Sea sickness

 Hey guys

 

It has probably been bought  up loads of times but ill see what you says.

Sea sickness what do people take or use. I am alrigal untill we stop then up comes what ever i have eatten or drunk ( free burley).

 

I am thinking of getting some of them sea sick braclets has anyone used them before or certain type of tablet i know from my wife that used to be in phamacy different types work for different people

 

Thanks


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Try

Thu, 2018-02-08 23:10

 travelcalm ... get it from the chemist 

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+1

Fri, 2018-02-09 01:52

 

For Travacalm

I dont use it but I carry it on the boat for everyone else.

Seasickness to me, seems like a terrible affliction and, I pity anyone that suffers from it

 

I also send Travacalm overseas to a few sports fishing buddies. They rekon its the only thing to use!

 

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Travacalm

Fri, 2018-02-09 03:42

+2 for travacalm. The white box with the blue writing. Not the natural ones in the white box with orange writing 

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 none chemical options to

Fri, 2018-02-09 05:12

 none chemical options to try.  

As soon as you start feeling shit jump over the side for a quick swim. This works for just about every one. 

Get electrical tape and tape your second and third biggest toes together 

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 + 3 travelcalm all the way. 

Fri, 2018-02-09 06:36

 + 3 travelcalm all the way.

 

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T

Fri, 2018-02-09 06:46

Travacalm blue amd white packet my missus swears by it pretty hard to get now as most chemists are outta stock 

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 I noticed it was out of

Fri, 2018-02-09 08:29

 I noticed it was out of stock...... i wonder if it has to do with those backpackers that overdosed on it?

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Hahahaha. Racking up fat

Fri, 2018-02-09 13:20

Hahahaha. Racking up fat lines of Travacalm.

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 Ok cool as travel calm it

Fri, 2018-02-09 07:00

 Ok cool as travel calm it is.do you take it a few hours before hand? 

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At least 30 mins before

Fri, 2018-02-09 08:04

At least 30 mins before getting on a boat

I take Travacalm but i still have to avoid dairy (Milky coffee etc) and foods so keep that in mind if it doesn't work as well as you'd like

I still have softdrink and use lollies for energy

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 Sweet thanks for that

Fri, 2018-02-09 08:50

 Sweet thanks for that mate.

Teah lerntl that the hard way yesterday had a milo before went out and as soon as we stopped it came up then about 20 mins after had a solo then i seen that again too

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Tricky?

Fri, 2018-02-09 08:58

 Another trick is to take half a tablet just before bed the night before with a light snack like a biscuit etc.

 Then take your full tablet 10 mins after breakie which is not maccas, cereal or anything fryed.

 def avoid dairy , no milk even in coffee in morning , just sip a black tea.

 Sea sickness has been around since noah felt queezy as the ark hit a swell, or for athiests (me)  since mungo the caveman floated

 on a log trolling for a snack!

 Its one of these wierd things thats not a exact science as it seems to be made up of both pysical and mental parts depending on each person.

 What works for one just doesnt work for the next dude, and lets face it man was never meant to bobbing around ocean swells in ali or fibreglass

 containers with donks on the back.

 That being said some people of prob dodgy origins seem to never be inflicted with any motion sickness throughtout there lives , and I curse these

 people to catch endless northwest blowies for the rest of there motionless lives, !!!!!

 

 

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 Emu Export

Fri, 2018-02-09 07:21

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 I found natural ginger

Fri, 2018-02-09 07:34

 I found natural ginger tablets worked really good with no side effects until I developed my sea legs, but it’s hard to ignore the good references above for travacalm

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Best cure for seasickness is

Fri, 2018-02-09 07:39

Best cure for seasickness is lay under a tree

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 LOL!

Fri, 2018-02-09 07:45

 LOL!

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Sugeron 15

Fri, 2018-02-09 08:06

My wife is a Dr. and she and all her medical mates use Stugeron 15. Swears by it. You have to get it online out of UK. Apparently better than anything they've tried locally.

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BOVA

Fri, 2018-02-09 08:06

I eventually ended up with ET's tablets from BOVA compounding in NSW

here's the (old) number I used:

(02) 95253044

these guys also say they sell them: www.nilecompounding.com.au/order-sea-sickness-capsules.html

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 1 Kwell does me, tried

Fri, 2018-02-09 09:12

 1 Kwell does me, tried travelcalm once and was turned into a spaceman all day lol.

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Kwells

Fri, 2018-02-09 09:27

 +1 for Kwells - never seen anyone get crook after taking them. Take 2 before you go, avoid dairy and everything will be fine. Watch out for the travel calm from the supermarket - useless IMO. They even have kids Kwells too now.

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Kwells

Fri, 2018-02-09 09:27

 +1 for Kwells - never seen anyone get crook after taking them. Take 2 before you go, avoid dairy and everything will be fine. Watch out for the travel calm from the supermarket - useless IMO. They even have kids Kwells too now.

