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Old November 4th, 2003, 01:46 PM
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I get motion sickness on a swing! What is the best way of preventing it?
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Old November 4th, 2003, 01:56 PM
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Bonnie,

There are a lot of products available. I can't recommend one because I've never had to use them. But I did hear that if you keep food in your stomach it helps. Guess that's why they are always feeding you on a cruise!!

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Old November 4th, 2003, 01:58 PM
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Most of the over-the-counter medicines work well. Dramamine, Bonine, patches, etc. Some people report that gingerale works well too. Others report the wrist bands work.

You should try some of these to see which works best for you before you sail. It is a small investment to insure a great trip.

The ships are huge and have automatic stabilizers to restrict the motion of the ship. Most of the time in regular seas you won't even know you are on the ocean. In rougher seas you may feel the deck move a bit under your feet but more than likely you won't be swaying from side to side as you might think.

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Don't think about getting sick. The more you think about it the more likely you are to get sea sick.
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Bonine works best for hubby & I, one in the morning, non-drowsy and you don't have to think about it the rest of the day!

One suggestion, if you do begin to feel queasy, don't stay in the cabin, go to the outdoor deck and get some fresh air....

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We used Sea-bands-- no medication which is a great thing!
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I've heard (and it worked for me) that you need to take the meds BEFORE you actually feel sick. If you can tolerate the drowsiness take it round the clock for the first day or so. after that you should be used to the movement of the ship.

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I'm like you - get extremely car and plane sick on the way there, but I was fine on the ship. Take a Bonamine pill each day if you're worried. I also brought ginger pills because I had heard that they can help. Used the bonamine mostly for day trips off the ship (as preventative) and ginger tablets as an emergency item when I actually felt queasy. I didn't have any problems until I drank a fountain pop in Grand Cayman (wasn't even thinking!!) and then I was feeling ill for a few days. While I was sick, I did feel the motion of the boat a bit more, but it didn't bother me at all until i got the stomach bug thing from the soda. Try not to think about it too much - I'm sure you'll be fine - I was, but I had to take a lot of drugs for the travelling to and from the ship, but onboard I was fine.
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We go to the doctor before we go on the cruise and get the patch. I put it on the day before we cruise so the medicine is in me.....so far I ahven't had any problems.

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Just got back from trip on the Legend to Bermuda and we had some rough seas on the way out. I used the battery power relief band and drank gingerale. I never got sick, but many others did.
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I was on the conquest in october. I was prepared with the patch. I put it on the night before we were to board the ship, the second day at sea i was sick, guess what the patch made me sick. After I removed the patch I was fine. I couldn't even tell the ship was moving most of the time. A few of the others that was with me use the patch also and they did just fine. I guess it just depends on what works for you.
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Where can you get the sea bands - especially the battery-powered ones...

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Old November 6th, 2003, 02:24 PM
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Thank you everyone! I think I will be able to control the "quizziness" with the ginger and wrist bands. The part I hate is the head feeling? Anyone ever get that? Not really a headache but it is a headache?
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My husband got the acupressure ones on the ship ($15/pair) and he thought they were great, and he definitely gets seasick. He just packed them for the cruise we are leaving on this weekend!
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