Ginger for motion sickness??
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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?
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..
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.
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.
My son & I use Bonine on our cruises. It is great and does not make you tired. Dramamine put me to sleep.
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!
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!
I found Bonine at CVS.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.