Hi everyone, I am seeking advice and thought here would be a great place to ask.
I have a major phobia of roller coasters. As a kid (8 or 9) I was tricked into riding The Beast by my parents and it was a tortuous experience having only ridden one coaster before, Top Gun or The Bat as it is currently named. I enjoyed The Bat but The Beast wreaked havoc on me and I ended up throwing up all over the station when I got off the ride. Aside from Adventure Express I never rode another roller coaster again because the experience was so traumatic.
Fast forward 25 years and 4 kids later and I have decided enough is enough and I want to overcome some of these fears. Two weekends ago I went to KI late at night with my wife with the goal of riding The Bat since I had a fun experience on it when I was 8 or 9. It was definitely intense since I have basically no coaster experience, but it was fun and i had a major adrenaline rush for the rest of the night. The only problem was again I had severe nausea for about 15 or 20 minutes at least after getting off the ride. I had to sit down and drink some water to settle my stomach down. I had taken all-day relief dramamine about 5 hours before I rode The Bat because I thought I was going to go to KI earlier than I ended up going, but plans changed because of kids, etc.
1. Is there a solid method for avoiding motion sickness?
2. Is The Bat known to induce motion sickness? Just thinking of the swinging trains and quick successions of turns,
3. What coaster should I try next? I want to keep riding, and have an ultimate goal of at least riding The Beast again at some point to get over that childhood experience.