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Old 05-09-2015, 16:04   #31
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Re: Highly effective seasickness treatment on the horizon

FWIW, the generic form of Bonine is Meclizine.

You can buy a bottle of 100 pills on Ebay for $7.

Cheap to buy and keep around just in case.

Meclizine 25mg Anti Nausea Vertigo Travel Sickness Compare to Bonine 100ct | eBay
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Re: Highly effective seasickness treatment on the horizon

I'm a Ginger fan as well (capsules). Although I too loved the "real" Ginger on TV and actually have her autograph!!

But seriously, I work a lot below while at dock and the combination of waves and looking down to work gets me woozy in no time. One Ginger capsule is all it takes to get me feeling normal again. And without all the side effects of the various drug store remedies.
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Re: Highly effective seasickness treatment on the horizon

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FWIW, the generic form of Bonine is Meclizine.

You can buy a bottle of 100 pills on Ebay for $7.

Cheap to buy and keep around just in case.

Meclizine 25mg Anti Nausea Vertigo Travel Sickness Compare to Bonine 100ct | eBay
Same as 'Dramamine'??
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Old 05-09-2015, 17:13   #34
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Re: Highly effective seasickness treatment on the horizon

I got some Stugeron (Cinnarizine) for the medicine cabinet after seeing it recommended on another thread (by Anne Cate?)

Had a crew member get rather queasy on our recent Coral Sea crossing - gave her a couple and she came up fine within an hour or so.
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Old 05-09-2015, 23:34   #35
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Re: Highly effective seasickness treatment on the horizon

I met a number of Skippers who always have Ginger biscuits on board or sugar coated Ginger from the supermarket. All reckon it works well. sickness.
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Re: Highly effective seasickness treatment on the horizon

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FWIW, the generic form of Bonine is Meclizine.

You can buy a bottle of 100 pills on Ebay for $7.

Cheap to buy and keep around just in case.

Meclizine 25mg Anti Nausea Vertigo Travel Sickness Compare to Bonine 100ct | eBay
That's a great price for the Bonine. We keep it around for guests and family, and I need it when it's a rough passage. So far, knock wood, nobody has gotten seasick after taking the medication. No sleepy side effects.

But it does need to be taken at least one hour before the expected turbulence. If seasickness is already upon you, then it's too late to take Bonine and expect it to do you much good.
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Wear an eye patch. Aargh! Or what I do is close one eye when I have to go below and do stuff.
Do you mean I-Patch? Apple product?
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I used it once in a Gulf Stream washing machine crossing - i was fine and stood watch for 12 hours while 4 other guys were sick as hell.
Standing watch is another cure for seasickness.
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FWIW, the generic form of Bonine is Meclizine.

You can buy a bottle of 100 pills on Ebay for $7.

Cheap to buy and keep around just in case.
I bought a bottle of 100 "travel tabs" at NO FRILLS grocery store, pharmacy department, for $5 cdn. Under the counter, but not prescription.

They work well. Yes, helps if you take them before you leave the dock. Also excellent for putting the kids to sleep.
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Re: Highly effective seasickness treatment on the horizon

Sure, these medical treatments probably work. But there are other tried and true methods that many people have forgotten about:

Singing real loud.
Looking at the horizon (aka steering).
Sleep.
Being in charge.

And of course, getting used to it. After a few nights sleeping on the boat, the waves don't seem to be so much of a problem.

I find that many people have a FEAR of seasickness, and talk themselves into being sick by focusing so hard about how they feel, instead of thinking about what a great time they are having on a boat. Once they think they have nausea, they go down to the head...the worst place to be, or go below and close their eyes. No wonder they are soon sick for real.

I've had people who refuse to go below while at the dock (or anchorage) on a perfectly flat, not moving boat. If they were truly that sensitive, they could never get into a car, and yet...they do without a second thought.

Yes, sea sickness is real, but it's affects are often greatly exaggerated by many. Yes, I've spent my time on the lee rail. You get over it. Plus I find it's quite cleansing for your colon.
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Same as 'Dramamine'??
No Bonine is entirely different. Dramamine is Dimenhydrinate.
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Re: Highly effective seasickness treatment on the horizon

I can attest to the effectiveness of the wrist bands - not just to prevent sea sickness, but to releave the sickness after onset.
I received a wrist band as a promotional handout at a passage making seminar about 15 years ago. Later that year, sailing to Bermuda from the Chesapeake Bay, I discovered I needed to modify some electrical wiring at the nav station so that one of my crew members could use his laptop for SSB email. That required standing on my head under the nav desk for an hour or so. Naturally this took place about the time we entered the GS, and the boat was rolling a good deal.
By the time I was finished, for the first time in over 20 years, I was seasick. Since I had the wrist band on board I decided to give it a try. I was really surprised that when I turned the setting to the highest output my hand would uncontrollably flex toward a fist and back. So the thing really did something. I turned it back until I just got a slight tingle, and positioned myself beside the rail anticipating the sight of my breakfast going into the drink. Surprisingly, the seasickness disappeared within a half hour and I kept my breakfast on board.
I'm not sure this would work for everyone, but I was impressed. I think the poster whose wife had an allergic reaction was due to the gel that is used to get a good electical contact with the skin. There are probably other types of gel that would not produce the reaction.

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No Bonine is entirely different. Dramamine is Dimenhydrinate.
Thanks Ken! Funny how some claim no sleepy side effects, whereas another poster says its good for putting the kids to sleep. I guess with all the drug-related remedies YMMV.
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Re: Highly effective seasickness treatment on the horizon

the "neurowave relief" band is the one we use, although mine are older - 6 years ago - and have replaceable batteries. you can adjust the intensity with good range. comes with a conductive gel but my wife and I never need it. I guess that depends on the person and their skin/oil.

my wife has worn one continuously for 3 days in rough weather, even sleeping with it running. it has really saved our cruising plans because she doesn't fear going out - if the sea gets sloppy then she puts her band on. we do the same for guests on board at the first sign of queasiness. I got two for $89 each from an eBay seller, but that was a little while back. still, you might shop around. just make sure they are that same brand as I think they have a patent and they have the FDA approval (for chemo patients, for pregnancy morning sickness, and for motion sickness)
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Wear an eye patch. Aargh! Or what I do is close one eye when I have to go below and do stuff.
I laughed at this, but we went out yesterday and my wife went below for a few minutes and started feeling nauseous. I remembered your comment and told her to cover one eye.
After about 10 seconds she started laughing and said she could feel it getting better!
I don't know if it was from covering her eye or having something to take her mind off of things but it worked. So thank you "Bailsout" you made our sail much more enjoyable :-)
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