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Old September 9th, 2004, 05:22 PM
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I am about to take a cruise around South America in December, on Holland America's Amsterdam. On occasion, I do get slightly seasick in rough waters. I have been told that the waters in southern South America can be especially rough near Antarctica, Tierra Del Fuego and Ushuaia.
Has anyone sailed in these waters such that you can tell me whether or not I should attempt this cruise - or are the waters just too rough. (I usually hang in there with the use of the patch.)
Please advise.
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Old September 10th, 2004, 09:29 AM
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I've found Bonine works great. I get seasick very easily. During the last two cruises I only took one or two pils the entire cruise. I like it better than the patch because I only take the medication when I need it. Don't wait until you're sick. If you start to feel funny take one and go up on deck in the fresh air. Works very quickly. Hope this helps.


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Old September 17th, 2004, 11:54 AM
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Can you purchase bonine at drugstores? Which section would it be located in?
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Old September 17th, 2004, 11:23 PM
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Yes, in the upset stomach section.
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Old January 24th, 2005, 04:14 PM
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I think the wrist bands are very effective - without the side effects.
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Old January 25th, 2005, 06:03 PM
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does the bonine make you groggy? The dramamine knocks me out for about a day an a half.
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Old January 25th, 2005, 08:11 PM
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Bonine makes me groggy but not as much as Dramamine. And you only take one Bonine for the day unlike Dramamine. I think Bonine works better than Dramamine.
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Old March 15th, 2005, 05:30 PM
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Take the Dramamine II, it is meclizine (same as Bonine). This is way less sedating than regular draminine.
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Old March 17th, 2005, 02:52 PM
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In preparation for my cruise I took Bonine as an experiment while on dry land to see if I had any side-effects. I was falling asleep at my desk, could barely drive home, then passed out on top of the covers in my work clothes. I'm glad I found this out on dry land because I would have hated to have wasted this lesion on an expensive Med cruise.

Yesterday I tried the store brand of Less Drowsy Dramamine. It was much less drowsy than Bonine but there were still a few episodes where I had to get an espresso in me. When it was time to go to bed I slept so well it's as if I took a sleeping pill. I also felt woozy all day.

Next Iím going to experiment with an extra patch I have from a few years ago. I got them to go to an amusement park. It didn't really work that well as I recall. I remember my vision got bad on that - I guess it was dilation.

Iím just testing these for side-effects. Their actual success in mitigating sea sickness I wonít be able to ascertain until Iím actually on the ship.

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