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That person that advised you wasn't like an ex-wife or something? Right? (snicker)

I will sometimes suggest a coke or ginger ale. The bubbly helps. Ginger helps my wife, as does pepermint. I cannot stand it.

Phenegren works ok but will knock you on your butt. We carry scopolamine patches but they need to be put on before hand. Also, scope will screw up your vision (it does mine at least).

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Is it just me or do you see the makings of a troll hereabouts.

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Re: Seasick & Singlehanding

Motion sickness can be fatal. But the chance of being suffering from seasickness is greatly reduced when you are soloing. It is becasue you are on the helm and busy and looking out to the horizon. That is why captain seldom gets sick while the crews are probe to be sick.

If you are worry about it, preventive medicine is the best. Take to pill before heading out. If it is a long voyage, fist three day med is sufficient. Once you sea leg is developed, you won't get sick until you are back on land - landsickness (especially while in shower).
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Looks ok at this point.

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Phenegren works ok but will knock you on your butt.
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Not necessary, it really depends on individual. However, phenergan is only few seasickness medication that will work after the symptom appears particular if it is given in IM injection. None of the over counter meds will work.
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Not necessary, it really depends on individual. However, phenergan is only few seasickness medication that will work after the symptom appears particular if it is given in IM injection. None of the over counter meds will work.
You are right. Let me rephrase: Phen knocks me and my dad and my wife on our butts. It may not affect everyone like that, but I suspect it would.

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Re: Seasick & Singlehanding

I have never (famous last words) been sea sick but my brother, who sails w/ me sometimes, does. Crystallized ginger seems to work for him. As soon as he starts feeling queasy, he eats some and it seems to do the trick. I've experimented making my own but it's actually cheaper to just buy bags from on-line vendors. I also keep bonine motion sickness pills in the FA kit. Agree that keeping hydrated is essential in extreme vomiting situations and that dehydration is a real danger. A little salt does act to retain water.
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Re: Seasick & Singlehanding

I agree with Rockdawg-- in general I don't get seasick singlehanding, but I ALWAYS carry drugs with me to stop it just in case. I have been so seasick that I didn't give a s*** what happened to the boat-- I'd have jumped overboard to end it all if I had the strength to climb out of the cockpit. Fortunately I can write my own prescriptions. As he noted, Phenergan (prescription only) works well but is very sedating.
Zofran (also prescription only), generic name ondansetron, works just as well but is virtually nonsedating. In addition to pills and injectable, it comes in a sublingual form (put it under your tongue and let it dissolve) that doesn't require you to swallow a pill and therefore can be effective even when you can't keep a pill down. This has become my mainstay drug for myself or passengers if needed. Ask your doctor for a prescription for it.
The preventive drugs are fine (meclinizine, etc, although they're all sedating) but having something along to stop seasickness once it develops is priceless.
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Re: Seasick & Singlehanding

Soo what is the best advise for such a situation,and by the way i dont think ill be doing this yet since im a newbee.just want to be prepared for such an incident..thanks..
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Re: Seasick & Singlehanding

My understanding of OTC drugs for seasickness is you need to take them a day or two before you embark on a trip so you can acclimate & not feel like doing a 24 hour sleep fest.

I've never been seasick but have come close a couple of times out in the canyons fishing, (we'd stay the night) when spending too much time in the cabin. Once I got back in the cockpit, I snapped out of it.

I can't imagine spending a couple of days feeling like that & having to "run" the boat.
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