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Old 30-01-2009, 06:51   #16
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Although there are some who are allergic to ginger, like me.

I seem to get by with Bonine, and I subscribe to the "getting your sealegs" theory, so for off shore, bad weather, I start 1 or 2 days ahead of time with the Bonine, since I know it works for me. I continue with it for the first 2 days and on the third day put on the electric relief band and wean off of the Bonine. If I start to feel woozy, I turn on the band, if not, after getting through say 24 hours, I remove the band and am usually good to go unless a "blow" comes up, at which time I revisit the process.
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on my day skippers course,one other trainee had the wrist bands,ginger and sea sickness tablets,she still felt woozy

The great man himself,Lord Nelson suffered very badly from sea sickness

Only time that i have been sea sick was when someone barfed ice cream and jelly all over me whilst we were in a F9,never felt so bad in my life.
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For me the bracelets don't work. Nor does Ginger, although it helps a little. So far I haven't found anything that does. But whoever said it was a psychological thing is on to something. I was fine my first trip out to the gulf stream then someone was sick and it was all over for me too, I have been sick every time out since!
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When you start feeling sick take the helm. It seems the feed back from steering can help.
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I've tried them a couple times and have always gotten sick in conditions that I know over the counter meds would have kept me feeling fine.

On the times I've witnessed people using them and these people have said they did not get sick as evidence they worked, my view is the conditions were mild enough they likely would not have gotten motion sickness anyways. Yet I know some people swear they work...

I usually use generic meclazine which is very inexpensive and works as well as anything else I've tried, but it does make me drowsy, especially when I initially start taking it. I recently purchased some stugeron which I'm excited to try, but it costs tens of times more than the meclazine.
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A couple of different people have told me they have to rotate through different treatments, so that's a consideration as well. If something stops working for you, try something else for a while.
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Although there are some who are allergic to ginger, like me.

I seem to get by with Bonine, and I subscribe to the "getting your sealegs" theory, so for off shore, bad weather, I start 1 or 2 days ahead of time with the Bonine, since I know it works for me. I continue with it for the first 2 days and on the third day put on the electric relief band and wean off of the Bonine. If I start to feel woozy, I turn on the band, if not, after getting through say 24 hours, I remove the band and am usually good to go unless a "blow" comes up, at which time I revisit the process.
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That's similar what I do, take Bonine for two days until I get my sealegs. It works every time.
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on my day skippers course,one other trainee had the wrist bands,ginger and sea sickness tablets,she still felt woozy

The great man himself,Lord Nelson suffered very badly from sea sickness

Only time that i have been sea sick was when someone barfed ice cream and jelly all over me whilst we were in a F9,never felt so bad in my life.
Good Point. It also helps to do what you can to assist other crew members stave off the mal de mer. On occasion I have been just fine until someone else lost it. And of course, from the outset, all crew should be instructed to discharge their lunch outside and over the rail, never inside. I suspect that even the strongest constitution would have trouble holding it down once the odor is inside the boat.
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a good indicator

back when I was in grad school I had numerous opportunities to help deliver boats up and down the coast. Once word got out that I was reliable crew, so many opportunities availed themselves that I was able to become selective about rides, along the lines of not crewing on boats that didn't have radar, et cetera. Unfortunately, on almost every ride there would be some newby/nephew/business partner who showed up with one of those damned wrist straps. Over the course of a numerous passages it became the most reliable indicator of which member of the crew would be first to spew, and least likely to stand the dog watch. I've had to stand the watch of an awful lot of folk who become human chum machines while wearing those bands.

If you're prone to seasickness, and if you're expected to stand watch, get the scopolamine. It works. To rely on non-medicinal "cures" is ultimately to shirk your responsibility as crew.
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If you're prone to seasickness, and if you're expected to stand watch, get the scopolamine. It works. To rely on non-medicinal "cures" is ultimately to shirk your responsibility as crew.
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As has been said here, the general concensus is that there is not a "one size fits all" remedy. I have crewed with people who have medical conditions that prohibit the use of scopalomine and had to use other methods that worked for them.
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I dont suffer from seasickness , ( well I once threw up a dodgy ham sandwich off Toulon) but I always take one Sturgeron tablet before departure just in case and I occasionally take one , if the night before we set off has been a little excessive!. It keeps the queasiness at bay, in thoese circumstances until the bod handles all thoese posions.

I did try as an experiment, the scopalomine patches, they seemed effective for some crew members, but I found they destroyed my balance and I found it difficult to move quickly around the deck.

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Acupressure has been claimed to help reduce symptoms of motion sickness in the same way as acupuncture, although the evidence is not clear.
The premise of the motion sickness bracelet is that it stimulates a key acupressure point on the inner side of the wrist area (Pericardium 6, or Neiguan), which is a point for nausea, vomiting, indigestion, weakness, dizziness, and worry.
PC-6 is located on the inside of the wrist, about 2" up the arm from the centre of the wrist crease.
These bracelets have a button or magnet which provides a continuous pressure on this acupoint, thus stimulating the area.
Simply pressing (with your finger) on PC-6 may offer relief. This would seem, to me, a reasonable test to determine if the bracelet may work for you.
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I'm lucky... I've outgrown the violent seasickness... just get the nausea on the odd occassion... never used drugs though... have this thing that the only drug I'll use is paracetamol for headaches or pain... otherwise I bite the bullet....
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My daughter uses to get sick, I gave her the bracelets and worked like charm, never sick again. So I'm in favor, give them a try.
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She used to get sick on the bus, not any more!!!!
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