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Old April 18th, 2005, 02:34 AM
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Unhappy rocking sensation after the cruise

I will be going on my 6th cruise in June. On each of the other cruises, I have felt fine while on the ship, but once I get home, I "still feel like I am on the ship", and have an annoying rocking sensation for several weeks afterwards. Does anyone know how to prevent this from happening?
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Old April 18th, 2005, 03:55 AM
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I have this sensation still,its been quite a while since I did an 11 dayer. I read somewhere it was called demare or something like that.They suggest sea-sick medication. I have put off taking anything hopeing it will pass. Have reached end of tether and going to Docs tommorow,so maybe I will know more then.I will have a look for the thread on it,was probably in Royal Caribean or Princess! Doesn't it drive you mad. I find if you move direction too quick,or get up.
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I continue to rock, sometimes for seveal weeks after even a short cruise. It helps to continue taking seasick meds, plus I will use the elastic sea bands I have.I think the condition is called Mal De Mer.
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It happens to me after every cruise. I just go to the drug store and pick up Bonine(sea sickness tablet) and it works just fine. You are not alone in this.

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I dunno if i'm weird or sumthing but i love that swaying sensation after u get off the boat...it just reminds me of happy times we had on the boat. It also is so much fun to just be standing and not able to control swaying back and forth! hehe so sorry not much help on getting rid of it i wish it lasted longer! lol or i'll stick with the answer above me and lol just stay on the ship!!! Anybody on Valor or on a spa deck cabin before let me know how it is cuz i'm goign there Jan 8th and i'm on the spa deck so help out if u know!!!

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Old April 19th, 2005, 08:52 AM
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Went to the docs today about this and he said it was benign positional vertigo,and gave me an exercise which will hopefully fix it in a week if not,take stemetil (a form of seasick tablet) The exercise is to sit on edge of bed look to left,wait a moment then quickly lay to the RIGHT making sure back of head is on bed.Lay for a while,then sit up and look to right,then lay to LEFT. Do 5 times each side 3 times a day. Hope this works for me!
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Old April 19th, 2005, 08:03 PM
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Yeah, I tried that too, but when they threatened to call out the National Guard if I didn't let go of the railing and leave the ship.....

Funny thing, I get the rocking sensation for a couple of days after a short (3-4 day) cruise, but not after a 7-day cruise. Go figure....
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Went to the docs today about this and he said it was benign positional vertigo,and gave me an exercise which will hopefully fix it in a week if not,take stemetil (a form of seasick tablet) The exercise is to sit on edge of bed look to left,wait a moment then quickly lay to the RIGHT making sure back of head is on bed.Lay for a while,then sit up and look to right,then lay to LEFT. Do 5 times each side 3 times a day. Hope this works for me!
Did the doc say this was caused by cruising? I was on a 7-day in November and had benign positional vertigo in January...I sometimes wondered if this was cruise related. I to have the rocking sensation after the cruise but it last for a short time and usually happens in the shower. Never bothered me and it was gone by the time I got the vertigo. Thanks for posting this...
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Yes the cruise caused it,I was fine before I sailed. I have only started doing the exercise today so I will give it a few days before I buy the sea sickness tablets.I don't have any nausea,just the floor on a tilt.The doctor had me stand with my feet together and eyes closed and all of a sudden I fell backwards (he was there to catch me) He said that is the classic sign. I did try to get him to write a script to tell my husband that another cruise would fix it !!!!
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Hmmm... I have had vertigo on and off for a couple of years. No idea why. Could be something to do with anxiety (yuck). Maybe I'll get lucky and my first cruise (June) will set things back right and cure the problem !
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I also suffer from the rocking sensation - it took over 3 weeks to go away after our last trans. It is so bad that I pray for windstorms while I am at work on the 30th floor just so that the building would sway. As others are noticing the building movement and feeling it, I am enjoying it and feeling better.
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It's a well-known phenomenon related to "getting your sea legs". Normally that means that your legs get used to absorbing the gentle rocking of the ship, and you stop being consciously aware of it. However, when you go back on shore you get the opposite - your legs are waiting for rocking that doesn't come, and they get upset and tell your mind.
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Went to the docs today about this and he said it was benign positional vertigo,and gave me an exercise which will hopefully fix it in a week if not,take stemetil (a form of seasick tablet) The exercise is to sit on edge of bed look to left,wait a moment then quickly lay to the RIGHT making sure back of head is on bed.Lay for a while,then sit up and look to right,then lay to LEFT. Do 5 times each side 3 times a day. Hope this works for me!
LOL - I think the doc is just giving you something to do to take your mind off it

Glad to know I'm not the only one swaying......11 days off the boat and still swaying (though not as bad as the first week!)
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I don't wish the vertigo on anyone...I would almost take a rocky day at sea! I ended up at the emergency room...my vertigo hit me in the middle of the night...ended up taking Meclazine for it! Couldn't drive for about 4 days because the driving would set the vertigo off...realized when I turned my head to look left the vertigo would hit. I don't know what is worse naseau from a rocky day at sea or the vertigo!
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Took me a couple of weeks for it to go away...I thought there was something seriously wrong with me because I don't even get sick on boats at all!
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What are the symptoms of Ménière's disease?

During an attack, people with Ménière's disease experience:
  • Low-pitched roaring, ringing, or hissing in the ear (tinnitus).
  • Hearing loss, which may be temporary or permanent.
  • Vertigo, which is the feeling that the person or the surroundings are spinning or whirling when there is no such actual motion.
  • Often, a feeling of pressure or fullness in the ear.
  • It took me over a month to feel good, I tried medication, but that made me feel sick, time is the answer
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What are the symptoms of Ménière's disease?

During an attack, people with Ménière's disease experience:
  • Low-pitched roaring, ringing, or hissing in the ear (tinnitus).
  • Hearing loss, which may be temporary or permanent.
  • Vertigo, which is the feeling that the person or the surroundings are spinning or whirling when there is no such actual motion.
  • Often, a feeling of pressure or fullness in the ear.
  • It took me over a month to feel good, I tried medication, but that made me feel sick, time is the answer
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I am glad that I had the benign positional vertigo...don't think I could have stood the "roaring, ringing or hissing in the ear"! I just had the vertigo part and the Meclazine helped (put me to sleep) .
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How amazing. I was actually looking through the topics to see if there was a thread about this. I "rock along with the boat" for weeks after I get off and wondered how common the problem was. The sensation seems to get worse after each cruise. (It's not going to stop me from cruising though!) It's always amazed me because I've never come close to feeling seasick. Also, I don't notice any sensation when I'm in a port.

The sensation is actually called mal de debarquement. You can do an internet search and come up with all sorts of information. Apparently, women between 40 and 50 who have cruised for 7 days are the most common sufferers. As one poster suggested, the cause is that the brain becomes accustomed to the new input from the motion on the ship. When this stops, the change produces the same symptoms as are produced when one goes to sea. I noticed that it was said that once you've experienced mal de debarquement, it is likely to recur if you cruise again. My first cruise was a 7 day one at age 48, so I completely fit the profile.

The articles seem to suggest that the usual seasickness remedies have little effect. They do suggest that it might be possible to prevent a reoccurrence by taking Valium or Ativan precruise or by using a transderm patch.

It's good, in a way, to know I'm not alone, but I wish I was. I hate to think that my fellow posters here go through this too.
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