It used to be that when I flew in an airplane I ended up being dizzy and vomiting. It first happened in England while visiting a favourite cousin and his wife, which caused me to be known thereafter as their guest from Hell!
I had asked at several of the Balance & Dizziness Canada meetings if any of the speakers had a suggestion about dizziness and flying, and finally a young woman doctor who had just returned from studying in Australia answered my question by saying, "Sit by the window. That way the brain can see that you're moving."
I had previously wanted the freedom of an aisle seat, but her suggestion worked and I can now fly without getting dizzy. Someday, I would like the opportunity to tell her how grateful I am!
A few years later I visited my cousin again, but, sadly, by then he was dying in hospital and his wife was suffering from Alzheimer's, so I was never able to redeem myself by becoming their guest from Heaven, instead of from Hell. - Wendy Noble, Vancouver, BC
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