Ear patch, Dramamine, Ginger Tablets???
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Have a tendency for motion sickness (hasn't stopped me from taking 19 cruises ... I'm just careful where and when!). However we want to take the Rhythms of the Night tour in Puerta Vallarta on the next cruise and I'm reading A LOT about the ride over the bay being VERY ROUGH at times and a lot of passengers getting VERY sick. Any experience with different "preventatives" and your advice and recommendations ... I know no-alcohol is one recommendation but I probably wouldn't follow that advice! Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.Ginger capsules from health food stores, all the way
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You need to find what works for you. The patch isn't for everyone. It can have some pretty bad side effects. I know some swear by Bonine. I tried that one cruise. It knocked me out and I still got seasick. Seasick remedies aren't one size fits all.
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And here's the word from the renowned Cleveland Clinic about drinking alcohol and motion sickness: "Do not drink large amounts of alcohol the evening before you travel: Alcohol speeds up dehydration and generally lowers your body’s resistance to motion sickness, if you are prone to it."
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It's best if you try different types of remedies ahead of your cruise. See what doesn't affect you negatively. Then take a few that are fine with you on the cruise. Hopefully at least one will work for you in actual practice.
Another thing: if you are taking any prescription medicine, talk to your doctor as any OTC could be countraindicated.
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First off I would consult with your physician because many of these items even though some are over the counter are still medicine.
Second, I would bring a couple of items with you.
What works for one person may not work for you.
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