Seasickness/motion sickness cure - Itinerol B6

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I thought i oughta share this. Or is it old hat?

I have never been seasick, ever, but shortly before recent trip i was under the boat scraping barnacles with breathing gear, and felt a bit ill for one reason or another partly in swell etc - and next day had to finish the job and was more ill, axshul vomiting. Set off on long trip on not-rolling boat but i became unable to hold anything i ate or drank. Within hours, para had rifled the medical supplies and gleefully announced he had found some suppositories! Arg! The next day i realised what a brilliant idea they would be - no use having pills if you can't keep down any liquid or solid food. It worked almost immediately. So, itinerol B6 seems to be pretty good. Not sure if available in UK cos all instructions in german or french. But they worked fab. Except for the obvious drawback of having to shove them up your backside. Which ( under the circumstances, as for me) might well be the only sort of treatment that could possibly work.
 

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With the instructions given in French and German how confident are you that they were suppositories and that they were for sea sickness......did you start to develop breasts?

Well done on the trip.
 

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itinerol b6 is a combination drug. the active ingredient is meclozine ( same as sea legs) the other components are caffeine and vitamin b6 . in suppository form would be useful. i find sea legs good as anti seasickness tabs.
 

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The use of sea sickness tabs as suppositories is not unusual!

If you have a member of the crew who is beginning to feel unwell, then place the tablet under the tongue and let it dissolve there rather than swallowing it.

The active gets into the blood stream faster, rather than waiting to be broken down in the stomach then absorbed.

Using a tablet as a rectal supppository should have the same effect and I am aware of some others doing this (not sure why, I know they taste horrible, but under the tongue appeals to me more!)

This method is/was used by certain party girls who, rather than snort certain substances, would "powder the gusset" of their pants and let the soft tissue and blood flow do the job for them!
 

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I think if I was seasick and I was given a pill and told "anymore from you and the next one goes up yer ass" I would make every effort to avoid further upchucks.... /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
 

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[quote ] This method is/was used by certain party girls who, rather than snort certain substances, would "powder the gusset" of their pants and let the soft tissue and blood flow do the job for them!

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what an intersting life you must have had ( perhaps still do ) /forums/images/graemlins/ooo.gif
 

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i don`t know - you`ve obviously had an interesting life as well /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
 

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Was chatting to friends at the sailing club last night and one mentioned having been given injection against existing sea sickness when on a cruise boat. Nothing had worked up to that point but this had an instantaneous effect and the sickness did not re-appear.

Anyone know what that might have been? She didn't know.
 

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Was she Blonde? And er ... exactly where was the injection given....

I do remember one young lady who was once convinced by her partner that vigourous love making 2 hours before setting off would guarantee she would never be seasick.... Got away with it for over a year.....
 

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My dad used to reckon that the fastest cure for seasickness was being dive-bombed. (He was in one of a string of open boats towed to Dunkirk to ferry troops from the beach to the ships, and was sick as a parrot until he had first dose of the remedy.)
 

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i was under the boat scraping barnacles with breathing gear

[/ QUOTE ]Maybe you should have used sumfin' else.

Welcome back BTW. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
 
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If you have a member of the crew who is beginning to feel unwell, then place the tablet under the tongue and let it dissolve there rather than swallowing it. [ QUOTE ]


Its called 'buccal' absorbtion (the taste alone may make you vomit) but this method wont work if they are enteric coated as they are designed to break down and be absorbed further down the digestive system.

If a crew member is being sick for a period of time and they are taking an oral medication it is possible it may (the medication) not be absorbed and they may become ill (as well assea sick).
This Includes the birth control pill! /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif. although all this eagerness to play around in the bottom area makes me think the latter may not be a problem for you all ... /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
 
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