I was recently (1/11/04) on a rough voyage. Many people wore the bands and said they helped a lot. I heard that having them on 24/7 was best and only having them off for the 10-15 minutes it took for a shower was helpful. The longer you wait to put them on and the longer you have them off, the harder it is to get back to feeling well. It was a rough 36 hours. I was fine but our first night many were absent from dinner and many left during dinner.
I used the wrist bands on a whale watch trip in June. I am not sure if they worked or if there were a thousand other distractions to keep my mind off the trip from hell.
When we sailed on the Spirit in '01 I took Bonine all 8 days and 1 pill the day before we sailed and I was never sick. I will be taking Bonine with me on our next cruise next month. Bonine is a rather inexspensive medicine also, I think it was $3.99 for 9 pills. I could drink and do what ever I wanted to on the cruise while I was taking them. I never felt better. We spend too much on the cruise to have a chance of seacsickness.
I found out that our cabin is near the front of the ship.
If my Daughter can ride all types of roller coasters do you think she will get sea sick?
I went on a cruise 20 yrs ago, but now sometimes I feel quesy on long car rides.
tia - not to worry. The ships have wonderful stabalizers which keep the ride very smooth and since you get the occassional queezies when riding in a car i would have a couple of back-up plans just in case. First off don't think about it. If you feel yourself getting that little queezy feeling get yourself a glass of ginger ale or munch on some ginger cookies and get outside into the fresh air, if this doesn't take the edge off and you feel you are getting worse, take the Bonine. 9 times out of 10 for the occassional queezies if you go for the ginger remedy, get outside do something and take your mind off of it, it will pass and you will be just fine.
I always use the Seabands when I take long car rides or airplane trips
they work great for me.
However, on the cruise they were not enough alone.
I used to take Dramamine on really long car rides Prior to the Bracelets. But, when I found the bracelets alone were not working I tried several glasses of Ginger Ale that
kind of eased the sick feeling but, not all the way. I went up to the Lido deck and got fresh air that also helped but, not enough. Finally I took Dramamine. For me it
just did not last long enough as soon as it wore off I felt sick in the middle of the night.
Bonine is 24 hours.
That is what my sister took instead of Dramamine and She felt alot better than I did.
The next day at sea My sister and I both wore Seabands and used Bonine.
We were able to drink without any sleepy side effects.
Best thing you can do without question take Bonine prior to activity !!!
Honest to goodness. Bonine worked for us. We were chicken ----- and didn't want to
experience Seasickness again so we took 2 tablets (the package said take 1-2
tablets every 24 hours)
I must have had 4-5 umbrella drinks on top of the Bonine and I did not feel sick,
I didn't feel sleepy, I didn't have a dry mouth or blurred vision.
I will for sure take bonine the next time I cruise and I won't tuff it out to wait and see if I get seasick. It was a great precausion with no side effects.
It's called Bonine (not Bodine). I would take some along. Bands work for some, but not all people. By all means try the band,but have some back-up Bonine (which you can also get from the purser's desk) just in case.
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