Pretty old thread here but here's my $2 worth (inflation from 2cents worth)
I spent three years on the Atlantic and Mediteranian sea, never got seasick but lots of folks did.
I would do the following.
Eat lightly, drinkly lightly, keep hydrated but don't go overboard
(ooops didn't mean that)
with too much drink.
I would NOT GO INSIDE AND LIE DOWN wrong answer, as this only induces more rock n roll and more sickness. Get outside and look off at a distance, not down or at the water
We did have to send our helicopter over to one of our guard destroyers on one storm to "rescue" one guy and bring him over to our medical
department as he was dehydrated so as to be life threatening.
I always enjoyed the rought even the hurricanes as this was some great sleeping for me but I know some who really suffered.
Some would get quesy before a cruise
. One day we were getting ready to pull out to go to the Med from Norfolk Va and there was a storm offshore
. Well, the ship (an aircraft carrier, USS AMERICA) began rocking AT THE PIER.......so we all looked at each other like we were in for a real blow. This was my first ocean crossing
. But, it wasn't bad at all. We would hang a swab (mop) in the center of our shop so it would swing all around to see who had to leave us........
The mop buckets with wheels would roll back n forth on deck
too. As I said I never got seasick although when you are in a real storm (hurricane or close to one) and there are maybe 1200 or so guys heaving it does get a bit disturbing
We did get in a storm in the MED maybe '67 for about 5 to 6 days and we had 70 foot swells
believe it or not
Never would beleive it if I didn't see it myself. Pretty rough going with everything tied down until after it was over.
Believe it or not, as were approaching our tankers for refueling at sea, we could feel the ship rise slightly as we crossed their wake !!!!!!! this during a calm sea. Didn't think you could feel something like that aboard an 1100 foot aircraft carrier. Also with a calm sea we could see our wake on our radars for miles. Followed by a giant V for miles.
Had a great three years and now wish I had stayed longer. Surely miss the sea and the comaraderie that you never see in the civilian world.
Short thought..........I WOULD NEVER GO BELOW AND LIE DOWN IF FEELING BADLY. Focus your eyes on distand horizon, plenty of fresh air and don't dwell on feeling sick. Never knew the drugs to help unless they put someone to sleep. Wash your face with cold water often and hang on til the blow is over.
The bottom line is DO WHAT WORKS FOR YOU.