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Old 07-18-2014, 08:27 PM   #16
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I am really sensitive to motion and get sick easily. Last year, I tried the patch and it was amazing! First time that I didn't get sick on the ship, esp. the first night. I never even felt the ship moving! I changed it every 3rd day- i noticed some burning near the patch as a side effect but nothing that bothered me.

Just got off another cruise and used the patch again. I had absolutely no side effects. But this time, I could definitely feel the ship moving throughout the week. The seas must have been rougher this time around. It was not enough that I felt sick (so definitely an improvement on cruises when i did not have a patch and couldn't even sit up sometimes i was so sick)- I could just feel the swaying though.

I think i used dramamine (or the Target brand equivalent) even with the patch just to be sure.

If you are prone to motion sickness- i highly recommend the patch!
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Old 07-18-2014, 09:54 PM   #17
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I used them on my last cruise. I put it on the morning we sailed, and as others have mentioned, they last three days and you should alternate sides when you reapply. I was VERY thirsty the first day but didn't have any side effects after or other than that. There were a couple nights that everyone was bumping into walls with the movement, which in the past has spelled motion sickness disaster for me. I was 100% fine this time
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Old 07-18-2014, 10:46 PM   #18
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I do fine on cruises but I went deep sea fishing on a smaller boat a year ago in Cabo and decided to try the patch. So did my DH. We both had horrible side effects from it and took it off after one day at sea, even though we had another day out. I had horrible vision issues, I was disoriented and had dry mouth. It made my DH very drowsy. All those symptoms went away after I removed mine and I had a slight bout of motion sickness the next day, but it was so much more bearable then the side effects of the patch.
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Old 07-18-2014, 11:34 PM   #19
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Medically I Wouldn't use patch unless it was a last resort. As a hospice nurse I will tell you this patch is used at the end of someone's life to dry all the secretions that cause the "death rattle".. It is strong .. It would cause dry mouth, dry membranes etc.. Which is fine if you have active seasickness ... But preventative I wouldn't. Personally for me I wouldn't be able to have a relaxed time if I was dry and vision was blurred.,I'd be afraid to have a cocktail. Just me..
I would do bands and have something with you incase.
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Old 07-19-2014, 09:41 AM   #20
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My wife uses it. The only thing that works. She learned though to ween on and off. So half patch day before, and half patch when off ship. The first time my wife tookthe whole patch off at the end of cruise, she basically was getting sea sick at home. Doctor told her to ween off. Since then no problems
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Old 07-19-2014, 05:25 PM   #21
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I use the patch every time I sail. Sometimes I have dry mouth but that's preferable to being sick. My Aunt has always worn them. On her Alaska cruise she had the patch on and her allergies started acting up so she took a Benedryl. No where on the allergy meds or the patches was there a warning that those two medicines should never be used at the same time. She was disoriented, couldn't keep her balance, and ended up at the emergency room at their next Port of Call. So, lesson learned. If you have allergies don't use the patches. But we have found the patches always provide relief from motion sickness.
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Old 07-19-2014, 11:13 PM   #22
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Do Not Talk Yourself Into The Patch

We, 5, have been on two cruises, DD gets montion sick in car. We have box of Rx patches and overcounter items in the bag, so far never used them. Last cruise never saw a white cap and really can say never felt any motion.

So be a good scout be prepared, but you will enjoy things more if you do not take anything.
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Old 07-21-2014, 02:03 PM   #23
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I am pretty prone to getting motion sick and have been on 4 cruises (one 4 night, two 5 nights and a 7 night).

The first cruise (5 night RCCL older ship) I got a bit motion sick, but it passed. Never took anything.

Second (4 night on Wonder), I got really motion sick the first night. I began taking the complementary meds they have at guest service. As long as I stayed in a medicated state I was fine.

The last two (5 night magic and 7 night fantasy) I used the patches. I used them exactly as the instructions state and had no problem during the cruise.

When I got home from the 5 night i did feel a bit sick for a day but over all was fine.

