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Preventing sea sickness.

posted 29-11-2012 @ 01:23 PM www
Preventing sea sickness.

We are going on a cruise on 27th December for 12 nights (Carnival Spirit) and I am wondering what is the best thing to take to prevent sea sickness. We have 3 kids (15, 12 and 6). Is it safe to continually take the tablets for that long ? Our friend said she is getting the preventative needle as soon as she gets on the boat, anyone had that ? Someone recommended Avomine and said it made them "out-of-it" though.

I've heard once you are sick then its awful so I'd prefer to prevent it rather than wait and see if it happens.
posted 29-11-2012 @ 01:35 PM www

I went on a 2 night cruise and get motion sick on everythig!
I was really surprised that I only felt a little sick (no vomiting) on the first night about 4 hours after we sailed.

I take ginger tablets, made with crushed ginger they are very good.

I put acupressure wrist bands on after I felt sick and was okay after that.

I found that the big ship was very stable and much less queasy than being on a small ship.

I also find that the fresh air on deck to be very helpful

Things that I find to help if feeling sick, suck a hard lolly or chupa chup, nibble a biscuit or rice crackers, sip coca cola (makes you burp and settles the tummy) DON'T drink orange juice, milky or fatty foods
posted 29-11-2012 @ 01:39 PM www

my daughter had severe sickness on her first cruise. they suggested an apple but that didn't work so she got the needle. she was absolutely fine the rest of the trip.

she would get the preventative needle as she gets on next time.

i would just wait and see how you are - majority of people won't get sick so you might be in the majority. the wrist bands are easy to buy and use though.
posted 29-11-2012 @ 01:40 PM www

Be careful with Travel Calm - knocked my husband and I out like a horse tranquilizer, and the effects lasted for hours
posted 29-11-2012 @ 01:45 PM www

I watched an episode of Mythbusters the other night where the tested out non-pharmaceutical options for sea sickness. The only one that worked was the ginger tablets!

Have fun on your cruise :)
posted 29-11-2012 @ 01:51 PM www

We went on a cruise years ago and my husband was so sick. One of the staff on the ship said to have thin slices of apple with a little sprinkle of salt. He said that some of the crew do this when they first start the job. This didn't totally cure my husband but it sure helped and it's probably easier than tablets for the children. Good luck, enjoy your holiday! :)
posted 29-11-2012 @ 02:03 PM www

im also going on the carvinal spirit on the 16th december. went to the docs for sea sickness tablets the other day, and hes given me Prochlorperazine. (never heard of it)
has anyone ever taken these?
posted 29-11-2012 @ 02:18 PM www

Originally posted by zenbaba
I watched an episode of Mythbusters the other night where the tested out non-pharmaceutical options for sea sickness. The only one that worked was the ginger tablets!

Have fun on your cruise :)

I also watched this episode - go the ginger!
posted 29-11-2012 @ 02:18 PM www

Originally posted by coffee4me
Be careful with Travel Calm - knocked my husband and I out like a horse tranquilizer, and the effects lasted for hours

Travacalm they did the same to me!
Pretty sure a while back the pharmaceutical company (Pan) who manufactured Travacalm was in court for using dodgy/unsafe ingredients. Think there is another manufacturer nowadays of product. Nowhere near as lethal!
posted 29-11-2012 @ 02:24 PM www

I swear by ginger tablets. I was crippled with motion sickness as soon as night fell on the first night I sailed on a yacht (lost control of my speech and facial muscles and my arms went into spasm). I could not move for the entire night during rough seas. I have never forgotten it! The next time I travelled by sea, i used ginger tablets and had no issues whatsoever. Take them before you travel and then during your travels. I always use Blackmores Travel Calm Ginger that only contains ginger. I always have a packet on hand. If you start to feel ill, it is a good idea to go on deck and look out at the horizon. It really helps. I have travelled by boat and large ferries many times and have been in horrendous conditions (large waves spilling over the front of a large ferry and almost everyone on the boat lying prone on the floor being sick) but I was ok due to a combination of ginger tabs and looking at the horizon. If it is night and you cannot see land, look for a spot of light on land in the distance and it can help in exactly the same way. Hope these hints are useful, but I hope that you never need to use them!!!!
posted 29-11-2012 @ 02:25 PM www

Nothing helps me :( I just spew.
posted 29-11-2012 @ 02:51 PM www

Originally posted by LisaBart
Nothing helps me :( I just spew.

