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Old 01-07-2012, 19:03   #16
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Re: Sea sickness

I know the answer to this one. Keep your eye on the horizon - that is why you like to drive. Look far away and concentrate on keeping your head in one place relative to the motion of the boat. Like a cheetah when he chases his prey. Be the cheetah. If you pound a beer before you take the wheel - it helps.

Always look far away. Stay on your feet. Drink a beer. It works.

The idea is to prevent motion in your inner ear. Keep the fluid in your semicircular canals as still as possible. Listen to people and speak about anything. This way your cochlea will be happy too.

Trust me. If anything happens, remember my words.

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Old 01-07-2012, 22:23   #17
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Re: Sea sickness

I'm with you on the Irish Whiskey,,except i always end up with one leg shorter than the other and have a Parrot nibbling at my ear lobe,,,Arrrrrrrrrrrr..Matey's

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I don't know if others have had this experience but a bit of brandy fixes an upset stomach, and an eye on the horizon helps to maintain a sense of up and down. Personally, I think a shot of Irish whiskey works wonders on all sorts of ailments -- medicinal purposes only, of course, but it must be taken neat and room temperature for full effectiveness.
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Old 01-07-2012, 22:48   #18
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Re: Sea sickness

I go the scopalmine route. Also get car, plane, elevator sick but managed to sail across the pacific with the help of scop patches. All the other travel meds dont help or make me feel worse.
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Old 01-07-2012, 22:54   #19
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Re: Sea sickness

I frequently get seasick. Here are a few things that work for me.

1. No alcoholic beverages 48 hours before going to sea.
2. Build up electrolytes by drinking Emergen-C (or equivalent) well before departure.
3. Stay warm, stay outside and focus on the horizon - taking the helm can help.
4. If you're going to take medication, start it the day before departure.
5. I've had good results with Stugeron but I've had even better results with with Zofran, which is now available as generic Ondansetron.
6. Eating something light, like saltine crackers, helps some people.
7. Keep a container with a tight-fitting lid with you as leaving the cockpit in rough seas can be dangerous, especially if you're intending to hang over the rail.

Fair winds and calm seas.
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Old 01-07-2012, 23:19   #20
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Re: Sea sickness

try googleing relief band.
have not tried, but have read that it works for many.
Also said to work for nausea due to pregnancy.
the original maker sold these with a replaceable
battery.
The new manufacturer is placing PROFITS before
customer service (GREED)
A new relief band must be purchased when the battery
goes flat.
Good luck hope this works for you.
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Old 01-07-2012, 23:37   #21
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Re: Sea sickness

I love these replies.

Maybe you should open some sort of clinic. It would be interesting.

But seriously I have found all your advice interesting and verying for works for one person to another.

I have taken note, and have had a good laugh.

I'm a big fan of the scotch remedy but I guess I won't be driving and it would be a good excuse for me falling over.

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Old 02-07-2012, 00:44   #22
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Re: Sea sickness

My wife gets chronically sea sick. Tried everything on a trip last year from New Caladonia to Brisbane. Nothing worked until with a calm sea we parked up mid ocean and all went for a swim for about half an hour. It makes sense, since she never gets sea sick when swimming.
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I have noticed that my crew members who drink alcohol often are the ones least likely to get sick , you know the brain gets used to being askew, so I need to go practice now!!!
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Old 02-07-2012, 21:08   #24
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It makes sense that alcohol would help, if it dampens the feeling in your inner ear.

I kind of want to try some of these out now. I get sea sick in really bad conditions. I try to avoid getting in the 6+ foot waves.

It sounds like it would make an interesting episode for the Mythbusters to test out different ways to keep from getting seasick. Well, it looks like they did a few tests in season 3 episode 26 or 19. I wish they would have tested alcohol, but drinking and boating don't go over well with the law in most places.

This is what worked for them.
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Re: Sea sickness

As i am naturally askew most of the time anyway and have suffered from Motion sickness for most of my life, car, boat, piloting an airplane, etc,,,i am willing to try anything that wont mix to bad with my Multiple meds i have to take (heart) so i think i will go and Jam a Whiskey Cork in my left ear and hoist a few in honor of my ancestors,,,(which will probably get me into a scrap),,and then I'll see if i can bob up and down like a mad parrot,,,see if that doesn't make me throw up,,then i think i may have the cure......Grisly details to follow...after my hangover ends...

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Re: Sea sickness

Personally I find the best thing to do is projectile vomit and crap everywhere until nothing is left inside.
The best way to induce that I find is to sit in the head and wait.

Don't forget to replace the salts (with seawater if it's clean as that is a nice cross section of electrolytes)

That's usually enough for me. Only after that will I use one of those plaster patches with the ultra strong drugs in them for use behind the ear.

Sea legs take some time to grow and it depends on the movement you are used to. Once you have them your mind is painting a picture of the horizon in your head while you are free to do other things.
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You can buy meclazine pills from most drug stores over the counter. About 12$ for 50 pills 1-2 a day will keep you on your feet.
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Re: Sea sickness

I do not believe any of the gizmoes or tablets work!

I have people sailing with me and they bring all this stuff onboard. Those that bring nothing seem to fare best. Those with their anit-sickness toys maybe get 'less seasick' but they tend to remain sick like for ever. They who use various tablets (pills, not iPads) seem to never get well - they remain flimsy, sleepy and useless throughout.

They who get seasick and 'projectile vomit' seem to fare best - most of them get fine in less than 24 hours and I know that who vomits early on will most likely be best help to me later when I am tired nursing my babies and need someone to take over.

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Can't say I agree with you on that one, certainly sturgeron is very useful to acquire sea legs in 24 hours.

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Can't say I agree with you on that one, certainly sturgeron is very useful to acquire sea legs in 24 hours.

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Perhaps you take the pills the first 24 hours and afterwards you do without?

You see the people that come sailing with me are land people - their doctors tell them to take the pills and so they do - full duration of our trip.

So, this is my guess, the pills help them get less sea-seck but later keep them from being themselves.

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