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Old 02-25-2008, 02:23 PM
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C.F., there is absolutely nothing in your last post to which any of us would take exception--it is all good advice. What we do not agree with is your assertion that higher is better. That is contrary to our personal experience. But if it works for you, God Bless.
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Old 02-25-2008, 02:45 PM
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I become easily motion sick in a lot of situations...including on ships. If you're susceptible to motion sickness in situations like driving, etc., it's fair to say there's a good chance you could feel the effects of the ship while others with a higher motion tolerance may not.

I personally get a prescription for the Transderm scopamine patch, which I put on a few hours prior to embarkation. However, it does have side effects. This time, I had very red, dry eyes and dry mouth for the first few days of the trip. I admit, it was a little annoying...the symptoms seemed worse this time than on previous cruises.

I may look into some alternatives for next time, but to me, a little annoyance is better than having to pop Dramamine constantly or being perpetually nauseous... Some people were pretty green on our last day, when we had very rough seas.

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Old 02-25-2008, 02:50 PM
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If you know you are prone to seasickness, try to get a cabin on the outside (with a window) and mid-ship where there is less motion"
We all agree that amidships is better, and the window would let one look out and see the horizon, to let the inner ear equalize to what the eye is seeing.

It's also good advice to "keep busy." If one does not expect to get seasick, you have a better chance of not getting sick.

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Old 02-26-2008, 04:33 AM
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Originally posted by f-mattox:
C.F., there is absolutely nothing in your last post to which any of us would take exception--it is all good advice. What we do not agree with is your assertion that higher is better. That is contrary to our personal experience. But if it works for you, God Bless.
Ok just to clarify like I say before
I GIVE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was not trying to prove my point here, in order to do that I will have to link to other site and that's against the rules
I just say it to give the other poster an idea or better yet a recomendation

Please either way this is my last post about this theme...
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Old 02-26-2008, 06:44 AM
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Im all about the transederm scop patch that goes behind your ear...first cruise i took i didnt use anything and was so sick i wanted to jump overboard!!since ive always used the patch. its a miricle worker. my only side affect is dialated pupils when i take it off which is kinda creepy looking. but it beats having a miserable cruise! good luck
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Old 03-01-2008, 03:20 PM
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Originally posted by Sandy:
Ginger is supposed to work well for queasiness. You can buy ginger tablets in any store that sells vitamins, but getting candied ginger is even better.

Dave has a good point about looking at the horizon. That is supposed to coordinate what you're feeling in your inner ear with what you're seeing, which is supposed to make you feel better.

I hear eating a green apple works well, too.

As for choosing a cabin, don't forget that most of the day you'll be out of your cabin. And at night, gentle rocking may help you fall asleep!

You're right about the ginger. When I was pregnant with my son I had terrible morning sickness and the doctor recommended ginger ale or candied ginger. It worked so well that I always have it when cruising because it takes away the nausea.

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Old 03-02-2008, 12:37 AM
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I can't say for sure if it was the reason or not. I got some Ginger Root supplements (550 mg) and started taking them 2 days before the cruise. Could have been the ship or seas, but I didn't need anything else the last time.

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Old 03-02-2008, 02:41 PM
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my wife and i both used the patch and never had any problems. we have only had our rooms in the middle of the ship and towards the top.for us never felt the movement. but we love our balcony room.
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