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Re: Seasick & Singlehanding

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Originally Posted by blowinstink View Post
What about sour balls? Do they still make them? That was what my Dad distracted me with on headboat fishing trips as a kid. I always look for them but never see them anymore . . ..
Never tried that. Peppermint is apparently a natural nausea medicine, but apparently not as good as ginger for many. We carry a lot of sesick meds on board, but unfortunately, many are not suitable for kids. You cannot get a patch of scope (which I think works great) for kids. You can get phen which we carry. 12.5 mg tabs are appropriate, depending on age. We carried suppositories of phen for years, but they have to be refrigerated. Keep that in mind as it is an issue, depending on the boat.

ANyways, my focus is always what works for adults and kiddos. Peppermint is not a cure, only a mild fix. We also take ginger cookies if it is a long trip. I personaly do not like ginger. Makes me burp. Kids and wife do. THat is fine. You can get ginger "beer" at the Nutrition stores and other places with specializations like WHole FOods.

Diesel fumes get me. I think Gary mentioned that too. ALso, I know my limits and what seas and for how long I can take it. THat is the ultimate trick for cruising. Once you know what your threshold is, you can prepare.

Remember the adage my friend told me: Everyone gets seasick, we all just have different thresholds.

Brian

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