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LAWTONCRUISE
January 23rd, 2009, 03:44 PM
Never been air sick or sea sick before but on my last cruise I got really ill. I still believe it was something I ate but just to make sure this time, do Sea Bands really work and if so should you use on one or each wrist?
Thanks

terrymtex01
January 23rd, 2009, 04:14 PM
Never been air sick or sea sick before but on my last cruise I got really ill. I still believe it was something I ate but just to make sure this time, do Sea Bands really work and if so should you use on one or each wrist?
Thanks

My partner suffers at least once on every cruise from being sea sick. Sometimes badly..other times just a bit of an upset tummy. I never get sea sick.. We have not used the band, however we are getting one for our next cruise as we know the sea on that cruise will probably be the roughest we have been though.

On the very first cruise I was on, there were a group of about 300 coworkers on the cruise. Well..150 coworkers and their guests. One of my friends boyfriends had been sea sick since he stepped on the ship. After three or four days of it not going away for him, someone over heard my friend talking about her bf being sick and the person who over heard her went to their stateroom and got a sea sick band they had brought for themselves. Since they had not yet had a need to use it, they told my friend her bf could. He put it on and within 10 minutes felt no sea sickness at all.

I personally think they are worth a try since if they do work, it would mean not taking meds. Different remedies seem to work for different people. My partner has found the non-drowsey meds do nothing to help him. Our last cruise what he did was took a half of a dose of the drowsey kind in the morning and another half in the afternoon and that worked great for him and did not make him very sleepy. The first day he took some on that cruise he took two.. and within 20 minutes fell into a deep sleep. I got tired, after two hours, of just sitting around the room so I tried to wake him to tell him I was going to go to the casino for a while. Doug is a very light sleeper.. but I literally had to shake him for like 20 seconds before he woke up. It actually scared me that he was sleeping that deeply.

LAWTONCRUISE
January 23rd, 2009, 04:23 PM
Thanks Terry.
I've got some of the chewable Bonine but I figured if the bands work then it would probably be worth the costs. Appreicate the input.

GDAC
January 23rd, 2009, 04:29 PM
You might also want to try Ginger pills. They have worked great for people in our traveling party

joyy7403
January 23rd, 2009, 04:34 PM
Never been air sick or sea sick before but on my last cruise I got really ill. I still believe it was something I ate but just to make sure this time, do Sea Bands really work and if so should you use on one or each wrist?
Thanks

I have problems with vertigo. I always wear the sea bands when we fly. Last year when we were cruising to Alaska & the ship was rocking horribly, but because I wore my sea bands, I didn't get sick. I do get motion sickness quite easily, so they do work! :) You do have to wear one on each wrist.

WhenIsOurNextCruise
January 23rd, 2009, 05:10 PM
Bought one of these but haven't tried it yet.

ReliefBand Explorer - Motion Sickness Protection
http://www.mypilotstore.com/mypilotstore/pics/star-5.gif - 46 customer reviews (http://www.mypilotstore.com/mypilotstore/sep/5414?qryrmv=1&ppcs=google&ppcg=3-02&keyword=relief%20band%20motion%20sickness&gclid=CKqozK_apZgCFQkzawodbgmXmA#Reviews).
http://www.mypilotstore.com/mypilotstore/pics/products/5414.jpg
The ReliefBand(R) Explorer device is a watch-like device worn on the ventral side of the wrist for use in the treatment of nausea and vomiting due to pregnancy, postoperative nausea, chemotherapy, and motion sickness. When activated, the device emits a low-level electrical current across two small electrodes on its underside. The ReliefBand(R) device is the first patented, commercially available Nausea-Vomiting device to reach the clinical marketplace.
Now with the ReliefBand(R) device, you have more opportunity to enjoy flying, boating, amusement park rides and other types of travel and entertainment without having motion sickness spoil your good time.
The non-prescription ReliefBand(R) device is unlike anything else sold for motion sickness. It offers numerous advantages. First, it is Drug Free. Because it is not a drug, you won't have the headache, drowsiness, dizziness or other side effects typical of most medicinal remedies on the market. Also, instead of having to take something several hours ahead of time, the ReliefBand can be used any time, even after nausea symptoms start. Second, there are no restrictions on consumption of food, beverages or medications with the use of ReliefBand. And finally, unlike medicines, pressure bands, and other passive remedies, with the ReliefBand device you control the level and duration of relief. You can actually feel it helping to control your motion sickness.
Worn like a bracelet or a watch, the ReliefBand device uses gentle electrical signals to stimulate a specific nerve in the underside of the wrist. There are five levels of stimulation; adjust the dial to the highest level that feels comfortable. By stimulating the body's nervous system in this fashion, the ReliefBand can be used to relieve the nausea and vomiting symptoms associated with motion sickness.
Features:

Rotary dial adjusts output to one of five power settings.
Light indicates operation and low battery condition.
Do not use if wearing cardiac pacemaker.
The unlimited use Reusable ReliefBand operates for approximately 140 hours at power level 2 before you need to change the batteries. Then it's just a matter of picking up two 3V lithium batteries (CR2025) at your local drug store or where camera batteries are sold. The Reusable unit ensures that protection from motion sickness is always as close as your flight bag.
Batteries and conductivity gel included.

