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Old December 9th, 2001, 12:44 PM
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Not expecting any problems but want to be prepared. What's the scoop on dramamine and other over the counter remedies? Any side effects. What's the best thing to take along? We're leaving next Sunday for 7 nights on Millenium.
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I highly recommend Bonine over Dramamine. Dramamine will make you drousy. Bonine won't.

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Old December 9th, 2001, 02:14 PM
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We just returned from a cruise, and I agree from experience that Bonine works well and has the least side effects.
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Old December 9th, 2001, 02:59 PM
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Yes being prepared is the key. We just returned from our cruise on the
Millennium and Bonine was certainly needed! Hearsay....there was a tropical storm out there somewhere BUT nobody on the ship bothered
to tell us what was happening and why the rock and roll was so severe
on this ship. Disappointed here because a little knowledge goes a long way. I also recommend the wrist bands, this is what I used and worked
well for me. I hope your cruise is a smooth one and have a grea time.
PS....when you arrive at Nassau and want to see the Atlantis Resort.
The ship will tell you there is a $25.00 charge just to look around but not
true. We went on our own and hired a cab and no charge whatsoever at the Resort for just walking around and looking.
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Old December 9th, 2001, 03:31 PM
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If anyone will get seasick, it is me. I even get sick on a swing. I put on the transderm patch; prescription from my doctor; and never have problems. Also, dramamine comes in the "non-drowsy" form now.
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Old December 9th, 2001, 03:40 PM
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I have learned over the years from many sailore that carrying a raw chicken wing in your pocket works reasonably well to ward off sea sickness. Plus its a lot cheaper than medicine.
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Old December 9th, 2001, 03:42 PM
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Charlie:

Bonine is the best tolerated sea sickness medication. There are fewer contraindications (don't take with this med or that) than the patch.

The mistake many people make is to take it once they feel yucky. WRONG!!! I take the first one the day before. That way it is in my system, then I take one daily at breakfast. I take another at dinner time if things are really bad.

I can't look at a merry-go-round on television without getting ill.... so it works just great.

The generic name is meclizine hcl. It comes in 25 mg tablets. Some are chewable form... others swallow with liquid.
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Old December 9th, 2001, 04:12 PM
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Bonine has worked like a charm for us in 3 cruises -- no drowsiness!

Like others have recommended, don't wait to take them until you start feeling sick. We have always followed the instructions on the box without any problems.

Happy Sailing!
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Old December 9th, 2001, 04:15 PM
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Me on my partner used the Bonine. We were sick as dogs on the 2nd day, we had to go to the ships hospital and pay $100 each for shots, they give you the shot in the butt, then they tell you to lay down for an hour, when we woke up, we felt much better. On the return, we started taking the pills that the cabin stewards have on hand, we started taking them 12 hours before we sailed off, and it worked. I also hear that most people swear by the sea bands, which you can purchase at any drug store, thats what we are going with for our cruise on the Galaxy in september. Enjoy, and let us all know how everything was
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Just wondering. I've seen several people mention that they got medicine for seasickness from the desk or their cabin attendant. On Celebrity do you pay for this or is it free. I've never needed any but usually carry some. It would be one less thing to take if I won't have to pay a lot extra on ship.
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Old December 10th, 2001, 04:18 PM
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Haven't got a chicken wing. How about a raw leg of lamb?
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Old December 10th, 2001, 06:19 PM
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sure that will work lol
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