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Sickness travel bands - do they really work?

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Fakebook Sun 31-Mar-13 22:38:37

Today I've had enough of morning sickness. Without trying to sound sorry for myself I just want to eat something without it coming back up an hour later. I want to drink water or juice without it coming back up as acid.

I've just told my DH he is going out first thing tomorrow morning to buy me anti sickness travel bands from Boots.

Did these work for you? How quickly did they work and how long do they last? Could I wear them in the bath?


MammaCici Sun 31-Mar-13 23:00:56

I tried them with my first pregnancy 3 years ago. They did nothing for me. Nothing really worked for me but I didn't actually vomit much. My morning sickness was more like a chronic hangover that lasted 4 months (5 this time). Bland food helped me a little.
What got me through was knowing that m/s was a sign of a healthy pregnancy. I had 2 losses last year and didn't have symptoms with those pregnancies. So this time I was glad to be sick. I know it feels like it will last forever, but it is just a phase. Hang in there!

FaceLikeAPickledOnion Sun 31-Mar-13 23:11:57

No didn't work for me either. Didn't even ease the symptoms, nothing did. I tried everything.

Smitten1981 Mon 01-Apr-13 01:01:45

Worked for me. Not sure if it was a coincidence, but as soon as I started using them the all day nausea tailed off. I don't need them at all anymore. Make sure they are in the right position though.

chickenfactory Mon 01-Apr-13 01:34:49

Worked for me, I had nausea but no sickness, couldn't drive some days but with the bands it eased off.
I bought boots ones, the were grey elastic cotton with a plastic ball to sit on the pressure point, so you could wear in bath they would just be annoyingly damp after! Or buy two pairs.

kickassangel Mon 01-Apr-13 01:42:23


Knitella Mon 01-Apr-13 05:25:51

I felt that they have helped me a bit. It wasn't a magical cure but they were worth buying. I haven't been that good at wearing them though as I have worried they would "out" me at work - I have quite a few bits of 2/3 sleeve workwear.

HPsauceonbaconbuttiesmmm Mon 01-Apr-13 07:31:29

Definitely helped me. Didn't take it away but was much worse if I didn't wear them. It's only £5 wasted if it doesn't work for you. You do need to make sure you get the position just right.

PrincessOfChina Mon 01-Apr-13 07:36:40

They helped me a little - I was nauseous for 4 mo tha but never sick. They were especially useful in situations that made me feel even worse than normal - travelling, early evening etc.

Incapinka Mon 01-Apr-13 07:39:39

They helped me. I also had acupuncture which really helped

PinkApple86 Mon 01-Apr-13 08:24:32

I thought they helped me a bit. but might have been a placebo effect.

Dexidoo Mon 01-Apr-13 08:32:20

I think they helped partially. Nausea eased but did not go away, may have been placebo effect but worth a go

TattooEnvy Mon 01-Apr-13 08:43:19

They worked for me smile

Excited85 Mon 01-Apr-13 09:42:59

Definitely give them a try - what have you got to lose? I have a long commute to work and get terrible nausea as a passenger so dh bought me some after his first experience of me as a pregnant passenger (poor love!). They've definitely helped when I'm in the car but not driving myself, although not sure how much difference they've made for when I'm driving. Left them on by accident one day but likewise not sure they
made much difference.
If motion sickness is making your morning sickness work then 100% yes, if not I'd still try them anyway!

cakebaby Mon 01-Apr-13 09:49:25

Worked for me, BUT I recommend the Velcro adjustable ones not the cotton stretchy bands which did not go tight enough on me to be effective. I got aqua straps (?) from sainsburys on the travel gadget stand for about £3 or so. You could wear these in water as they are nylon type straps which would dry much quicker than the cotton ones. Make sure they are positioned correctly & apply enough pressure without being uncomfortable. I was VERY sceptical but driven to try them & noticed an improvement in hours. Placebo effect or not, don't care, for a couple of quid, it was worth it.

glossyflower Mon 01-Apr-13 09:52:10

Didn't really help me I don't think but then I had very severe HG and not even all the anti sickness meds I had didn't work either.
That said I never took them off just in case!
I did however have acupuncture which uses the same pressure points and that helped (for a few hours!).

racheld33 Mon 01-Apr-13 09:55:40

Didn't work for me, put them in the bin after 3 days sad

Fakebook Mon 01-Apr-13 12:41:19

Ok DH just got back 15 mins ago as I was having my first puke of the day! I've had them on for about 10 mins now and can't really feel a difference except I want some orange juice. I'll truly find out if they work an hour later as everything comes back up as acid!

Trills Mon 01-Apr-13 12:48:00

Some people say they do.

It could be placebo, but that's better than nothing if you can make it work for you.

Hawkmoth Mon 01-Apr-13 13:20:20

They worked for me, but they don't let you keep it a secret if you're wearing them at work for example!

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