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Old February 24th, 2006, 04:25 PM
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Has anyone tried this patch for sea sickness? Just wondering if it works or is it just as good to buy bonnine? Thank you
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Personally I would go with the Bonine, especially after see the side affects that a friend experienced when she wore the "patch". Dry mouth, double vision and a few other things.

I know a lot of people swear by the patch, but when I'm on a cruise I don't want to the have any above symptoms & end up in the Infirmary, like my friend did. Bonine works fine and there are no side affects and you can still drink.

I start taking it 2 days before the cruise just to get it into my system. Usually take it at night before I go to bed.
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Thanks a lot. I think I will go with the Bonnine.
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Babs, I think it depends, If you are extremely prone to motion sickness, then maybe the patch which is stronger medicine. If not then the Bonine should be more than adequate. it works very well for most people. Then too, unless you encounter some rough water you may need nothing at all.
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bonnie,
I am a nurse anesthestist and deal with nausea and vomiting everyday. In my opion Transderm Scop patches are for people who have a documented of motion sickness. If you get motion sickness easily i would give it a try.
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I personally could not sail without the "patch". I have had none of side effects just four great cruises with no motion sickness. I do get a little "seasick" once I'm home and have taken the patch off though. It's mild and lasts a couple of days. Can't drink with it on but heck, that saves one big chunk of change for souvenir shoppping and no hangovers lol.

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Take the patch. I have been on numerous cruises and the patch has never failed. Bonine does not always work. Especially if you take it a bit too late. Like when you just start to feel sick.
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I use the patch. Tried Bonine on our first cruise and it had same effect as Dramamine--might as well have taken a sugar pill! No relief at all, and wow was I ever sick. I should have know better because I have always suffered from motion sickness. Even certain rides in amusement parks will turn me green. But I love cruising and won't give it up. Now I follow the directions for the patch and forget about it. No symptoms, no sea sickness, nothing but a good time, and I've been in some very rough seas. I really think it depends on how sensitive you are to motion. Sort of like pain pills. Aspirin works great when you just have a mild headache, but if your coming out of major surgery, that aspirin won't do a thing for you. You need morphine! So let's just say it's a matter of degree and only you know how much of a problem you have.
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I've used the patch on all of our cruises (6) and have never had a problem! No true side effects or anything. I get tired the first few hours...but that's about it!
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My husband and I always use the patch and have never experienced any side affect. My husband tried Bonine and let me tell you he was out for a day and 1/2 He was soooooo miserable so I went to the front desk and got him dramamine but not the patch is perfect and he feels great all of the time Well maybe not when I am spending money

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My husband and I always use the patch and have never experienced any side affect. My husband tried Bonine and let me tell you he was out for a day and 1/2 He was soooooo miserable so I went to the front desk and got him dramamine but not the patch is perfect and he feels great all of the time Well maybe not when I am spending money

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I know that I will get seasick! Been there, done that! I religiously use the patch. I did get some symptoms...dry motuh and a bit drowsy. Now I cut the patch in half and only use one half at a time. The only thing I get now is a tiny bit of dry mouth but no mal de mer! The instructions say do not cut it but my doctor said it was okay. Just be sure to wsh your hands thoroughly.
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