Get the motion relief watches. They're pricy...about $115.00 but they work for everything. Blocks the feeling of nausea. They send out little electronic pulses on your wrist. You can adjust from 1-5 intensity. My husband loves them so much that he insisted on wearing two of them for his shoulder surgery and came out of the anesthesia without any feeling of nausea at all. We got ours at a scuba store.
Once my 21 year old daughter was literally on the way to the bathroom because she felt sick, so I put the watch on her and she felt fine. It's crazy but I think they would help with car motion sickness and maybe even at amusement parks.
I just got off the boat Friday. Second cruise. The first time I didn't take anything & was sick the whole time. This time I took Bonine & was fine. My sister-in-law took Dramamine (non-drowsey) & was still sleepy. I'll stick with the Bonine.
I swear by the wrist band. after it is on a little while you will never notice it again. I took if off once because I didnt think it was working and with in minutes I was sick. Put it back on, and with in minutes I was fine again
Worth trying, can get it on drugstore.com for around $80.00 Good luck
I bought some over the counter pills and got a prescription for the patch before we left. Our 2nd night on the ship, my son felt sick, so he took two of the pills and was fine. We never used the patches, but I'm glad we had them in case. A woman at our dinner table wore the patch all week, she said she never felt sick.
I got the Rx from my Dr. the other day, and it turns out for 4 patches, it cost about $40 with my insurance...so I think I'll go the cheaper route and go with Bonie. Everyone seems to agree that it works, and it is cheap. I like that combination!
Originally posted by cotefamily:
Can anyone give advice on which remedy would be best? Also, is it different for children than adults. The wrist band seems like it would drive me nuts- from what I read on WebMd.com it sounds like it pinches. I can't see my children or myself wanting to keep that on- especially for formal nights when I am all dressed up. Where does the patch go if we go that route? Does the pill make you sleepy?
Thanks for any and all help.
Also, do any of these methods require a Rx from the doctor?
The Relief Band, available at Sharper Image and Brookstone, works well and does not require a prescription.
Dramamine, Bonine and Meclazine are all available OTC and all work marginally well.
Scopalomine patches are available by RX and require you to wear them for three days at a time. When they wear off and you have been used to wearing them, there is a perceptible withdrawal period where you might feel queasy even if on dry land.
In my experience, taking Bonine (or the non-drowsy Dramamine formula - same thing) when I don't need it does make me get a bit sleepy, or at least spacey. If I take it on rough days at sea, then I don't get sleepy from it, but it does a wonderful job of keeping me feeling all right.
I think everyone's chemical makeup being slightly different leads to different levels of satisfaction with the various methods of combatting seasickness. For me, the wristbands don't work at all. Others I know swear by them, similar to Tony here. The patch has been used with varying degrees of success by people I know; problems with it seem to be getting it to stay stuck on during/after a shower, and some mild withdrawal symptoms after the cruise, when the patch is taken off.