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Old 20 April 2006, 14:49   #11
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I have never been sea sick but I have come pretty close afterwards - lying in bed and the whole room is moving - i assume this is normal???
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Old 20 April 2006, 14:56   #12
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I have never been sea sick but I have come pretty close afterwards - lying in bed and the whole room is moving - i assume this is normal???
Yes, very normal after downing 10 pints between getting off of the boat and getting home.
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Old 20 April 2006, 15:26   #13
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A good cure is to wrap a load of bacon fat on the end of a length of string, get them to swallow it then pull it back. Three or four goes seems to cure sea sickness OK


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there is a little watch-like gadget which you can get now,
i think they send out an EMP which interupts the signals to the brain.
they work a treat
Got two for sale - used once and a total waste of money! Ended up rolling around the bilges blowing chunks while an unpleasant electric shock shot up my arm every four seconds! The pressure bands that supposedly suppress nausea by using acupuncture points are similarly useless, and Stugeron is vile and doesn't work (for me anyway).

Scopoderm patches are the only thing I've found that works. Available at any pharmacy - just stick one behind your ear the night before and you'll be fine whatever the weather.

Can cause confusion, dizziness and drowsiness - a bit like lager.
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Old 20 April 2006, 16:59   #15
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Ginger beer and lime works quite well on Morning Sickness (so I am informed) - and so it might work too and keeps the fluids up if not.
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I'll have to try the scopoderm-I have a really unpleasant conditioned response to Stugeron-my mother used to force it down me mixed with cheap strawberry jam when I was young before we went any distance on the yacht. Ever since then just seeing the damn things makes me queasy.

A bit severe,but I find that jumping overboard works wonders for seasickness at rest-2 minutes later I'm fine.
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I think by the variety of 'cures' posted that you can see that it is pretty individual as to what works for who...

Some ex-navy/forces people that I know reckon that everyone gets sea sick, if you haven't been, then it is because you haven't been in the sea state/situation that sets you off yet!

Not nice though.

I go sea fishing regularly, and it is at anchor or drifting when not under power when people start to suffer. Most are ok if they concentrate on the horizon and all the normal things. But if it is your time, then it is gonna happen.

Or charter skipper made me laugh last time we were out when he offered a cast iron cure for sea sickness to the couple of guys that were suffering:

'Stand under a tree'

Seriously though, if you can take the helm or concentrate on some task that makes you look out of the boat then you will feel better. Don't get your head down doing chartwork or loads of tide calcuations, because that really can stuff you up on a small boat!

You'll find something that works for you, just don't give up.

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I'Stand under a tree'
Or look for the "GOLDEN" rivet . That'll take your mind off it.
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Old 20 April 2006, 19:50   #19
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After an ear infection put paid to my diving,it also messed up my balance.
Found I am fine bouncing around on the waves,but if I linger in a gentle rolling swell, I start to get affected.
Found that the medication the doctor put me on for the symptoms of the ear infection "(got seasick standing on dry land if i moved my head ) was great for sea sickness.
Mecclazine is an over the counter drug here and works great. Think its the same ingredient as the trade name Bonine, which our dive master always prescribed.
Just get a bit of a dry mouth, but othwerwise no nasty side effects(but as mentioned affects everyone differantly)
FYI , also have a show called Mythbusters over here and after testing they found the Ginger also works well also
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I love Mythbuster - one of my favourite progs. Especially the redhead - she's stunning!!!

The only form of transport that makes me ill is a bus or a coach - I can handle big waves in a small boat - fly upside down in a plane - anything as long as it's not an "executive" coach!!!

Quite how they can call them "executive" coaches I don't know - what self respecting executive would travel by coach? Jet yes - coach NO!!!
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