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Old 04-23-2002, 11:28 PM
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OK, I know everybody else is tough, never get seasick! but if I'm honest, sometimes I can get to feeling pretty yukky!

I'm about to spring for the Relief Band. A pilot I know swears by it, and I've heard no negative reports. Can anybody recommend for or against it? The prices seem to have dropped, you can find the one w/ replaceable battery in combo w/ the disposable one for approx $100. If it works, it would be a bargain about the first time you were 38 miles offshore and turning green???

Any info out there before I spring for the purchase?
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Baby Duck,

I tried the Relief Band on 2 occasions and believe that it did its job. You know how it goes with these types of things, you are never 100% sure because you can or are afraid to duplicate the "experiment" without it.

I'm an avid boater with a VERY weak stomach. (Go figure, my Grandfather was a Captain) I've tried everything (Dramamine, Scopamine Patch, Ginger etc etc) and got sick on them all.

I'll know better this boating season about the Relief Band, but I know that it won't leave my boat.

BTW, I bought the better model (replaceable batteries) on Ebay for about $70.

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PowerBoat Reports had a report on seasick remedies in the October 2001 issue (http://www.powerboat-reports.com/pub.../5146-1.html), and rated the Relief Band highly. I've never been seasick (knock on fiberglass), but I'm thinking about purchasing one for a queezy guest.

Has anybody else had experience with the Relief Band?

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I would like to know more about these Relief Bands. I think I finally got over my seasickness, but I have a friend who has tried Dramamine and the Scopamine Patch and still got sick. I haven't had him out this year (he swears he will never step foot on a boat after every trip), but I think he almost worked up the courage to try again. Hope springs eternal!
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What I've read about the Relief Band is pretty amazing. The reports are that it works great and it can bring you back after you're already seasick.

That's pretty amazing ... which is why I'd like to hear from a few people who've actually used it.

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I would really like see if this device could bring somebody back from Seasickness.

I've been so sick at times that I cried for my Mommy.

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The wrist bands work. It is a form of acupressure using a point called Master of the Heart 6 (or Pericardium 6),the point is about 2 thumb's widths up from the wrist crease on the palmar side if the hand (about where your watch rests).There are much cheaper devices such as elastic bands with a plastic bead to put pressure on the point but electrical stim works well.In addition to being a physician I am board certified in medical acupuncture and use this point often in treating nausea and vomiting from a number of causes.FYI trivia!
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I bought some stuff called ?? Vita Spray (I think??), I'll look when I get home. But it looks like a can of Binaca blast (the mouth freshner stuff). I read somewher, can't remember that either?? on an airplane I think ?? (ok, I have bigger problems than sea sickness!! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] ) anyway, that it is the best cure, and deterant of seasickness. It has several of the remidies in it and is sprayed into the mouth (like binaca blastas..) and is soaked into the bloodstream in seconds. Supposedly it is the best stuff around. It is supposed to both cure pre-existing sea-sickness and prevent it.

Haven't tried it yet, will let you know this summer!

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I went through cancer treatment over the winter - radiation and chemo. The best anti nausea stuff I got was called Zofran - it will stop nausea after it's started as well as prevent it. Prescription only. Just let it dissolve on top of tongue.
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Birdman,

Find the name of that stuff. I'll give it a try.

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Ok, just got back from boat, it is called:

"Vita Motion-S"

and your can get it at:
http://www.skysailing.com/spray/index.htm

and it is made by:
http://www.vitamist.com/

Now I remember, I read about it on an airplane, pilots use it, particularly glider pilots. But, I haven't tried it yet.

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Here is the link guys:


http://www.vitamist.com/

Edited: Oops look for Vita-MotionS


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John,
My link wasn't good enough? [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

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Sorry Birdman, I tried making a link directly to the page with the exact product on it.

Ended up with the same link you had. (DOH!)

You da man !

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I also get seasick and have to load up on dramamine beofre the ocean trips. I heard bonine works better and doesnt make you as tired. I also saw an item at a boat show called motioneaze, site is M0tioneaze.com. Its also supposed to help you when your sick, When it comes to seasickness I'll try any remedy.
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Thanks just ordered to have for guest that suffer [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]


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I read an artical on sea sickness and it said different strokes for different folks.I use to puck my *ss off every other trip even with the wrist band or ear patches.I then tried dramamine, pop two on way to lanch boat and have not gotten sick the 1st time in 3 years.KNOCK ON WOOD..The artical said keep trying different things until one works.I have had people try to get me to try other things but no thanks.They say dramamine makes you tired,hell getting up at 3:30 a.m. makes me tired later in the day anyway....

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MY FRIEND BOUGHT A RELIEF BAND LAST YEAR AND HE GETS SEA SICK IN 2-3 FT. AND THE BAND DID NOT WORK FOR HIM HIS SOLUTION IS TO GET ON THE OIL RIGS AND FISH MAY BE THE BAND WILL WORK FOR YOU.
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Johny,
fyi, dramamine, bonine and marazine all make me sleepy.
CJH, yours is the only report I've heard that the relief band did not work, so I'm buying it. will let you know in a few weeks if it works or not.

thx for all the responses--have been out of town for 5 days and appreciate the feedback.
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Genesis,
who did you buy them from? I'm about to do a search on the 'net for the best price, but if you've already surveyed?

Some sellers are offering a deal for approx $100 that includes one of the Relief Bands with replaceable batteries, one that is disposable (after batter dies), and a tube of the lube that helps make the elec. connection to your wrist. Does anybody know any reason not to buy the "package?"

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