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dinky2417 June 9th, 2006 03:38 PM

motion sickness
 
I am prone to feeling carsick on occasion (i.e. I can't look out a side window while moving, and I can't read at all in the car without feeling ill), and I'm planning to bring Dramamine along with me on my cruise next week. However, I'm starting to get slightly nervous and concerned that the Dramamine may not work, so I thought I would check here to see what others have done to combat nausea on their cruises. Or maybe everyone has been lucky enough to not experience it! I'm just concerned about it getting in the way of my having a great time.

Thanks!

dinky2417 June 9th, 2006 04:37 PM

oops, I just noticed that these message boards have a forum dealing with "health at sea", and a lot of the threads there deal with seasickness. Sorry to start a pointless thread!

Darcy June 9th, 2006 06:13 PM

I get seasick very easily on a small boat but really haven't had any trouble on cruise ships. I prefer Bonine over Dramamine. I have no side effects with it. Try taking the medication at bedtime the night before you sail so that it's already in your system. If you start to feel quesy get out on the deck in the fresh air and look over the horizon. Eat some crackers or bread. Try not to overindulge in rich foods or too much alcohol. It will just make it worse. Some trips I haven't had to take anything, others maybe one or two pills. Last August we were in the Gulf when Hurricane Katrina hit and I still only took one Bonine.

Cassandra June 9th, 2006 06:52 PM

I brought Ginger pills with me that folks recommended to me. I never once used it. Let me ask you this though, have you ever been on a regular boat just tooling around a lake or any body of water?

If so, did you feel ill? If not...you'll probably be fine on a ship! You don't feel the motion at all. (unless rough seas are involved, then its every stomach for themselves). If you have traveled on a subway train or dealt with turbulence on a plane & you handle that with no problem - you'll be fine on the ship. Those both have more bumps!


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