated during the twists and turns of ride in the hilly terrain(which causes the rolling motion) and not in plains, and since he is ameliorated in open air, I agree that Tabacum is his acute remedy.

Murthy
 
gavinimurthy 9 years ago
I concur :)
 
brisbanehomoeopath 9 years ago
Thanks a lottttttttt to both Murthy and Brisbane for your detailed case taking and remedies, my last question is should I take the same potency of 200 as suggested for coccolus and up to how many doses.
 
samur420 9 years ago
Samur

200c is a safe potency for majority of Indians.

Take a dose half an hour before journey. You can repeat after every vomit, if required.

Limit to three doses in all for a single journey.

Murthy
 
gavinimurthy 9 years ago
I agree with the advised dosage as well.
 
brisbanehomoeopath 9 years ago
Hey one more curiosity... Since Tabacum is TOBACCO and tobacco is very injurious to health won't it have adverse effects? Since homeopathy works on similar traits to solve a particular condition and it is said that a certain homeopathy remedy given to a healthy person can cause its effect, since I dont smoke or take tobacco will taking it have any problem.. I may sound ignorant but am a bit scared as well. Please clear the doubt.
 
samur420 9 years ago
All our remedies are diluted to a point where there is nothing injurous in them.

You think Tobabacco is bad - we use Mercury, Arsenic, Dog's Milk, Gonorrheal Discharge, Human Blood, Aluminium, Snake Poisons - some of our best cures come from terrible poisons and other even less savory substances.

You are not healthy - you have a problem which hopefully is similar to Tabacum (as much as we can tell that on an internet forum). Because it is similar, rather than getting the effects of the medicine, it will cancel out your symptoms. This is the fundemental principle of homoeopathy - Like CURES Like.
 
brisbanehomoeopath 9 years ago
Brisbane- Can you explain the line 'You are not healthy - you have a problem which hopefully is similar to Tabacum (as much as we can tell that on an internet forum)'
I just had a doubt and wanted to clear it since TOBACCO warnings are all over, your first line in the above post solves my query but the consecutive paragraph seems to be directed to my personality.
 
samur420 9 years ago

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