Who suffers Sea Legs after cruise?????!!!

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#1
WAPPINGER FALLS, NY
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Ok silly stupid question. it seems that after every single cruise I take- I suffer from feeling light headed, and nauseas for at least 3-5 days after my cruise. Has anyone ever suffered from this as well??? The first few times I thought maybe I had gotten a cold, or was coming down with one... But especially after the last 2 I have started to wonder. I feel fine on the ships, never experienced Sea Sickness- but as soon as I step foot on land, I am light headed, queasy etc... You name it- anyone else suffer from this- or have any advice????
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I'm going thru it bad right now after my 12 day TA. Light headed, can't think right. I go thru it after ever cruise. The longer the cruise the longer it last. I'm just fine on the ship too.
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Sounds like the "cure" is to get on another cruise ASAP!
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It's called Mal De Debarquement Syndrome (MdDS) and is pretty common.
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Mine is always really bad when I sit at my desk at work. The whole room seems to be swaying for a few days when I get back.

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I don't, but I know a lot of people do. We have a boat so I've spent quite a bit of time transitioning between water and solid ground. My body just must be used to it.
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Just got back from a 4 day Bahamma cruise on the Sensation Sunday and I am still feeling it. We had rough seas the last day, 12-15 feet, which I think compounded the situation. I never get sea sick on a ship but I tend to get dizzy when off the ship not only after but even during the cruise. Its officially called "mal d'embarquement" syndrome. Google it, its a mild form of motion sickness after a trip.
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It's very common. I don't get queasy or lightheaded but feel like I'm swaying for a few days afterward.

From what I can tell you are either afflicted with it or not - my DH hasn't had it at all after a cruise.
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I didn't feel it after the 4 day cruise, but I did after this last one. I never got sea sick & never really felt like I was on a ship except for our last day, but I swayed a little for about 2 days once we were home. My hubby never has that feeling after like I do. I suppose it's because he spends lots of time in his boat, maybe?
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Yep had that feeling today and I got off the ship (Glory) in March. hmmm
must mean I need to go on a cruise soon.
Yes I do have that for the first couple days on land, especially the swaying back and forth part or side to side.
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Originally posted by JnK
I didn't feel it after the 4 day cruise, but I did after this last one. I never got sea sick & never really felt like I was on a ship except for our last day, but I swayed a little for about 2 days once we were home. My hubby never has that feeling after like I do. I suppose it's because he spends lots of time in his boat, maybe?
i'm a boater too, and we're always out, weather and seasons permitting.

but friends and (some) family who also cruise, are not boat owners, and they don't feel this. so,
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It happened to me. On the ship, I felt fine. In the airport, I felt like I was constantly moving. On the airplane, I felt fine again. Once I got home, I swore everything was moving around me. It seemed like smaller spaces like bathrooms were the worst...I'm not sure why though.
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Heheheheee....

During debark I was quietly chuckling to my self watching dozens of people silently swaying in near perfect unison.

I suspect that they didn't even realize they were doing it. Nothing dramatic, just a slight sway, side to side.

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Originally posted by Ehpride
It happened to me. On the ship, I felt fine. In the airport, I felt like I was constantly moving. On the airplane, I felt fine again. Once I got home, I swore everything was moving around me. It seemed like smaller spaces like bathrooms were the worst...I'm not sure why though.
Yeah....same here. For about a week after a cruise, the minute I would step in the shower, I felt like I was back on the ship....weeeeird.
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I get it ...or did. Now I take Bonine for a couple days after the cruise and I'm fine.
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Originally posted by Ehpride
It happened to me. On the ship, I felt fine. In the airport, I felt like I was constantly moving. On the airplane, I felt fine again. Once I got home, I swore everything was moving around me. It seemed like smaller spaces like bathrooms were the worst...I'm not sure why though.
I agree with you! Smaller spaces were worse!

Try taking ginger tablets. My hubby gets motion sickness easily. He took them on our last cruise, which got a little rocky both going and coming back, and he never once got sick. I took them to stay "regular" (they help for that too....) and wish I had thought to keep taking them after the cruise. Next time I'm taking them until the sea legs go away!!
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If you take Bonine (meclizine) for a couple of days after.....you won't have "Sea Legs".
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#20
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Sometimes I have been in motion with the ocean for days or even months. My last cruise was last April. Every once in awhile I get that motion feeling now. Makes me think that I should book another cruise. One time we went on an Hawaiin cruise. When we returned home I ended up staying awake for almost 36 hours. For some reason staying awake that long helped get rid of the motion that I would encounter with cruising.