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 Dont work for me or one of

Fri, 2018-02-09 11:42

 Dont work for me or one of my mates, travelcalm never failed either of us even with hangovers 

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WOW

Fri, 2018-02-09 12:22

wow, even with hangovers, must be pretty good!

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+3 for kwells i always have

Fri, 2018-02-09 09:46

+3 for kwells

i always have found with my kids and other deckies who need them take themn the night before you leave , they seem to work better that way into the system longer , even thught the packet says otherwise

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 Kwells for me too. Half or

Fri, 2018-02-09 09:59

 Kwells for me too. Half or one tablet on the way to the ramp always works.

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Kwells or Travacalm

Fri, 2018-02-09 10:41

I find Travacalm Original (don't bother with the alternatives) works better for me these days but a few years ago it was the other way around. Take one before launching but I also spend 5 minutes once anchored/drifting to get used to the swell/seas - after that I can tie an fg knot no worries.

Also found in Coral bay last year when I forgot to take the travacalm that chicken crimpy's help - don't know why; tried bbq and pizza shapes but they did nothing. The chicken crimpy's got me on the mend that day.

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 Haha, that's all i do these

Fri, 2018-02-09 12:48

 Haha, that's all i do these days. Eat chicken crimpys at the first sign of feeling a bit green

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Fri, 2018-02-09 14:01

It's an absolute winner mate! 

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Iv had a constant supply

Fri, 2018-02-09 11:44

of kwells over the years but have been getting rather over the afternoon yawns [once back in] so tried travel calm.

Its a big deal to go from what you trust and know will work but for me the TC's dont leave me feeling rooted [especially after a couple of brewski's] 

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 Sandy would take 1 travacalm

Fri, 2018-02-09 12:20

 Sandy would take 1 travacalm with a piece of toast with vegemite before we left home. water is a must and something to nibble on over the day. hard to getnow but she has used kwels and found not too bad but not as good as travacalm.

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set up right

Fri, 2018-02-09 12:26

stay off the piss the night before and stay away from greasy meals that day.
I'll second going for a swim, you can't feel sick when you're in the water. you have to do it early though, if you're proper sea sick as soon as you get back in the boat you will be crook again.
flat ginger beer is one that I've seen work, and the old school professional fisherman trick. first thing you catch you eat straight away. if it's raw it's better!
need to keep heavy foods in your stomach during the day. bread, biscuits etc and plenty of water

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If I am just pulling pots or

Fri, 2018-02-09 12:39

If I am just pulling pots or not planning a big day on the water one ear plug works well to steiv off the sickness. 

I can still pop a travelcalm at sea if its not working, started the one ear plug last year and it has certainly helped. If I do need to it is only about 15 20 mins before the pill kicks in and unwellness has gone.

 

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 My missus gets sea

Fri, 2018-02-09 12:47

 My missus gets sea sick

Travelcalm and ginger and kwells didnt work. However applecross 777 do a compunded one which seems to work. She does sleep a lot on the front of the boat though hahaha

 

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 Travacalm HO is a good

Fri, 2018-02-09 13:09

 Travacalm HO is a good alternative now that the original is out of stock. Same ingredient of hyscine just doesn’t have the antihistamine or caffeine with it. Works for me as an alternative while the original is out of stock. Got some of the ones compounded by 777 as well and they worked too. This stuff is the same ingredient as the HO just has the antihistamine as well. 

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When I bought the boat I

Fri, 2018-02-09 13:43

When I bought the boat I started out taking one and then two Kwells but was always super tired when I got back especially after cracking a few stubbies.

I started taking one Travacalm which work great but still suffered the boat hangover and incrementally reduced my intake to half for a few trips and then started taking a quarter and for the last year I don't bother taking anything anymore and go out in 12kn+ winds. The only time I've been sick since then was a morning with a 1.7m swell and no wind so it was a gentle up and down all morning but the 3/4 bottle of Kraken I consumed the night before may have also been a factor.

My cousin on the other hand gets violently ill and 2-3 Travacalms will do nothing sometimes but he is made of stone and refuses to come back once we're outwide.

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have never seen the jumpo in

Fri, 2018-02-09 13:53

have never seen the jumpo in and swim trick work yet

have had 2 blokes who started getting sick try it , one jumped over in 25 metres , one in over 50 metres deep well offshore

did nothing for either of them , still crook after a 10 min dip , even in the drink lol

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Def worked for me before

Fri, 2018-02-09 14:00

Def worked for me before Hezzy but I'd just polished off a greasy pizza at the Hillarys Marina before we took a dive boat over to Rotto for a school excursion in big swells. One chick vomitted straight into the container with all of our masks and snorkels in it which set everyone else off haha.

