Sea Sickness

Jun 5th, 2008, 09:58 AM
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Sea Sickness

What do you take for sea sickness?
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Jun 5th, 2008, 10:01 AM
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Over the counter Bonine. Also for car sickness on really bad roads.
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Jun 5th, 2008, 10:06 AM
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Are there any funky side effects to Bonine?
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Jun 5th, 2008, 10:18 AM
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SCOPODERM plasters/patches. put behind the ear (equilibrium sense). lasts for 3 days. but by then you have very well adapted to the motion and seldom needs another one.
for 1 week long live-aboard cruising the coral sea or new ireland/new britain we never need more than 1 patch.
quite expensive in europe but worth every cent.
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Jun 5th, 2008, 01:15 PM
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My husband took stemetil to great effect during our Antarctic trip in 2004 and will likely do so again for our return trip this year...
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Jun 5th, 2008, 04:30 PM
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We used scop patches for our trip to Antarctica and they worked well. Now I know why they say the Drake Passage has the roughest seas on the world!
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Jun 5th, 2008, 05:33 PM
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Side effect differ from person to person and so does the effectiveness of the medication.

If I am just idle, I get sleepy with Bonine. But if I am active, then I don't. I often take only half a pill. They are tiny, smaller than a baby orange aspirin.

You could easily take a Bonine before leaving home to see its effects.

Has anybody heard of the patches not working? Everybody I know that has used them swears by them.
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Jun 5th, 2008, 06:06 PM
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Those of us in the dive community use Triptone. It doesn't leave you feeling as groggy as many of the other OTC drugs do and works great.
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Jun 6th, 2008, 05:46 AM
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i also like Bonine and like Lynn just take a half pill. i also wear the acupressure wrist bands.
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Jun 6th, 2008, 05:56 AM
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Thanks for all of the options.
Are all of these over the counter?
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Jun 6th, 2008, 06:57 AM
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SCOPODERM is a prescription patch.
the agent is SCOPOLAMIN - at least in europe.
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Jun 6th, 2008, 07:57 AM
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We got stemetil as a prescription. Not sure whether it's available OTC.
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Jun 6th, 2008, 09:45 AM
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Bonine is OTC.
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