Traveling Hacks for People with Imbalance, Dizziness, and Vertigo
The idea of traveling can be exhilarating, and there is always a buzz, especially when holiday seasons are getting close. However, for some, the thought to being on a plane or outdoors for an extended period is enough to trigger anxiety especially those of use struggling with imbalance, dizziness, vertigo, and even pains when traveling. Such issues may keep one from ever liking the idea of traveling. And that is why we have provided this piece, to ensure that such people equally get the fun associated with traveling. Even if you are not much of an adventure person, you may need to travel at some point. Maybe you are relocating or going on a business trip, and getting to a plane will be inevitable. We are going to give you some suggestions to ensure that you cope with the conditional smoothly ensuring that you have minimal discomfort and reactions to any flare-ups of your symptoms that may arise while on a trip.
Anything on the trip from strong smells, to flashy lights, can trigger and aggravate the symptoms. And because it is not easy knowing what other things might trigger unwanted reactions, it best that you first pre-medicate before the travel. That will suppress any discomfort that may arise. If you have extra prescriptions for your vertigo, chronic issues, and dizziness among other conditions that may arise from traveling, it is best that you plan in advance to ensure that you pack all the likely medications that you may require in your carry-on bag. Having all the necessary medicines with including over-the-counter drugs, and pre-medicating yourself before traveling will assist in reducing the burden on yourself first, and your loved ones, in case you starting feeling sick.
Walking or standing for a prolonged interval can be a problem as it triggers spasms of pains to the legs for some people. Travelers with vertigo typically get tired quickly and cannot stand for long or walk long distances. You should call ahead and inquire from the airline whether they offer wheelchair services. The good thing is that the majority of airlines will guide travelers in wheelchairs to their gate, and let them pre-board before other travelers get in the plane. If you can request wheelchair services, be certain that you are a patient as you might be sitting for hours at times.
Moreover, vertigo can also aggravate and last longer if you start panicking, and therefore, this may be a problem for those with anxiety and depression. Being in a new setting, crowded with people, and not to mention the flight delay can trigger stress which you do not want. You are recommended to keep calm. Do not feel rushed but ensure that you proceed with things when ready. Hydrating will be a good idea, not only will it keep you relaxed but will help you cope with the dry air on the plane. However, do not take caffeinated drinks, sugary drinks, or anything containing alcohol. They will be counter-productive as they will dehydrate your body, raise your blood sugar levels, and intensify stress levels. Breathe smoothly to ensure that you do not stimulate the nervous system.