Motion sick meds

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  1. pikaboo27

    pikaboo27 <font color=teal>I knew I could count on you!<br><

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    I get horrifically sea sick. Like why-am-I-on-yet-another-cruise sea sick. I tried it all:

    Sea bands: cut off the circulation to my hands so bad that they were tingly (stupid fat wrists)

    Bonine: Worked great, except I had to take a double does every 8 hours and the eye dilation was scary looking and sucked in the sun.

    Dramamine, ginger, etc.: didn't work

    We even always pay more to make sure we are in a center of the ship room, mid way up and midway between just to minimize the motion (on RC last October we even got an interior balcony room - basically as close to the middle of the ship as we could possible get.)

    The Patch: *cue choirs of angels singing* The patch was magical! It was amazing. Even on the night when we had rough seas I was able to eat dinner and go to a show afterwards rather than lay in bed praying for death.

    Hope this help!
     
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  3. mydisneyanytime

    mydisneyanytime Earning My Ears

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    We tried the patch on our first ever cruise. I am NOT a fan of it. I was not motion sick but was cranky, tired, and had issues with my eyes due to the medication. I won't use it again but will instead do what I normally do which is use Bonnine. These symptoms did go away a few hours after I took off the patch.

    For many the patch is fine. Just like previous posters I encourage you to try the patch before you use it on board for the first time.
     
  4. gunka

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    Bonine works for me. Heard it makes you drowsy, so I take it before going to bed each night (Including the night before the cruise). No side affects and no funny feelings...:thumbsup2
     
  5. Postal68

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    I get EXTREMELY Seasick on fishing boats and some pleasure crafts so I was worried about cruising. We also used Bonine, started taking it the day before our cruise and then 1 a day during the cruise and no one in our party(including me) had a single sickness issue. Zero symptoms!!!!!!!
     
  6. disneyholic family

    disneyholic family <font color=teal>Wayne always catches me<br><font

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    this is such an interesting thread!!!
    it's so interesting to me how things affect everyone so differently!!!!
     
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  8. jmkjml39

    jmkjml39 Earning My Ears

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    Bonine used to make a version for kids, but doesn't anymore. The adult version, I suppose could be cut in half or quartered, but could knock a kid out. Best to seek professional advice on the safety of the adult version for kids.

    I have a list of 10 things I'm going to buy and try for my 4 1/2 year old, thanks to everyone. I hear smelling peppermint oil on a handkerchief works instantly too.

    39 days till our 'dream' comes true!
     
  9. tiggspring

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    Wow so glad we have several boxes from last years cruise. My youngest gets sick on long rd trips but mine should last until she can switch to adult bonine. I did some searching and aparently drug users were mixing it with other drugs for a better shoot up high :( I would check with Dr it may still be available by prescription much like clariton d which was being used to make meth.. heck of a world we live in. It is worth the prescription if you can get one.
     
  10. peachygreen

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    My oldest DD is now 7 and gets very motion sick and has since she was <2 years old (we used to not be able to drive for more than 45 minutes without her getting sick). When she was little we used to give her benedryl as recommended by her doctor. Now she takes chewable children's dramamine. (They are essentially the same medication). We have to make sure not to miss a dose or she will get sick. Good news is she can now drive about an hour and a half before she gets sick so if we are going to be in the car for an hour or more I give her benedryl.

    My husband uses non drowsy dramamine or bonine (same medication - different label). It seems to work okay for him. he didn't take any the first cruise and felt off most of the cruise. I convinced him to take it the 2nd and 3rd cruise and he felt much better and didn't spend as much time in the cabin laying down.

    This cruise I used the patch for the first time. Previously I used the non-drowsy dramamine and got sick at least once on each cruise. Other than the one morning the patch had fallen off and I didn't know it I had no issues at all this cruise and this cruise rocked and rolled a lot. That was a great improvement over the last couple cruises.

    My almost 3 year old has no issues at all with motion so she takes nothing and runs around fine.
     
  11. ToodlesRN

    ToodlesRN Always Dreamin Of Disney

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    I brought herbal, non prescription and prescription meds. I started with the herbals and once the ship started moving my sea sickness kicked in. I ended up placing the scope patch behind my ear and that did the trick the entire cruise. Our second time around I bypassed the herbals and on our drive to the port placed the patch and had no issues. I also had zofran pills with me in case the patch didn't work, which I ended up using after the patch was removed as I had a residual rebound effect from the patch was dizzy for days after the cruise.
     
  12. susieyarb

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    Last time I checked with our CVS pharmacist, they can order a couple boxes of the kids Bonine for you. It only took a couple days turn around time.
     
  13. susieyarb

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    I use Meclazine it is behind the counter, no prescription. My 12 year old also takes one when we travel.
     
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    Wow, then that person/company that I found selling it for $95 is really price-gouging!
     
  17. ajh88

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    We just got back from our first cruise and I was very nervous about seasickness. We each took a meclizine/child Dramamine daily. I also wore sea bands in the evening and had ginger gum. I never felt motion sick. I would chew a piece of the gum if I started feeling "off" but it almost immediately went away. DD and I both felt woozy while watching the ship move through the water, but even that improved after the first night.

    I know the meclizine works for me as I use it for carsickness. Not sure if I really needed the other remedies or not, but I wasn't willing to risk it!
     
  18. carissa1970

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    Where do you buy the motion-eze?

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  19. Fantasy2013

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    And where do you buy ginger gum? Is there a particular kind/brand?
     
  20. PrincessShmoo

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    I got it at Wal-Mart.
     
  21. tiggspring

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    We use motion ease for short trips...works great! Can be combined with meds and or wrist bands. We used with children's Bonine then would wean off bonine and just use motion ease as we reached our destination. In case of the cruise my kids didn't get seasick but used meds as precaution then motion ease then nothing. A big storm didn't even effect them on the Dream but driving 30 min in traffic is a no go..Go figure

    We get ours at Walmart but it is only available in the spring early summer here. It is always down by the floor in tiny little bottle (small like chapstick).
     

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