Posted February 9th, 2008, 08:50 PM
We are leaving of the JOS on February 17th. Last time I went on a cruise was Oct 1996 and I was sea sick. Based on your advice what was the best thing to treat sea sickness? Thanks for your help.
We are leaving of the JOS on February 17th. Last time I went on a cruise was Oct 1996 and I was sea sick. Based on your advice what was the best thing to treat sea sickness? Thanks for your help.If you were seriously seasick in 96, then get moving and get a prescription for the scopolamine patch. This is the biggest gun you can use.
Just back from the Jewel last month where we had some rough seas a couple of nights. I have always used the patch with no ill effects and it's always worked...but, on this last cruise, it made me feel horrible and did not work at all! It made me so thirsty (I literally had no saliva in my mouth, which is a side effect), I couldn't stand it. Plus, I was still seasick. My dear friend takes Ginger pills for seasickness so she gave me some of those. Well guess what? They worked! Off came that darn patch (hello saliva), and my seasickness was gone. I used those for the remainder of the cruise anytime the seas started to become rough or before we were going to get on a ferry or tender and had no problem for the remainder of the cruise.i second the ginger pills, they were a miracle cure for me. I take 2 before we start sailing and one every 3 or so hours the entire cruise. You can get them at Walmart, Ginger Root Capsules, for about $4.50 for 100. Even my skeptical father in law used them last time and swore by them!
The patch comes with a lot of side effects and you're not supposed to drink with it though everybody does. Ginger pills have no side effects and you can still have your foo-foo drinks without worry.