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Re: Seasick & Singlehanding

Originally Posted by Brent Swain View Post
I used to be sick for the first three days , then eat enough to make up for all three. Then I discovered transderms, then Stugeron.Leaving has got far more pleasant. Ginger works for short trips.
You start the sturgeron before you leave? How long do you continue with the patch - the entire voyage?

I had never experienced active seasickness (I have occasionally had short term nausia but no vomitting) until recently on a 36hr singlehanded run. I became ill about 20 hours in and remained sick for the remainder of the trip. That was pretty disconcerting - and exhausting. It is definitely an issue I'll have to address before heading out singlehanded again. I wish I had been out long enough to know whether it would have resolved itself - obviously the biggest concern is not the discomfort or even the temproary incapacity, but thee prospect that the condition worsens and becomes a significant medical crisis.
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