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07-14-2012 10:39 AM
daydream sailor
Re: Seasick & Singlehanding

am elderly woman once made me some ginger candy for a nasty cold ,it was ginger cooked up with black pepper and then coated with a boiled sugary coating,burns your whistle real good but sure helps with the cold,she said she always make it if she is going on an airplane.
07-13-2012 06:31 PM
Brent Swain
Re: Seasick & Singlehanding

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Originally Posted by blowinstink View Post
You start the sturgeron before you leave? How long do you continue with the patch - the entire voyage?

I had never experienced active seasickness (I have occasionally had short term nausia but no vomitting) until recently on a 36hr singlehanded run. I became ill about 20 hours in and remained sick for the remainder of the trip. That was pretty disconcerting - and exhausting. It is definitely an issue I'll have to address before heading out singlehanded again. I wish I had been out long enough to know whether it would have resolved itself - obviously the biggest concern is not the discomfort or even the temproary incapacity, but thee prospect that the condition worsens and becomes a significant medical crisis.
I left the patch on for three days. Didnt need it after that. The beauty of stugeron is it wears off gradually , and you can then decide if you still need it,before you get too ill to keep them down.
Yes, I take it before heading offshore, but another advantage is they only take a couple of hours to start taking effect.
Mythbusters did a test on severlal seasick remedies. They found the only consistent one, which improved things for everyone, was ginger.
An advantage of patches is you can't vomit them out, so they can be put on while one is seasick. Takes 12 hours for them to kick in, unfortunately.
07-13-2012 11:39 AM
rackham the red
Re: Seasick & Singlehanding

You may not die but you will feel like you will.

I keep ginger root in the boat because sometimes I do get seasick for some odd reason.l

Chew and a bit of ginger and drink water...it will pass. I used to drink gingerale but a doctor friend told me the carbonation just prolonged the problem

hope this works for you too. I also have anchored and put my bc and just floated in the water. That generally works fairly fast for me too.
07-10-2012 07:35 PM
smurphny
Re: Seasick & Singlehanding

The biggest deterrent to drinking and sailing singlehanded is the mere thought of having to sail the next day with a hangover. One beer...that's it....well maybe two...
07-10-2012 07:09 PM
bljones
Re: Seasick & Singlehanding

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Originally Posted by tdw View Post
if I have a mongrel of a hangover.
The key is not to stop drinking.
07-10-2012 07:01 PM
tdw
Re: Seasick & Singlehanding

Actually folks its not so much the drug or alcohol induced ramblings that are the problem ... its the incoherence that so often accompanies.

I'd certainly not be very happy single handing if I suffered from chronic sea sickness. I find the idea of that utterly apalling. Otoh I only ever get a touch of the hueys if I go to sea on an empty stomach or, I must admit, if I have a mongrel of a hangover.
07-10-2012 08:53 AM
bljones
Re: Seasick & Singlehanding

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Originally Posted by blowinstink View Post
What about sour balls?
Although not directly related to seasickness, sour balls is a maritime malady usually related to water conservation and high humidity.
07-10-2012 12:16 AM
Cruisingdad
Re: Seasick & Singlehanding

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Originally Posted by GMFL View Post
Bummer, not a pot smoker but I am a drug user, (booze). Was enjoying his posts...

Oh yea, if "drug induced ramblings" get people banned, you might want to get that "banned" button warmed up. I'm guessing many post after a few drinks...
I have a beer or two also. Not a problem.

Brian
07-09-2012 11:28 PM
GMFL
Re: Seasick & Singlehanding

... maybe they don't ramble. IDK
07-09-2012 11:24 PM
GMFL
Re: Seasick & Singlehanding

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Originally Posted by Cruisingdad View Post
travelingeasy and jobberone,

WHenever you have a member (melee) like that, push the alert button. He is not contributing anything except drug indiced ramblings. It was a good discussion until then.

Brian

Bye-bye Melee... may you never show up on my radar.
Bummer, not a pot smoker but I am a drug user, (booze). Was enjoying his posts...

Oh yea, if "drug induced ramblings" get people banned, you might want to get that "banned" button warmed up. I'm guessing many post after a few drinks...
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