Originally Posted by a64pilot
Wife uses the electric
watch shocker thing, and it works for her, better than Dramamine.
I don't care if it is the Placebo effect or not, only thing I don't like is you can't replace the batteries, you buy a new bracelet, haven't had to do that yet, as she gets used to the boat in a couple of days.
Of course there are copies that you can replace the batteries, but I've been told they are not as effective.
I keep ginger beer
on the boat, it does seem to help
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I wanted to give another thumbs up for the "electric watch shocker thing". I've used it in the past with instant/great results!!
The device is named the "Relief Band" and can be found at Relief from Motion Sickness and Morning Sickness - Reliefband
It is true that at one time you could not replace the batteries, but they have now gone back to the replaceable battery
type. When they first went away from the replaceable battery
, I was trying to buy a replacment watch for one I had lost
. I asked them why they no longer manufactured a model with a replaceable battery. Their answer, to them anyway, made sense. Since they were primarily marketing
the product towards the medical
industry as a comfort device for chemotherapy patients and pregnant women prone to morning sickness, they went to a battery that only lasted for "30 days" of use so that they could get doctors to write a prescription for it, and insurance
companies to pay for it. Not sure if this didn't work out in the long run for them, or they had a change of heart for those of us that use it for motion sickness and can't get a prescription written for that, but they have now switched back to a replaceable battery.
I am in no way affiliated with the company that manufactures or sells the product, I am only a very satisfied user. After originally buying
the relief band for motion sickness while on a boat, I found it worked so well that I was able to watch a 3D movie
with the kids
for the first time without feeling sick, and I can also read in the car now.
Anyway, not meaning to write an infomercial for Relief Band, but wanted to say, for ME, it really works.
And as others have said, you get used to the feeling on a boat. I rarely feel seasick anymore and can't remember the last time I've needed outside relief.