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Old 02-02-2017, 09:33 AM   #1
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What's the best remedy for motion sickness or what works best on your personal view
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Old 02-02-2017, 09:44 AM   #2
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I drink lots of water the days before, eat a banana the night before, and keep ginger of some sort handy the day of.

Oh, and if its a rough day, lots of Dimenhydrinate....
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Old 02-02-2017, 09:58 AM   #3
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I used to take a Bonine the night before going to sleep, if I'm getting up a few hours later to go on a sport fishing boat.

Bonine always worked for me. Dramamine seemed to be less effective, but I would have to check the label to see if it's the same thing or not.

I carried it in my tackle box for guests as a precaution. If they want it, they should take it an hour or two before motion sickness starts to set in. If they wait until they feel sick, it's probably too late.

After a few boat trips when I was young, I quickly adapted to the motion of being on the water and never felt uncomfortable after that. For newbies, guests, or if you are prone to motion sickness, vertigo, etc., it's a good safety precaution for an enjoyable day on the water.
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Old 02-02-2017, 10:22 AM   #4
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My brother gets terrible seasickness. Nothing ever worked for him until he tried this:

http://www.relief-band-watch.com/

Not the cheapest remedy, but I saw it work. It gives a small electric pulse to the wrist. It can be used AFTER symptoms start and I even saw him share it with someone who was getting a bit green.
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Old 02-02-2017, 10:42 AM   #5
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Old 02-02-2017, 10:56 AM   #6
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Salty Dog Preventive

As a preventive make sure you get a good night's sleep before you go out, and eat something that is easy on your stomach when you get up in the morning. I like a breakfast sandwich or burrito....something that will stay with you for a while, but if greasy foods tend to bother you go with something that agrees with your constitution. My son used to never get sick, but the last couple of times he did because he stayed up late with his friends. My warning went unheeded and he ended up chumming while I was catching yellowtails....and yes, I did thank him for chumming. I caught my limit one day.
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Old 02-02-2017, 11:11 AM   #7
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NONE of those things work for me. The only sure fire 100% guaranteed way to not get motion sickness is the Scopalamine patch. You need to get a prescription from your doctor, but I've been using them for years. With my insurance, it comes out to a few bucks a patch. I'm cheap though, so I still cut them in half. Allows me to get out on the water without ever getting sick.
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Old 02-02-2017, 11:22 AM   #8
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One of the first things I learned was not to stare into the water for long periods of time. Look at the horizon more, the more time you spend on the water the more your body learns and adjust. Some people need to not only do that but maybe even use a patch. All I do now, is to make sure I drink plenty of BEER, 4,5 or even 6 in a 6 to 11 hour fishing trip out in LJ. That's my recipe and I'm sticking to it!
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Old 02-02-2017, 11:24 AM   #9
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Thanks man for all the advice just trying to have a good day on the water this Saturday
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Old 02-02-2017, 11:35 AM   #10
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What's the best remedy for motion sickness or what works best on your personal view
Get the patch that goes behind the ear. Those work the best in my opinion.
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Old 02-02-2017, 11:38 AM   #11
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Fish11 I like your method I'll try that this weekend. I don't get motion sickness but my buddy does so hopefully he's good
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Old 02-02-2017, 11:41 AM   #12
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Do make sure you eat something before going out and take a sandwich or something like that for lunch. Just main thing is to not focus on looking down for too long or your brain is not letting your body know that things are moving.
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Old 02-02-2017, 12:38 PM   #13
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Meclizine, OTC med
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Old 02-02-2017, 12:58 PM   #14
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I am very sensitive to motion sickness. Which includes seasickness.

I have tried everything that can normally be found.

Meclizine has been the only medicine that has worked %98 of the time.

Per recommendation of Hunters Pa, I purchase the rieliefband.

So far so good, however it has been in not so rough water. I have also not gotten it wet.

I will report as I get to use it more. There is a small tube of cream that is about
$10.00, which too expensive for the size. I may be able to find a different brand cheaper.
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Old 02-02-2017, 06:24 PM   #15
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i bought sea legs on ebay. good luck!
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Old 02-02-2017, 07:43 PM   #16
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Old 02-02-2017, 08:14 PM   #17
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I don't recall when was the last time that I got seasick on my kayak but I've learned that the longer you try to avoid the inevitable (tossing your cookies) the worse the trip will be. If/when I get seasick I just let it all out, as soon as I do that I feel much better. Holding it in is like trying to hold in your diarrhea, the sooner you let it out the sooner you'll feel better
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Old 02-02-2017, 08:55 PM   #18
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My brother gets terrible seasickness. Nothing ever worked for him until he tried this:

http://www.relief-band-watch.com/

Not the cheapest remedy, but I saw it work. It gives a small electric pulse to the wrist. It can be used AFTER symptoms start and I even saw him share it with someone who was getting a bit green.
Cool man I'll look into that
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Old 02-03-2017, 12:55 AM   #19
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Old 02-04-2017, 10:47 AM   #20
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I keep the cvs motion sickness tabs in my tackle box. They come in a little sealed tube like chaptstick size. I take it before or right after I launch.
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