Maybe doesn't work for those who get sick from motion sickness rather than the motion guts suffering from a hangover or full of oily food?

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 I find ginger beer works a

Fri, 2018-02-09 17:10

 I find ginger beer works a treat. Matsos in particular, expensive but i can drink em all day with no dramas, if i sniff a beer or a bourbon, its all over. Cc and dry work too. I guess thats the alcoholic way of going about it. But as others have said the travelcalms work well but dry me out. 

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Tablets

Sat, 2018-02-10 08:25

 I was using travelcalm until they ran out and have now been using quells and they both work for me. I take 2 on the way to the ramp (45min drive) and don't seem to suffer any side effects. 

I also find that alternating drinking the 75c solo from coles and water seems to keep my good all day. Eating some plain CCs also seems to be ok.

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 Pickled ginger, have it on

Sat, 2018-02-10 12:13

 Pickled ginger, have it on the boat and if someone gets sick give them 2to3 slices

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Burboun or beer

Sat, 2018-02-10 14:24

Does the trick.

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Time on the water is the trick

Sat, 2018-02-10 19:09

 I suffered terribly. Took up crayfishing for a living. The first ten years were the worst. 

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 Yep agree Ranmar.... Most of

Sat, 2018-02-10 22:22

 Yep agree Ranmar....

 

Most of my mates would suffer badly at the start of each and every cray season....

 

A month or so in they are ok, few years down the track they mostly ok now.....

 

The only time i ever hurled was when my skipper threw up on the deck in front of me and then picked up a piece of apple out of his hurl and ate it....

 

I power chucked, no taping no toes woulda helped me.....

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 My bro was in the navy and

Sat, 2018-02-10 22:44

 My bro was in the navy and sailed from Perth down to Albany on HMAS ANZAC for Anzac day celebrations a few years back . He reckons the roughest ever seas he'd seen on a ship (he'd been in for 6 years) And reckons the whole ship stunk of spew. He was fairly seasoned by then but reckos he still had a few hurls the first few days lol.

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Sun, 2018-02-11 06:59

 Yep, my dad told me a similar yarn, he was a seasoned yachtsman who never got sick and when he done a trip across to Victoria from Freo on a big passenger liner, he was as crook as a dog going across the Bight.

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Tasman

Sun, 2018-02-11 13:07

3 of us drove a 24 metre steel fishing boat from Auckland to Eden across the Tasman, got an absolute flogging for 5 days with westerly winds around 50knots and swells between 14 and 18 metres. Didn't get seasick  but then again it was that rough we couldn't cook anything anyway. Bass Straight was like a mill pond, dead flat and the run acros the Bight was reasonable with only 20-25 knot breezes.

 

Best one is to eat pineapple, that way you get to taste it twice even up to 12 hours later. No seriously, do not touch dairy foods of any kind , stay off the piss the night before and durng the day while out there, chrystalized ginger and ginger nut biscuits work a treat, fizzy drinks and orange juice burn on the way back up.

 

If someone is feelng crook then give him a drink of milk then do not go near him as is gong to curdle and come straight up too

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Benadryl

Mon, 2018-02-12 07:37

Try Benadryl, works for the missus and she gets sick running the bath.
Anything is worth a try, rather have a hangover.....

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 Im looking for a new tablet.

Mon, 2018-02-12 07:52

 Im looking for a new tablet. Been taking kwells over the years and they work but shit they make me tired. 

 

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 Travelcalm dont make you

Tue, 2018-02-13 06:37

 Travelcalm dont make you tired just get a dry mouth, I nearly fell overboard a comercial boat 30nm out from canarvon one day. Fell asleep sitting on the side of the boat and still got sick as well on kwell.

You can also take scop patches, they work realy well but you get a super dry mouth a few days in if you use them an extended trip. 

 

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Concur on Scop

Tue, 2018-02-13 07:45

See below.

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 I prefer Kwells over

Mon, 2018-02-12 11:14

 I prefer Kwells over Travelcalm

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Im in the Health field

Tue, 2018-02-13 07:44

And this used to be available in Oz yrs ago. Now you have to "procure" it from Overseas, ie NZ.
It is Transderm Scop or Scopoderm. It is Scopolamine and does have some side effects like double vision, dry mouth etc, especially if you touch the active chemical part of the patch and then wipe your eyes. But seeing 2 fish instead of one cant be THAT bad for us fishers.
I have used that in the past on charters of Exxy, but no longer suffer seasickness unless it is wild out there, and basically Im not out in wild weather.
Its not for everyone but is by far the best preventer of seasickness.
Neels

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 I ended up trying travel

Tue, 2018-02-13 13:01

 I ended up trying travel calm natural i think it was the orange one seemd to work the other day

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Transderm V brilliant

Tue, 2018-02-13 15:07

 For long sea trips but only available overseas but it is legal to bring 8n a small supply.  Great for extended charters