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Old 05-09-2015, 09:53   #16
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Re: Highly effective seasickness treatment on the horizon

The fine print says 'non replaceable battery' .... at $120 that's pretty darn expensive to throw away every time your battery runs out
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PortClydeMe, thanks a lot! If that is available in Europe, I'll give it a try.
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The fine print says 'non replaceable battery' .... at $120 that's pretty darn expensive to throw away every time your battery runs out
Uh..oh, that's a real turn off.
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Uh..oh, that's a real turn off.
I also didn't notice that.

How about "ginger" capsules (soft gels) for motion sickness nausea?
No batteries needed.

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Uh..oh, that's a real turn off.
Not to fear. Replaceable battery model: $74.99

Motion Sickness – ReliefBand
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Not to fear. Replaceable battery model: $74.99

Motion Sickness – ReliefBand
Thanks Clyde!

Btw, have you gotten over "Ginger" yet?? Not sure I have!
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Thanks Clyde!

Btw, have you gotten over "Ginger" yet?? Not sure I have!
Most welcome!

Ginger? No, I'll never get over her! But, I've always had a huge problem. The left side of my brain can't stop fixating on her makeup and nails, yet the right side of my brain says "Hey stupid!, Maryanne's innocent smile and mini-shorts are what you really need!"
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Most welcome!

Ginger? No, I'll never get over her! But, I've always had a huge problem. The left side of my brain can't stop fixating on her makeup and nails, yet the right side of my brain says "Hey stupid!, Maryanne's innocent smile and mini-shorts are what you really need!"
Ginger was way too high maintenance! But I agree Maryanne on the other hand, think of the possibilities...
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Ginger was way too high maintenance! But I agree Maryanne on the other hand, think of the possibilities...
Oh!, I have! For around 50 years now!

What's more, she could clean the bong while I'm setting the anchor.

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There's no seasickness two days of sailing in a gale wouldn't cure
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A yacht broker I've worked with (Capt'n Bob Sherman) turned me on to a drug called Promethazine (or Phenergan). It is used by NASA for shuttle astronauts as a high percentage of them suffer motion sickness during launch. While they inject it into their thigh as they need it, it's also available in pill form and is used to treat chemo-related nausea and even morning sickness.

It requires a prescription and after my Dr. read up on it, he said give it a try. This is the greatest stuff since sliced bread. It completely cures motion sickness even well after onset. Neither me nor any of my guests have experienced any side effects including drowsiness or any ill effects from having a toddy or two. (Yes, I've closely monitored my guests since the Rx was not issued for them.)

This is far superior to wrist bands, Bonine, ginger, etc. Highly recommended.

Also, a more readily available aid is water. Dehydration is a contributor to motion sickness and drinking all the water you can hold will help keep motion sickness at bay.
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Relief Band Voyager on amazon.com is a lot cheaper than West Marine. $75 vs. $120
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Not to fear. Replaceable battery model: $74.99

Motion Sickness €“ ReliefBand
I was one of the first to try it out when it appeared on the market more than 10 years ago, I mean not me (that don't get seasick) but on my kids and on my wife. On the kids it worked fine on my wife it provokes a kind of skin rash on the contact point.

There are another device that really works, the French glasses. I have tried to convince my wife to use them but she simply refuses. I guess they need a "style" revision LOL:

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Re: Highly effective seasickness treatment on the horizon

Ginger in any form works really well. Even the Mythbusters tried it and it worked.
I keep a bag of crystalsed ginger for the occasion nowadays.

The best remedy however is credited to Spike Milligan.

"The best cure for seasickness is to go climb a tree"
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I don't think I will be able to wait 5-10 years for this to save me:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0904144446.htm
i would not trust anything medical that comes form UK. Like 30,045 cancer cures they already discovered
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