A question to pelagic-birders about motion-sickness patches

To: "'Fiona Anderson'" <>, <>
Subject: A question to pelagic-birders about motion-sickness patches
From: "Tony Russell" <>
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2005 08:41:06 +0930
The only way I prevent being seasick is to stay on shore. Works every

Tony Russell

-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of Fiona
Sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2005 4:33 PM
Subject: A question to pelagic-birders about
motion-sickness patches

Hi   Robert,

No these patches are not available in Australia.  The closest you can
any is over the counter in NZ pharmacies.  So if you have any contacts 
there, use them!!  Many people swear they are terrific although they
work for my daughter Susie when we went on a 3 week birding trip to the 
sub-antarctic islands.

Hope you can get some and hope they work for you.


Fiona Anderson

>From: "Robert Inglis" <>
>To: "birding-aus" <>
>Subject: [BIRDING-AUS] A question to pelagic-birders about 
>Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2005 13:21:39 +1000
>I can hear the groans already ;-).
>"Not another thread about sea-sickness!!"
>Believe me, I do understand the reaction and I don't wish to start 
>interminable and boring
>thread on that subject.
>I don't wish to know about all the real or theoretical treatments which
>or may not work for me
>or anyone else.
>The situation is that I would very much like to participate in pelagic
>birding and to be able to
>take an active part in the obvious enjoyment and excitement that the 
>'pelagic mob' gain from this
>activity. As it is, by the time we get to 'the spot' the only activity
I am 
>capable of indulging in
>is 'wishing I wasn't here'!!
>The fact is that I suffer very badly from motion sickness and have done

>all my life.
>I have tried a number of medications, diets and techniques to alleviate
>problem but nothing has
>been sufficiently effective to give me any encouragement.
>Except, perhaps, for scop patches.
>I say "except" because I tried the patches many years ago and I seem to

>remember that they were
>quite effective.
>The memory banks are working on old software and a bit overloaded
>days so the memories may
>have some read-errors and I can't remember what the weather conditions
>like on those trips.
>I have tried three pelagic trips out of Southport (Queensland) this 
>dosed up on motion-sickness
>tablets but the weather gods decided to really try me out.
>The first trip was rough, the second trip was rougher and the third
>was bloody rough!
>Consequently the medication failed me in short time each trip.
>In a final attempt to resolve my dilemma I have recently tried to get 
>scop patches but my local
>pharmacist tells me that they haven't been available in Australia for
>Amazing! My avenue of last resort seems to have come to a 
>However, I have heard a rumour that some pelagic-birders may be using 
>My question is:
>Are anti-motion-sickness patches (the type that are placed on clear 
>behind the ear) available
>in Australia?
>If so, where?
>If not but pelagic-birders are using them, how do they get them?
>I understand that there has never been a requirement for a doctor's
>prescription to purchase these
>patches in Australia and when I discussed the subject with my local GP
>did not say they were
>banned here.
>So, I am sure there would be no danger in giving me the information I
>If I receive responses to my question which I think are useful and 
>of reporting I will post a
>summary on this forum at a later date.
>I have resorted to this forum in preference to the Birding-Aus Blog 
>because I simply don't
>understand the Blog.
>Anyhow, believe that this topic is directly related to bird-watching
>especially related to my
>ability to expand my own bird-watching and bird-photography activities.
>However, in the interest of not annoying or boring those members who
>no problems with
>motion-sickness or are not interested in pelagic-birding (poor
>souls) and in the interest
>of limiting irrelevant/unnecessary posts it might be best to
>respond to me direct at:
>If anyone wishes to comment on the ethics or rightness or wrongness of 
>posting a topic such as this
>on this forum would they please communicate to me directly on the above

>e-mail address rather than
>clog up the Birding-Aus forum.
>Ever hopeful,
>Bob Inglis
>Woody Point
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