FunInTheSun03
January 23rd, 2009, 05:23 PM
On our cruise last year I gotta a little sea sick. Don't want to do that again. And I have heard since we are sailing out of Seattle there is a slight change we could have some rough waters so I don't want to take the chance again and be sick on our awesome Alaskan cruise. So if anyone could please tell me where can we buy the Sea Bands. Thank you very much. :D

derf5585
January 23rd, 2009, 05:25 PM
Never been air sick or sea sick before but on my last cruise I got really ill. I still believe it was something I ate but just to make sure this time, do Sea Bands really work and if so should you use on one or each wrist?
Thanks

On my next cruise I am going to bring my clone. I will wear a sea band and my clone won't.
I report our findings when I return

Can a clone get a passport?

mpk218
January 23rd, 2009, 05:27 PM
Ginger capsuls Work like you wouldn't believe .
If you try it get the Capsuls , they work faster than the tablets. Its amazing

birtdeltasig
January 23rd, 2009, 05:37 PM
Try the ginger root. They sell capsules at the local supermarket (100 for about $5). Work better than Dremamine or Bonine. Be sure to take them with food or it may result in serious heartburn. My wife took these on the last cruise and takes them every time we get in the car. They work like a charm.

Arwenmark
January 23rd, 2009, 05:42 PM
Bought one of these but haven't tried it yet.

ReliefBand Explorer - Motion Sickness Protection
http://www.mypilotstore.com/mypilotstore/pics/star-5.gif - 46 customer reviews (http://www.mypilotstore.com/mypilotstore/sep/5414?qryrmv=1&ppcs=google&ppcg=3-02&keyword=relief%20band%20motion%20sickness&gclid=CKqozK_apZgCFQkzawodbgmXmA#Reviews).
http://www.mypilotstore.com/mypilotstore/pics/products/5414.jpg
The ReliefBand(R) Explorer device is a watch-like device worn on the ventral side of the wrist for use in the treatment of nausea and vomiting due to pregnancy, postoperative nausea, chemotherapy, and motion sickness. When activated, the device emits a low-level electrical current across two small electrodes on its underside. The ReliefBand(R) device is the first patented, commercially available Nausea-Vomiting device to reach the clinical marketplace.
Now with the ReliefBand(R) device, you have more opportunity to enjoy flying, boating, amusement park rides and other types of travel and entertainment without having motion sickness spoil your good time.
The non-prescription ReliefBand(R) device is unlike anything else sold for motion sickness. It offers numerous advantages. First, it is Drug Free. Because it is not a drug, you won't have the headache, drowsiness, dizziness or other side effects typical of most medicinal remedies on the market. Also, instead of having to take something several hours ahead of time, the ReliefBand can be used any time, even after nausea symptoms start. Second, there are no restrictions on consumption of food, beverages or medications with the use of ReliefBand. And finally, unlike medicines, pressure bands, and other passive remedies, with the ReliefBand device you control the level and duration of relief. You can actually feel it helping to control your motion sickness.
Worn like a bracelet or a watch, the ReliefBand device uses gentle electrical signals to stimulate a specific nerve in the underside of the wrist. There are five levels of stimulation; adjust the dial to the highest level that feels comfortable. By stimulating the body's nervous system in this fashion, the ReliefBand can be used to relieve the nausea and vomiting symptoms associated with motion sickness.
Features:

Rotary dial adjusts output to one of five power settings.
Light indicates operation and low battery condition.
Do not use if wearing cardiac pacemaker.
The unlimited use Reusable ReliefBand operates for approximately 140 hours at power level 2 before you need to change the batteries. Then it's just a matter of picking up two 3V lithium batteries (CR2025) at your local drug store or where camera batteries are sold. The Reusable unit ensures that protection from motion sickness is always as close as your flight bag.
Batteries and conductivity gel included.


These are what I use all the time, husband as well. You need to get used to them and follow directions, but they work fantastically well. They also work for stomach flu bugs, drugs that make you feel sick, and morning sickness.
I would never travel without them.
I tried the elastic type and they were very painful because of tightness.

