Relief band for motion sickness

Ghostdog

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Unfortunately I can get quite motion sick on certain rides. I’m wondering if anyone has purchased and used the ReliefBand I keep seeing advertised on social media. Does it work and is it worth the investment?
 

Master Yoda

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The only effect they have is the placebo effect and even that was shown to be pretty limited.


Ginger has been shown to produce some anti-nausea effects, but it is not long-lasting and it is often best used to "settle your stomach" rather than as a preventative.

What I have found works best for me is to start taking 24 hour Dramamine daily before bed 48 hours before a trip. I keep Dramamine Ginger chews on hand in case I push it too far.
 
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Ghostdog

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The only effect they have is the placebo effect and even that was shown to be pretty limited.


Ginger has been shown to produce some anti-nausea effects, but it is not long-lasting and it is often best used to "settle your stomach" rather than as a preventative.

What I have found works best for me is to start taking 24 hour Dramamine daily before bed 48 hours before a trip. I keep Dramamine Ginger chews on hand in case I push it too far.
Thanks for the reply. I always have Dramamine in my pocket. I’ve never tried the ginger chews, I’ll look into those.
 
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RoadiJeff

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Thanks for the tip about the pressure bands. I get motion sickness fairly easily and my wife wants us to go on a cruise. I was considering wearing one of those but not anymore.

For Disney and Universal, I take regular Dramamine a few hours before I head to the parks. It seems to help a little, although I will probably never go on TRON or GotG again. Maybe I'll try the ginger chews in addition to the pills the next time I go.
 
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Master Yoda

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Thanks for the tip about the pressure bands. I get motion sickness fairly easily and my wife wants us to go on a cruise. I was considering wearing one of those but not anymore.

For Disney and Universal, I take regular Dramamine a few hours before I head to the parks. It seems to help a little, although I will probably never go on TRON or GotG again. Maybe I'll try the ginger chews in addition to the pills the next time I go.
I did this when I was younger and it worked fairly well. The efficacy waned as I got older. I stumbled upon an article that suggested taking 24 hour less drowzy Dramamine (Meclizine HCI 25mg) nightly for a couple days prior to needing it. That seemed to work much better. Taking it at night also seemed to minimize the side effects.
 
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