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07-11-2013 02:42 PM
Geoff54
Re: Seasick medication

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Originally Posted by kellysails View Post
I would replace the battery, maybe that is the issue. Do you put on the inside of your wrist? Man, on the #4 setting the hair on my arm start to curl Usually I use #2.
'Been like that since new. With gell, #1 or #2 is fine. Without, I can't feel anything even on #5. I guess I'm just not that sensitive
07-11-2013 02:23 PM
kellysails
Re: Seasick medication

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Originally Posted by Geoff54 View Post
Interesting. Iíve got one of the old ReliefBands and I canít feel anything without the conductive gell Ė Iíve got a big tube intended for medical sensors. ComfortQuest claims that gell isnít needed and I wondered what the difference was. Maybe I'll just get one and try it.
I would replace the battery, maybe that is the issue. Do you put on the inside of your wrist? Man, on the #4 setting the hair on my arm start to curl Usually I use #2.
07-11-2013 02:19 PM
Geoff54
Re: Seasick medication

Interesting. I’ve got one of the old ReliefBands and I can’t feel anything without the conductive gell – I’ve got a big tube intended for medical sensors. ComfortQuest claims that gell isn’t needed and I wondered what the difference was. Maybe I'll just get one and try it.
07-11-2013 02:08 PM
kellysails
Re: Seasick medication

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Originally Posted by Geoff54 View Post
Hey sparrowe / kellysails

How do these new ones work without using gell?

Thanks - Geoff
I have never had to use gell, and I feel the slight electricity even at a low setting. When you put it on, you adjust the power setting so you feel a very slight tingle going up your ring finger. It occurs maybe once every 2-3 seconds.

I used it once while salmon fishing in the west coast of Canada. Huge seas in 18foot kicker boats. Really nasty weather. Everyone else was using medication but I was fine with just the Relief Band. The sensation will increase if you hand gets really wet so in conditions like that I just kept the power level very low.

Likely this won't work for everyone but it works for my wife and I very well.
07-11-2013 02:02 PM
Geoff54
Re: Seasick medication

Hey sparrowe / kellysails

How do these new ones work without using gell?

Thanks - Geoff
07-11-2013 01:44 PM
sparrowe
Re: Seasick medication

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Originally Posted by kellysails View Post
Hot diggity damn, our Comfort Quest arrived from Drugstore.com yesterday. Thank you so much sparrowe for keeping on top of this. I have also gained much enjoyment by sending snarky emails to Neurowave customer service on the new great find of Comfort Quest! I am sure they are getting pretty pissed off at me after the second email to them today! They deserve it, those greedy bastards.

We are much relieved knowing that if our very old and well used Relief Band does TU, we have a backup. This is the ONLY thing that works for my wife, whew!
You are most welcome!

Ours arrived two days ago - they seem a bit cheap but no worse that their predecessors. My main concern is the battery door seems fussy and fragile. But still, it is great to have these things!
07-11-2013 01:22 PM
kellysails
Re: Seasick medication

Hot diggity damn, our Comfort Quest arrived from Drugstore.com yesterday. Thank you so much sparrowe for keeping on top of this. I have also gained much enjoyment by sending snarky emails to Neurowave customer service on the new great find of Comfort Quest! I am sure they are getting pretty pissed off at me after the second email to them today! They deserve it, those greedy bastards.

We are much relieved knowing that if our very old and well used Relief Band does TU, we have a backup. This is the ONLY thing that works for my wife, whew!


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Originally Posted by sparrowe View Post
An interesting update to the Reletex/Neurowave saga: West Marine is now offering the ComfortQuest anti-motion sickness wrist band - correction, it is in the catalog and on the web site, but is shown as "out of stock." This device has a different design from the (former) Relief band, but the description is very similar (excerpt from the West Marine web site):

"The Comfort Quest Anti-Seasickness Band is a small, medical device designed to be worn on the underside of the wrist. It provides fast, moderate relief from nausea and vomiting due to motion sickness by applying gentle electrical stimulation to the nerves in your wrist. Approximately 150 hours of battery life at medium strength. Water resistant. Includes two CR2032 standard watch batteries, which are replaceable and available in many locations. Band does not require conductivity gel."

Note the key phrase about replaceable batteries!

But there is a fly in this ointment: On June 24, Neurowave filed a lawsuit against ComfortQuest alleging patent infringement. The details are quite interesting; apparently the former Director of Operations at Neurowave and its predecessor company, a Thomas Mann, is a director or officer of ComfortQuest. A Joseph Norris, also alleged to be a director or officer of ComfortQuest, was a sales rep for Neurowave. I gleaned this information from the complaint which you can read here:

http://www.knobbemedical.com/wp-cont...omplaint12.pdf

Speculation: might this lawsuit have something to do with West Marine now showing the ComfortQuest watch band as "out of stock"? Who knows. As of this morning (July 7), it is available from drugstore.com for $99, a significant savings over WM. I snapped up two; we'll see if they actually ship. Also available at various online sites is the "anti-morning sickness" version of the ComfortQuest band - which looks identical to the "anti-motion sickness" version except for the feminine color scheme. Get 'em while they are hot!

For those who, like myself, harbor considerable resentment and animosity towards Neurowave for its greed - so carefully documented in the lengthly quote above from Geoff54 - the complaint says that Neurowave has been planning for re-entry into the Over-the-Counter market of its devices and that this effort has been "materially hindered by Defendant Comfort Quest’s selling of the Accused Products to Neurowave’s former customer of the OTC Devices." Gee, isn't it nice to learn that Neurowave considers the people it abandoned its "customers"?
07-08-2013 03:24 PM
Geoff54
Re: Seasick medication

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Originally Posted by sony2000 View Post
The best prevention for sea sickness, is looking at the horizon a lot. Everything else has side effects, or moves.
Nothing works for everyone.

I stand ready to be corrected but I think the technique used by the military is the most effective "non drug" method (they only use drugs in the early stages, if needed) - I think USAF Air Sickness Management program claims 95% success overall and 85% success in high stress situations (i.e. combat).

They use a combination of biofeedback training, stress management, relaxation training and deep breathing exercises. The information isn't too difficult to find but it takes several days during which nausea is induced and then you are taught to overcome and eventually prevent it. You'll need help and you'll need to cobble together a Barany chair (30 rpm ??) for coriolis stimulation. When they do use drugs, they use a low combination of Dextroamphetamine sulphate and Scopolamine. All of this is from memory so do your own research if you are interested.
07-08-2013 02:37 PM
Geoff54
Re: Seasick medication

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Originally Posted by MedSailor View Post
All true. Try on dry land before you go.

Also, don't forget that suppositories are designed to melt in your.... um.... not in your hand. So if you're sailing in warm climes you have to think about where to store them. Preferably somewhere cool and away from direct light.... like where the sun don't shine?

MedSailor
While leaving myself open to all kinds of innuendo, if it goes soft, putting it in a refrigerator or running it under cold water can help.
07-08-2013 01:42 PM
sony2000
Re: Seasick medication

The best prevention for sea sickness, is looking at the horizon a lot. Everything else has side effects, or moves.
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