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Ginger for motion sickness??

Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: Ginger for motion sickness??
By Reds9298 on Friday, November 21, 2008 - 05:30 pm:

I remember reading on here before about ginger being good for motion sickness. I have it BADLY since having Natalie and we are flying soon. I'm worrying that it will bother me.

What exactly is the name of it? Is it a liquid or a pill? Where do I buy it? When do I take it in relation to flying? Does it really work?

Thank you!!

By Tarable on Friday, November 21, 2008 - 06:10 pm:

I don't know about for motion sickness but I know that they have little natural ginger hard candies that soothe your stomach in health food sections of most grocery stores and places like that. (Walmart even has them over by the vitamins). They work wonders and they don't taste bad either..

By Karen~admin on Friday, November 21, 2008 - 07:20 pm:

Whole Foods has it. They have ginger lozenges (?) or candies. I've also seen some in liquid form but it's been a while.

Deanna, if you can't find that, get Bonine - it lasts all day and does NOT make you sleepy at all. It's chewable and I'm sure children can use it as well. Even the *non drowsy* Dramamine makes me sleepy, but the Bonine has no effect like that whatsoever. I take it EVERYWHERE when I travel.

By Karen~admin on Friday, November 21, 2008 - 07:20 pm:

BTW - at this point we ARE going on Dec. 1! We will be there longer than you guys, so we'll be there when you are there. YAY! So hopefully we can meet up.

By Yjja123 on Friday, November 21, 2008 - 07:26 pm:

My son & I use Bonine on our cruises. It is great and does not make you tired. Dramamine put me to sleep.

By Kateg on Friday, November 21, 2008 - 08:51 pm:

We use ginger capsules when we go to amusements parks, travel, etc. Works wonderfully well for all of us...I get motion sickness horribly bad on amusement park rides & I take those & we do well. My DH's dr is a natural doc & that is what she advised us to take. We carry it with us at all times. Good luck!

By Reds9298 on Friday, November 21, 2008 - 08:55 pm:

Thanks a lot! Non-drowsy Dramamine puts me to sleep also. I will get both. Is Bonine at the health food store, or the regular store? I haven't heard of that.

Yay Karen!! Great news!

By Kate on Friday, November 21, 2008 - 09:06 pm:

I found Bonine at CVS.

By Jackie on Saturday, November 22, 2008 - 06:45 am:

People swear by the Ginger pills when they cruise. I took some on our last cruise. I get a little motion sickness, but never bad. All that other stuff makes me tired, even the non drowsy stuff.

By Colette on Saturday, November 22, 2008 - 08:36 am:

Another thing that works really well, and I was a total skeptic, is those sea bands. My dd, always gets carsick, so I was worried about a 650 mile drive to canada I did this summer (in one day), I bought dramamine, but dh wanted me to try the sea bands first. She was fine all the way up and all the way back. I never even opened the dramamine.

ginger is supposed to work really well to though. You can buy crystalized ginger in the spice section at your grocery store.

By Karen~admin on Saturday, November 22, 2008 - 09:25 am:

Bonine can be bought just about anywhere - local pharmacy, WalMart, grocery store - it's on the aisle with the stomach meds. And it's cheap, chewable, doesn't make you sleepy and WORKS!

By Reds9298 on Saturday, November 22, 2008 - 10:37 am:

Thanks a lot guys!! I have tried the wrist bands once and I didn't feel any different. My MIL swears by them, too, but I felt just as sick with them on. I wish it were as easy as the wrist bands for me, but for some reason I don't get the effects of them.

I think I'll get both but plan to use the Bonine. I really appreciate it. My motion sickness is really awful now, and it's such a PITB.

By Jackie on Saturday, November 22, 2008 - 10:44 am:

I "think" with the ginger pills you have to start taking it before you actually need it. I am not sure the exact amount of days. I am sure you can find tons of info on it if you put a search on it.

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