To those who suffer from vestibular disorders, the idea of traveling can be disconcerting to say the least. From ear pain and pressure to nausea, dizziness and disorientation, the symptoms of vestibular disease can be worsened when someone is subjected to planes, trains and automobiles.
If you are particularly sensitive to travel, the Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA) recommends that you consult with a physician before embarking on a journey. A doctor can prescribe a decongestant that lessens nasal congestion, which impacts ear pressure. Travelers can also research each stop along a train’s route to learn whether the altitude might be an issue. Other tips include booking a hotel room on the first floor to avoid uncomfortable elevator rides, avoiding books and electronic devices while in a car, and focusing your vision on the horizon, instead. For those with balance disorders, using a cane or long suitcase handle for support in airports and train stations may be helpful in combating disorientation.
For more information and tips on traveling with Vestibular Disorders, see the full source article at: http://vestibular.org/sites/default/files/page_files/Travel%20and%20Vestibular%20Disorders_0.pdf