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19-01-2009, 09:31 #1
Sea Sickness - Which pills work?
From past fishing trips experience I know that I suffer from sea sickness to the point that I can't even fish between being ill. This drives me up the wall as I really enjoy boat fishing (basically seems to be the only way to really catch decent fish these days), but after my last few trips I have not bothered as I spent all my time chucking up.
I wish to try some of the sea sickness pills but am unsure what to take. Has anyone tried any? If so what do you recommend. Other rubbish like the wrist bands and the like do not work (last time I just lost all blood circulation to my hands!)
19-01-2009, 09:36 #2
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19-01-2009, 09:38 #3
I have my own boat, but up to owning one and fishing the Thames Estuary, which for main part if rough develops into short choppy seas, I have been fine. However when we go "away" and fish those long rolling seas, i.e English Channel, South west Ireland, and the like I am always sick, I take "sea legs" an hour or so before embarking, and now I am fine. These work for me, hope they work for you, I know how you suffer, I would not wish it on anyone.
19-01-2009, 10:08 #4
A mate swears by "Boots Travel sickness pills " .
19-01-2009, 11:23 #5
The only ones worth the trouble is Stugeron which you can get from Boots. However, you will soon work out that 20 people will post 20 different remedies on here. In the end it is personal preference and slightly mind over matter. One of my very good friends used to work on the river police out of Wapping. Never been sea sick in his life. Fully certificated and had delivered boats all over the country. Been out in seas we only look at from the beach. One day off Portsmouth bassing, turned green as a pea - first time I'd ever seen someone proper green. To this day I'll never forget it - and it's never happened since. Weird.
19-01-2009, 11:29 #6
chugging for britain
we are only fishing so sod off and mind your own business
tea now photographic quality
19-01-2009, 11:54 #7
Here's a reply I made on another forum last week:
By far the best sea sickness remedy is to stay on shore...
The pill I gave you yesterday was Hyosciene Hydrobromide - the usual "Kwells"-type pill you see in the Chemist. They're supposed to work straight away (I keep them in my first aid kit to give to the dog when we're sailing )
Others prefer Meclozine Hydrochloride ("Sea Legs") which you take the night before and then 'top-up' before you set sail but I found that they made me really sleepy. There's also "Stugeron" which seems to work fantastically for some people - but not at all for others
I usually chew Crystallized Ginger as I drive down to the boat, an traditional herbal remedy which I think works (but I do have some Dramamine-based pills to take if I get really ill, you can't get them in the UK though).
19-01-2009, 13:08 #8
"Boots Travel sickness pills " . theyre brill, take one half hour before you go,, theyre cheap as well.
19-01-2009, 13:13 #9
see ur local quack
get him to give a prescription for Scopoderm TTS patches and stick em on neck or arm.
Also get Buccastem M tabs and put em between lip and gum
that'll sort u no prob!!!
If in doubt google them to find out moreRoger...........
19-01-2009, 13:29 #10
Thanks for all the replies - looks like I'll stock up on a couple of brands and give them a test run. The main concern is the sleepy ones as I'll be driving to the coast / back just a bit concerned if they knock me out.