After the 7 night I was really bad. It felt like i was motion sick all the time. It took a good week or so to shake it. In the end what really helped to shake it was eating ginger chews, green apples and non-drowsey drammamine.

Ginger and green apples are both supposed to be very helpful for counteracting and preventing motion sickness.

We are going on another cruise in October. I am going to try a different approach this time. I purchased some concentrated ginger tablets from Whole Foods. I will also get a few boxes of ginger chews. I will use those in conjunction with the bonnine pills.

I don't think I would use the patch again, but I may have had an adverse reaction to it. That said, the potential side effects of the patch can be dismaying.
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Old 07-22-2014, 10:25 AM   #24
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I am very prone to motion sickness and once it hits me, I have a hard time getting rid of it. I use Bonine to fly and for the car but I use the patch to cruise. I do get a dry mouth but I just drink lots of water. Sometimes it impacts my close vision if I've worn the patch for several days but it is bearable.

The side effects are mild and it is completely worth it to me to feel good on my vacation. It doesn't impact my sleep. With the motion of the ship, I sleep better on a cruise than at home!
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Old 07-22-2014, 11:45 AM   #25
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On our 3 day Dream cruise last year DH and I both used it. I tried to power through but the first evening I started feeling sick, just the very slight movement was enough to knock my body off kilter. The only side effects I had were dry mouth, and I was able to drink moderately while using it. DH used it as well and had both dry mouth and blurred vision. On another occasion he found that if he used gloves when putting it on and made sure not to touch it, the blurred vision didn't happen. We may also have used them at Universal and they worked well with the crazy rides there.

We'll be using them again on our 7 day Fantasy cruise this winter!
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I got a prescription patch from my Dr. for the 2 week Panama Canal trip. I put the first one on the day we left, in the morning. It was a little circular bandaid type looking patch. It went on behind my ear. I changed it every couple days., can't remember how often it said to change it but was something like every 5 days.
I took it off the day we disembarked.
The only side effect I had was dry mouth.
Never going to use the patch for this reason.....my DCL bar bill is high enough!
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Old 07-22-2014, 03:22 PM   #27
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.............I put the first one on the day we left, in the morning. It was a little circular bandaid type looking patch. It went on behind my ear. I changed it every couple days.,. I took it off the day we disembarked.
The only side effect I had was dry mouth.
This is us exactly...the only side effect DH and I get is dry mouth. Each Scopolomine patch lasts 3 days. I swear by it.
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[QUOTE=kathleendsm;51910439]..... DH used it as well and had both dry mouth and blurred vision. On another occasion he found that if he used gloves when putting it on and made sure not to touch it, the blurred vision didn't happen. ..........QUOTE]

The instructions for the scopolomine patch are very clear that you must take great care to wash your hands IMMEDIATELY after use and NOT touch your eyes!
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Old 07-22-2014, 05:14 PM   #29
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I was on the Dream in June for our first cruise. I'm prone to motion sickness, but I thought I'd be fine with one Bonine per day.

I was not fine. I wished I had taken a patch with me. It wasn't enough that it totally ruined my vacation, but the vertigo was really unnerving. I had trouble sleeping because of the motion and when I was walking on the ship I felt it a lot, especially the first night.

What was really odd about my motion sickness is that I didn't have a lot of nausea (or I have a really high tolerance to nausea after the extremely severe nausea/vomiting I endured my entire pregnancy with my daughter - not sure which). It was the vertigo that really did me in. When we got off the ship the first day in Nassau, I thought it would be better, but it was actually worse on dry land. It took me several days after the cruise to really feel stable again. My daughter (5) had a little nausea, but I gave her some ginger gum and that took care of it.

At Castaway Cay I spoke with a woman near our beach chairs who I noticed had a patch. She said her first cruise she had the exact same thing - lots of vertigo. She said this time around with the patch it was so much better.

We booked another cruise on the Magic for next year and I'm definitely getting a patch. We also decided to book a room mid-ship lower (we were forward on deck 8 of the Dream) because I've heard lower and mid is a better location for us prone to motion sickness. I'm a little concerned about the Magic being a smaller ship. Hopefully the patch will compensate.
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