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View Poll Results: Seasick: What do you do?
Dramamine 1 16.67%
Bonine 2 33.33%
Marezine 0 0%
Stugeron 1 16.67%
Acupressure 0 0%
Ginger gum/toffee/pickled 3 50.00%
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Old 03-04-2009, 18:38   #1
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Having just come off a nasty sail to Catalina Island with much barfing involved we have armed ourselves with meds for the return trip South and are wondering about others' experiences with various seasick medicines. Please fill out the poll.
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Old 03-04-2009, 19:26   #2
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If it works then don't be telling anyone that it does not.

The admiral likes saltine crackers. She also likes the wrist watch devices that look like a watch and shocks you. Having seen it action - it works for her in times she would have trashed the cockpit. If someone is really sick give them the wheel and make them go for some place. Seasickness is the confusion of the mind about which way is up. When you don't know up from down it's no wonder your want to barf your guts out. Even the patch behind the ear has to be applied before you get sick.
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Old 03-04-2009, 19:32   #3
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I have never been seasick to the point of barfing, but I've felt pretty bad a few times. On occasion I will use sturgeron. My wife always gets seasick on the first couple of days of passage offshore, and the only thing that works for her is scopolamine patches.

The most seasick I have ever been happened a couple of months before we started our circumnavigation. I had announced to my friends that I was sailing with my family around the world in a few months. Then I did an overnight sail to the Bahamas and was really seasick. But the problem wasn't the seasickness as much as the fact that I had quit my job, purchased a new boat, announced my plans to my friends, and I was as sick as a dog. I dreaded starting the circumnavigation if it was going to be that horrible. Fortunately, that was the first and last time it happened.
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