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Old 05-29-2019, 10:13 AM
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My wife & I went on a sailboat cruise in Galveston bay once. She never tossed her cookies, but she got reasonably seasick & the feeling took the rest of the day to go away after that. She swore she would never ride on another boat. So, I'm building myself a boat. Gonna enjoy the freetime when I go fishing once it's done. LOL!
She does want to go on a cruise though. Go figure, so these suggestions & tips are all appreciated.
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Old 05-29-2019, 10:28 AM
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I have to say that I put my relief band on a charter client on friday and for the first time it didn't make him feel better. After using it on over 20 people last year and it fixing every one of them I guess I was due. I am wondering if he wasn't already hung over from the night before.
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Old 05-29-2019, 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Boogan1 View Post
I have to say that I put my relief band on a charter client on friday and for the first time it didn't make him feel better. After using it on over 20 people last year and it fixing every one of them I guess I was due. I am wondering if he wasn't already hung over from the night before.
Hate to hear that.. Only issue we had was trying to get it fitted just right. She has very small wrists and it was a difficult task to get it right.. Once we did, it was fine.. The only time it didn't pulse was when she got it wet.. She took a splash on her arm and it wet the watch.. It stopped working until her skin dried completely out..
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Old 05-29-2019, 11:13 AM
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I don't usually get sick on center consoles, but still struggle on big boats (Sportfishers) because I cant see whats out in front of me while in cockpit. Anyway I've tried all the dramamine and bonine with little success, but this past weekend I tried the Scopolamine patch and it worked great. Was out offshore for 3 days and never got sick. Whatever it is you're taking, just make sure you follow the instructions. If you wait until you're not feeling well it's too late.
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Old 05-29-2019, 11:15 AM
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Originally Posted by BillTex View Post
Holy smokes...you ok? You're lucky you didn't OD.
yes, fine, never better.
I used to do just the bonine before the patches. Tossed my cookies my first dive trip. in 4-5' seas
started the patches (not sure it is same kind of patches other people use).
up till now, the patches and bonine made things tolerable that I never quit any trip cause I felt sick.

edit, this is the patch I use, don't think its the scopolamine people speak of:
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I'm hoping that reliefband can perform as well as the bonine/patch/cbd
My son came up with a good test for it. He said lay down in the back seat and put a blanket over you, then let me drive the car.......
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Old 05-29-2019, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by melnic View Post
yes, fine, never better.
I used to do just the bonine before the patches. Tossed my cookies my first dive trip. in 4-5' seas
started the patches (not sure it is same kind of patches other people use).
up till now, the patches and bonine made things tolerable that I never quit any trip cause I felt sick.

edit, this is the patch I use, don't think its the scopolamine people speak of:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


I'm hoping that reliefband can perform as well as the bonine/patch/cbd
My son came up with a good test for it. He said lay down in the back seat and put a blanket over you, then let me drive the car.......
If those patches work for you that's great but they are not scopolamine patches. You can only get those with a prescription.

