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Old 08-04-2003, 08:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default First time on LM...how do I prevent getting sick?

I have read a few things on seasickness and so far I am going to follow these pieces of advice

eating light and no drinking the night before
get plenty of rest
avoid drinking a lot of caffiene the day of
avoid salt the day before to prevent bloating
don't read on the boat
possibly take some medicine several hours before - what kind is best???
ginger helps, so bring some ginger ale or ginger cookies
breathe deep!!!!

Anything else I should know to help make my first LM fishing experience a good one?

Thanks, folks!
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Old 08-04-2003, 09:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If you take dramamine are you pretty much guaranteed to not get seasick? Also, any side effects?
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Old 08-04-2003, 11:53 AM   #4 (permalink)
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i notice that i get a little queasy when I go below or to the head. I need to see the horizon to maintain.
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Old 08-04-2003, 11:57 AM   #5 (permalink)
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yeah, that's another tip I've heard...although I kinda figured cause I would sometimes get carsick as a kid if I were reading or playing with something instead of looking around outside...

Anybody tried the patches? I'm thinking of calling the doc because they seem to offer fewer side effects and they look to be pretty effective. I know that no one medicine will do the trick for everyone and I will just have to take my pick and cross my fingers.
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Just get so loaded that you pass out in the cabin...
Sea sickness is caused by the motion of fluids in your inner ear. I believe... It is important to SEE the motion as well as to just FEEL it... Then your brain can justify it... Once you get your sea legs, you should be fine.... Also, not thinking about it so much might help...
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He`s right it`s the fluids in your inner ear that make you uneasy, but also as he stated don`t worry about it, this can only make things worse,I`ve had people get sick on the dock just thinking about going out on the water. Remain above deck as often as possible and look off into the horizon. You may be fine and get yourself all worked up over nothing. Ginger ale, ginger snaps, or even tablets with ginger root in them have worked for some people. I`ve heard the chewable orange Dramamine works, it`s also non-drowsy. You never know you can go out there and the lake can be as calm as can be. Then you have to deal with the flies!!
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I 2nd the motion for Dramamine "Less Drowsy Formula". I never get on the Big Lake without it.
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I take a dramine as soon as I get up, and then I take another one as were pulling out of the harbor. Also watch the horizon all the time.
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DRAMAMINE OR YOU COULD JUST NOT GO OUT ON THE LAKE. :wink:
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