YOCAP
January 23rd, 2009, 05:46 PM
My DW swears by the bands......have used them a few times out of New York in winter...20 mins after she puts them on, she' fine.....now she puts them on our way to board..

Milissa30
January 23rd, 2009, 06:31 PM
Can you buy the bands at any local drugstore?

Cruise from Boston
January 23rd, 2009, 06:33 PM
My husband and I used them on our first cruise to Bermuda last October. They worked great! We had a day of really rough seas and we were fine. I get motion sick very easily. I would definitely recommend them. You wear one on each wrist.
Patti

terrymtex01
January 23rd, 2009, 06:40 PM
On our cruise last year I gotta a little sea sick. Don't want to do that again. And I have heard since we are sailing out of Seattle there is a slight change we could have some rough waters so I don't want to take the chance again and be sick on our awesome Alaskan cruise. So if anyone could please tell me where can we buy the Sea Bands. Thank you very much. :D

Can you buy the bands at any local drugstore?

Yes.. you should be able to buy them at any drug store.. CVS, Walgreens, etc.

watchdiva
January 23rd, 2009, 07:05 PM
Years ago when my DH learned to scuba, the dive shop recommended TripTone. It's totallly non-drowsy and works like a charm:). Your local dive shop should have it or you can order it online.

bklynangel
January 23rd, 2009, 07:47 PM
Never been air sick or sea sick before but on my last cruise I got really ill. I still believe it was something I ate but just to make sure this time, do Sea Bands really work and if so should you use on one or each wrist?
Thanks
The sea bands work for me but you need to keep them on and they work the best on the roughest seas. I never got sick and i take them with me all the time. I'm finding the more i sail, The less i need them. Drink ginger ale, that works too.

bklynangel
January 23rd, 2009, 07:50 PM
These are what I use all the time, husband as well. You need to get used to them and follow directions, but they work fantastically well. They also work for stomach flu bugs, drugs that make you feel sick, and morning sickness.
I would never travel without them.
I tried the elastic type and they were very painful because of tightness.
the elastic type bothers me too but i still wear them. I never seen this one you displayed....where do you get them? They look better than the elastic ones.

WhenIsOurNextCruise
January 23rd, 2009, 09:01 PM
You can buy the Relief Band online, I think we got ours at Magellan. The Pilot Store carries them too. Just google relief band. I'm thinking it was about $130.

IheartNCL
January 24th, 2009, 11:08 AM
Got my Relief Bands off of Ebay, usually around 90 dollars. This time of year marinas, and sporting goods stores in the frigid parts of the country, have on line sales to keep income up. I use them on my sailboat. They are FDA approved and were invented for chemo patients who battle nausea. When you turn it on...the results are immediate. Keep spare batteries though as the results are just as quick if the battery goes dead.

If you turn it up to level 6, your hand may open and close rhythmically.....cool!

MobileMystic
January 24th, 2009, 04:55 PM
I purchased my relief band from drugstore.com. This is my second. I gave my first to a friend who's husband was going through Chemo. I like it because you can wait to see if you become ill, because it works immediately, unlike bonine. They're a bit expensive but work for all causes of nausea.

raycruz3
January 24th, 2009, 05:38 PM
on my last cruise I took many precautions to avoid being seasick:eek: I used a strechy type seaband on my wrist as soon as I boarded the ship.I also used ginger capsules the morning before my cruise and everyday thereafter.This method worked really well . I didnt get sick at all.I kept the seaband on the whole time with the exception of swimming and shower.and of course my ports of call.

WhenIsOurNextCruise
January 24th, 2009, 10:31 PM
I purchased my relief band from drugstore.com. This is my second. I gave my first to a friend who's husband was going through Chemo. I like it because you can wait to see if you become ill, because it works immediately, unlike bonine. They're a bit expensive but work for all causes of nausea.

Good to know it works - we're going on a transatlantic in April and taking it just in case.

PokerDave
January 24th, 2009, 11:53 PM
Just ordered a relief band. Wife has suffered from motion sickness her whole life. She'll wear a patch on the boat and I may use the band if I get sick which I do rarely. I'm actually more hopeful it can help here on windy car trips and just regular driving around when something triggers it for her.

I'll report back...

Ms belp
January 25th, 2009, 12:05 AM
We are going to the Western Caribbean the end of March. I've only been to that part of Mexico once, to Cancun. Sickest I ever was. The doctor had to come give me a shot and they layed me across the front seats of the plane going home. I plan on asking my doctor in advance to give me something, anything, to avoid that awful experience again.:(

As to seasickness, the ship's movement lulls me to sleep. I don't have a problem with that...at least so far.