I THINK my wife has tried the non electrical
bands years ago but they did not work for her. I will ask her to make sure she has tried them.
If the Motion Ease does not work, we will look at the link your provided. Right now, knock on wood
, on our recent day sails
, she has not been seasick. Staying in the cockpit
, limiting time below and staying at the helm
has helped her greatly. One interesting result has been her sitting facing the beam helps her not get nauseous.
That is very odd to me but it seems to work for her. Go Figure.
My wifey has fed the fish
twice in rough weather
. The first time was on a trawler
off the coast of Ireland
where we were going down wind
in short steep 6-8 foot waves and 30-35 knot
winds. We had been on the boat
for a week or so with no problems. The second time was in our ASA classes
where we had short, steep waves, of maybe 4 feet in 25ish knot
winds while we were sailing upwind. That boat
was flying off the waves, we where healed over, and hauling a....s. I was really surprised how fast the 32 foot boat could go.
The wifey was fine.... Until she went down below to go the to the head
She fed the fishes after being tossed FROM the head
We really should have heaved too.
NOW, we heave too she as to go to the head.
But, there was more to it than the motion, I think, in both cases, there was a common food
She likes shrimp and shrimp is one of the few sea foods she will eat. We had eaten at the same restaurant for 2-3 nights and she had shrimp each night before she got sick. The morning she go sick, she woke up with a swollen face, lips, throat and tongue.
It sure looked like an anaphylactic reaction to me.
However, her reaction had obviously happened over night and she quickly recovered so we went sailing. She has never had a reaction to food
like this so it was a bit odd to say the least.
One of the things we eat is nuts and dried fruit. The fruit and nuts providing energy and potassium which one needs if one is sweating. The dried fruit we were eating both times my wife got sick was dried mangoes...
After this trip, she was land sick for weeks and months, aka Mal de Débarquement Syndrome (MdDS).
Long story short, her digging into MdDS to solve her problem got down to diet. She has to stay away from histamines, i.e., eat a low histamine diet. Once she did that, her MdDS went away. Took a few months but at least it went way.
What are high histamine foods? It is some processed food, or food that has aged like sour kraut, but it also includes nuts and dried fruit. Both times my wife fed the fishes was after eating nuts and dried fruit. She no longer eat nuts or dried fruit.
Shrimp, shell fish
in general, is high in histamines. The shrimp she ate the night before she got sick WAS a different type of shrimp than the previous nights. Sooo, the different shrimp could have had more histamines that the previous shrimp, or she just ate too much danged shrimp.
In either case, she does not eat shrimp anymore.
For pain relief we have been using TENS units for years. I wonder if a TENS unit would work? Not really valid for long term usage while sailing because of the wires but it was be easy for us to try....