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Old 24-08-2011, 12:07   #31
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Re: Scopolamine Experience

oldjags, it sounds like the delivery mechanism is what failed in yours, so you got overdosed. Right stuff just wrong dosage. Which is again why I prefer Scopace, since you can adjust the dosage by taking more or less than one pill and varying the time as well.

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I would argue that the wrist bands DO work, they just don't work as well as heavy meds, and to work at all they must be positioned and kept in position precisely. The electric wrist band works much better, but again, get it one centimeter out of position and it becomes useless. Positioned properly and turned up to enough power, and it feels like a rat chewing on your wrist. But then again, that's still better than being seasick!
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Old 24-08-2011, 12:14   #32
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Re: Scopolamine Experience

I've used meclazine, scopolomine and stugeron and have to say I least prefer scopolomine. I feel it is no more effective than meclazine, but I felt it has worse side effects. Meclazine is available very inexpensively in the U.S. without a prescription. I feel that Stugeron may be the best in severe conditions, but don't have enough experience to verify that. Those wrist bands are worthless as far as I'm concerned. I've gotten sick wearing those in fairly mild conditions.

That's my experience, but everyone has a slightly different physiology.
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Re: Scopolamine Experience

The best that works for me is to go sit at anchor for 3-5 days to get acclimated w/ being on a boat after being on shore for so long. Then make passage.
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Re: Scopolamine Experience

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I would argue that the wrist bands DO work, they just don't work as well as heavy meds, and to work at all they must be positioned and kept in position precisely. The electric wrist band works much better, but again, get it one centimeter out of position and it becomes useless. Positioned properly and turned up to enough power, and it feels like a rat chewing on your wrist. But then again, that's still better than being seasick!
I am sure they do, but not for me. I have not tried electric versions so I don't know if that would make a difference, but the elastic ones with a metal button for providing the pressure didn't help me at all. And I did mess with placement...
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In the U.S. pharmacists are required to give you a PI (Patient Information) sheet and it's invaluable but there is a lot of fine print. Read it anyway. It's also useful to chat up the pharmacist, discussing other medications you may be taking and how they may react with the patches.
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Re: Scopolamine Experience

I've had life long problems with motion sickness. When I was younger, I would get violently ill just being in the back seat of an automobile. Through out the years I've tried most of the purported remedies and cures that people extol.

The first time I took scopolamine was magical for me. I had never in my entire life not been at least somewhat sick when below in a boat. Ever. Even at a dock in flat water. After the patch all that changed. My life changed. It worked and what little side effects I had I didn't care about and hardly noticed. Meanwhile, Dani would practically hallucinate on the stuff and experience extreme dry mouth. My cure is not her cure and vice versa.

The key to combating motion sickness is to approach all cures honestly and find the best for you. There is no one size fits all when it comes to our stomachs.
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