Salt water nausea?

Salt water nausea?

Post by Bruce Maxwe » Sun, 09 Feb 1997 04:00:00


I went for my first long swim in salt water today, and I felt a sick to my
stomach when I was through. I didn't think I had swallowed *that* much
salt water, but I'm still working under the assumption that this was the
cause. Aside from trying to NOT swallow salt water, does anyone have any
solutions as to what to eat or take beforehand (or after) to counter the
affects of the salt water? Thanks!

 
 
 

Salt water nausea?

Post by Kendra and Doug Dro » Mon, 10 Feb 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> I went for my first long swim in salt water today, and I felt a sick to my
> stomach when I was through. I didn't think I had swallowed *that* much
> salt water, but I'm still working under the assumption that this was the
> cause. Aside from trying to NOT swallow salt water, does anyone have any
> solutions as to what to eat or take beforehand (or after) to counter the
> affects of the salt water? Thanks!

I had the same problem surfing with my husband for the first time.  I
found the salty feeling in my mouth made me feel at first really thirsty
(I was having way too much fun to go in).  I went golfing afterward and
almost tossed my cookies - I think I was just a little dehydrated, which
might be your case as well.  The next time I went out, I didn't have a
problem, and I stayed out longer.  I concentrated on looking at a fixed
object every so often (the end of a pier)

Also, more than one person has been known to toss his cookies in the
Chesapeake Bay swim in MD, due to seasickness.  The problem with
swimming that you don't have with surfing (unless the waves are really
high), is that you can't really keep a fixed object in your sight, and
the waves really toss you around more than you can tell.  Try going out
again fully hydrated and with not too much food in your stomach.  Look
up (a la triathlon swim) every so often toward a stationary object.  If
you aren't one to get seasick (I have a cast iron stomach myself) you'll
probobly be okay.  If you're still nauseous, try dramamine.  I've heard
from my husband (who surfs and swims in open water with no problem, but
tossed his cookies last year on the largest Cruiseship in the world - go
figure) that it works.

 
 
 

Salt water nausea?

Post by Lee Rudi » Mon, 10 Feb 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

>  If
> you aren't one to get seasick (I have a cast iron stomach myself) you'll
> probobly be okay.  If you're still nauseous, try dramamine.  

Just a precaution: dramamine can make many people very drowsy-do not
take before the swim. The product says it is not as effective if taken
after you get nauseous,but take it from someone who gets motion sickness
very easily-it is the only thing that will relieve you from that misery.

Also, when I started rolling from side to side more in my swims-I seem
to be able to reduce the sea-sickness more. (?)

Regards,

Lee Rudin
San Francisco Bay Area Triathlon Training Sites
http://www.slip.net/~leeway/

 
 
 

Salt water nausea?

Post by Chris, Griet en de manne » Sun, 16 Feb 1997 04:00:00

The problem with dramamine is that it can make you sleep on the spot.
When I take it to go fishing, I don't catch anything, because I spend my
day in dreamland. I would consider that a problem if your in the midst
of a triathlon ( people WILL notice if you're sleeping on your bike)