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Has anyone who has experienced MDD after a cruise noticed if its worse after a long flight? I've had this after every cruise, usually for about a week. Mostly vertigo. The one time I had a short flight (~2.5 hours) it lasted for 2 weeks, but it was also a very turbulent flight. I'm going on a 10 day European cruise with a 9 hour flight. I'm a little worried that the extended flight might make it worse when I return. (we're not staying any extra days, flying the same days of the cruise). On this cruise we only have 2 full days at sea, once in the beginning and once near the end. I'm hoping that will help as well.
My husband had it real bad once and a doctor told him to take meclazine (Bonine). I've had it several times and it usually goes away in a couple days. I can't say if the long flight makes it worse or not, I don't think so.
After our first cruise, it took me 2 weeks to get my land legs back. It was horrible the first week. We were rolling pretty good on that cruise.
Our second cruise we hardly felt any motion, and I wasn't quite as bad after that one, within a week I was back to normal, and symptoms weren't as severe as the first one.
I don't think it has anything to do with the flying. Somone recommended to start taking Bonine a few days prior to getting on the ship and continuing it a few days after. I tried it for our 2nd cruise, but I didn't like how it made me feel, but I get side effects from anything I try taking. You can buy Bonine at Walmart, it's not too expensive.