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Old 05-29-2019, 12:34 PM
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About 5 yrs ago i bought my first offshore boat. At first I had no problems with sea sickness. Something has changed, I tried different things to get it under control. Went from Dramamine to elastic pressure bands to ear patches to Phenergan and other meds from the doctor to Relief Band. This Monday was terrible, my worst trip ever !!! I was sick before we stopped at the first rig. I turned the Relief Band to #4, didn't stop the bad feelings. Then it happened, over the side i went. Stomach settled down a little, started feeling bad again, took the pills, laid down on bean bag for an hour. Got up started feeling bad again. After being on land for 2 days still having some trouble. Can't even talk about being sick, it starts up again!!! What should i try next?
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Old 05-29-2019, 12:36 PM
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Originally Posted by cobiasco View Post
Bonine pills. Does not dehydrate or make drowsy like Dramamine.
My son took this and it worked, was on advice from someone we know that fishes a lot that gets sea sickness.
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Old 05-29-2019, 12:49 PM
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Couple hits off a joint an hour before you go out will most likely help.
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Old 05-29-2019, 04:44 PM
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I was tied up to a rig in my little 18' boat Sunday. Not insanely rough, but not calm for sure. I started to feel bad after an hour. Chewed 2 pieces of ginger gum and was right in about 10 minutes. I thought this stuff was a joke, but man was I glad to have it. it definitely works. Well, for me anyway.
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Old 06-03-2019, 04:00 AM
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tried the relief band on a short wreck fishing trip Friday evening. Nope, did not work for me. Not only that, its a pain in the a$$ to keep the position on my wrist and make sure I am getting the tingling feeling. I heaved in less than 2 hours. I did not quit my trip though.
Saturday, I went back to the bonine/CBD gummies and felt great. I'm actually eating snacks on my trips which I never used to do. The CBD gummies seems to be the added ingredient to solve my problem. I'm taking 20mg. Different brands of gummies have different strengths so read the lable. Some will show you the TOTAL amount of CBD in the package. Mine shows total on the front with a label on the back that shows the amount per gummie

Talked to the neighbor's wife wo wants to be able to go offshore with her husband and she had tried relief band and it did not work for her either.
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Old 06-03-2019, 06:13 AM
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Dramamine is no worky for me.

I'm going to have to do the Bonine thing next time with the relief band. I can tell you that on opening snapper day (rough as tick turds) I had done Dramamine for days before at night and I had the relief band. I kept things down but wasn't 100%. I kept hitting the button on the relief band. Got up to a 4.
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Update:

Well, the first time it worked.. The other day, not so much. She didn't throw up, but she was very nauseated.. Like others have mentioned; it is a pain in the butt to keep it in the right position.. Add to that, my wife has very small wrists.. We will continue to use it, but I may not be the "answer" after all..
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Old 06-03-2019, 06:21 PM
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Figured I’d update the thread. We’ve tried a few things, no go. Going to try the patches next, if that doesn’t work it’s probably going a permanent no go for her.
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Old 06-04-2019, 03:44 AM
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Originally Posted by joshd472 View Post
Figured I’d update the thread. We’ve tried a few things, no go. Going to try the patches next, if that doesn’t work it’s probably going a permanent no go for her.
The patches work for my wife, but it comes with a price.. Cotton mouth and blurred vision..
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Originally Posted by macabear View Post
The patches work for my wife, but it comes with a price.. Cotton mouth and blurred vision..
I use 1/2 a patch of scopalamine, still get a little dry mouth...but that's about it.

I found a full patch was too much for me.

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Originally Posted by BillTex View Post
I use 1/2 a patch of scopalamine, still get a little dry mouth...but that's about it.

I found a full patch was too much for me.
Funny you should post that.. I had a guy here at work, just this morning, tell me the same thing.. I had NO idea you could cut them in two pieces and it would still be potent enough..

I may have misstated her issue.. If she wears the patch for 1 day, all she deals with is cotton mouth and dries out her sinuses.. When she wears them for 2-3 days and then puts on another one (on vacation and boating every day), that's when she starts getting the blurred vision.. Normally after the 3rd day of constant use..
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Try this right here, we have had success with multiple people including a guy who was so sick he jumped off a boat and on to an oil rig. Honestly, for some people it’s not going to be 1 thing that works but several things that work in different ways.

I have also had luck with Zofran (ondansetron) prescription nausea med.
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Old 06-04-2019, 11:25 AM
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Originally Posted by joshd472 View Post
Figured I’d update the thread. We’ve tried a few things, no go. Going to try the patches next, if that doesn’t work it’s probably going a permanent no go for her.
I was going to ask if your wife managed to survive all the medications that have been thrown around in this thread.
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Originally Posted by Rollo Tomassi View Post
I was going to ask if your wife managed to survive all the medications that have been thrown around in this thread.
I almost over dosed off 3 weeds but I pulled through.
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