View Full Version : Motion Sickness Wristbands

10-03-2005, 08:56 AM
Anyone know where I can purchase these? Would most drugstores have them or are they something I need to order online and get through the mail?

10-03-2005, 10:17 AM
I bought some at CVS last year. They did not help my DH much on a fishing trip. He still got really queasy.

10-03-2005, 10:37 AM
I have a friend who used these and they did not work for her at all. :flower:

10-03-2005, 12:02 PM
We bought ours as Savon - about $10. They helped both my DD11 and myself quite a bit. She never needed to take bonine after the first night. She just popped the wristbands on when she felt queasy, and then felt better. I actually switched back to bonine on our last night. Not because the wristbands weren't working, but because the tightness on my wrists was bugging me.

10-03-2005, 12:21 PM
So you don't have to leave them on the whole time your on the ship? Only when you feel quesy?

10-03-2005, 12:33 PM
DW swears by these and they work great for her. They were $8 or so at any drugstore or Target, etc. No, you don't have to leave them on the whole trip. Actually, you probably won't want to. They apply pressure and you will need some relief every so often.

10-03-2005, 01:20 PM
Thanks and one more question on this, are they OK for kids to use? My two girls are 8 & 10.

10-03-2005, 01:33 PM
You may want to run it by the pharmacist or your pediatrician, but I don't see why they couldn't use it. They are non-medicinal relief measures.

10-03-2005, 02:14 PM
My dh and dd14 both use them on our cruises. We get them at Walmart for about 6-7 dollars a pair.

Dd leaves hers on the whole time, dh puts his on when he starts to feel queasy.

10-03-2005, 03:58 PM
Pediatrician ok'd them for DD11 and DD10.

10-03-2005, 06:00 PM
The problem with the wristbands is that if you do not place them correctly, they won't work.

I have the electronic wristbands (battery-operated). When you have it in the correct place it will send a "pulse" sensation up the 2 middle fingers. If the sensation is felt in any other part of the hand, it is placed incorrectly.

You can also adjust the electonic pulse if you are feeling worse.

They are called Relief Bands. I bought them over the internet (I believe at www.drugstore.com) for around $50.