Seasickness: the bane of cruisesBMJ 2013; 346 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f3753 (Published 17 June 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3753
- Christopher Bulstrode, emeritus professor of trauma and orthopaedics, Stanton St John, Oxfordshire, UK
“I should never have come on this cruise,” she groaned. “It was my husband who wanted us to go. I hate ships and loathe the sea, and now I feel sooo … ill.” This is Stage 1, or mild seasickness—nausea accompanied by self pity and, most importantly, the conviction that it is all someone else’s fault.
In Stage 2, moderate seasickness, I am called out in the night to a darkened cabin where, as the ship gently rolls along, …