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Old 26-06-2022, 07:06   #1
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seasickness? please try potential cure n give feedback

hey everyone,

for all those who get seasick or who know someone who does, please try out this potential remedy and give feedback on this thread.

the "potential cure" being: wearing a pair of not-for-one's-eye-sight, prescription, bifocal sunglasses for a while, two days, before setting off.

i did this because i couldn't find my regular sunglasses... and didn't get at all sick when i would otherwise have. at first i thought it was a fluke, but then it hit me that this could be a potential cure.

these sunglasses did distort my vision, to the point where it wasn't easy to walk! i had to focus on where i was stepping, yes... and so, yes, i was probably looking through the lower portion of the glasses meant for reading... and when i looked up, through the upper part: that too distorted things. not to this extreme, but i kind of walked like we do when we step off the boat with our sealegs.

my feeling is that having doubly-distorted vision acclimated me. i am fairly sure it did.

now, if i had had a pair that were not so terribly dark (mine being that very dark sort), i would have worn them to go below while underway... and yes, going below is something i find to be a major trigger for me, so please do try this as well with a less dark pair.

anyway, i'd love to try it again (and would) but need to get on a boat and sail to do that.... and just about all of my crewing attempts fell through this year, after having spent loads-loads-loads-too-much on tickets and transport (so much that it seems as though the Universe is screaming at me, telling me to just throw-in-the-towel, oh dear. true, am less confident than i was before... so am pushing pause a bit, doing boat porn and watching vids about changing the oil and whatnot).

in any case, please CF folk, could you test this potential cure out collectively and get back to me?

if this solution works as a whole, it would be great! no need to buy a gizmo or take meds... geez, what a dream! and i'd feel a whole lot better about getting myself back on my own dream as well.


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Old 02-07-2022, 02:27   #2
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...given the choice between buggering up my eyesight & throwing up...
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Old 02-07-2022, 03:06   #3
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Tow days before departure of not being able to drive safely, use a computer or smartphone read instructions or newspapers; bump into things; fall down steps, off the finger;....


And having the same issue below deck when underway?


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Old 02-07-2022, 03:10   #4
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Sea Bands. They work great except guests take them home.
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Wolfie,

I wear trifocals, and will pass on your experiment, with respect. I do think there is something to it, though. See if you can find the US Air Force study on motion sickness. Iirc, something along the lines of what you propose was investigated.

For me, Stugeron works so well and is so side-effect free at the dosage we use, it is my go to. Buy it in the 100's pack. My kind of sea sickness comes back when the motion gets jerky, but I tolerate most motion pretty well, now.



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Wolfie,

I wear trifocals, and will pass on your experiment, with respect. I do think there is something to it, though. See if you can find the US Air Force study on motion sickness. Iirc, something along the lines of what you propose was investigated.

For me, Stugeron works so well and is so side-effect free at the dosage we use, it is my go to. Buy it in the 100's pack. My kind of sea sickness comes back when the motion gets jerky, but I tolerate most motion pretty well, now.



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Stugeron, side-effect free, right up until it is not...

Cinnarizine (the active ingredient in Sturgeron) has been very highly associated with drug-induced Parkinson's. One of those side-effects that you don't really notice, until it is way too late. Excuse me if I would rather barf...

There are very good reasons that the FDA has never approved cinnarizine for use in the USA.
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If you can't remain in the cokpit looking at the horizon, at least avoid looking for things down below for any length of time. Chew on some ginger or ginger candies or cookies. On warm days try and splash your face with a cold water. Avoid greasy foods before heading out. Dont stare at the phone, especially after dark... Do not wear other peoples perscription glasses pls....
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Mythbusters did a thing on sea sickness years ago, and all the remedies possible to test which works or doesn't. The magnetic bracelets, the weirdo glasses, etc, and then they sat on those rotating chairs pilots train on with the lean the head forward, back, side to side while spinning. Long story short, not a single thing (besides dramamine type drugs/patches) stopped the upchuck EXCEPT ginger. In any form. We use it onboard for guests, either brewing a ginger tea (hot water, a few slices of raw peeled ginger, let it cool and put into water bottles) or ginger pills (a big dose in a capsule you can't taste), but you can do gingersnaps, sushi ginger, ginger candy. Works. It really does.

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Wolfie, what an awesome observation, you might very well be onto something by acclimatizing the brain beforehand.
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Stugeron, side-effect free, right up until it is not...

Cinnarizine (the active ingredient in Sturgeron) has been very highly associated with drug-induced Parkinson's. One of those side-effects that you don't really notice, until it is way too late. Excuse me if I would rather barf...

There are very good reasons that the FDA has never approved cinnarizine for use in the USA.
What you say is technically true. However, at the low dosages used for seasickness, and staying within the daily allotment, there is little danger. If there were, it would not be available over the counter in many countries. I believe the main reason that it is not available in the US (except via Canada Drugs) is because the manufacturer never submitted it in the US for FDA testing. It is a European product.



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I've used carbonated beverages upon departure to avert seasickness...has worked for me 100% for many years.



No sugar water though...use club soda or instead I prefer a couple Coors Light.
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let me have a few beers and I will also stagger around with glazed look in my eyes...never been seasick a day in my life with this remedy...

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If a couple Coors give you glazed eyes you're best to stay on shore in a safe place no?
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I'm no expert on the matter, but to my eye, there are two types of seasickness...

I've had guests on my boat, that suffered from plain 'ole motion sickness....but also some that suffered from plain 'ole fear of the water....both caused a display of upchuck...but those that had a fear of water were genuinely in a state fear once the waves got anything higher than a light chop....6..." they had a deathgrip on anything close at hand...
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