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Old June 2nd, 2012, 11:14 AM
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When boarding a cruise ship do you take Bonine (equivalent product) or do you wait to feel seasick ?

I usually do the latter but I've been advised to do the former .
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I pack the UK equivalent but fortunately never had to use it.

I also pack crystallised ginger which I have handed out to fellow passengers.

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On the couple of times I have felt queasy I have just gone down to reception and picked up bonine.

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All of the over the counter motion sickness medications are preventatives. Once you are truly seasick they don't help.

My suggestion is to take a tablet a week or so before your cruise to see how it effects you. If you have no real adverse side effects then I would take it before you board and take one each morning for the best results.

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Thanks ,Mike M .
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My kids and husband have never had any sickness but myself I get car sick I use trandermscope patch before boarding and thru the trip and have never had any issues. I REFUSE to loose a day to being sick for something I could have prevented.
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I have never experienced sea-sickness.

I have been on 15 cruises and have also crossed the Atlantic as well as the Pacific.

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Well, my wife experienced a bit of seasickness on our very first cruise.

But she likes cruising so well that she keeps coming back. She frequently misses dinner one evening, but then everything clears up.

She has tried them all -- Bonine and other OTCs, Phenargan and other prescriptions, the patch, accupressure bands -- nothing helped.

Then she discovered the ReliefBand. It is essentially like a big clunky watch that fits on the inside of her wrist over the accupressure point, and puts a small electric current through the nerves. She says she can feel her finger tingle when it is working right.

She puts it on in the boarding line and wears it at a low setting. If the water gets choppy or she feels seasickness coming on she cranks up the setting.

It works well for her.
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Well, my wife experienced a bit of seasickness on our very first cruise.

But she likes cruising so well that she keeps coming back. She frequently misses dinner one evening, but then everything clears up.

She has tried them all -- Bonine and other OTCs, Phenargan and other prescriptions, the patch, accupressure bands -- nothing helped.

Then she discovered the ReliefBand. It is essentially like a big clunky watch that fits on the inside of her wrist over the accupressure point, and puts a small electric current through the nerves. She says she can feel her finger tingle when it is working right.

She puts it on in the boarding line and wears it at a low setting. If the water gets choppy or she feels seasickness coming on she cranks up the setting.

It works well for her.
I had sea sickness twice...once on the way to Bermuda...Some crew actually got sick. My wife who never gets sick told me 5 people showed up at the midnight buffet.
The other time I got sick was leaving the Panama Canal midway to Jamacia...I went to see the doctor both times and got a shot...took a nap for about 2 hours woke up and felt great.
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I take it before I get on the ship and than every morning!
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I do have a theory that cannot be backed up scientifically and is just from observation so it carries little or no weight. The theory is that most people who "think" they are seasick are actually just nauseous from a change in diet and eating and drinking too much and different things.

I've seen people who are "Really" seasick and it isn't feeling queasy. It's wish for death time.

The compazine, or other types of shot, are about the only thing that will cure you, other than time, from true seasickness.

I have been on ships, 36 cruises, small ocean going boats, yachts and my own fish and ski boat and have yet to be seasick. Then again, my world is always moving so I'm used to it.

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I don't suffer from seasickness, but if the sea is really rough I make sure that it doesn't affect me by drinking ginger ale or ginger & lemon tea. Since my stroke I have been more afflicted with feeling queasy in rough conditions, though never actually seasick, the ginger settles it before it takes hold.
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