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Old May 20th, 2007, 09:54 AM
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just wondering....someone listed them on their packing list. is that a neccesity? carnival's site says they are free for the asking. is that true or should i pack some?
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Old May 20th, 2007, 12:42 PM
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I always take some. Carnival tends to only give out just enough for a day and I get seasick on the tenders and even on bus tours. I would rather have too much than too little. And, I can return the ones I buy when we get home, if we don't use them.
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i am guessing you are talking about either Dramimine or Bonnie. It is a good idea to bring them if you are prone to motion sickness when you fly, or ride.
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We were on the Jubliee to Hawaii a few years ago and my Dad and his wife were very seasick. They did take the Dramimine, except it wouldn't stay down. I bought them the wrist bands from the ships store and they worked wonderful. They were able to leave thier cabin to eat dinner after a whole day just laying in bed. I just saw these wrist bands in Target for about $8.00. They are well worth it. All they do is put a small amount of pressure on the inner wrist. They look like a wrist sweat band. There is no medication in them at all.
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You might also want to bring some ginger along. I've been fortunate in not getting seasick but have carried this on the last couple of cruises. Gave some to a tablemate of mine and it fixed her right up ... she was just at the beginnings of stomach upset.
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i/we have never had a problem with motion sickness but guess better safe than sorry. thanks sooooo much everyone for your help!
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Just an FYI. walmart has the generic bonine - $10 for 100 pills. This is what I am getting for my mom this cruise. Carla
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And, you need to take the med's before stomach upset hits. Usually, feeling dizzy/light headed will come first. Or, even take as preventative.
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Thanks so much for the suggestion on where to buy them and when to take them!!!!! I can't believe how much I've learned from everyone...and am still learning. Wish I had found you all long ago, before booking....would have given me more time to learn/plan. Thanks one and all, can't tell you how appreciative I am for all your help!!
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