Dizziness after the cruise - is it just me?

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#1
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Carnival Glory rocked and rolled during our entire cruise, 2/05-12. We all swayed with it and were fine. Unfortunatly, I am still swaying! I've been feeling light headed and slightly dizzy for the last 6 days! The doctor suggested I take a cold decongestant or dramamine for a week and then give her a call if I still feel this way. Has anyone else ever experienced this? Can my equillibrium still be out of whack?
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6 Days is about the time required to rid the body of all that alcahol.....alkahol...alchahol......BOOZE
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Wish it were so, Bob. Kids were along, didn't drink much at all. Friends laughed at our little bar bill. I could start drinking now though . . .
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I tend to get seasick after the cruise- though not while on it. It is perfectly normal and there have been lots of discussions about it on these boards. Some peple take dramamine but I just wait it out. it's a nice reminder of the cruise! Mine lasts 7-10 days.

maybe someone else will remember what it's called and why it happens- I was just glad to find out it happens to alot of people.
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#5
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No, it's not just you! I "rock" for 3-4 days after a cruise! I can't even blame it on alcohol because the amount I'll drink onboard could never account for even one evening's sloppy walking.

Here's what I don't understand: I don't "rock" when I get off the ship at port. It's just when I get home. It makes no sense.
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I "rock" for weeks, especially when I take a shower! I keep taking Bonine at night and will wear my elastic wristbands when it gets real bad. No one else in my family does this, only me.
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Originally posted by FourForFun
Carnival Glory rocked and rolled during our entire cruise, 2/05-12. We all swayed with it and were fine. Unfortunatly, I am still swaying! I've been feeling light headed and slightly dizzy for the last 6 days! The doctor suggested I take a cold decongestant or dramamine for a week and then give her a call if I still feel this way. Has anyone else ever experienced this? Can my equillibrium still be out of whack?

It happens to a lot of us. Shortly after I return home from a cruise, I get up in the morning and feel like I'm still on the ship . . . I have to hold on to my dresser to make it to the bathroom. Usually only lasts about a week or less and . . . as strange as it feels . . . I sort of like it. Makes me feel as if I'm still on the ship. Funny, but it doesn't occur until I get home . . . walking off the ship, I feel fine. Guess it's "delayed reaction." Tee Hee . . . .
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Thank you everyone! What a relief hearing from you. I was really worried! I actually feel better today than I have in a week.
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I've had the same thing happen after each cruise. The firmer the ground I'm on, the more it moves! Concrete sidewalks really wobble a lot for a few days, then it passes.
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I think the solution is booking another cruise.
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OMG...I thought I was the only one who got dizzy after the cruise....

The last cruise I was on....I was fine and dandy while on the ship....

But....by the time I got home, I was so darned dizzy feeling and walking like a drunken sailor!! LOL

The day after we got home from our cruise...I had to go to the jeweler as I had purchase a tansanite bracelet I wanted to have appraised....

I got into the car...and was so dizzy I backed up into my hubbys truck and smashed the rear bumper in on my new car!!!

I came back in staggering into the house to lay down and the hubby asked me what was wrong...I told him I was sea sick !

Try telling that to your insurance company...that you were sea sick and crashed your car!! LOL ....
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I used to feel as though I was still on the ship, after my first few cruises. Lately though, after 12 cruises, I don't get that sensation anymore. I wonder why?



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#14
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I usually feel dizzy for at least 2 weeks.This especially happens when I am washing my hands or running water in bath.
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Just returned from our cruise. I got up in the middle of the night feeling like the bedroom was rocking, thought I was still in my ship room, and ended up in the closet.
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Originally posted by debbie9703
I usually feel dizzy for at least 2 weeks.This especially happens when I am washing my hands or running water in bath.
Debbie -
I saw all of the cruises you went on. Which ship was your favorite? We've been on a couple of Royal Caribbean ships and the Carnival Conquest, but thinking about something different next time.
Thanks
#17
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I was on AOS and had no problem with the ship's motion while on board but felt dizzy when leaving ship for ports and afterwards when arriving home for a few days.

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Bloomington, MN
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I have a terrible time with "land sickness". Last cruise I was in St. Thomas, in a JEWELRY STORE, with someone who was ready to buy, and I had to leave. I was so nauseated that I couldn't stand it. If I walked, it was much better, but standing still nearly killed me!
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Corona, CA USA
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That's a nickname for the ship rocking feeling, Sea Legs....I have it each time I get off a cruise. Also, when I experienced my first "big" earthquake 6 years ago in So California I had that strange "rocking" sensation for a week, after only a minute of shaking. And on a soft, bumpy across country flights I get a flighty feeling.
I wonder if it's anything to do with motion sickness I used to get all the time when I was a child sitting in the back of the car? Maybe my equilibirium is sensitive???
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Maryland USA
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Originally posted by kerry.johnson
Debbie -
I saw all of the cruises you went on. Which ship was your favorite? We've been on a couple of Royal Caribbean ships and the Carnival Conquest, but thinking about something different next time.
Thanks
I think that I liked the Holland America the best but that could have been because the times we went we had a great time. Those three times we were with a large group and we also got along great with everyone at our table. You might notice that HAL is sometimes known for having an older crowd. Since we were with a large group it didn't matter to us. There were plenty people in our age group. That though is the reason I picked a Carnival for the next one since we are taking our kids this time. How did you like the Conquest? We are going on the Glory in July.
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