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|06-24-2009 07:50 PM|
|doctormase||Pull the Trigger!! Sometimes I just need to get it over with to start feeling better.|
|06-24-2009 04:47 PM|
Originally Posted by johnvye View Post
Visions of Fast Times at Ridgemont High come to mind, where the companionway slides open (smoke pouring out) versus the van door!!! HEHE!
|06-24-2009 04:26 PM|
|eherlihy||Pickled Ginger - the stuff that goes with Sushi.|
|06-24-2009 04:10 PM|
Regarding kids, my 6 year old gets queasy sometimes. We were out this weekend motoring home into 20 knots against current for 3 hours. I had 5 kids on board so I thought a movie down in the v-berth would help the trip pass more easily (for them and me.) They kids were in the v-berth trying to watch the movie but the boat was moving so much the movie was skipping.
No kids got sick!! How? Well I said as we left, does anyone want a spicy candy? They all did (it was a ginger candy). Second I told my wife to NOT say anything like "if you feel sick come up and watch the horizon"...I thought it was better to wait and watch and not get them thinking about it.
The seas (lake) calmed down a while out but still not talking about it and ginger seemed to work.
|06-02-2009 10:46 PM|
Originally Posted by Mipcar View Post
I was on a 50' sailboat with 2 young teenagers and other crew as we started pounding into some 40 knot gusts on the LI Sound and 5' + seas. The poor young ones were awakened by the bashing of the boat and barely got out of their bunks without retching. They both loved handling the wheel in spite of the spray and wind and the cool which kept them rotating for a lot of it - again, they were engaged in the handling of the boat which gave them something more important to focus on then their queasiness.
While the teens were conning the boat I took up a position in the main cabin and gave myself a few jobs: #1 keeping a hand for myself at all times, #2 looking out the port holes frequently to have an idea where we were near the coast, #3 handle the gear that was being thrown about by the motion of the boat - custodian of the cabin, #4 assist in food prep for those in the cockpit and #5, have a conversation with another crew member and sneak a few visits to the cockpit, sea and sky for variety.
Five foot and much bigger waves/swells are common on our oceans and in my limited ocean or blue water experience I have still not experienced sea sickness yet, knock wood. On the one ocean voyage I did of 400 nm. I found that at night the loss of horizon in my vision and deciphering what I was hearing more difficult then anything. I had jobs to do. I cooked a pasta dinner for us on our way past St. Thomas heading towards TCI when the owner asked if I was willing. I was quite game and left him at the wheel. I really do think that having a task or mission, if you will, is what helps keep the brain from going down the sea-sickness spiral.
I have not yet retched, puked, blown my cookies in a North Atlantic storm because I have not been there yet. I may be one of the last to succumb to a vomit infused hull caught ass out in such conditions. I can only hope I don't end up there with 30 meter waves.
It really is so subjective and different for everyone.
Tryin' to keep my chow down,
|06-02-2009 09:42 PM|
Never sail on an empty stomach or allow yourself to get cold. Both seem to make it worse. Not usually prone to being sick I was out on a sail a few miles offshore, long slow swell. I went below to do something and quickly started to feel unwell. I quickly came back up on deck and managed to avoid the spiral into full motion sickness but it still took me 40 mins to feel okay again.. Soon as I could I ate some food. Ginger tablets from health food stores do seem to work. In rougher choppy sea I can stay below and not get crook.
My girlfriend will sometimes say she feels unwell in the first hour of sailing, especially if we have not been out for some time. To some degree it's nerves on her part, I just leave her on the helm and she'll come good..Even to the point of eating lunch.
|06-02-2009 04:52 PM|
I don't think you have to inhale. Cancer patients get this in capsule form with THC being the active ingredient. Apparently, just the fear of being caught is enough to take your mind off the seasickness..... at least that is what I've heard.:-}
|06-02-2009 03:45 PM|
Originally Posted by johnvye View Post
Would I have to inhale?
|06-02-2009 03:38 PM|
I know I will get flamed for this but, as marijuana is used as an anti nausea drug in cancer therapy... I can personally attest as to it's effectiveness as a seasick remedy. I'll challenge anyone to come up with a better cure. The question is, will "they" take your boat away.......
|03-04-2009 01:59 PM|
Originally Posted by Elzaar View Post
But at this point I know most of it is in my head.
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