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Landsick?

I've never met anyone else that has this issue, but frankly, I'm tired of it. Every time I go out for a few days, and it's a little bumpy, I'm perfectly fine until I make it back. This was it's worst ever last week. We got back inside the chanel,and I started to feel a little queezy. This is normaly the extent of it, but after we got back in the slip, I started to walk up to the truck to meet up with the admiral, and my bottle-o-scotch. I made it maybe 4 slips from the boat, and I was feeling quite queezy, and light headed. Luckily I made it to the marina's head before my breakfast "unshiped itself". Is there anyone else out there who gets sick when things stop moving? If so is there anything I can do/take to help.
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I use bonine, but that's for when I'm out. I'm sure it would work to keep you from yacking when you're on the dock as well.

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I'm sorry, I probobly should have noted that I have tried dramamine, bonine, the patch, and those silly brcelets. The guy in the stink pot beside me at the marina thinks it's "efing wierd in a funny way" to watch me get off the boat and turn green.
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Not really, if the regular seasick remedies don't help, not much else will. Have you tried eating ginger products, or drinking real ginger ale?? That may help.

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Pedialyte and Flat 7-UP

I used to fly some really long hours and when we would get back on the tarmac I would almost immediately get sick to my stomach. You can imagine the ribbing I would get from everyone. So about 20 minutes before we would land I would open up that bottle of pedialite and drink it down. And when we landed I would drink down that flat 7-UP I had in my ditch bag. Once I started that routine I rarely saw the land sickness again.

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There's another on the list of things to try. Thanks Edward.
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Er... Stay on the boat?
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Now THERE'S an idea!!
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You may suffer from "Mal de debarqment" a little known or understood balance disorder. It's believed to be caused because at sea you use vision to establish level more than on land and it can take the brain a while to "reset" the various inputs for level on land.
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Youre not the only one. I get bad landsickness after being a few days at sea. My landsickness sometimes lasts for 2 or more days especially after a long passage.

Yes indeed its a 'visual' enhanced balance disorder ... I have some middle ear problems and do often focus/visualize the horizon or a prominent constellation at night when at sea. I can also tell long before any queeziness from either land or seasickness begins .... I can 'feel' it in my eyes.
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