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Old 06-04-2013, 04:05   #16
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I have read a hammock can help. The hammock sways and the occupant doesn't.


Personally I have the opposite problem going back to land after a week or so on board. I also don't care for the motion of larger cats. I'm fine on a hobie 18 but get very uncomfortable not so much sick but the motion seems I guess not natural is the best way to put it.

I keep just about every OTC remedy on board. Candied ginger, ginger ale, ginger gum, Dramamine etc. There isn't a fix all but trial and error. There are bracelets that help some by using pressure points and others has no effect. The ear patches are one I'd use some caution with. I get really weird mentally with those so I don't use them. I also keep suppository and melting tablets for nausea on board (Rx).

What are her symptoms? Could some part of it be anxiety or fear related? Does she stay topside when the symptoms occur?
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Where does Meclizine fit in with Dramamine, are they related? I had great success with Meclizine as it seems to stop the dizziness feeling versus the others that seem to be treating an upset stomach.
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I have read a hammock can help.
One on shore certainly would .

If you could somehow rig one down below and you had your eyes open it would still give exactly the same amount of conflicting information - this time your eyes would be telling your brain you were moving more in the direction of the swing of the hammock than you actually were (to confuse things even further in the other direction the apparent movement would actually be less). Might rate up there with the director's chair experiment LOL. Any volunteers to test this out?
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Where does Meclizine fit in with Dramamine, are they related? I had great success with Meclizine as it seems to stop the dizziness feeling versus the others that seem to be treating an upset stomach.
Dramamine is one of the brand names of meclizine.
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One on shore certainly would .

If you could somehow rig one down below and you had your eyes open it would still give exactly the same amount of conflicting information - this time your eyes would be telling your brain you were moving more in the direction of the swing of the hammock than you actually were (to confuse things even further in the other direction the apparent movement would actually be less). Might rate up there with the director's chair experiment LOL. Any volunteers to test this out?
I was thinking on deck in the cockpit not down below. I'd guess there is room on a cat topside somewhere.
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Where does Meclizine fit in with Dramamine, are they related? I had great success with Meclizine as it seems to stop the dizziness feeling versus the others that seem to be treating an upset stomach.
Here is a link that gives drug brand names containing this med:
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/dru...ation/DR603697

The source of this info is a well known hospital in the US. Wikipedia had info too but I am not convinced the info is reliable so I'd prefer Mayo.
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Where does Meclizine fit in with Dramamine, are they related? I had great success with Meclizine as it seems to stop the dizziness feeling versus the others that seem to be treating an upset stomach.
Dramamine II is the brand name for meclizine. The old version of Dramamine was dimenhydrinate and caused problems like drowsiness, hallucinations, etc. Most preferred meclizine so Dramamine changed to that form. Here is some information as well:

http://www.erowid.org/pharms/dimenhydrinate/

http://www.drugs.com/mtm/dramamine-ii.html
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