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Originally posted by Auzzee
Only twice have I ever had anyone seasick on board. On both occasions I had the afflicted sit in the cockpit, focus on the horizon over the stern and wear the pressure bands (I think they are called Acubands).[snip]
I've had a few people on board who get seasick. I also get them to sit in the cockpit and stare at the horizon, I find that after they've been there a few days they are either over their seasickness or comatose:P
Seriously, I'm almost certain that seasickness has both a physiological and a psychological element. Anxiety certainly plays in there. Our last trip across Bass Strait was unusually benign. Yet we had a woman on board who was seasick from go to whoa. She was not pregnant (our medico asked her) and claimed never to have been seasick before. It got to the stage that we kept her horizontal down below with a bucket and the watch woke her every hour to feed her Gastrolyte (electrolyte replacer). This was the only way we could deal with quite a serious situation.
Neither we nor the unfortunate could work out why she got seasick. But gastrolyte or equivalent should be part of every on-board first aid kit.