How do you handle /prevent seasickness?

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answered May 13, 2017 by alwaysdiving (780 points)
I have yet to meet my match, but my dive buddies/fishing buddies use scopalamine (the pill, take the night before) with the best results.
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answered May 15, 2017 by George1224 (5,147 points)
I take Bonine at bedtime the night before and in the morning with breakfast. I eat a good breakfast with lots of carbs and low on acids, Orange juice is not good coming up if you know what I mean. Dont read on the boat and look out at the horizon if you feel queezy. Stay in the middle of the boat, its more stable there. Stay away from engine exhaust.
commented Jul 24, 2017 by hurfish (3,024 points)
Bonine is good IMO better than Dramamine
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answered May 12, 2017 by cquade7 (3,269 points)
I am lucky and do not suffer, but my father does and he takes a Bonnie in the morning and right before he is about to get on the boat.
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answered Jul 12, 2017 by Brilliant1 (595 points)
I can feel queasy if I'm tired, stressed, or coming down with something.

If I haven't been out in a while, I could also.

I take Bonine - or it's active (cheaper) ingredient, meclazine, the night before. Then, I eat a big breakfast several hours before departure.

Other hints include

plent of rest


No fumes

Look at the horizon

Hang where the boat is most stable - the low center or rear by the engines


Watch the horizon
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answered Jun 3, 2017 by Lietzke00 (713 points)
If I know the conditions are going to be windy/choppy, I'll start dosing up on Dramamine the night before, continuing with doses every few hours to build up the drug in my system. If ginger tea is available, I'll start drinking that as well. And fresh ginger is great to nibble on the boat, if you can get some.

If I haven't done any of these things and I get nauseous on the boat, I try to stand in/near the center of the main deck where the boat is swaying least, and focus my eyes on the horizon. And if all else fails, I'll just throw up over the side; I hate doing it, but I usually feel better afterward.
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