I could get no response in "Practical Advice" so I'll try here. Has anyone tried, or know someone who has tried the electronic ReliefBand? It is like a wristwatch, with the watch worn on the inside of the wrist. There are electrodes on the back, and the idea is to have electronic impulses (rather that pressure, like SeaBands) to prevent/relieve nausea. It sounds great (because it's the one remedy that you can wait till you are queezy to use), but is expensive. I would like some feedback before buying one.
Sorry, haven't heard of that until your post, must be something new. Are either of you normally prone to seasickness? You mentioned that this is expensive, how much?
I you aren't sure if you will become sick, there are many other remidies that are reasonably priced, like bonnine which you can pick up at your local pharmacy. Honestly, the way the newer cruise ships are build these days, you hardly feel any moving, unless you are in really rough waters.
Hopefully you will hear from a cruiser that has used this and can give you some feed-back, good luck!
I've not heard of this either! I swear by Bonnine. Just bought enough yesterday for four of us to use on a 7 day cruise....it cost me $12.00 total.
Mary Lou Scanlon
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NCL Epic February 12, 2011
RCCL Allure of the Seas - September 18, 2011
Celebrity Eclipse - February 11, 2012:
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Yes, I've gotten seasick on the last day of an Alaskan cruise and on the last day of a Mexican cruise. My problem is that I hate to take medicine just "in case" I get sick. We are signed up for a 16 day Panama Canal cruise (Miami to San Diego), and that would be a lot of drugs.
This ReliefBand is the only remedy I've heard of that you can use AFTER you start to feel sick. Yes, it's expensive -- about $100, but you can use it indefinitely with new batteries. A stronger, perscription version has FDA approval for chemotherapy nausea.
I've heard of it. Magellan's has been selling it for several years now. It has FDA approval as well, but for seasickness not chemo. I think the electrical impulses it emits stops the signal to your brain that it's time to get sick.
I think we're on the same cruise you're talking about! Over Christmas and New Years?
I've seen the electronic band in the Magellan's catalog too and thought about it, although I don't tend to get queasy except on very small ships. The only place it could possibly get rough is up the Pacific Coast but we've cruised that several times in early January and it was always as calm as a millpond. I think we may just take our SeaBands again...