Post # 1
Anyone suffer from bad motion sickness and have been on a cruise?
I’m worried about it. I know I hear you get used to it but I’m afraid since I am so sensitive that it might be a disaster if we chose to go on our honeymoon on a cruise.
I really want to go on a cruise because I’ve never gone but I’m afraid that I won’t enjoy it because I will be sick.
My motion sickness is so bad that I can only tolerate a handful of amusement park rides. I can’t be in the back seat of a bus. I have to look forward when someone is driving me. If I go on a boat, I have to take medication.
I could take dramanine on the cruise and I know i can’t drink if I take it but that wont be a problem because I don’t drink that much anyway and I could go without alcohol.
Just wondering if anyone can tell me how their experience was.
Post # 3
a lot of people had the dramamine patch behind their ear, and they were drinking. I only had a problem 1 night other than that there is so much going on during the cruise it is really hard to tell. Its so fun
Post # 4
Have you tried these?
My sister gets really sick when we fly. The last few times she’s used these and she noticed a major difference.
Post # 5
i swear by ginger pills. worked for me!
Post # 6
Oh, well I didn’t know there was a dramamine patch. I know I took dramamine pills before and accidently forgot I was on it and I had a drink. Yeah, I was drunk half way through the drink. LOL (I would be a cheap drunk, wouldn’t I… plus, I could sip on one drink the entire cruise… hehe… would be a great money saver! lol)
Heard about the ginger pills but have never tried it.
Post # 7
my brother is horrible with motion sickness and he’s done a few cruises. like you, he can’t do amusement park rides. he’s recently gotten sick from a “wild” golf cart ride, and even going down a water slide that had a few turns. literally, two little turns. he’s pretty bad. i think he uses a patch behind his ear, and he’s usually fine, unless they happen to have an unusual rocky night.
Post # 8
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I’m totally like you, can’t do amusement park rides, anything in motion makes me sick. I went on one cruise a few years back and honestly, I was pretty miserable for most of it…I tried the dramamine pills and some gum the medic on the ship gave me but neither really worked and even when they did, I never felt %100 normal while on the ship…Personally, it was not a fun experience for me and I decided I wouldn’t do another cruise bc it’s not worth the waste of money…Some of these suggested remedies might work but it def sucks if they don’t since you’re stuck on the ship for the week or whatever…
Post # 9
Thanks for that link! I think I’m going to try it. I looked at the reviews and one of them was of a women who suffers from extreme motion sickness and she was going on a cruise and it absolutely worked for her. THANKS! Plus, it does help that Oprah recommends it.
Post # 10
@yrret: Seriously, my sister has tried everything. And she has bizarre reactions to medication so she tries to avoid Dramamine. Just make sure and follow the instructions carefully about wear to place them and stuff.
And plus, they have cute designs :o)
Post # 11
awww.. that totatlly sucks for you. I’m sorry a cruise was ruined.
Probably what I do is I’ll try the suggestions on a ferry first… and if it works on a ferry than it should work on a cruise with more stablizers on it.
Post # 12
There were only a few moments when I actually felt the boat moving—when it first left port, when I was running on the treadmill and, oddly enough, when I sat down on the toilet. Sitting down at dinner didn’t bother me, but I think it was because I was facing the direction the boat was moving. Others at the table said they could feel it moving. I saw lots of people with the patches behind their ears. We took pills with us. Mr. DE took one later on in the trip because he thought the motion of the boat was getting to him a little. He was fine for the last two days of our cruise.
Post # 13
I have HORRIBLE motion sickness… I always have to drive, I can’t even ride (unless my husband is driving, I’m used to his and he will slow down, etc if I need him to, though I still get sick at times), I could never ride an amusement park ride, I can’t go to Imax movies, I can’t play racing video games or watch movies with a shaky camera (like Blair Witch) and I would never go on a cruise, as much as I want to, because I’m so scared I’ll be sick the whole time.
My mom has a little bit of motion sickness issues (nowhere near mine) and she wore some wrist band thing on one and was fine). But I have a friend that never gets motion sickness and she went on a cruise for her honeymoon and had motion sickness the entire time. I really don’t think there’s any way to tell how it will affect you, I’m just too chicken to try. :/