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Old 30-06-2012, 23:46   #1
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Sea sickness

I hope I'm not going over old ground (I did have a look ).

Of late when ever I go out to sea I tend to feel uncomfortable.

Light in the head my stomach all over the place but I've never thrown up.

If we stop to fish it gets worst. My best way to get around it is to drive.

I'll rip the wheel out of anyones hand just to keep me busy.

I was never like this before, the bigger the seas the more fun it was. Now I look forward in coming in through the heads and head up river.

I've tried the odd sea sick tablet but they tend to make me feel worst.

I've gone out with a light breakfast, No eggs No milky drinks nothing greasy

Been out with no breakfast.

Any ideas.
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Old 01-07-2012, 00:32   #2
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Re: Sea sickness

Try some ginger mint tea,,,,
and maybe get your inner ears checked out for a mild infection which could cause your new sensitivity.

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I hope I'm not going over old ground (I did have a look ).

Of late when ever I go out to sea I tend to feel uncomfortable.

Light in the head my stomach all over the place but I've never thrown up.

If we stop to fish it gets worst. My best way to get around it is to drive.

I'll rip the wheel out of anyones hand just to keep me busy.

I was never like this before, the bigger the seas the more fun it was. Now I look forward in coming in through the heads and head up river.

I've tried the odd sea sick tablet but they tend to make me feel worst.

I've gone out with a light breakfast, No eggs No milky drinks nothing greasy

Been out with no breakfast.

Any ideas.
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Old 01-07-2012, 01:51   #3
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and maybe get your inner ears checked out for a mild infection which could cause your new sensitivity.
I'll second seeing your doctor, if this is new to you then to my mind something has obviously changed with you physically...
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Old 01-07-2012, 03:04   #4
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Re: Sea sickness

Clearly see your doctor, since you have experienced changes. And get a pregnancy test if that could be applicable to you... when I was pregnant last summer (sadly it didn't last), the first sign was seasickness.

Anyway, solutions:

1 - When you stop to fish, jump in the water. Seriously. Just tie a line with a JIM buoy to the back of the boat, and jump.

2 - You are doing the correct thing by taking the helm and focussing on the horizon when under way.

3 - Stick an earplug in one ear. Not sure how it works, but it's all about balance, and it DOES work.

As a commercial diver, I work with some surface guys who get dreadfully seasick... and these ideas are what works for them.
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Re: Sea sickness

I have the same story to tell. A few years ago I had Vertigo where I felt the similar symptoms of sea sickness on dry land at home. The condition took several months to get over. Now when I go sailing I experience sea sickness but I have found Kwells to work.
I take a Kwell 1 or 2 a few hours before I leave and stay on them for the trip.
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Re: Sea sickness

Thanks for all the replies and they all make sense.

I will talk to my doctor on my next visit.

I never thought of vertigo and I will try Kwells and ginger tea.

It is obivious something has changed and it needs to be looked into.

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Re: Sea sickness

I was a bit queasy offshore recently and ate a lemon coughdrop. Had the same effect as ginger -- settled me right down.
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Re: Sea sickness

The other day, I have been told that a sticking plaster on the navel works miracles. But I didn't have yet the opportunity to try.

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Re: Sea sickness

If you wear spectacles with progressive lenses (non bi-focal type) the peripheral vision correction can have strange balance effects, which I find sometimes affect my physical comfort.
My optical guy, a sailor, agrees.
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Re: Sea sickness

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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Re: Sea sickness

I'm like the poster child for motion sickness. I get sick if I attempt to read billboards while driving. I cannot look at phones or anything written in a car ever or I'll become ill. Being on a boat was a constant battle to not puke for me.

Scopolamine changed my life. I use both the patch and the pill forms (scopace). This is a prescription medication. I prefer the pills because you can better regulate the dosage and I DO notice some side effects sometimes, but anything is worse than puking your guts up.

While on Scopolamine I can go below, go to sleep, eat, and generally operate without feeling ill. This was literally unthinkable for me only a few years ago.
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I hope I'm not going over old ground (I did have a look ).

Of late when ever I go out to sea I tend to feel uncomfortable.

Light in the head my stomach all over the place but I've never thrown up.

If we stop to fish it gets worst. My best way to get around it is to drive.

I'll rip the wheel out of anyones hand just to keep me busy.

I was never like this before, the bigger the seas the more fun it was. Now I look forward in coming in through the heads and head up river.

I've tried the odd sea sick tablet but they tend to make me feel worst.

I've gone out with a light breakfast, No eggs No milky drinks nothing greasy

Been out with no breakfast.

Any ideas.

Don't know what you mean by the "odd sea sick tablet." Dramamine makes me feel terrible.

But I can take Bonine the night before, and I do if there's any chance of heavy seas. I've only been seasick once but oooohhh boy I don't want to go there again. Bonine works for me with no side effects -- your mileage may vary!
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I prefer the pills because you can better regulate the dosage and I DO notice some side effects sometimes, but anything is better than puking your guts up.
Sorry, edit.
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Check this link...
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I was a bit queasy offshore recently and ate a lemon coughdrop. Had the same effect as ginger -- settled me right down.

Gas-X did it for me. And I actually did burp, several times, so I think that's part of what was going on.
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