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12-24-2012 07:31 AM
Re: Cure For Seasickness?

Sitting on the center of the boat really helps me but I also carry seas sickness tablets with me. Wouldnt want this to spoil our vacations..
05-07-2012 11:21 AM
Re: Cure For Seasickness?

Ginger is great for a hangover - which is like being seasick, just with a headache...

My grandmother gets seasick all the time - was a nurse in WW2 and threw up the entire Atlantic crossing, then got landsick - and swears by the patches.

I used to get seasick anytime the boat stopped, but am fine as long as I was moving forward. I know people are very adament about not drinking while boating, but I've found the very best cure is a beer.
05-06-2012 08:45 PM
rp00 Keep a bottle of ginger capsules on board. Anyone who affirmatively or hesitantly answers to the "who gets seasick/carsick/carnivalsick" question should take 1-2 capsules 45-60 minutes before taking off and then another one as you leave. It's good for you, and it makes your burps taste like candy. Fresh ginger is probably best, but far less convenient and a large number of people don't like the taste. You should also pay attention to the food in your stomachs as foul blends of dairy, citrus, sugars and alcohol can induce a vomitocious trip even if you're not prone to seasickness. Take caution on a totally empty stomach too, as the ginger powder will sit on top of bile until it dissolves and even up to an hour later, I've belched up a powder cloud of ginger that tends to burn the sinuses a bit. Attachment 10956
04-30-2012 07:02 AM
Re: Cure For Seasickness?

They usually sell medicines over the counter that helps if you have transportation sickness, and that includes seasickness. I also heard one of my neighbors who is a seaman that he was eating "something" if you feel sick when traveling by sea, I am pretty sure it is a fruit, not sure what it is.
03-17-2012 10:49 AM
Lenny Cram
Re: Cure For Seasickness?

Avoid staring at the water on your way out first of all. Otherwise you'll hypnotze yourself into being sea sick... Always watch the horizon on the way out to acclimate your body, And just enjoy yourself. When I stoped worring about being sea sick and filled my mind with the thought that "Oh my god I'm really out here sailing" You'll be just fine...I do realize that may be hard to explane to kids, But your kids should trust your judgment and just might listin to ya... Ofcorse thats just my experince though... Happy sailing...
09-20-2011 12:04 PM
Originally Posted by PCP View Post
I know an infallible remedy: Keep going. After three days non stop it will normally go away
Spot on!

I have seen many people get sick over the years, and I have seen them put all kinds of things in their bodies. From what I have seen all that those remidies do is prolong the sickness. I prefer to give them a "baggie" and keep going.
09-19-2011 07:32 PM
Originally Posted by PaulinVictoria View Post
I went to a talk with Nigel Calder last night, very interesting, and one of the things he talked about was the little wrist-bands that give you a bit of an electric shock. Said that he'd tried it with 3 people who usually get sick, and that it worked for all three of them.
I can confirm that. I had already posted about it somewhere some years back.

We have used it with success in my two kids but my wife got a huge skin irritation The kids had not any problem with it.

The thing looks like a watch and you can adjust the power of the electric shock to your sensitivity. I still have it somewhere but now the kids don't get seasick anymore and only my wife has a problem in bad weather....and she is just the one that cannot use the band


09-19-2011 07:23 PM
PCP I know an infallible remedy: Keep going. After three days non stop it will normally go away

Well, not practical except for long range cruisers but true. I remember to hear that a very well known yachtsman, with many crossings had that problem: Just three lousy days for some weeks of hapiness

My town is a fisherman town and I know some long range fishermen, the kind that go out for going fishing many thousand of miles away and for several months, that are prone to seasickness....for just about three days, on the worse cases.

I have read somewhere that it is just a case of brain reset to new conditions (integration of eye an hear information): Some can make it in minutes and don't have time to get sick, others take days and suffer.


09-19-2011 05:39 PM
Ritchard We recently took a three-day journey to bring my new (to me) boat back from Ohio. My best and oldest friend, as well as my oldest son were along, and they are both fairly prone to seasickness. Well actually, my friend is perfectly reliable to get sick. both of them used Scopolamine (sp?) patches behind the ear. Neither of them had a lick of seasick.

Seasickness is nasty for the victim, but a buzzkill for everyone else aboard. Thankfully (touches wood) I don't seem to be affected.
09-18-2011 12:53 PM
QuickMick not to offend, but dont waterbeds seem a little 70's-ish? lol.

agreed with not going below... just tell them to find a fixed point on the horizon and look at it... also ive found that bitters and ginger ale seem to help:

Angostura bitters - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

oppps.... gotta go
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