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Motion Sickness Medication

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  • Posted By: kataklysmic
  • April 4, 2007
  • 08:50 PM

When I travel, I use Transderm V which is a motion sickness patch containing the drug scopolamine. I'm aware that it has side effects, but when I wear the patch I get such a dry mouth and terrible dizziness that make the motion sickness I experience without it seem almost ok. Almost. The thing is, the patch works much better then anything I've tried before, so I don't want to stop using it. Does anyone know what I could do to reduce the side effects? My mouth gets so dry I can't eat most foods, and the reflex to swallow even though I have almost no salive means that I swallow a lot of air and get a gaggy feeling. And although the dizziness is only bad when I wake up (I put the patch on the night before trips), I'm so dizzy some morning I need to sit down and have trouble functioning. Any ideas? I would love to have no motion sickness and feel like myself at the same time.

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