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My husband has used Stugeron 15very effectively with no side effect of drowsines even though the label says it is a side effect.They can be used by children 5 or over as per label.
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I have heard the eating ginger works, you can find candy in health food stores that have real ginger in it. It has a bite to it, but not bad. Can't tell you if it actually works. There is also a country store close to where I live that has crystalized ginger, WOW strong stuff, but good. I plan on trying it this sailing season, as I get a little quezzy at times.

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I'm not very susceptible to sea-sickness, but have had very good results with ginger over the years for my crew and passengers.

You can buy it in a capsule at the health food store.

You can also buy ginger gum at the pharmacy, usually located next to the other sea-sickness remedies.

Nice thing about the ginger is no side effects.

Keep the crew out of the cabin, and let them have the helm as much as possible.

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I like this line: "first you're afraid you're going to die -- and then you're afraid you're not".
I think once it gets started, there's nothing to bring you back from the brink.
I've looked at the comments about ginger, that electrical device, acupressure points, etc... Nothing foolproof, it seems.
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Stugeron is very effective. I don't think starting a day early is really much of a drawback. Then one in the morning and one at night.

Sunny Ville Golden Ginger hard candy is available at Chinese markets and is very good, as are ginger snaps and ginger ale. It quiets
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oops

the stomach.

I occassionally get sick but am like Selkirk. The symptoms go away after a little while. Part of it is clearly psychological. I constantly remind sick passengers that it will go away and remind them that seasickness happens to everyone in some way and to some degree. That reassurance works fairly frequently.
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My husband has used Stugeron 15very effectively with no side effect of drowsines even though the label says it is a side effect.They can be used by children 5 or over as per label.
That was pretty much the upshot of the PS article. Most people using the product reported the side effects were tolerable and the drug provided the desired effect.

I don't seem to have problems with sea sickness while on deck or in the cabin for a short while, but would want to take some precautions if I were sailing overnight and expected to sleep underway.

As part of the prep for the Delmarva trip, I'm going to attempt ordering Stugeron from one of the online pharmacies in Canada and see what happens. Hopefully I won't land in a Federal slammer.

I may also ask my Dr. for a scipt for the Scapolimine patches to have on board as well.
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Astronauts use a combination of Scopalimine and an amphetamine. A doctor wrote into PS last month and outlined the dosage.
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Oh.. and... make sure that they aren't coming sailing on an empty stomach...

Feed 'em early....

Empty stomaches makes it worse.

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And insure that they haven't been drinking the night before either...
But with the Mal De Mer Medicine, you should take them about 8 hours before you strike out for sea. This way if there is any drowsiness you can sleep it off and continue to to take the meds as required.
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