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Sea sickness question? #13474840 03/17/20 08:44 AM
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Ok I have been a fisherman my whole life freshwater mainly. I got a problem anytime I pay to hit saltwater I go into chum mode. It is terrible I mean I throw everything up possible. Now in fresh water I. An handle any condition. I have been thrust some very large wind storms on big lakes like Texoma ,Amistad and Big Sam! I have loaded up with Dramamine and I throw that up also . Is there help for me or should I give up the salt game. I have spent hundreds going on salt trip to chum the whole time(not fun). If you have not been seasick imagine your worst drunk and hangover. I got a feeling that I might should stay on the freshwater?!?

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Have you tried to take Dramamine the night before? and then again when you awake the morning of the trip? It does help.

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There is a prescription patch you can place behind your ear 24 hours before embarking on a offshore trip. It has to stay there until you return to shore. My only side effect was thirst. I couldn't drink enough water or Gatorade to quench it.




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Re: Sea sickness question? [Re: HumanSeine] #13475063 03/17/20 01:34 PM
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I did about 100 off shore fishing from 89 thru 2000 and I would take a Dramamine each day just to be safe. I had talked to some deck hands on some of the charter boats and they even said every once in a while they had gotten sick. We would drink 3 and 4 bottles of Gatorade and never have to pee cause we were always going after Snapper in August, you would just sweat it all out. Funny thing every night back at the hotel room when you showered you would still feel the boat rocking, the guys who had gotten sea sick would never feel that sensation.

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I would recommend the patch https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a682509.html . I have few family members that use it any time they are on Ocean and it works for them.


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Re: Sea sickness question? [Re: HumanSeine] #13475162 03/17/20 02:21 PM
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My wife gets sea sick and Dramamine does not help. It only makes her tired. She got the patches from her dr and they work for her. Also ginger helps calm the stomach. She found some hard ginger candies on amazon and they also help, and ginger ale. Make sure you stay hydrated. I also heard that peppermint helps

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the patch is good,but it won't stay stuck behind my ear. my Dr. said to stick it in my underwear. it worked.


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I did 30,000 sea miles on my 38-foot sailboat and 38-foot motoryacht. Crossed the Gulf three times, and went to the Caribbean and down to Venezuela twice. I used the Scopalmine patches. Hated them. They itch, and they work by "detuning" your vision, so that your brain doesn't get as much of the up and down motion of the horizon. I was taking sunsights with a sextant, and reducing them to positions with the Nautical Almanac. With the patch, you almost can't read the lines of data. I would scratch the patch off in my sleep, and have to find it. God forbid, don't rub your eyes after touching the patch! Instant eye dilation.

Bonine, Dramamine, Marazine all do the same, but orally. And not as well.

My wife's dive instructor friend gave me a pair of velcro wrist bands with accupressure buttons. I started wearing those, and have NEVER been seasick with them. I wore them every time offshore, for probably 20,000 sea miles. No vision impairment. Ones with velcro are hard to find, but work much better and longer than the ones with elastic bands. The button presses on the tendons on the inside of you wrist, about two fingers up from your wrist joint. You can find many online if you Google Motion Sickness Wrist Bands. I'll never get rid of mine. The Navy, the Marines tested them and said it was all in your mind, hocus pocus! I don't care, they work for me.

Another tip: An old ocean racer told me the first thing you can hold down after being seasick is Oreo Cookies! He was right. I never go offshore, even party boat fishing, without Oreos, and my wristbands. YMMV. IslandJim


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Dramamine never worked for me but Bonine does, it has a different active ingredient.


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When I started fishing offshore I got queasy, but never sick. I have great sympathy for people who get sea sick on my boat, so I have consulted several physicians on the issue. One common reason you get sea sick is backward fluid movement in your inner ear when you roll off an ocean wave. That is why you do not normally get sea sick in freshwater. Dehydration will also increase sea sickness as well as bad or strong odors while you are rocking around. Also digestive fluids emptying into an empty stomach will cause sea sickness. So eat and drink water before you go out and do not get dehydrated. My secret remedy is to eat animal cookies and quickly drink a Dr. Pepper. This will only work if you do it before you get really sick. As for drugs, Dramamine makes me feel really bad. Dramamine II (Bonine) is much better. The patch is usually the best. People will react differently to these drugs. If you go enough you can get over it. The main thing is to pick your days when you go out. I try to not fish offshore anymore unless it is under 4 feet wave height. Good luck.

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I’m like you. I’m a chummer, and it has improved a little since I started running my own boat. But nothing seems to help, except one thing.

Dramamine the night before, right when I get up, and every hour. It’ll make you queasy, but you won’t get sick. I’ve tried many things, and this is the only thing that’s guaranteed.
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