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Old 07-27-2016, 08:02 PM
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41 years old. Been fishing all my life and never a hint of sea sickness until last trip. We were slow trolling. It was hot. Seas were nasty.

I puked all day. It sucked. Has anyone ever gotten more prone to sea sickness with age? I never gave it a second thought before, but I swear I would give up fishing if that is going to start happening.

So, was it a fluke, or do we get more vulnerable to sea sickness with age?

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Old 07-27-2016, 10:45 PM
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Any new medications?
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Old 07-28-2016, 12:20 AM
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May be more heat related than sea sickness or maybe a combination of both.
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I have the same issue. Never had a problem for 35 years.

Went out diving one day and after the dive started feeling sick. Since then I even get motion sickness if I read in a car.

Strange things happen
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I have heard that the condition of your inner ear change as you get older and that can cause motion sickness.

Ask your doctor next time you see him.
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My ex-wife fished offshore with her father from childhood. She had never gotten sick until she had our first daughter. Since then, she got sick every time she would go. I've always gotten sick. Gave up on offshore fishing.
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Yes - the older you get the more prone you are to sea sickness. Sone of us get seasick in the bathtub and have been like that all of our lives. Doesn't stop us.

Take some bonine and don't worry about it.
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I can speak for the sickness due to medication. All my years I never got sick. It didn't matter if the seas were flat or 8 feet, I could handle it. In 2012 I had surgery and was taking medication. We were down at the coast and decided to run 20 miles offshore to the tower and do a little fishing. Seas were almost flat calm but after about 15 minutes of sitting still it hit me and hit me hard. I turned green, got the heaves, and told my crew we were going home. I never knew seasick until that day and I hope I never have to live through it again!
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Originally Posted by Graddy-fied View Post
41 years old. Been fishing all my life and never a hint of sea sickness until last trip. We were slow trolling. It was hot. Seas were nasty.

I puked all day. It sucked. Has anyone ever gotten more prone to sea sickness with age? I never gave it a second thought before, but I swear I would give up fishing if that is going to start happening. It sucked.

So, was it a fluke, or do we get more vulnerable to sea sickness with age?
Something happened to me when i was in my late 20's. I was out late, went fishing early, caught pogies and almost threw up when we pulled them in the boat. They day was hot day with a nasty sw wind and I puked on a boat for the first time. My story does not end well for you as I have been puking on boats ever since. Never got sick before that and had been fishing on some nasty days off of hatteras.
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Something happened to me when i was in my late 20's. I was out late, went fishing early, caught pogies and almost threw up when we pulled them in the boat. They day was hot day with a nasty sw wind and I puked on a boat for the first time. My story does not end well for you as I have been puking on boats ever since. Never got sick before that and had been fishing on some nasty days off of hatteras.
Oh well. Good luck with the sailfish this weekend. Hope you keep your breakfast down.
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Oh well. Good luck with the sailfish this weekend. Hope you keep your breakfast down.
I now subscribe to the three beer before food theory of seasickness prevention, that and oral scopolamine....
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Originally Posted by atkinse View Post
I have the same issue. Never had a problem for 35 years.

Went out diving one day and after the dive started feeling sick. Since then I even get motion sickness if I read in a car.

Strange things happen

Same thing happened here, never a prob till I went offshore after a crazy night drinking, got sick as hell the next day on the boat and from then on started getting sea sick after dives, and when it got bumpy, etc., Almost like a learned response.

After spending much more time on the water it finally went away, but I was starting to get pissed. Nothing worse than having a love for the water and getting sea sick.

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Buddy of mine was a shrimp for years without an issue...now, he won't go without a patch for it.
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Originally Posted by Graddy-fied View Post
41 years old. Been fishing all my life and never a hint of sea sickness until last trip. We were slow trolling. It was hot. Seas were nasty.

I puked all day. It sucked. Has anyone ever gotten more prone to sea sickness with age? I never gave it a second thought before, but I swear I would give up fishing if that is going to start happening.

So, was it a fluke, or do we get more vulnerable to sea sickness with age?
Two things: hopefully you just had a bit of vertigo that day and thats what caused your problem. The second thing is a little more problematic ..its now in your head. You can see from many of the posts here that after getting sick once it became a recurring theme with a lot of people .

Im sure the times that people went out after first being sick were not always extremely rough etc, but yet they got sick again. I believe once we get really sick we become predisposed to it by our heads more than by any physical change..but thats just my opinion. Ive been sick a few times...once offered to buy the boat if the guy would just take me back in. I am always in the ocean and if I know it may kick up, Ill take a chewable dramamine. I haven't been sick in years so who knows if its the dramamine working or just the my head thinks its working.
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have your inner ears checked for blockages like wax buildup.

I NEVER get sea sick. BUT, got sea sick on the side of the road in Arizona of all places! $5 wax removal "kit" from Walmart cured that!

It gets down there deep and you can't feel it and don't know it's there.
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Originally Posted by Back-in-Black View Post
have your inner ears checked for blockages like wax buildup. I NEVER get sea sick. BUT, got sea sick on the side of the road in Arizona of all places! $5 wax removal "kit" from Walmart cured that! It gets down there deep and you can't feel it and don't know it's there.
This. My uncle was on the water his whole life, then around 45 he started getting sick. He went to the dr and they figured it out really quick. Has to go to the dr a few times a year to get it removed. Issue solved.
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Originally Posted by Back-in-Black View Post
have your inner ears checked for blockages like wax buildup.

I NEVER get sea sick. BUT, got sea sick on the side of the road in Arizona of all places! $5 wax removal "kit" from Walmart cured that!

It gets down there deep and you can't feel it and don't know it's there.
Yep..just happened to me, but wasn't causing seasickness. Went to an ENT guy for a voice issue. During the exam,looked in my ears and he pulled out a block of wax so big that I thought it was my brain !! Told me that he was surprised that I could hear. As you said , I had no idea it was there. Definitely worth a shot to have it checked
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I'd never gotten sick, worked a headboat for 2 years as a teenager, never once did I even start to feel green. A few years later I went back out fishing on the same headboat and was sitting up top out of the bottom fisherman watching a couple of drift lines we had out. This day happened to be pretty rough, we honestly probably shouldn't have gone out. We went up a huge swell and came down sideways, so the boat kind of rolled on it's side down the swell. I went from looking at the horizon to looking at nothing but water (straight down), I lost my breakfast and lunch immediately. Since then I've gotten queezy a few times, diesel fumes seem to contribute to it.
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Twice, once scuba diving in flat calm seas, ate 2 McD's egg McMuffins before diving 110 ft, that didn't work. Then once in 15 ft seas 8 hours after flying Fl to Honolulu, went trolling on a charter on an empty stomach with a can of coke for breakfast and little sleep.
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My Dad was in the CG in WWII and an avid boat fisherman all his life. Developed vertigo when he was in his late 70's and was uncomfortable a lot of the times he went out on my boat. He never got over it. Similar thing happened to my friend's wife, who used to fish with him all the time when she was younger. Developed vertigo in her late 40's and stopped going on the boat with him. Maybe a blessing of sorts.
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