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Old 07 March 2009, 10:37   #11
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ah ok, I was thinking simple (and much cheaper) like this: http://momentum98.com/seaband.html - a large boots/pharmacy will have them either for travel sickness or in amongst the pregancy stuff for morning sickness.
So there's no electrical part to them at all? Doesn't sound s'bad! Cheers
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So there's no electrical part to them at all? Doesn't sound s'bad! Cheers
they are 1980's "sweat bands" with a hard lump.
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Old 07 March 2009, 11:56   #14
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they are 1980's "sweat bands" with a hard lump.
I remember having a hard lump in the 80's.

So they do work? Can't go wrong for the price of them. Cheers mate.
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I remember having a hard lump in the 80's.

So they do work? Can't go wrong for the price of them. Cheers mate.

I believe they do work (at least psychologically as a placebo effect), but only if worn in advance (i.e. put them on when you launch the boat, not when you start feeling dodgy). There are probably limits - I get really sick on the Waltzers etc at fair grounds - and I doubt they would manage that, so a F9 might not be good - buy a gentle rolling swell would be OK.

I also support the gingernuts theory (or drinking gingerbeer if thats your thing).

If its the F9 violent sickness rather than feeling sick in the swell you are worried about - then something medical like "stugeron" is probably required. Again I think needs to be taken in advance.
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I believe they do work (at least psychologically as a placebo effect), but only if worn in advance (i.e. put them on when you launch the boat, not when you start feeling dodgy). There are probably limits - I get really sick on the Waltzers etc at fair grounds - and I doubt they would manage that, so a F9 might not be good - buy a gentle rolling swell would be OK.

I also support the gingernuts theory (or drinking gingerbeer if thats your thing).

If its the F9 violent sickness rather than feeling sick in the swell you are worried about - then something medical like "stugeron" is probably required. Again I think needs to be taken in advance.
Cheers Polwart, getting away from tablets would be great as I take enough anyway. Going to give one of those ago next time I'm out

I've always found that if you can(and this works in cars too) always keep your eye on the horizon. It works everytime but when your below deck it's not an option hence this thread.
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I would say Ginger too, Nos had some grated in his coffee a couple of years ago, it's not a cure but settles the stomach. Not tried it but I guess Settlers or an over the counter medicated acid reducer might have to same results.
Grating fresh ginger into coffee did help me quite a lot-but it didn't cure it outright. It smells far more fierce than it tastes! It seems to help if it's made using coffee mate instead of milk too-probably something to with the glucose syrup in it keeping blood sugar levels up. Ginger beer works fairly well too in my experience.
However,I tried Stugeron (taken an hour before getting afloat) again last year and it works wonders on me. They never did work on me when I was a child so I hadn't used them for years...
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Have to agree with Nos there on the Stugeron, but realise that's not going to help chemo-phobic JSP. Neither will this slightly off topic observation - I find that a sudden burst of adrenaline seems to work wonders for sea-sickness. There's nothing like a good emergency/fright to quell the queeze. I'm going to experiment with this, possibly retain a few credit card statements to open at the appropriate juncture....
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