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Old 03-06-2013, 02:18 PM   #16
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Ok. I am nervous now that I have read this!! I have never been on a cruise and I am so worried about being sick. I only ever get sick if I am in a car reading. I have been on my dad's boat a million times and never gotten sick but that is a 23 ft motor boat. I can't do spinning rides (tea cups!~) but I am fine on roller coasters. I went to CVS and bought medicine but I didn't know I had to take it for days BEFORE the trip! Is that right? I sort of wanted to know if I would get sick or be fine before I took it but I don't want to be so sick I can't get out of bed. Now I don't know what to do. Plus the package says it causes drowsiness and I don't want to be tired the whole vacation. Ugh. Now I am a mess thinking about this.
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:14 PM   #17
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Ok. I am nervous now that I have read this!! I have never been on a cruise and I am so worried about being sick. I only ever get sick if I am in a car reading. I have been on my dad's boat a million times and never gotten sick but that is a 23 ft motor boat. I can't do spinning rides (tea cups!~) but I am fine on roller coasters. I went to CVS and bought medicine but I didn't know I had to take it for days BEFORE the trip! Is that right? I sort of wanted to know if I would get sick or be fine before I took it but I don't want to be so sick I can't get out of bed. Now I don't know what to do. Plus the package says it causes drowsiness and I don't want to be tired the whole vacation. Ugh. Now I am a mess thinking about this.
If you're OK on a 23 foot boat, you'll almost certainly be ok on a 1100 foot ship.
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:33 PM   #18
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Ok. I am nervous now that I have read this!! I have never been on a cruise and I am so worried about being sick. I only ever get sick if I am in a car reading. I have been on my dad's boat a million times and never gotten sick but that is a 23 ft motor boat. I can't do spinning rides (tea cups!~) but I am fine on roller coasters. I went to CVS and bought medicine but I didn't know I had to take it for days BEFORE the trip! Is that right? I sort of wanted to know if I would get sick or be fine before I took it but I don't want to be so sick I can't get out of bed. Now I don't know what to do. Plus the package says it causes drowsiness and I don't want to be tired the whole vacation. Ugh. Now I am a mess thinking about this.
You know yourself best and your reactions. Similar to you, I don't do well on spinning/twirling rides, but am fine on roller coasters, get carsick if I read in the car, and have gone on motor boats on a lake with no issues; but do get queasy on motor boats on the ocean. I have a long history of problems with my inner ear, and chronic serous otitis. But having never cruised, didn't know what to expect and planned for the possibility. Didn't want to have to be worrying about it, or become incapacitated and spoil the cruise for my family. Now that I know how I will react I am prepared, and have had a wonderful time on both cruises.
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If you're OK on a 23 foot boat, you'll almost certainly be ok on a 1100 foot ship.
Whew. Thank you. My dad does drives like a maniac out there on that boat! I guess I will take all my OTC meds with me but try it out first and not worry about taking them before I get on. Hopefully I won't need them.
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Ok. I am nervous now that I have read this!! I have never been on a cruise and I am so worried about being sick. I only ever get sick if I am in a car reading. I have been on my dad's boat a million times and never gotten sick but that is a 23 ft motor boat. . . .
No worries, if you can handle your dad's 23' boat for a day and it doesn't bother you, then you can easily handle a cruise ship. Don't make yourself sick over it.
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No worries, if you can handle your dad's 23' boat for a day and it doesn't bother you, then you can easily handle a cruise ship. Don't make yourself sick over it.
I agree. A small boat in the ocean is a nightmare for me. The cruise ship is much better.
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anybody received this ?? dont you get quite sleepy / drowsy with those ?? any feedback ?
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I personally haven't had the shot, but both people that I know who have reported that it knocked them out for the better part of a day. When they woke up they felt much better.
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Whew. Thank you. My dad does drives like a maniac out there on that boat! I guess I will take all my OTC meds with me but try it out first and not worry about taking them before I get on. Hopefully I won't need them.
One thing to note, though is that most OTC seasickness meds (like Bonine) are really only effective if you take them *before* you get sick. That's why a lot of people start taking it the day before they sail. Bonine totally puts me to sleep. Everyone reacts differently. I strongly suggest that you try any meds out beforehand to see how you react to it. If I need to take Bonine, I always take it before bedtime, so that I can sleep it off overnight. Personally, I find the patch most effective. I put the first one on the evening before getting on the ship. But everyone reacts differently to the patch. Some people have really bad reactions (blurry vision being one of them). So, again, I suggest trying out the meds beforehand.

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