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Old 25-02-2017, 14:23   #76
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Re: Seasickness related to boat size or something else…?

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Another natural remedy is parsley. You don't even have to eat it: the smell is powerful enough to cure a mild queasiness.

My niece is very sensitive to transportation sickness and she was relieved by just chewing flat parsley, much less powerful than curly parsley.

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Oh, that's a new one. Ginger I heard a few times, but parsley...that's new.
Interesting. Thanks.
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Old 26-02-2017, 07:53   #77
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ANN: well I speak out of experience too. Started sailing on a lake 50 yrs ago and came to the sea 20 yrs ago. Starting at sea I got seasick on my first cruise in a gale force 10 in the thyrenian sea which levelled down to 6 when we got out but the waves reached 3,5 -4 meters.

Just felt uncomfortable with my stomach and had a lot of hiccups for hours.
Uncomfortable stomach repeated for years at the beginning of cruises - but just little i.e going downstairs. Cuming up again it was ok.

Gaining experience at sea = five years with one week at sea each... hmm I think I am done with it. Havn't had problems within the last 15 yrs but a few times working on the engine in rough seas. So I consider me lucky.
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Old 27-02-2017, 01:52   #78
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Yes, Moser, you are fortunate. Good on ya.

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Old 27-02-2017, 19:53   #79
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Re: Seasickness related to boat size or something else…?

There is something else though, that I suffered once quite severely... us older folks sometimes get "floaters" in our eyes, and from what the doctor has told me, we get similar crystals or calcifications, or whatever they are, floating in the water of our inner ear where they can tickle the sensors and cause vertigo. I had that happen on one trip and I had to go down below because everything was spinning and I was certain I was about to fall out of the boat. Naturally this was accompanied by severe nausea.
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Old 28-02-2017, 00:21   #80
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Don CL:

Mega-yuck! Floaters are bad enough! Eventually, though, they get re-absorbed, only to re-appear at some other time. I bet nobody ever warned you about this s****.

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There is something else though, that I suffered once quite severely... us older folks sometimes get "floaters" in our eyes, and from what the doctor has told me, we get similar crystals or calcifications, or whatever they are, floating in the water of our inner ear where they can tickle the sensors and cause vertigo. I had that happen on one trip and I had to go down below because everything was spinning and I was certain I was about to fall out of the boat. Naturally this was accompanied by severe nausea.
I get these too...but so far, only on land. I recently had this quite severely, and did not know the cause. It went away with a good night's sleep, but I had been incapacitated for hours.

Thank you for posting this...I did not know.

PS. Getting old sucks.
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Re: Seasickness related to boat size or something else…?

Don CL,

That might explains a lot for me. About 20 years ago I had periodic vertigo over a period of several years. Not bad, at its worst if I was standing I would have to lean against a wall. Kind of scary when driving.

I had various "specialist" and "experts" run me through all kinds of tests exams and brain scanning devices. Nothing was found and my balance tested as normal. The Drs. Resolved it as declaring it "cause unknown." Eventually it went away. In the last few years I've had a mild relapse.

Your description fits perfectly.
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I've been spared that one (so far, but who knows). "Floaters" are plentiful but not really a bother. Occasionally I mistake one for a seagull upon a deadhead, for a sounding humpback or for a "float Beaver" coming in to land. A nuisance, that, but not really serious, since I'm merely the skipper, MyBeloved is OOW/Pilot. "Steuermann" wie man sagt auf deutsch. Deadheads are HER problem :-)!

On land, the "problem" is MUCH worse, given the density and speed of traffic. I am, however, still able to claim that "I see everything - not clearly, but I do see it". Unadided navigating on land in unfamiliar places is no longer possible because I cannot read a street name across the street, and getting focused on signs along the highway takes longer than viable at driving speed. So far the "Up Ahead" feature of the GPS has handled that problem. I have four and a half years left on my driver's licence, so I think the determination of "quitting time" will have to be my call rather than that of the authorities'. When the time comes I think I'll just run away to sea where I can feel safe :-)!

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I am a boat newb. I do fine while the boat is underway while I am busy. Once the boat is stationary and rolls I start to have issues.

Anyhow the remedy for me is to do a round of shots, turn the dance music up, and start dancing and singing the song boats and ho's. After that I can still feel the effects, but never like that feeling will take over.

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Re: Seasickness related to boat size or something else…?

Just to throw in my 2 cents... I believe a lot of seasickness comes just from your attitude and perception. If you think too much about it, then you'll get seasick. Just have a positive attitude and believe that you won't get seasickness and you'll be half way there! A big help is letting any of my crew that has seasickness behind the wheel. Once they are in control of the vessel and are in charge, their thinking changes and they feel like they are more in control. They turn the wheel; the vessel turns. The brain take it in and then it concentrates on going in the right heading.

Hope this helps

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To add to the above post... definitely couldn't agree more! Start dancing and singing! Never let the seasickness get the better of you in the first place. And this is my tune:

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I get these too...but so far, only on land. I recently had this quite severely, and did not know the cause. It went away with a good night's sleep, but I had been incapacitated for hours.

Thank you for posting this...I did not know.

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I'm not getting old!! I said oldER!
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Just to throw in my 2 cents... I believe a lot of seasickness comes just from your attitude and perception. If you think too much about it, then you'll get seasick. Just have a positive attitude and believe that you won't get seasickness and you'll be half way there! A big help is letting any of my crew that has seasickness behind the wheel. Once they are in control of the vessel and are in charge, their thinking changes and they feel like they are more in control. They turn the wheel; the vessel turns. The brain take it in and then it concentrates on going in the right heading.

Hope this helps

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To add to the above post... definitely couldn't agree more! Start dancing and singing! Never let the seasickness get the better of you in the first place. And this is my tune:

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You sir have opened my mind. Off to find mermaid costumes just to have laying around in my lazarette.
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Re: Seasickness related to boat size or something else…?

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I get these too...but so far, only on land. I recently had this quite severely, and did not know the cause. It went away with a good night's sleep, but I had been incapacitated for hours.

Thank you for posting this...I did not know.

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Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) ?


Good explanation here:
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo | Health | Patient

I've had it few times (rolling round while snorkelling is common trigger) and a self-administered Epley Maneuver has fixed it every time.

Home Epley Maneuver | Johns Hopkins Medicine Health Library
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