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whit
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What's the best way to prevent seasickness?

I usually take dramamine when I go offshore fishing but it makes me groggy. What's the best preventative for seasickness?


carrotsticktiger
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re: What's the best way to prevent seasickness?
have you tried the non drowsy dramamine?


fillmoregandt
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re: What's the best way to prevent seasickness?
Don't go out in the first place?


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Ice Cream Sammich
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re: What's the best way to prevent seasickness?
If I am going only a few miles I take nothing. If we are planning a full day or night trip, I take Dramamine to be sure. I have never gotten groggy though.


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re: What's the best way to prevent seasickness?
Don't go out to sea


Always heard eat lots of crackers


JAB528
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re: What's the best way to prevent seasickness?
dramamine


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DuckManiak
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re: What's the best way to prevent seasickness?
Dramamine only made me get sick. Once I stopped taking it I was golden. Only time I get sick now is when we are 100 miles off shore and it's 4-5s. If you jump in the water, you won't be sick anymore FWIW


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re: What's the best way to prevent seasickness?
I've heard Bonine is more effective without drowsiness. Worked for me fishing in Kauai, taking one the night before and one the morning of. Any form of ginger helps too


whit
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re: What's the best way to prevent seasickness?
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have you tried the non drowsy dramamine?

Yep. It still seems to give me "medicine head". I hate that feeling.


carrotsticktiger
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re: What's the best way to prevent seasickness?
try that and a redbull and 5 hour energy?


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DuckManiak
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re: What's the best way to prevent seasickness?
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Yep. It still seems to give me "medicine head". I hate that feeling.

When I take NyQuil I get that same feeling. Like you're not in your body feeling. It sucks.


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Clyde Tipton
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re: What's the best way to prevent seasickness?
Disclaimer: I'm not playing the "hard ass" card... this is serious advice.

I've never taken it. I didn't want to get where I relied on it then be screwed if I ran out or forgot it.

I never get sick, and have been fishing offshore for 20+ years. If you sit and watch the horizon you will make yourself queasy, but I stay busy fishing, tying something on, drinking beer, and just don't think about it.

It's all mental...

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whit
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re: What's the best way to prevent seasickness?
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Dramamine only made me get sick. Once I stopped taking it I was golden. Only time I get sick now is when we are 100 miles off shore and it's 4-5s. If you jump in the water, you won't be sick anymore FWIW

It's such a horrible feeling but I love fishing. If I don't take Dramamine its guaranteed I'll get sick. If I take it, I get groggy and fight the seasickness the entire time we are fishing.


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hogdaddy
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re: What's the best way to prevent seasickness?
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Take one to two ginger capsules with 8 oz. of water before stepping onto the boat or boarding the ship.

2
Eat as many ginger snaps as you comfortably need to help settle your stomach.

3
Sip the ginger ale for the duration of your trip or anytime you begin to feel seasick.


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brmach
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re: What's the best way to prevent seasickness?
Patches work the best, but they'll make you drowsy too. Try some ginger about 30 minutes to an hour before you go out.


whit
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re: What's the best way to prevent seasickness?
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Disclaimer: I'm not playing the "hard ass" card... this serious advice. I've never taken it. I didn't want to get where I relied on it then be screwed if I ran out or forgot it. I never get sick, and have been fishing offshore for 20+ years. If you sit and watch the horizon you will make yourself queasy, but I stay busy fishing, tying something on, drinking beer, and just don't think about it. It's all mental...

I agree. It's mostly mental. The first time I ever got seasick was a miserable experience. It's hard not to think about that every time I go back out. I try to stay as busy as possible. If we are on the fish, I'm good. If we are just bouncing around for a long period of time, my wheels start spinning and I start turning green. I've found that I can fight it off more when I take a Dramamine but it just makes me feel like shite.


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Coon
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re: What's the best way to prevent seasickness?
I get seasick taking a shower. The patch works like a champ for me.


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BayouFann
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re: What's the best way to prevent seasickness?
Sea-Band gum & products. ginger ale & crackers. works well for the navy


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whit
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Cadello
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re: What's the best way to prevent seasickness?
I use the patch...works great and you sleep like a baby at night. only side effect is dry mouth which beer will solve...


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