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Old 08-03-2013, 18:12   #1
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Reletex Anti-Nausea Watch - thoughts?

Has anyone used the Reletex Anti-Nausea watch to stop/prevent seasickness?

I'm currently breastfeeding so most seasickness meds are not an option for me. I've heard a lot of good things about this watch/device (link below.)

Would love to hear your experiences, good, bad, or what not. Thank you!

The Reletex Anti-Nausea Neuromodulating Device
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Old 08-03-2013, 18:16   #2
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Re: Reletex Anti-Nausea Watch - thoughts?

Sorry, no first-hand experience. However, I have a link here where they evaluated several seasickness remedies, including the Relief Band:

Tips On Dealing With Seasickness

FWIW.
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Old 08-03-2013, 18:24   #3
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Re: Reletex Anti-Nausea Watch - thoughts?

That article, and the comments, are very helpful. Thank you!
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Re: Reletex Anti-Nausea Watch - thoughts?

The Mythbusters did an episode on sea sickness a couple three years ago. Episode 43. Far from scientific but it was a scientific-like study. If you steal that episode and watch it (watch- hee hee) you'll know what my opinion on sea sickness remedies is.
We use ginger candy that we make.
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Re: Reletex Anti-Nausea Watch - thoughts?

Charlotte,

my wife used one on and off from Ensenada down to PV, after that she got better acclimated and used very little. She had mixed results (so was it the band or the mind?). Sometimes it seemed to work very well, she felt no nausea, other times not so well.

There were side effects, she usually found that it had to be turned up relatively high, but at those settings it would cause her wrist and fingers to twitch. On a longer passage her hand would turn into a "claw", her fingers would curl and get stiff and she couldn't straighten them.

There were only two occasions when it was a complete failure, but those were pretty nasty events (heading north into the Sea with a northerly coming down).
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Steve and Dsanduril, thanks for the feedback!
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Re: Reletex Anti-Nausea Watch - thoughts?

Since seasickness is all in the head, I see no reason why a placebo wouldn't be perfectly acceptable as long as it worked.

I have and use another older brand, the original Relief Band IIRC. It isn't as effective as 'scop but it doesn't have the side effects, either. They're FDA approved and found effective even in pregnancy for monring sickness, so someone besides me thinks they work.

What you won't see on their web sites:
1-Must be positioned JUST RIGHT. And since it is a band on your wrist and you are sailing and using your hands, take a memo, CHECK THE POSITION frequently. Use the conductive paste, and make sure the position is right.
2-When turned up to full power, it feels something like a rat chewing on your wrist. Which is a very good feeling, compared to being "wish I was dead" seasick. The rat chewing on my wrist is much easier to put out of my mind.

In the grand order of things, it does more for me than anything except heavcy drugs. And of course, you can take ginger at the same time if you please. Or anything else, since you can always take the band on/off with no residual effects.

Since you are pregnant, your doctor can even prescribe it for morning sickness, making it a total medical deduction.
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