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Old 12-09-2012, 07:24   #61
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Re: Wife and Seasickness

"Promethazine" aka Phenergan, another antihistamine available by rx as an oral extract or tablets, and part of the "NASA Cocktail". I'm sure it is faster in a needle, and less likely to be upchucked back that way, but I'd rather swig it.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:12   #62
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Has anyone just gutted it out for a terrible couple of hours/days and then snapped out of it?

The only time I ever got seasick we were in rough, confused water. i was on the race committee boat, so we were anchored. The pounding as not dangerous but enough for me to toss my cookies -- quite dramatically. I'm a trained singer with a very strong diaphragm ... 'nuff said!

I immediately felt better and did not get sick again. I think that's just because I don't go there easily to begin with. People who are more susceptible might get sicker and sooner. I know a very competent sailor who gets severly seasick. Once in a race they actually really did lash her to the mash for her own safety. Even with tether and harness (set to appropriate length) she wasn't safe. She couldn't go below (it would have been worse there). They were racing and they couldn't let her lie down in the cockpit.

She still sails. She still takes Bonine, which for her is *usually* up to the task, but ... she forgot to take it.
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Old 12-09-2012, 16:54   #63
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I was asking rhetorically. I have found that gutting it out worked for me. I am not sure if I can explain to my wife that it will get better when she is chumming.

We'll see
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I was asking rhetorically. I have found that gutting it out worked for me. I am not sure if I can explain to my wife that it will get better when she is chumming.

We'll see

And if it doesn't go that way, she'll never believe you about anything involving the boat again ...
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Re: Wife and Seasickness

Ginger candies - chewable - work. I believe the brand is Reed's.
Dehydrated, unsulphured, natural ginger is good, too, but too much may upset one's stomach.
Meclizine and Bonine have worked
The patch works but I don't think you're supposed to use any other meds with it
Staring at the horizon - or land if you're near it - helps
Larger, high-displacement, boats reduce (I didn't say eliminate) motion

Most importantly, I'm convinced seasickness is something you can "grow out of". I speak from personal experience. I once spent an entire whale-watching adventure in the head. My only "adventure" was using mind over matter to avoid chumming the waters (sorry for the graphical expression). However, over the last year I've spent considerable time on boats (high displacement, monohull sail boats) and now I find I don't need any preventive meds or other measures. So tell your wife that it IS something she can overcome with exposure, even if the process involves experimenting with all sorts of pills and techniques as stated in this thread.
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Land sickness! Who knew? I get this after a day on the boat, not too bad but a bit uncomfortable. Glad to know it isn't just me...
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Has anyone just gutted it out for a terrible couple of hours/days and then snapped out of it?
I cruised with two couples that did that. It took 2-3 days at sea sometimes to acclimatize. The patches made both these people worse. No easy answers I guess. I started getting quesy sometimes at about age 50+... prior to that I was "old iron stomach", go figure..... I do think with exposure some people get over the tendency....
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For more info, Go to the "Health and safety" forum then go to "Search" then go to "Anything better than Stugeron for seasickness".
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I vaguely recall in a biography of Lord Nelson, who arguably spent more time at sea during his life than the many of us on CF, was always seasick every time he returned to sea after any extended time spent on shore.
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Can anyone tell me how you go about getting your hands on Stugeron if you live in Australia? Like, is there a website that you can do mail order from? And, what's Bonnie, is that a nick name for a product that the chemist only knows by a highly technical chemical name?
Hi, i am in HK and can buy over the counter. Can being back a pack of 100 for you if you want. I have previously posted direct to a fellow CFer but sooner or later customs dept will get smart enough to check so better to post within Oz.
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I heard he turned to rum on his last trip to England....
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Land sickness! Who knew? I get this after a day on the boat, not too bad but a bit uncomfortable. Glad to know it isn't just me...
I get both. I still think the one time that I threw up both on the boat and the night after we got back it may have been heat exhaustion, but I still walk funny after disembarking.
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I heard he turned to rum on his last trip to England....
Actually brandy and spirits of wine (ethanol alcohol) according to the ship's surgeon Dr. Beatty, but still 'twas a good pun.
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Hi, i am in HK and can buy over the counter. Can being back a pack of 100 for you if you want. I have previously posted direct to a fellow CFer but sooner or later customs dept will get smart enough to check so better to post within Oz.
I'd love it if someone could get me some and of course I'd pay them for their trouble. However, I don't get why they would be a problem to post. As I understand, they are not illegal, they are just not imported here. Is that correct?
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I vaguely recall in a biography of Lord Nelson, who arguably spent more time at sea during his life than the many of us on CF, was always seasick every time he returned to sea after any extended time spent on shore.
Yes, Horatio Nelson suffered from seasickness, throughout his life.

From an old sea chanty:
... Lord Nelson knew the perfect way to cure your mal-de-mere
And if you pay attention, his secret I will share
To any sea-sick sailor he'd give this advice for free
If you're feeling sea-sick, sit underneath a tree ..."

Nelson's Injuries and Illnesses ➥ Injuries and Illnesses
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