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Old 02-11-2021, 12:30 PM
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Hi all, I'm planning a trip down to the outer banks this coming summer and would like to do some fishing in the Pamlico Sound- the catch is that I have the inner ear of a bumble bee and get queasy in the 2-3 foot range. Would be in a 26' dual console deep vee, but want to know how much of a punishment I'm asking for.

Right now I'm seeing avg waves around 3', but I know it gets worse in the winter.

Thanks for the help!
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Old 02-11-2021, 02:38 PM
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Do yourself a favor and get you some oral scopolamine. Steven's Compounding Pharmacy can make it for you.
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Pamlico is a large body of unobstructed water, it can change quickly from calm to nasty especially when thunder storms pop up...... ICM
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Scopolomine patch works wonders for me. Has to be prescribed by your doctor. Put it on the night before.
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Calm 75% of time
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Thanks all.

We'll be down for a while, so as well as scopolamine works, not sure I want to be using it for multiple weeks. Sounds like it may just be a 'pick your days' as many other places are. Looks like Albemarle Sound is more protected, may aim that way more often than not.
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Originally Posted by ohanafun View Post
calm 0.75% of time
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Old 02-12-2021, 03:14 PM
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Consider getting a Relief Band. Works for me.
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Read up on using hearing protection inserts for sea sickness. I have seen it work several times.
Old 02-12-2021, 04:56 PM
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Originally Posted by RaginRed View Post
Consider getting a Relief Band. Works for me.
Those Relief Bands worked great for wiping the vomit off my chin when I was seasick. 🤮

I have a severe problem with motion sickness due to having viral meningitis twice earlier in my life that effed up my inner ear and hearing. I have a lifetime of dealing with motion sickness and what will work for me. The only thing that works 100% for me is oral scopolamine (tablets). The behind-the-ear patches don't work for me due to either my oily skin or inconsistent dosing - I just don't know how things will turn out with the patches.

I have also seen where some pharmacies will make a nasal spray with scopolamine in it for a quicker delivery than the pills. Maybe the OP should look into the spray - that way if things get rough while he's out there he can get some quick relief rather than having to dose up with tablets in the morning "just in case".
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Where is Steve's Pharmacy?
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Originally Posted by dscaff View Post
Where is Steve's Pharmacy?
any compounding pharmacy can do it, just need a prescription from your Dr. Someone mentioned this to me last year and i had the pills and nose spray made here in Rhode Island.
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Originally Posted by dscaff View Post
Where is Steve's Pharmacy?
Here: Steven's RX | Pharmacy & Compounding
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Oh interesting, I had no idea scopolamine came in anything other than the patches. I've used those with success, but never tried tablets or a nasal spray- I love the idea of having it in a quick-acting form so I don't need to take it all the time. Thanks for that!
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I bought a relief band for clients. First try put in on before left dock. Person is known to get mild seasick. It did not work for her. Second try person never got seasick supposedly . Stopped to bottom fish not real bad out at all. This lady gets sick. I gave her the relief band no help.Wants to go in. So the relief band is 0 for 2 on my boat. Just passing on my results so far. Maybe it will work for some?
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Originally Posted by bearcountry View Post
I bought a relief band for clients. First try put in on before left dock. Person is known to get mild seasick. It did not work for her. Second try person never got seasick supposedly . Stopped to bottom fish not real bad out at all. This lady gets sick. I gave her the relief band no help.Wants to go in. So the relief band is 0 for 2 on my boat. Just passing on my results so far. Maybe it will work for some?
The band has helped people on my boat, but I don’t know if it’s a placebo effect. The scopolamine spray saved a trip this year, had my brother about to puke everywhere while sharking. After two minutes of using it, he was feeling better and back to fishing
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I read the clinical study for the relief band. Very in depth clinical study. Did not work better than placebo. It’s on their website. I can’t believe they keep selling that shit for sea sickness. I sent them an email and of course they never responded
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Drive the boat the whole time. You would be surprised how much that will help. Doesn't work when sitting still and 95 degrees out.
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The pamlico can be tricky. If you're concerned get the medicine at least to start out with. If you take the scopolamine the first couple of times and want to try to go without it on a nice day then perhaps take Xyzal the night before.
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Originally Posted by Graddy-fied View Post
Scopolomine patch works wonders for me. Has to be prescribed by your doctor. Put it on the night before.
You can get the patch from Canada without a prescription and a lot cheaper than the US. They call it Transderm-V, and yes, it's the exact same thing!

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