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First Timer May 27th, 2003 05:16 PM

Motion Sickness
I was wondering if anyone has had experience with the wristband that is supposed to stave off motion sickness.

I am on Holland America Hubbard Bay cruise on June 1st. I am a first timer and also my first time in Alaska

First Timer

Karen16 May 27th, 2003 11:39 PM

Re: Motion Sickness
Do you have a history of motion sickness? I have no recommendation for the wrist bands. If you ask a pharmacist - they will tell you it works on a placebo effect. Some cruisers swear by them but would they have been ill without it???? If you are prone there are several good products, discuss your options with your health care provider. A costly cruise is no place to "wait and see". It is also a MYTH that Alaska sailings are "smooth as glass", definately not true.

MLM May 28th, 2003 08:56 AM

Re: Motion Sickness
My daughter is very prone to sea sickness and the Relief Band came highly recommended. It normally sells for $79. but I got it for $59 (no tax and free shipping) through
It's expensive but I've heard it really works well!

LindaE May 28th, 2003 11:33 AM

Re: Motion Sickness
I would try out anything you buy before you go to see if it has any unwanted side efects. All week long on our cruise, DH complained of being tired. He wanted to sleep a lot, didn't pay attention to people speaking to him and was very irritable. We couldn't figure out what was wrong with him. I was ready to send him to the doctor as soon as we got home. The last formal night we planned to go dancing. On our first dance, he started stumbling and forgetting how to do basic dance steps. He commented that he almost felt as if he had been drugged. Light bulb goes on! The Bromine was giving him all these side effects. Once we realized the problem and it got out of his system, he was fine. We didn't get seasick though! Enjoy your cruise!

Karen16 May 28th, 2003 11:01 PM

Re: Motion Sickness
Are you referring to Bonine???? Doses can be adjusted from anywhere from 1/2 a tab to 2. It may also be better to take it every night before bedtime. I work in the medical field and the wrist bands get no recommendation due to the strong placebo effect.

First Timer May 29th, 2003 08:53 AM

Re: Motion Sickness
Thanks everyone for your input. Since I am prone to motion sickness I will probably stick with the pills for now. My trip is only a few days away so I don't think I can test out the band this time.

First Timer

Delores May 29th, 2003 12:44 PM

Re: Re: Motion Sickness
I usually use Bonine as I tend to get carsick, but have never really gotten seasick. They have it at the Purser's Desk, but I start taking it the day before. Yes, it can make you a little sleepy, so I take it at bedtime. Probably not a good idea to take it & drink alcohol, tho.

Karen16 May 29th, 2003 04:28 PM

Re: Motion Sickness
Unless they have changed, Princess did not have any free Bonine, they sold it in their shop. Also the free pills on one of the lines, I think HAL, had the short acting 4 hour Draminine?? Again this could have definately changed. The 24 hour action is a definate preference so you don't get the "highs and lows" with the action and drowsiness. Less on the long acting.

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