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Old 06-16-2019, 09:28 AM
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Still 8 more days of school left and one of them includes a field trip on a sailboat! Wish I could look forward to it, but unfortunately I get seasick just from looking at a boat! lol I asked for advice on another forum and was told to get Psi Bands, Bonine and a Scopolamine patch which you place behind your ear. Was feeling good about using all 3 and hoping for the best, but turns out you can’t take Bonine and use the Scopolamine patch at the same time. I’m leaning towards using the patch as it seems like more people have success with it, but hoping some of you can offer advice as well. TIA!



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Old 06-16-2019, 09:43 AM
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My husband loves cruises; however, rocking makes him feel sick. He takes Bonine if the weather is supposed to be a bit rough on the sea. Otherwise, he'll take ginger root capsules which have no side effects (such as making him drowsy) when it's not as rough. You can get both of these at WalMart drug area without prescription.
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Old 06-16-2019, 10:08 AM
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I don't know about sea sickness, but I take Dramamine (non-drowsy version) for flying and it works great!
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Old 06-16-2019, 10:33 AM
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I take ginger pills when I go out on Man's boat to go fishing. It works well for me along with the wrist bands.
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Old 06-16-2019, 10:43 AM
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My stomach always gets messed up on planes and I started taking natural dramamine. It is jut ginger and not drowsy. It has worked wonders for me so far.


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Old 06-16-2019, 10:44 AM
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I want to see what others say so I know for myself. I know about Dramamine and Meclizine, but have never tried it for actually being out at sea.

I've been having off and on dizziness in general since May 2017 and since then have gone on a smaller boat once in Sept 2018 for about 1 - 1.5 hrs and there were times when it was really rocking and I turned out fine...didn't take a thing (before or after). It was a good experiment to see.

But earlier this month, I went to an amusement park and went on this one roller coaster with twists and turns and I felt it severely for a few minutes after, but the rest of the day was fine. Again, I didn't take anything before or after. I seemed to haven't felt too well days after that day though.

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Old 06-16-2019, 10:46 AM
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I get motion sick at the movies! Meclizine is what I take. (Thatís the ingredient in non-drowsy Dramamine and Bonnie.). I also keep ginger lozenges on hand.
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Old 06-16-2019, 10:58 AM
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I would be really careful with the patch. I was prescribed it in the past and one of the side effects is blurry vision. It worked amazingly for my nausea and dizziness but the blurry vision was a huge issue. It took hours after removing the patch for it to subside. I, obviously, couldn’t drive while using it.
Just a heads up! You may want to test it out before using it for the trip.

I take Phenergan and it works well.
I also have used Sea Bands in the past and they do help some.
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Old 06-16-2019, 11:18 AM
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I would go with the Dramamine or Meclazine. You could also get a prescription for some anti-nausea meds like Zofran. If you do that just be sure to take it around the clock BEFORE you feel sick.

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Old 06-16-2019, 12:00 PM
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I had the scopalamine patch during my first cruise. After 3 days, I switched the patch out for a new one. Woke up dry heaving. Went to sick bay, they told me DO NOT use that patch. Lots of side effects. Had me remove it and wash my hands before giving me an IV.

They suggested meclizine instead.


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Old 06-16-2019, 12:40 PM
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My dh uses the scopolamine patch, and the only bothersome side effect he says it gives him is a dry mouth. I believe it is a by prescription only med, btw, so youíd need to contact your dr. to obtain it.

Prepare the day prior: I donít know for sure, but have suspected that not having a good nightís sleep can contribute to feeling seasick. Eat easy to digest foods the night before. Nothing greasy or spicy before and during the trip.

If you get queasy while on the water, keep your focus out on the horizon!

I hope you have a fun, seasick-free trip,
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Old 06-16-2019, 12:57 PM
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Bonine works wonders for me. I use it every time I'm going to be in motion (car, boat, plane) for a long time.
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Old 06-16-2019, 04:30 PM
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Bonine works for me too! On a small excursion, a teen was sea sick and I offered her one (her mum said ok) and within 5 min she was fine! It was amazing. I have only used it prior to taking a sailing trip, but I was very impressed that it also seemed to work once sea sickness had actually started working. Good luck with whatever you chose to do!
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Old 06-17-2019, 02:20 AM
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I use the wristbands you can get from any drugstore,etc. They work for me on boats or planes.
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Old 06-18-2019, 12:07 PM
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I swear by Sea Bands!
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Old 06-18-2019, 12:20 PM
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Dramamine helps....and if you start to feel a little queasy, ginger chews from Trader Joeís are miracle candy! Iím not kidding. They are definitely spicy, but they work. I was recently on a missions trip and was able to help several team members feel better quickly by having them chew a ginger chew.
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