Our cruise leaves in a week. Seven days in the Caribbean. Anyone have advice to avoid sea sickness?

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Our cruise leaves in a week. Seven days in the Caribbean. Anyone have advice to avoid sea sickness?

Bignuf Bignuf
Some folks swear by those pressure wrist bands. Others say they don't work. I have a few "scopolomine patches" if needed. Anyone have any advice to offer on avoiding/treating sea sickness??? Also, anything NOT mentioned in the travel guides that an experienced traveler think I should take along???
All advice welcomed.
02/02/2013
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Rossie Rossie
Honestly, there's not much chance of motion sickness when you're on board a large cruise ship. You can bring along a pack of Dramamine (or get it in the ship's pharmacy) if you're really worried, and stroll on the deck often to breathe the fresh ocean air. Have fun on your cruise!
02/02/2013
Gone (LD29) Gone (LD29)
If you're worried about nausea, get the wristbands! They definitely work if you follow the directions.

When I was pregnant, my morning sickness exacerbated my normal motion sickness, and Sea-Bands worked wonders for me. I've used them a few times since then, too.
02/02/2013
jr2012 jr2012
I have heard the Sea-bands are decent, but they dont seem to work for everyone. But it's a minimal investment to try out.

My biggest recommendation for any tummy related issues is Ginger-Lemon tea. I'm not super crazy about the flavor, but it reliably calms my stomach when sipped slowly. Both Ginger and Lemon are good at settling a cranky belly. I buy the Traditional Medicinals brand. ...trust me here, I get a lot of tummyaches!
02/03/2013
deltalima deltalima
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Originally posted by Bignuf
Some folks swear by those pressure wrist bands. Others say they don't work. I have a few "scopolomine patches" if needed. Anyone have any advice to offer on avoiding/treating sea sickness??? Also, anything NOT mentioned in the travel ...
Ginger ale is good if you don't want to take a lot of medication.
02/03/2013
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
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Originally posted by Rossie
Honestly, there's not much chance of motion sickness when you're on board a large cruise ship. You can bring along a pack of Dramamine (or get it in the ship's pharmacy) if you're really worried, and stroll on the deck often to ...
I agree - the large ships are very stable - but I would avoid dramamine - it makes you too drowsy.
02/03/2013
Bleu Bleu
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Originally posted by Gunsmoke
I agree - the large ships are very stable - but I would avoid dramamine - it makes you too drowsy.
I agree with what Gunsmoke said about the pills. You can end up not enjoying yourself because all you wanna do is lay down and sleep.

I get sea sick but I don't have problems with sea sickness until I remember I'm on a boat or go out and are actually able to feel the waves in some way. I also agree with what people have said about ginger ale/tea. Ginger is great for tummy troubles.
02/03/2013
WhoopieDoo WhoopieDoo
Quote:
Originally posted by Rossie
Honestly, there's not much chance of motion sickness when you're on board a large cruise ship. You can bring along a pack of Dramamine (or get it in the ship's pharmacy) if you're really worried, and stroll on the deck often to ...
I agree. The only time that I could even "feel" that I was on a boat (when I went on my cruise) was ONCE at dinner, when the wind was extremely high, and it was a very gentle, barely noticeable thing. Something you couldn't even notice if you were moving.

I get carsick if I look backwards for more than two seconds in a moving car (and I'm not driving).

I've been on several ferry rides that made me want to kill myself.

I prefer to use prescription motion sickness patches behind my ears for plane rides, but sometimes I have to dump a gallon of MotionEaze behind my ears (MotionEaze is a great product) so that my brain doesn't explode.

Cruises are no problem. Have fun
02/03/2013
GONE! GONE!
I've never had it, but for nausea in general I take ginger pills. They work like a charm!
02/03/2013
Synthete Synthete
I agree with everyone who's posted about ginger as a natural remedy - I like to use ginger lozenges/ candy because I also like the taste, but ginger pills have always worked well for me.

I also have much less problems with motion sickness on a large cruise ship than smaller boats. I hope it's the same for you!
02/03/2013
KittiezToyz KittiezToyz
Ginger, Dramamine, Scopolamine Patch behind (scrip from doc, lasts for a few days).
02/03/2013
Trixie Horror Trixie Horror
I use the SeaBands and they work for me, but there's a health food store where I'm at that sells a band similar, but you can adjust the amount of pressure to your wrist. Ginger chews (candy) are great to suck on for motion sickness - and they taste great, I chew them just as a candy. My mom went on a cruise last year and her doctor prescribed her the patches and she swears by them.
02/05/2013
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