Posted November 14th, 2011, 03:39 PM
You describe my wife & she has sailed dozens of times following such things
As 'nurserosie' said, the patches had more side affects than other medication & meclizine (generic for the much more expensive Bonine) works best for my wife.
I always take my bonine with me. We were told sometimes the medical crew onboard prefer if you don't use the patch as in some people it can mimic symptoms of a stroke. As well as location of your cabin certain itineraries you may want to avoid until you know for sure. Caribbean seems to be the smoothest, and Pacific is generally a little choppier. Better to take something with you and not need it then be sick and not enjoy your trip.
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