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Old March 25th, 2001, 07:41 PM
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Default what to do about sea sickness?

Last year, i went on the voyager and i got sea sick.

Everyone said it was one of the best stabilized boats they've been on yet
I still got sick. Nauseated quite a bit by never threw up!

I tried the bands and some pills in the shop

Well, I'm going on Explorer in may what can i do to avoid sea sickness, what
can I take.

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Old March 29th, 2001, 10:58 AM
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Default Re: what to do about sea sickness?

I have had great luck with Ginger capsules that are available in any health store. they settle the stomach and have no side effects. they really do work.
some years ago there was a product available called TripTone that worked on the inner ear rather than the stomach, and thus did not make you sleepy. if you do fine the product, check the ingredients to be sure that they have not changed to a stomach sedative.

Have a great crusie!
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Old April 17th, 2001, 11:54 AM
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Default Re: what to do about sea sickness?

I just returned from the Ocean Princess and was sea sick the first nite. I went down to the ship's doctor and received an injection and sea sickness medication) by perscripton) and then went to sleep for twenty minutes. I woke up cured! it was great. It cost some money to see the doctor but if you get the insurance it should be covered. It was worth the money because nothing else helped me. I bought those sea bands to put on my wrist and the ginger tablets also. they did absolutely nothing for me!
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Old May 4th, 2001, 11:27 PM
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Default Re: what to do about sea sickness?

Well, the first thing that everyone should realize is that all of the treatments for sea sickness are prophylactic, or preventative, not reactive. The two main pathways for treating sea sickness are:

1. Prevention of vestibular (inner ear) stimulation- most of the approved drugs.

2. Preventing an upset stomach-ginger.

Since the original writer experienced significant sea sickness on her first voyage, I'd recommend prevention. Start before the voyage, with whatever course you choose.

I hope her time on the Explorer is more relaxed and enjoyable.

John Burns, R.Ph.
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Old July 12th, 2001, 11:49 AM
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Default Re: what to do about sea sickness?

when i feel queasy, i get some saltines or potato chips, and that usually settles my stomach, and i feel better minutes later!!!
works for me!!!!
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