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Old 04-16-2013, 10:00 AM   #31
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Not sure I could deal with this, my mom has had bouts of vertigo so it is in my genes too. Hmmmm.....don't know if the cruise is worth this, but I don't want to wreck it for our whole family! Thanks for the info though.
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:04 AM   #32
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Not sure I could deal with this, my mom has had bouts of vertigo so it is in my genes too. Hmmmm.....don't know if the cruise is worth this, but I don't want to wreck it for our whole family! Thanks for the info though.
Don't let it discourage you! Just try some of the options listed on previous posts! We were in 18ft swells, 7 of us, but we had all taken chewable Bonine, and all made it fine...during and after. And my hubs and daughter have terrible times usually! Enjoy your cruise!
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:18 AM   #33
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It's possible you have this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mal_de_debarquement

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Wow, glad to know they have a name for it. The last time we cruised we all had this too.

I think the only remedy is to ride the tea cups a few times
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:56 AM   #34
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Because I have suffered bouts of vertigo since 2000, I shied away from cruising. When my brother was able to get us a TA rate in 2011 on the Wonder we jumped on it, but I was constantly freaking out thinking about it bringing on Virtigo. I did a lot of research and ended up reading about a doctor who had good results with patients avoiding Mal De Debarquement after cruising by putting them on a low dose of Valium. Well, I took article to doctor who said it was worth a try. So, for my cruise I had the patch, low dose Valium, Bonine and crystallized ginger. I had a great time, not ill at all, and after the cruise I finished the patch for the last two days and finished my prescription and no dizziness at all! In fact I had to snicker when my husband said he still felt he was on the ship (he thought I was crazy with all my meds)! I will be going on fantasy in two weeks, and yes, I am taking my Valium!!!!
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:02 PM   #35
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I had this issue after getting off the Fantasy in December and it was the most noticeable sitting at the airport. It was very odd and really just annoying but it did last a few days. There were several on our cruise thread that had the same experience. I thought the rocking/rolling coming back into Port Canaveral was a lot more pronounced than my two Dream sailings which I had *no* issues with afterwards. I take Bonine, 24 hour chewable, every night at dinner, no matter what as a just in case and I've been fine during the cruise.

So - it happens and I've read it's best to keep taking the Bonine (or whatever you choose) *after* as others have mentioned too.

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Old 04-16-2013, 02:36 PM   #36
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I've experienced this but it hasn't been severe. When I feel it I'll take 2 dramamines (old school I know) and that normally nips it in the bud.
I also get migraines and found that if I take one right when I feel one coming it sometimes heads it of. My doctor has no idea why it works but she said hey its safe so if it works go for it.
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:54 PM   #37
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The best relief for the post cruise wobblies is Tower of Terror every hour for a couple of days. I guess the up/down counteracts the port/starboard motion/feeling.
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:31 PM   #38
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I suffered through bouts of mal de debarquement after each of our two cruises (2011 & 2012). Not to try and shock anyone, but each bout lasted weeks after the cruise - not days!

I suffer from periodic ear infections, so I am sure that has something to do with it. I am almost never seasick though (just once on a wild BC Ferry ride). Apparently, a propensity for migraines (from which I also suffer) is also a common thread for sufferers of MDD.

The first time I was quite miserable, but I expected it the second time. I found it best to just ignore the rocking and rolling. I knew it was there, but it seemed to fade away faster once I made up my mind not to dwell on it.
I was about to write this exact thing less the frequent ear infections. I fit the descriptions for MDD...age, female, frequent migraines. Mine also lasted several weeks following a 7-day cruise. I wasn't dizzy all of the time, but would get light-headed when I would get up from sitting. I was in the middle of a ramping onto a new migraine med after our last cruise, so was unsure how much was that versus MDD. Co-workers were asking why I would keep cruising if it had this affect. Those people have never been on a cruise.
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:33 PM   #39
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Disembarkment syndrome

A friend of mine developed disembarkment syndrome after her cruise in December and is still having lingering effects of balance and movement issues. She is trying everything to get better and nothing yet. (Meds,acupuncture, chiro, therapy etc.).
Is there anybody out there who has had it linger for this long?

I am looking to see if anyone has some suggestions I can give her as she is not on these boards. Her type is pretty rare and not much is known.
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:40 PM   #40
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I get it too & it's miserable. The last cruise & started taking bonine the last day (day we were disembarking) & I was fine! I don't suffer from sea sickness, or vertigo, or ear infections.

I think I took them for 4 days. I have to tell you, the worst thing was walking around a store - I swear I almost threw up in target I felt so dizzy

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A friend of mine developed disembarkment syndrome after her cruise in December and is still having lingering effects of balance and movement issues. She is trying everything to get better and nothing yet. (Meds,acupuncture, chiro, therapy etc.).
Is there anybody out there who has had it linger for this long?

I am looking to see if anyone has some suggestions I can give her as she is not on these boards. Her type is pretty rare and not much is known.
As I typed my new post this other question about dizziness got bumped up. Looks like my question was merged with this one! Why? I had a specific question to diser's to ask for help with someone who has now had this syndrome for 4 months. She knows what it is called!
Just looking for some help from those that have the rare kind that doesn't seem to go away.
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Old 04-17-2013, 04:54 AM   #42
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FWIW, the post cruise dizziness I've been experiencing since Saturday is finally gone!
I ended up not taking anything.
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:34 AM   #43
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As I typed my new post this other question about dizziness got bumped up. Looks like my question was merged with this one! Why? I had a specific question to diser's to ask for help with someone who has now had this syndrome for 4 months. She knows what it is called!
Just looking for some help from those that have the rare kind that doesn't seem to go away.
My husband had it for about 6 months after our cruise. Still suffers from it 2 yrs later after flying on a plane or long car rides. Doesn’t last as long as 6 months but at least a few weeks. When he first had the symptoms (after 3 months) he went to his dr. and they did an MRI and CAT scan to rule out any other issue. There is no cure or treatment. The Dr.s did prescribe an anti-anxiety med that would help with the symptoms but they said time is the only way it clears up. I wish your friend luck. My husband was so miserable for those 6 months.
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My husband had it for about 6 months after our cruise. Still suffers from it 2 yrs later after flying on a plane or long car rides. Doesn’t last as long as 6 months but at least a few weeks. When he first had the symptoms (after 3 months) he went to his dr. and they did an MRI and CAT scan to rule out any other issue. There is no cure or treatment. The Dr.s did prescribe an anti-anxiety med that would help with the symptoms but they said time is the only way it clears up. I wish your friend luck. My husband was so miserable for those 6 months.
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:59 PM   #45
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I usually get the land leg syndrome for a few days to a few weeks each time we cruise. Unfortunately on our last cruise, I got terrible bed spinning vertigo the last night and have had it since....5 weeks and 4 days! I'm having some additional tests done next week, but my doctor is relatively confident that it's a type of vertigo due to re-positioning of particles in the inner ear. Our last day and night were pretty choppy and she thinks that may have triggered it. The link below tells more about it.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/vertigo/DS00534

The good news is that simple physical therapy can frequently provide relief. I have my first physical therapy appointment tomorrow, so I'll try to post an update this weekend.

While the vertigo is definitely an irritant, it won't stop me from cruising. I'm booked on an 8 day on the Magic on May 10th. Call me crazy.
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