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post #8 of Old 03-25-2007
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As a long time sailor, retired F-16 pilot (lots of motion), and physician I can tell you the only thing that works long term is time on board. For the occasional sailor for short cruises the Rx meds/patches can work pretty well. Spending time with the motion is the only way to get your brain to start over-ridding your inner ear. If (when) you do get sick if at all possible try to stay on the boat after you reach the dock, overnight if possible. Even those people very prone to sea sickness adjust with time. Sorry there is no easier way but all the meds are useful only short term and all have side affects (dry mouth, visual changes, etc.). Bottom line, sail, sail, sail
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