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post #5 of Old 06-05-2012
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Re: Do you personally get seasick?

Seasickness really does suck, and for that reason alone I think the fear of it can even make you sick. In the Navy, I had a great friend who got seasick every time we went out. He hated being seasick so much that he turned green as soon as we singled up the lines, LOL. That's when he realized it had become a physical response to the dread of seasickness even more so than true motion sickness. As Minnewaska said, after a day or two he would be fine. Even if we were out for months, going through storms, he would never get sick again. It was just that first day that socked it to him.

I have been seasick a number of times, but I found the secret for me is to puke at the earliest possible convenience. Trying to fight it makes it a hundred times more miserable. I learned that as soon as you get the little twinge and your mouth gets watery, just head for the rail and try to force it up. Ten minutes later it's over.
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