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Old 13-03-2015, 15:52   #31
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Re: Seasickness

What is very clear is that there is no single treatment that works for everyone. But it also appears there are a lot of options. I have been looking at Stugeron but you can't get that in the states, I understand.

I will get various 'scripts from my doctor before we take off. Along with some candied ginger. I will make sure I have batteries for my electrified wrist band.

Time will tell.
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I have been looking at Stugeron but you can't get that in the states, I understand.
Can't get it in New Zealand either, but I ordered it from an online pharmacy in the UK and had no problems with customs opening it.
I was looking at shipping some to the States also, but never did.
Highly recommend this outfit: Buy Stugeron Tablets | 15 | £2.39


Also, that ReliefBand is cheaper than i recall - if you do get one, let us know how it goes.
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I have noticed that after spending several days on the boat, when I step onto land and particularity when using a marina shower, I feel like I'm swinging from side to side. "Landsickness". Anyone else ever noticed this?
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Yup.. I think the official term is "Disembarkment Syndrome"..
Mine can last 8-10 hours before it fades..
MdDS, or Disembarkment Syndrome (Mal de debarquement), differs from the very common condition of "Land Sickness" that most people feel for a short time (for 6 - 16 Hours) after a motion event such as a boat cruise, aircraft ride, or even a treadmill routine.
In MdDS, the symptoms persist for more than a month, possibly for many years, all medical treatment is palliative and symptoms that persist beyond 6 months show a very low likelihood of ever remitting.
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Old 13-03-2015, 16:54   #34
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I almost sold my boat due to seasickness. I tried the wrist band, ginger etc with varying results then I happened to buy some dramamine. The chewable version.

I threw the stuff in a compartment onboard and forgot about it until a day when the winds were between 24-30 mph. I had sailed in this crap (bay waves) for hours and it was starting to get to me. I was about to blow chunks when I remembered the dramamine.

I grabbed it and happened to read the instructions which said take so and so for immediate relief and then one more for like hours of relief.

It worked!

I was having a beer a couple hours later and the wind was dropping at about the same time (but not the waves)

Now if I take a dramamine the first day on the boat, I'm usually okay with out it after that. The cool thing is though the immediate relief if you are getting near sick!

Dramamine® Chewables Motion Sickness Medicine
I'll be getting some of that for my passengers.
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Re: Seasickness

RC,

Recommend it for your passengers, let them get it. I've also heard Kwell works well and is over the counter here. For yourself, try to find something that works for you without causing the side effect of drowsiness, for which dramamine is notorious.

Look for the chemical ingredient meclizine HCl. I believe it is the active ingredient in the "Bonine" that is over the counter in the States. It is much less sleepy-making, IME.

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Re: Seasickness

When commercial fishing I would give new people dramamine the night before. It makes them tired and they got a good night's sleep. In the morning enough dramamine was in their system to keep them well and they didn't have the tiredness. Seatone was another product I haven't seen in a long time, but I thought it the best. It was chewable, no tiredness and worked quickly.
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I think a few beers helps. (No, i'm not joking)
Although I have heard many people have had success with a single shot of jeagermeister...
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