Dramamine vs. Seasickness … Is that the ONLY Option?

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My car is right next to the huge motor home (on the right).  Today Mom and I went to Cape May for the day.  We missed the first ferry at 9:15 a.m. by ONE car — my fault — I was busy straightening up the kitchen and eating breakfast and we left five minutes late.  So, we got on the 10:15 a.m. ferry and arrived nice and early (like the first car onto the ferry).

I really have issues with motion sickness on slow moving vessels on the water, and even in fast moving ones, I can’t be down below for any length of time.  This ferry went really slow and I could feel myself getting ever more nauseous by the minute.  Luckily, I didn’t get sick.


We wandered around Cape May for a few hours, had lunch at the Ugly Mug, and drove around looking at all of the historic Victorian era homes.  I knew coming back I needed help.  I tried to find the “less drowsy” version of Dramamine at the drug store, no luck, so it was the full-fledged drowsy version, and I’m exhausted.  We took the 3:30 p.m. ferry back to Lewes, and I slept on and off on the ferry and wanted so badly to take a nap when we got back to the townhouse, but I made myself stay up.  It’s a choice, either be really sleepy and non-functional for the rest of the day when you take Dramamine, or throw up and still be useless for the rest of the day.  And if you nap when you are so tired from the Dramamine, then you’ll be up all night…  This is 2008 — why is that my only option for OTC anti-nausea medicine???


I took so many photos when I went to Cape May in June 2006, and they can be viewed here.


 

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