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12-10-2010 10:25 PM
jackdale
Quote:
Originally Posted by mitiempo View Post
Golf.
"A sure cure for seasickness is to sit under a tree" - Spike Milligan
12-10-2010 10:20 PM
mitiempo Golf.
12-10-2010 07:06 PM
KBuckley
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.
12-10-2010 06:35 PM
dreuge 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
12-10-2010 12:04 PM
JeffBurright 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.
12-07-2010 01:48 PM
seabee 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
11-28-2005 03:01 AM
WHOOSH
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.

Jack
11-27-2005 07:13 PM
Irwin32
Seasickness remedies

Cap Bruce

Have you ever tried to order the Sturgeron by mail?
11-26-2005 07:11 PM
Bermuda
Seasickness remedies

I have strong opinions on what works and what doesnt on sea sickness remedies and wholeheartedly recommend Sturgeron. It is as one of the many items I keep on board for my crew members who may succumb to mal de mar. Sturgeron is actually cinnarizine in 15 mg doses and is prepared in tablet form. Originally developed by Johnson & Johnson it is now available through Janssen-Cilag Ltd in the UK. You can find it available in any current or former British territory. I pick up a fresh supply each time I go to Bermuda or the BVI. Current cost is about $19 USD per hundred.
That said, I also keep plenty of ginger snaps, ginger ale and candied ginger root on board. Lastly and also my last line of defense is Scopolamine, both as patches and also in 1mg topical suringes which I have prepared by any good compounding pharmacy here in the US.
Fair winds, Captain Bruce
11-17-2005 01:11 PM
locrian13
Seasickness remedies

Interestingly enough, on ''Mythbusters'' last night they were trying various seasickness remedies. If memory serves, they tried the Relief Band, the acupressure wristbands, ginger root pills, and some sort of tongue spray. They discovered that the ginger root pills were the most effective for the people doing the trial. I know someone who takes Bonine every time he sails; I''ve not tried this, and I don''t know what side effects, if any, there are. The interesting part of the whole thing was that they gave one of the testers a vitamin and told him it was an OTC seasickness remedy and he reported no feelings of nausea during the trial. I guess it''s all about what works for you.
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