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Seasickness remedies

Yes, I have ordered Stugeron numerous times by mail from an Apothecary in the London area, when we were not cruising outside USA waters and therefore had no other choice. The packages were always properly, specifically labeled, always passed thru Customs without incident (I was never even assessed duty...) and delivered promptly by USPS.

Is that true in these post-9/11 days? I don''t know. But I can''t see what the risk is, beyond a small financial one, if doing this in an above-board fashion even in today''s climate.

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my wife and I have been sailing for over 25 years and she always got sea sick untill her grandmother brewed up some very strong ginger tea for her and told her to drink about one cup about one hr before going on board, and to sip a little, about every hr. or so during the sail (about 6to 8 hrs ) and she never got seasick again. grandma shaved some from a real ginger root(any food store) with a food slicer and put it in a tea infuser, we never sail without it and have found over the years that it has worked on all but one person that has sailed with us, but only because he could not take the taste of the ginger.====make sure you add some honey(about two tbs full for each cup of tea, it is brewed up with about a small tablespoon of ginger for each cup infused or just a little less ginger for your taste. SEABEE
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Hi all,
I've also found that green apples work as a natural seasickness remedy. I popped them like tic tacs on a recent Pacific coast trip and it worked like a charm (although green apples en masse can give you the runs so beware).

Meclizine is good for the seasickness knock-out punch, but it'll also knock you out so it's probably not the best thing on a seaway. When I used to work on a cruise ship, across the crew the best remedy was simply time. By day 3, even the most miserable people had acclimated.
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Ginger works great. I like to get Ginger candy from Asian markets. They sell a soft strong tasting candy which can be addicting... To top it off, a bag goes for a buck or two...

I found these worked great crossing the gulf last March
S/V Johanna Rose
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eat a little all the time...

My wife gets seasick so we keep candied ginger on board. Hard to say for certain whether it really works. We were recently told that it is a good idea to eat small amounts (of anything) very often. Haven't tried that yet. Presumably the trick is to start snacking as soon as you are underway or it will be too late.... In hindsight we realized that we often go a long time without eating when on the boat.
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"A sure cure for seasickness is to sit under a tree" - Spike Milligan
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