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Old 02-14-2007, 04:04 AM
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Originally posted by f-mattox:
Is there any sound medical reason for this device, or is it just a placebo effect?
There is always Fairy Dust and Emu droppings to try.
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Old 02-14-2007, 08:28 AM
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what is the secret behind this wristband? Why does it help motion sickness?

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Old 02-14-2007, 09:22 AM
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Originally posted by SONNYV:
Originally posted by gdjoslin:
My wife uses an RX medication, The transderm scop. It is a patch you wear behind the ear. It works for her.

The patch works very fine for me too. Never been sea sick in the last years when having a Scopoderm ( so it is named in Germany) behind my left ear.
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Old 02-19-2007, 08:11 PM
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I've sailed small boats and large ships my whole life and am still incredibly seasick every time. I've tried every over-the-counter cure and they just make me sleepy and ruin my fun. I've tried bands and pressure point remedys and find them non-effective in more than small chop. The Transcop patch works but gives unpleasant side effects (dry mouth, dilated pupils/vision problems) and I find I can't keep them on more than a day. My best advice based on several small boat passages is to tough it out for the first 24 hrs without anything (sleep as much as you can) then you will be great for the rest of the trip.
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Old 02-20-2007, 06:01 AM
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I've sailed small boats and large ships my whole life and am still incredibly seasick every time.
What kind of large ships are you talking about? Your other message said you'd never been on a cruise before. We talking military ships here?

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Old 03-22-2007, 12:49 PM
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Originally posted by beckie:
has anyone sailed from new orleans through the gulf? if so, is the gulf any more calm than the damn atlantic? i am very motion sensitive, but i do my best. i do not enjoy days at sea, but if the boat doesn't rock at all..it's good. the otc drugs do not work for me, i have an inner ear imbalance. scopolomine is what i have been taking, but the side effests are rough.
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Old 03-22-2007, 12:52 PM
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Fresh ginger root helps with the nausea. Bring a zip lock with slices of fresh ginger root. It is very peppery but it really works. Try it at home first and see if you can handle it before taking with you. Even the candied ginger is helpful if you like the taste and can handle all the sugar. Also, Lime oil which is an essential oil that your rub on your wrists. I like the natural remedies and they work for me.
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Old 03-28-2007, 08:29 AM
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There are some herbal remedies available to help with sea sickness, you need to do a quick search or take the advice above and use ginger root.

I am curious to know how you are currently handling it when you are sailing?
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