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Old 09-19-2011
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Originally Posted by PaulinVictoria View Post
I went to a talk with Nigel Calder last night, very interesting, and one of the things he talked about was the little wrist-bands that give you a bit of an electric shock. Said that he'd tried it with 3 people who usually get sick, and that it worked for all three of them.
I can confirm that. I had already posted about it somewhere some years back.

We have used it with success in my two kids but my wife got a huge skin irritation The kids had not any problem with it.

The thing looks like a watch and you can adjust the power of the electric shock to your sensitivity. I still have it somewhere but now the kids don't get seasick anymore and only my wife has a problem in bad weather....and she is just the one that cannot use the band



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Originally Posted by PCP View Post
I know an infallible remedy: Keep going. After three days non stop it will normally go away
Spot on!

I have seen many people get sick over the years, and I have seen them put all kinds of things in their bodies. From what I have seen all that those remidies do is prolong the sickness. I prefer to give them a "baggie" and keep going.
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Re: Cure For Seasickness?

Avoid staring at the water on your way out first of all. Otherwise you'll hypnotze yourself into being sea sick... Always watch the horizon on the way out to acclimate your body, And just enjoy yourself. When I stoped worring about being sea sick and filled my mind with the thought that "Oh my god I'm really out here sailing" You'll be just fine...I do realize that may be hard to explane to kids, But your kids should trust your judgment and just might listin to ya... Ofcorse thats just my experince though... Happy sailing...
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Re: Cure For Seasickness?

They usually sell medicines over the counter that helps if you have transportation sickness, and that includes seasickness. I also heard one of my neighbors who is a seaman that he was eating "something" if you feel sick when traveling by sea, I am pretty sure it is a fruit, not sure what it is.
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Keep a bottle of ginger capsules on board. Anyone who affirmatively or hesitantly answers to the "who gets seasick/carsick/carnivalsick" question should take 1-2 capsules 45-60 minutes before taking off and then another one as you leave. It's good for you, and it makes your burps taste like candy. Fresh ginger is probably best, but far less convenient and a large number of people don't like the taste. You should also pay attention to the food in your stomachs as foul blends of dairy, citrus, sugars and alcohol can induce a vomitocious trip even if you're not prone to seasickness. Take caution on a totally empty stomach too, as the ginger powder will sit on top of bile until it dissolves and even up to an hour later, I've belched up a powder cloud of ginger that tends to burn the sinuses a bit. Cure For Seasickness?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1336351510.119210.jpg
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Re: Cure For Seasickness?

Ginger is great for a hangover - which is like being seasick, just with a headache...

My grandmother gets seasick all the time - was a nurse in WW2 and threw up the entire Atlantic crossing, then got landsick - and swears by the patches.

I used to get seasick anytime the boat stopped, but am fine as long as I was moving forward. I know people are very adament about not drinking while boating, but I've found the very best cure is a beer.
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Re: Cure For Seasickness?

Sitting on the center of the boat really helps me but I also carry seas sickness tablets with me. Wouldnt want this to spoil our vacations..
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