Posted November 14th, 2011, 04:05 PM
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.
Symptoms of a stroke
...that's not good!
The only symptoms she gets from meclizine is once in awhile slight sleepiness but not nearly as much as with Dramamine or the patch. Obviously any of these things may affect others differently & they need to ask their doctors if it's okay with medications they take regularly.
If you're comfortable with a generic, meclizine is much, much less expensive.