Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Having Rough Days at Sea?

If you happened to be having motion sickness while at sea, the following tips can help.
I've experienced having rough days at sea during one of our cruises, but thank goodness, I didn't have any vomiting which is usually the major cause of motion sickness. Although I get dizzy, it's just that's it...usually a normal body reaction when the ship gets really rocky!

Some advice includes:

If you're cruising, get out of your stateroom and seek for fresh air. (there is less movement at the middle part of the ship). Watching the horizon might also help.

Take small amounts of full sugar soda can ease the feeling such as Coke, Sprite, Ginger Ale, etc...and if you have vomiting, take some dry crackers, and avoid drinking alcohol.

Try to stay preoccupied or get busy.

If you're in bed, turn your AC to cold then cover yourself with blanket. Be sure that the air circulating around you should be cool.

Take Bonine (Meclizine) with caution especially if you are taking tranquilizers and/or narcotics. It's because Bonine can cause additional drowsiness. Take 1 tablet every 12-24 hours.

If the above fails, get an injection  for excessive vomiting which is usually a symptom of motion sickness.