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JAB528
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cold beer works good. its gotta be cold though





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Yeti
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I used the patch and got sick as frick. I didn't use the patch and I was fine





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Cadello
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I used the patch and got sick as frick. I didn't use the patch and I was fine
Maybe you allergic






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Cadello
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I used the patch and got sick as frick. I didn't use the patch and I was fine
Maybe you allergic again



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Yeti
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Maybe you allergic
shite I might be. I never have a problem offshore. The one time I wore a patch I couldn't walk the next morning






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


Not sure about preventing it, but if you feel it coming on...bitters helps. Really works. Bitters also is good for the morning after hangover.





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Hurricane Mike
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Diving to 800 feet when you're on a submarine





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whit
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I used the patch and got sick as frick. I didn't use the patch and I was fine

This is why I think it's mostly mental. If I'm not busy doing shit, I'll start thinking about it.






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whit
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Not sure about preventing it, but if you feel it coming on...bitters helps. Really works. Bitters also is good for the morning after hangover.

What is bitters, I've never heard of it? I gave up drinking in '06.






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tigeryat
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Scopolamine patch or nasal spray works better than dramamine for me. It's prescription so you need to get a Dr. to call it in. I don't need it all the time, but I don't get on an offshore boat without it.





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RogerTheShrubber
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LINK

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A bitters is an alcoholic beverage flavored with herbal essences and has a bitter or bittersweet flavor. Numerous brands of bitters were formerly marketed as patent medicines,


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Angostura bitters was first compounded in Venezuela in 1824 by German physician Dr. Johann Gottlieb Benjamin Siegert; it was compounded as a cure for sea sickness and stomach maladies, though other medicinal uses had been discovered long before this.[1] Dr. Siegert subsequently formed the House of Angostura, a company selling the bitters to sailors.


I was on a short cruise with my youngest daughter (she was 6 at the time) when we encountered a couple hours of heavy seas. I was on the second deck of a three deck ship and when we were in a trough you couldn't see the crest. The crew duct taped everthing shut and gave us bitters. It really worked. Settles the stomach and dizziness.

I gave up drinking in about the same year but in a pinch, I would take bitters in heavy seas



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whit
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Scopolamine patch or nasal spray works better than dramamine for me. It's prescription so you need to get a Dr. to call it in. I don't need it all the time, but I don't get on an offshore boat without it.

So do I just let my Dr. know I get seasick the next time I see him to get this?






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Cadello
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I just asked mine for the patch and they prescribed it..about $50 for 4





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whit
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I never got seasick when drinking. Now that I've sobered up, it's a whole different story. I might have to try the ginger thing. There's no way I can try anything with alcohol in it.





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RogerTheShrubber
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Ginger is a pretty good idea. I know some old timers who are out on tidewater every day and they take a tsp of ginger every morning. They say it also helps with the common cold.





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tigeryat
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So do I just let my Dr. know I get seasick the next time I see him to get this?


If you've seen him recently, just call his nurse and tell her you are going on a boat want some Scopolamine. They should just call it in to your pharmacy.

I'm not sure how the patch and spray are different. Maybe talk to a pharmacist first. I've only used the patch. A friend of mine uses the spray and likes it better.






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Capt ST
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Weed, nothing comes close.





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SpicyStacy
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get sea sick everytime I go on a cruise I hate to smoke but its the only thing that helps me





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jimbeam
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don't htink about it. seriously. i've known people to get "seasick" soon as they step on the boat. as soon as you even think about it, it hits





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GreatLakesTiger24
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when i take dramamine i get very tired and feel terrible on the way out, glad to know i am not the only one





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