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Old 07 March 2009, 07:13   #1
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Sea Sickness

Don't seem to suffer at all with this in my RIB but when I'm on Semi planning and displacement craft and not at the helm it seems to kick me in the arse with out warning. Specially when down in the galley practising the fine art of making a brew in a swell. Rolling around, up and down with out an eye lock on the horizon knocks me for six. Could be my blood pressure problems, my medication (ie: Warfarin (rat poison)) or the fact that no matter what, sex is always on my mind

Anyone found a good remidy? Can't use those wrist watch type things due to the battery off Biffers GF Rabit that lives in my chest.
Tried those Sea Legs tablets which seem to be OK. Any other sugetions?
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Ginger biscuits.

Ginger is a known remedy for it. I eat a packet, good excuse to eat biscuits without anyone moaning!
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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.
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Was listening to Radio 1 and how that Chris Moyles is drinking ginger tea to help combat altitude sickness wail walking up mount Kilimanjaro. Sounds good, cheers
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Well it certainly pepps up the coffee on a cold day out at sea
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Old 07 March 2009, 08:08   #6
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not sure what wrist band things you were looking at - but I had some that just worked by pressing on "acupuncture" points - so can't see it interfering with your pacemaker (no electrics in it). Only worked if you put them on long before you feel queesy - no use if you left it until even the earliest signs appeared... ...but I did find they helped to some extent - even if it was only a placebo effect it doesn't really matter.
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It was this type of thing http://www.force4.co.uk/1879/Force-4-Seasick-Watch.html
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HI JSP

I used to suffer a lot from sea sickness. When I would be kitting up for a dive or at displacement speeds on a rib I would get sick approx 33% of the time. I found if I had my dinner in the middle of the day and went out in tht evening it helped rather than eating shortly before I went out.

I evetually got to the bottem of things and was diganosed with vertiago. I now take Serc - 16 and have not been sick for a year. I also find that a good nights sleep is essential as is advoiding drink. I would also make sure you are well hydrated for a day or so before going out in the boat. Fizzy water is a great help on the boat.

I also believe if you think you are going to be sick then you probably will. You must convince your self that you will not get sick

I hope this helps

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What's Serc - 16 Mick? Thanks for the tips
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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.
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