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    Default Sea Sickness Pills - DOES IT REALLY WORK?

    Hi Gents

    I will be going on my very first sea boat fishing trip in December in KZN. I am unfortunately one of those people who are very sensitive with motion sickness (cant sit in the back of a car either) So what I would like to know is; does these pills you get for sea sickness really work? If have heard of people they work for and people that it did not work for.

    What other alternatives can you suggest that you have tried and tested yourselves that I can perhaps try? All I want to do is catch a big fish without dieing on the water of sickness.
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    My mom has the same problem and she uses them.

    Yes they work.
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    Hi bmcbowles,Try ginger - ginger bicuits, or chopped sushi ginger from the supermarket - it is good for nausea. Who know's maybe you never need to even touch a pill... People who worry about seasickness most usually end up sick. Try to keep yourself busy on the boat, and always try to have fresh air in your face - it works for me, but I always take a ginger-something with for the new guys and it seems to work well.
    My 2CW anyway - maybe the other deep-sea guys have other remedies...?
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    Mythbusters did a show on Sea Sickness and concluded that ginger is the only thing that works.
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    HI
    Ginger really works

    Go to Dischem and get the ginger extract pills, start drinking them a day or two before you go on the boat.
    I do a fair amount of diving and you can not drink any medication you want when diving.

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    I don't have first hand experience with getting sick, but a mate of mine takes some tablets every time we go out to sea. It works for him. He takes them when flying as well.
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    My other half gets sea sick when we go diving, she's tried all sorts of things to help, ginger sweets, pickled ginger, various tablets, all with varying results, the problem being for her at least is that all these remedies only last for an hour or so, so she's fine on the boat trip out to sea, but then struggles on the trip back after spending some time under water, for our last trip i found some velcro wrist straps at the AA travel shop that apply pressure to the pressure points in your wrists, worked like a charm she didn't get sea-sick once over the entire weekend, admittedly we were blessed with awesome weather so we are yet to test them in rough seas. She's more than happy with the results though. Can't recall what they were called, but i'm sure any AA store will stock them, think they were around R70.
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    Valoid suppository . I spent a week at sea watching this stuff work and keep people sane . Enjoy

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    You have got to love this forum. You ask a question and boom 30min later you have 7 answers. Thank you guys. I will get the pills and some ginger (just in case).
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    A very famous skipper from Quinjata bay the evening before our charter told me to drink CREAM SODA cooldrink - at least the vomit tastes better...

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    Having about 470 days experience on Sea Fisheries (including old Vomit Comet herself, SAS Aghulas) and other fishing vessels, I found a dose of Stugeron allowed me to develop my sea legs much quicker at the beginning of the trip.

    For other people no drugs work.

    But Lesson 1... don't puke into the wind
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    The pills do work.
    But don't drink too much, else you'll sleep the whole time :P
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    Hi,

    I get sick on my own boat deep sea.

    Tried everything.

    Tablets make some people super tired, and still sick.

    Have a packet of ginger biscuit or Marie biscuits at hand and nibble on them 100% of the time. Dont worry you wont get full for obvious reasons

    Dont look down, look at the horizin with the wind in your face.

    DONT BE A HERO - most important point of all, if you feel sick get sick, dont hold it in. Everytime you get sick you will feel much better for 10 - 30 minutes. Get sick again, and repeat as necessary. Invent a game like, identify the pieces or better still when last did I eat carrots - now where did they come from, where have they been all this time ?

    Seriously being a hero and holding it in until you are no longer in control is what floors most people.

    If you are on a deep sea ski-boat ask the skipper if you can skipper the boat for a while. I have seen many people make a nice recovery once they have the helm. The combination of wind in the face and something serious to concentrate on helps. Also on front console boats the helm is the most stable place, and also away from the fuel fumes.

    The whole experience is also very much a mind game. Some years ago I was doing extended sea trials with the NAVY. Many hours into the trip and feeling strong as Russia, I put my hands into my pocket and found the seasick pills I thought I had taken. 30 minutes later I was man down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcbowles View Post
    You have got to love this forum. You ask a question and boom 30min later you have 7 answers. Thank you guys. I will get the pills and some ginger (just in case).
    Don't forget PGJ's butt plugs. Good stuff those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcbowles View Post
    You have got to love this forum. You ask a question and boom 30min later you have 7 answers. Thank you guys. I will get the pills and some ginger (just in case).
    ...and the suppository (just in case) Oh, and don't forget to remove the aluminium wrapping before insertion
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    yes they work, they are proper western medicine. Sturgeron is good. Remember they are essentially central nervouse system depressants and may well make you drowsy. And ginger works too.
    Make sure you have breakfast that tastes nice the second time round.
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    Sturgeron worked for me...Will never go to sea without taking the pills. And I DON't have sea legs. My first fishing trip ever lasted about an hour before I started providing my own "lokaas" for the fish.
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    Swambo gets seasick very easy. Last Friday evening a sunset cruise from the waterfront past Camps Bay was part of their year end function. She went to the chemist and they gave her Sturgeron. She was one of the few that did not get sick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThysleRoux View Post
    Don't forget PGJ's butt plugs. Good stuff those.
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    Answers as a summary :

    Pills - the ones the Henri's ma takes .

    Ginger biscuits or chopped sushi ginger

    Mythbusters ginger .

    Ginger extract pills

    Some tablets his mate takes , for flying too .

    AA wrist straps

    Valoid suppository

    Cream Soda

    Stugeron

    The pills

    Ginger and Marie biscuits , also helps to play games with your effluent .

    Stugeron

    Stugeron

    Stugeron

    Added : Epilepsy muti .

    Added : Flat coke and apples

    Added : Liquorice

    Added : Lemon Juice

    bmcbowles , just drop all of the above in a blender , im sure seasickness will be the last of your worries .
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