How to avoid getting seasick?

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  1. jim isbell

    jim isbell I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I'll tell you something else--I just spoke to Stephen's on the phone. They told me point blank they DO NOT ship to California, it's not legal for them to do so. So I don't get why someone recommended them--maybe some change of late? And Stephen's told me-go to a local compounding pharmacy, like the one you mentioned.
     
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    Reason? Because Scopolamine is the ONLY thing that ever worked for me. That said, sure, I'll try the ginger. But for people that have something that works--they hesitate to experiment on themselves, that's why they stick with what works. And the Navy has used Scopolamine for a generation, and the track record is very, very good.
     
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    Stand up. Keep standing with the wind in your face. Try to not use your hands to balance, get your "sea legs" working. Focus on the horizon or land (fixed object).
    Drink a Budweiser, not soda, have a cracker. Stay out of the galley and bunk room. Don't sit or lay down. You will get better.
    This works.
     
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    marijuana lemon sour drops! Lucky to live in wasington
     
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    I Went on a 3/4 Trip Yesterday, and I Took the Pill form of the Patch
    2 Hours Before Getting on the Boat, and I Didn't even think
    about it all Day, Thanks Steven R X
     
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    Do you need a prescription for pill form of Scop? How do you get a prescription for a custom made pill from your doc?
     
  7. jim isbell

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    I for one, struck out with Stephen's Pharmacy. they told me, they could not ship over state lines and to contact a "local compounding pharmacy". Check, next I found one, in Irvine. Check. Now, went to my Kaiser Doctor and he said "I'm not comfortable with using a compounding pharmacy--the cost is too high, plus, I'm just not comfortable". So he won't write me a script for it--cost should be MY problem as I see it--plus, if they can compound the product, what is to be "uncomfortable" about, but that is the word from Kaiser's Doctor.
    As always, it is about MONEY. I can pay another, out of system Doctor, and then pay for the compounded product. Too bad Kaiser is of no use.
     
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    my Family Doctor would no give me one either, thru Blue Shield
    but my Spine Specialist did, I Paid $145 for 90 pills
    for me it was well worth it, and Stevens R X is in Costa Mesa
     
  9. jim isbell

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    That's useful info--thanks dog. When I spoke to the woman on the phone from Stephens (in NC) she apparently did not know there was a local outlet. I'll check em out--I wonder if my dentist can write the script? Be it yes or no, I'm sure I can get some doctor or other to write it. thanks again
     
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    No Kidding, I've heard that pot is one of the best products for nausea--so I DO wonder how it might work on the sea? And with a horrible back condition, maybe I would have a better chance to get a script for THAT, than for the needed scopolamine which my doctor won't write. Food for thought for sure, thanks and yeah, I think you are lucky to be in WA
     
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    no matter what their is 0 tolerance on all the Boats
    go Luck getting a script, when you get one too give you one
    make sure he give's you a couple Extra Refills
     
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    I tend to get sea sick on occasion. Rarely to the point of barfing, and I have not been able to discern any correlation between getting sick and sea conditions (though moderate seas seem to put me at the highest risk), what I have eaten, whether I am well rested, or anything else. It just happens randomly. And no preventative measures seems to work consistently and reliably for me.

    Somewhere (maybe this thread), I read that loud music will distract your ear/brain and inhibit seasickness. So, coming back from Catalina last weekend, in moderate conditions, I tried that. Not a hint of seasickness for either my wife or I, even though friends on several other boats reported sickness on their boats under the same conditions.
     
  13. jim isbell

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    You make a good point. I wonder if a person with a medical note, and legally prescribed MJ was on a party boat--would the boat captain and/or landing then allow that passenger? Larger question--when your pot is legal--legally bought and used, does that mean "only in your own home"? OBVIOUSLY, you can't drive a car, or a boat--but as a passenger? I don't know the answer--just wondering.
     
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    All pot is illegal under federal law. USCG enforces federal law, even in the harbor. On my boat the policy is ZERO tolerance. I don't invite people I suspect engage in that sort of thing even in the privacy of their own home. If someone disrespects my boat enough to breach that rule, as I announce in my safety speech, I will call the coast guard myself.
     
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    Some of us are just "asking a question", because we don't know. In the case of medical need, for example, does that violate federal law? Maybe it does--remember, I am just asking. I do know there is a conflict in society these days--some people can legally use it if they have, say, cancer of the spine, and yet, clinics that supply it get shut down. I know then, that there are conflicts between local, and federal laws. But someone who does not want to scream while they die from cancer (like my friend--trust me on this) does NOT mean you, or anyone else "disrespect"--nor would my friend ever dream of taking it on your boat without asking permission, and knowledge that he was within the law (that is, while he was alive)
     
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    OK, I looked it up. As Rick pointed out so courteously, Federal law supersedes any medical need, or prescription. Think of it like a gun law, yes you can "have" one, but you generally speaking, can't have it with you. Even with a "permit" that permit is no good in all kinds of places. So you need to be sure you know when and where your "right to have it"--actually IS a right. Otherwise, you will be guilty of a crime, plus "disrespect" I suppose.
     
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    For those of you in the north county San Diego area, I just checked with North Coast Medical Pharmacy at 477 N El Camino Real, Encinitas and they can make a scopace equivalent.
     
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    There's ginger gum out there and I swear by it
     
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    I re-read my post. I didn't mean to sound harsh or even discourteous. Nor did I intend to disparage the use of marijuana. If I had my way, our federal government would not have the ability to trump state law in domestic matters. States could each do as they please and citizens could vote at the ballot box or with their feet.

    But as it is, we have a federal law and my boat can get impounded if one of my guests brings illegal drugs aboard. That is not a risk I wish to take and am clear to that about my guests. Some people think the federal law should be ignored and on that basis think it is also OK to disrespect a boat owner's requirement that it be followed. I do get pretty excited about the thought of having that problem on my boat.
     
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