gregory - Answered a Question by Hurd (28 Jan 09 08:41)

Hi lindsay my husband used to be the same, he started taking sturgeron from the local chemist, starts them day before we cruise then one in morning and one at tea time, fantastic results no sickness caroline.

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Setter - Answered a Question by Hurd (26 Jan 09 14:20)

Simple answer, Lindsay. Your Dr may be prepared to prescribe "Stugeron Forte" which is much stronger and hence more effective than over the counter "stugeron" sea sickness tablets (It is what is often prescribed for Ocean yacht racers.) You need to take it the day before you sail and for the first 2 or 3 days of the cruise regardless of the weather and you may find this sufficient. BUT at the first sign of sea sickness(dont wait and see if you will feel better---you wont!) hot-foot it to the ships medic and have a Phenergan shot. it will work within minutes--yes really as fast as that!!If by "vertigo medication"you mean Betahistine (or something of that nature, ) then dont bother. It will not do the trick. Cynthia.

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BLYTH - Answered a Question by Hurd (26 Jan 09 15:09)

Luckily we don't suffer but I have seen some passengers with wrist bands with a little knob that presses on a point on the inside of the wrist just above the hand. These are said to be based on Chinese methods of treating illness by using pressure points. They are available from chemists. We were on a Celebrity ship last and two Americans went for acupuncture and that worked for them but they never said how much or how long it would work for.

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Brown - Answered a Question by Hurd (27 Jan 09 23:24)

Hi Lindsay, I am NOT a 'good sailor' and used to suffer from sea sickness, but can vouch for 'Over the Counter Stugeron'. They are brilliant! We were on the QE2 a few years back on a Transatlantic crossing in December. The Captain gave warning that late the following day we were going into really bad weather, so I started on my Stugeron ' there and then' and took them every 8 hours until we got off the ship. We had 3 days of high seas, 47' waves, bit scary at times! I was NOT ill, absolutely fine ( apart from not exactly walking straight - due to the turbulence!) I could enjoy wine and food and managed to sleep, despite the high seas. Many of the crew were ill and the injections didn't help them! I always Stugeron now, even from Poole to Cherbourg on the Cross Channel Ferry!! One day it looked so calm, I decided not to bother and paid the price!. There was an awful 'swell' from high winds the day before, and yes I was ill! Read and follow the instructions for new users and I am sure you will be fine. Liz .

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hazlewood - Answered a Question by Hurd (28 Jan 09 09:20)

Hi lindsay, I work on cruise ships and sometimes get sick too.. my advice is to either drink ginger beer as this is gerat for settling your stomach.. or try port and brandy in equal measures mixed together. our captain recommended this and it works wonders!! (plus it tastes pretty goods too!!) hope this helps laura xx.

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Webb - Answered a Question by Hurd (28 Jan 09 10:01)

Sea bands using pressure spots on the wrist are the only things that work for me. Can be bought at Boots cost about £6.

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Hill - Answered a Question by Hurd (28 Jan 09 11:54)

Hi yes I suffered with sickness on cuises but have found a fantastic solution, in Spain, Italy etc you can buy Stugeron tablets from the chemist in 75mg strength, here they are only 15mg which didnt help much, the stronger tabs I believe can be obtained from your GP on prescription, but if anyone is going abroad ask them to pick up a pack, subject to your own health of course. They really work even in a gale! Julia ,Chesterfield.

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Shepphard - Answered a Question by Hurd (28 Jan 09 18:00)

I also suffer from sea sickness but I take Avomine tablets which I get from the chemist. I take one tablet every night for the whole cruise starting the evening before I leave home. This is usually enough but in severe weather such as the force gale on the last cruise I take an extra one late afternoon so I know I will enjoy my dinner! I never cruise without sufficient supplies. Julia, Cleobury Mortimer.

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WRIGHT - Answered a Question by Hurd (28 Jan 09 18:51)

My dearest suffers motion sickness problems. However, it has only happened twice, and I persuaded her to get an injection by the ships nurse. The injection plus backup medication cost me £21 during the published surgery hours. much dearer outside of the regular surgery hours. She then took her novel and sat in lowest deck which conveniently was midships and the indoor pool and beauty saloon, and was quite a pleasant place tos sit. She read and slept for approx 4 hours and nervously re-join in the shipboard activities and was fine for the rest of the cruise which contiued to be "lumpy".

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Admiral - Answered a Question by Hurd (29 Jan 09 11:36)

Sea bands are the most effective remedy and are cheap too! The dance instructors on Fred Olsen used to wear them as well! Port and brandy (known as a cocktail "stabiliser") is also effective. Enjoy.

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