I am the same. Have tried everything and nothing works. Get sick in the car/train/boat/plane. Anything that moves really. lol
posted 29-11-2012 @ 03:26 PM www

We had had the same reaction with travel calm and we were told this.With travel calm don't take it on an empty stomach
take half the tablet half an hour before you go and the other half when you get on board and you will be fine, we were told the worst points for motion on a ship or boat are up high and better near the engine bay(a bit hard on a ship) we were also told the ginger is useless with most. My husband gets sever travel sickness on boats we did all this we were the only people on the boat that did not spew up we were fine. This wasnt a cruise ship but a very rough day on a large boat and i would do the same process again.Also did it with the kids half and half they were fine.
posted 29-11-2012 @ 03:29 PM www

I used Avomine as it was recommended to me for a cruise that we did earlier this year and it was fine for me.
I was told to start taking it a day or so before the cruise, and to only take it at night. I stopped taking it the second day in and I was fine.
posted 29-11-2012 @ 03:41 PM www

Originally posted by zenbaba
I watched an episode of Mythbusters the other night where the tested out non-pharmaceutical options for sea sickness. The only one that worked was the ginger tablets!

Have fun on your cruise :)

I didn't see this episode - did they test putting a band-aid on your belly button? Saw this trick on Facebook and apparently it works!!
posted 29-11-2012 @ 04:04 PM www

We went on a cruise last year and we were all fine. Master 12 gets car sick contstantly so I thought he was going to be really sick. But no, he was fine. So hard to judge. Hopefully you will be fine and have the time of your life. Extremely jealous!!
posted 29-11-2012 @ 04:40 PM www

I get terrribly seasick, but have been on four cruises (up to 14 nights). I take one Avomine tablet every night, and have never been sick. I was told to take them before going to bed as they make you tired and you have a good nights sleep. You should start them the night before you board the ship. Don't work once you are sick.

Start on the tablets and see how you go, you could be fine, but I take them the whole time just to be on the safe side.

The needles on board are expensive and they won't give them to you unless you are very seasick.

Have a great time - it's the stressfree way to holiday!!
posted 29-11-2012 @ 04:44 PM www

When I was in the USA I went to the "drug store" & he recommended a product called BONINE...not sure if you can buy it online. I brought heaps home. I get sick if some-one sways in front of me!!! :no::lol::lol::lol:

Anyway this stuff worked like magic. I went on a dinner cruise and I thought "wow, this is how normal people feel" it was magically wonderful and not sick on rides or in the plane either...didn't make me sleepy either.

posted 29-11-2012 @ 05:08 PM www

I swear by a bandaid on the belly button! I get motion sickness on everything but tried it once on a ferry trip & those that had sea legs were sick & I wasn't! So weird :crazy:
posted 30-11-2012 @ 07:49 AM www

I suffer with all sorts of motion sickness and have found that travelcalm work ok although not perfect as they do come with side effects. The tiredness thing is pretty minor in my case but they make me quite thirsty and affect the sound of my voice (strange but true). I have glaucoma so all medical travel sickness tablets are not recommended for me so I try and do without them. The herbal ones like ginger or the bands just don't help at all. I am always on the lookout for something better as it really is a miserable affliction.
posted 1-12-2012 @ 06:19 AM www

Bonine is the same as the NZ product called Sea Legs! I vote with kismet for it being magically somehow turns off the part of your brain that registers that movement = sick. The first time I took it (in a force 9 gale off the coast of NZ) my daughter was lying in the next bed saying wow mum this is like being on a rollercoaster lying down...I could feel the movement but it didnt register to feel sick, its like a light switch for seasickness. Can't recommend highly enough if you can get someone to send them to you from OS.

posted 1-12-2012 @ 09:44 AM www

avomine is the best you need a script from your doctor to get it.
kids can take half a tablet.
i didnt notice any side effects at all felt fine and had sea legs :)
posted 1-12-2012 @ 04:37 PM www

I was told by a Yacht sailor to take vitamin B6 a day or so before traveling and through the trip plus travel calm or something similar... seem to work for my husband on a very rough ferry crossing, he usually gets sick watching a boat from dry land !
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