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FWIW, if you have no handy vitamin shop you can buy powdered ginger in the spice section of any supermarket. And empty pill capsules (gelatin capsules) in any pharmacy. Just scoop and fill, works perfectly well, at a fraction of the price, too.
The powdered ginger also makes a somewhat muddy "ginger ale" if you just mix it in club soda and let it sit for a while, no capsules needed.
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I bought at the pharmacy what was labeled "Ginger Root". It is in capsule form, but my crew says it was not effective.
Is the Ginger Root not the same thing as regular Ginger?
Should I try shopping at a health food place?
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I've found that the single most effective cure for sea sickness is solid land. Other than that about 3 days of puking and being green works. Everything else is extra.
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cure foe sea sickness

This is the only thing I have ever found to work. It also works after the symptoms have set in. "Compro" (Prochlorperazine Suppositories USP, 25 mg) This is what they give to ER patients that are wretching so badly the docs can't diagnos illness. They are rectal suppositories and each one lasts for about 12 hours.

I have only bee ss twice and these did the job.
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Ask your Dr about Promethazine. Not something you'd want to take all the time-but a very small amount for the first 24 hours of a delivery, just until you get your sea legs - it works. You should take it on land first, to make sure you don't have any negative side effects. And start out with 1/2 tablet-sometimes that's all it takes to get you over the hump. I'm also a believer in ginger. Eat light meals and eat more frequently.
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Most of the remedies should be taken before the onset of seasickness.
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I used to suffer from sea sickness all the time... However one day when underway - in rough seas standing watch with the others - someone brought in some chocolate..naturally having not had dinner I nibbled at it piece by piece...drinking coffee until the queasiness got the better of me - I couldn't leave station so I barfed into my coffee cup...having done so - of course the riles from fellow shipmates...

The only way to shut them up - I drank the regurgitated remains in my coffee cup after five minutes of listening to the jives....that shut them up (two left station because they couldn't handle it) and from that moment forward - never again got queasy or sick at sea ...sometimes it can be more mental than physical I guess...


Another technique that works is putting a band aide or taping a cottonball right below the ear...it puts pressure on the nerves that are related to balance from the ear and helps some maintain ....
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I used to suffer from sea sickness all the time... However one day when underway - in rough seas standing watch with the others - someone brought in some chocolate..naturally having not had dinner I nibbled at it piece by piece...drinking coffee until the queasiness got the better of me - I couldn't leave station so I barfed into my coffee cup...having done so - of course the riles from fellow shipmates...

The only way to shut them up - I drank the regurgitated remains in my coffee cup after five minutes of listening to the jives....that shut them up (two left station because they couldn't handle it) and from that moment forward - never again got queasy or sick at sea ...sometimes it can be more mental than physical I guess...


Another technique that works is putting a band aide or taping a cottonball right below the ear...it puts pressure on the nerves that are related to balance from the ear and helps some maintain ....
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