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#1
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Joined Aug 2005
We just got off the Wonder yesterday. The seas were pretty rough for a while (13 - 20 swells according to the tv). This is my 3rd cruise and the first time experiencing this. I assume the problem is due to the rough seas this time.

Has anyone else felt the motion of the ship after getting off? How long did it last?
#2
Devon, UK
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Hi there, yes it can happen. Used to happen occasionally to me from our sailing boat. It takes a while for the brain and ears to get used to lack of movement. Don't worry.
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#3
Deal, NJ
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Joined Sep 2007
It usually happens to me, too. However, it didn't happen after our cruise last month, and we had extremely rough sees (20 - 30 ft. according to the TV). I guess it's just something that happens every now and then!

Beth
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Rigby, Idaho
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Joined Dec 2007
Thats so funny that this subject was brought up. My wife and I on our first cruise got off the ship and took a taxi to the airport to fly home. While waiting at the boarding gate to get on the plane my wife and I at the same time felt like the room moved and we both stubled like we were drunk for a second or two. It was a really strange sensation, but it went away after a day or two. I don't think you have anything to worry about.
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#5
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Joined Oct 2006
Originally posted by bethc1952
It usually happens to me, too. However, it didn't happen after our cruise last month, and we had extremely rough sees (20 - 30 ft. according to the TV). I guess it's just something that happens every now and then!

Beth
Beth, did you do anything differently for the 20 to foot waves cruise? Different meds or lots of ginger or sea bands? The reason I ask is because after a cruise just like yours, I had dizziness for at least a month. When I take a cruise with calm seas, it does not last as long or is that much of a problem. I would love to know how to eliminate this problem.

Sorry OP, my reply was probably not what you wanted to hear!
#6
Steeler country
282 Posts
Joined Mar 2005
In 05 we hit really bad swells right out of the port. I "rocked" for about a month.

On our last cruise I only "swayed" for about a week.

Every time you move, think back of the fun you had! My girls thought is was fun to do this .
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#7
Texas
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Joined Mar 2002
The motion-of-the-ocean is a great thing to many people ... not so much so to others. Our sense of balance is an inner ear function. Some are more susceptible to lingering effects of motion than others. But it does go away. We've noticed it a couple of times after leaving the ship ... but never after arriving back home.

There's nothing I know of that can do away with the sensation. There is meclezine, ginger, sea bands, etc. for tummy discomfort (motion sickness.) But you want your inner ear to work or you could fall over and hurt yourself ... not knowing you need to take corrective action.
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#8
330 Posts
Joined Aug 2005
Thanks everyone for sharing your experiences.

On the ship I wore the sea bands and they really seemed to help. While I definitely felt the motion, my stomach was fine. Now that I'm back, I still feel the motion, but it's not constant and I'm not stumbling around. It reminds me of when I was a kid playing in the waves at the beach all day, that night I would go to bed and still feel the sensation of the waves washing over me and back again to the sea.

I've talked to a few friends who have had this happen and they said it lasted a couple days. Hopefully for me it will be gone soon. It's nice to know that it's not uncommon (although I hope it doesn't last a month )
#9
Southern California
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Joined Nov 2005
I have tinnitus and vertigo....when I'm on a ship, I feel stablized and much better. Can't figure it out!

However, when I get home and I turn on a faucet or take a shower....I get vertigo.

The doctors can not fix it....it's all part of our inner ear and how each one of us deals with the motion, water, etc.....

I live with it everyday and can't wait to get on a cruise ship to feel better!!!
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#10
Georgia
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Joined Dec 2006
Had that happen on our first cruise. On the next 3 cruises we took one Bonine at night a couple of days "after" we got off the ship and had no problems.

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#11
306 Posts
Joined Apr 2004
Google MDDS (Mal Dedebarqment Syndrome). Mostly affects women in their 40's. My first 7 day cruise, I came home and was dizzy for 3 months after we got home. I took Dramamine as soon as I got home from my cruise!

Now I wear the patch every cruise. It is the only thing that blocks the motion sensation from the inner ear so recurrence is less likely when you use the patch.

Hope this helps!
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#12
330 Posts
Joined Aug 2005
I found some interesting information on MDDS. Maybe I have a mild case of that. My husband used the patch on the cruise, although it fell off in the shower the night before the cruise ended, and he feels the same way I do.

It will be interesting to see if this happens again on our next cruise (Alaska, July 08).
#13
Deal, NJ
461 Posts
Joined Sep 2007
Originally posted by Muushka
Beth, did you do anything differently for the 20 to foot waves cruise? Different meds or lots of ginger or sea bands? The reason I ask is because after a cruise just like yours, I had dizziness for at least a month. When I take a cruise with calm seas, it does not last as long or is that much of a problem. I would love to know how to eliminate this problem.

Sorry OP, my reply was probably not what you wanted to hear!
I spent as much time as I could outside. I didn't feel nearly as sick when I could see the horizon! I also ate a lot of green apples, and I wore sea bands. Other than green apples, I couldn't really eat anything else. I had brunch at Palo during the worst of it, and all I could even think of eating was croissants and crackers! It wasn't exactly the meal I had planned, but it was fun anyway.

Beth
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#14
Devon, UK
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Joined Aug 2005
My husband has labrynitis, which is similar to vertigo. Forinstance when he gets out of bed in the morning, he feels dizzy. However, if we go on a cruise, it goes away for about 2 months! Tee hee.
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Joined Oct 2006
Yes, they do have Bonine in a bowl down in 'sick bay' when the seas get rough. I don't know about the patch though. The doc would have to prescribe that, but I am not sure if they can or will dispense them.
#19
330 Posts
Joined Aug 2005
We were off the ship on a Thursday, and by Sunday I was fine. Hopefully you'll be back to normal soon!
#20
Southern California
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Joined Nov 2005
Welcome to my world.......I used to feel alone in it.....until I see how many people feel the same way....

The only cure is to get back on a ship....I try to do this as much as I can....Unfortunately, to my DH's dismay....he doesn't love it as much as I do!
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