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Old 08-07-2013, 06:58 AM   #16
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The first time I got it, I thought I was crazy. I now expect it and it does make me feel like I'm still on the boat.
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Old 08-07-2013, 07:10 AM   #17
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I have gotten it after both of my cruises. After a week of waiting for the dizziness to go away, I went to the doctor. I was given meclazine, which made it stop after about another week.
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Old 08-07-2013, 07:13 AM   #18
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Yikes, I don't like this. Does the length of cruise affect this at all? We are going on a three night and then doing WDW. That would sort of put a damper on the WDW part!!
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Old 08-07-2013, 07:16 AM   #19
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Yikes, I don't like this. Does the length of cruise affect this at all? We are going on a three night and then doing WDW. That would sort of put a damper on the WDW part!!
Not everyone gets this so don't worry. We didn't have any problems after our first cruise. Best thing to do with seasickness during or after the cruise is get outside and look at the horizon. This allows the brain to reset to the rocking or solid ground and the body adjusts easier.
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Old 08-07-2013, 07:26 AM   #20
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Yikes, I don't like this. Does the length of cruise affect this at all? We are going on a three night and then doing WDW. That would sort of put a damper on the WDW part!!
If you're like most people, you won't feel it at all for the majority of the day... mostly you'll notice it when you sit down in a restaurant or when you take a shower. It really isn't all that unpleasant, just a weird feeling.
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Old 08-07-2013, 07:44 AM   #21
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We have gotten this feeling on every cruise we have been on except for one. The 14 day Panama Canal cruise that we did in May. We thought it was strange that we didn't feel it after this cruise, but thought it might have been due to the extended time on the ship. I think on the shorter cruises, your inner ear does not have time to adjust to sea and then you are back on land, which just confuses it more. On a much longer cruise, you are fully adjusted so don't feel it once you are back on land. Just my thoughts.

So, my solution is... Take a longer cruise!!!!

Of course, in our situation it could also have been that we went straight from the cruise to "The Happiest Place on Earth". Maybe Disneyland somehow cancelled out the spinning feeling.
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Old 08-07-2013, 08:48 AM   #22
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Maldisembarkment

I went on a 3 day cruise in February and was dizzy for about 2 1/2 months!

After all kinds of tests that showed nothing (I am totally healthy! ), an MD friend suggested this diagnosis: maldisembarkment. The treatment? A vestibular therapist. There weren't any dizzy pills that helped me - even prescription ones!

So I would say that if it lasts more than a week, go to your Dr. and ask about this diagnosis and treatment. Hope you feel better soon!
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Old 08-07-2013, 08:52 AM   #23
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We will also be heading to Disney after our 4 night cruise.....we do have 2 stops at Castaway Cay though so maybe being on the land will help us not get sick at Disney when we're done with the cruise. I wish we could do Disney prior to the cruise but the cruise begins on Monday so not much time prior since my DH can only take off a week at a time.
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Old 08-07-2013, 08:55 AM   #24
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I went on a 3 day cruise in February and was dizzy for about 2 1/2 months!

After all kinds of tests that showed nothing (I am totally healthy! ), an MD friend suggested this diagnosis: maldisembarkment. The treatment? A vestibular therapist. There weren't any dizzy pills that helped me - even prescription ones!

So I would say that if it lasts more than a week, go to your Dr. and ask about this diagnosis and treatment. Hope you feel better soon!
oh boy. That is awful..
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Old 08-07-2013, 09:00 AM   #25
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I have read about taking Bonine for a few days after the cruise as well, I hope this works for us!
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Old 08-07-2013, 09:02 AM   #26
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Wow...some people get it really bad.

We got it "bad" after our first cruise. But bad for us was for 3-4 days of it. Felt nauseous some of the time and dizzy the rest of the time. But after 3-4 days it seemed to go away.

After our subsequent cruises, we only felt dizzy and that was only occasionally. And after a couple of days, no problem at all.

Best solution? Take more cruises!
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Old 08-07-2013, 09:11 AM   #27
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I have read about taking Bonine for a few days after the cruise as well, I hope this works for us!
That's what I did! It worked for me. I felt so sick for two days after a four night cruise, I was so miserable.
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Old 08-07-2013, 09:17 AM   #28
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i used to get really seasick anytime i was on the ocean. Then I started taking medicine and have had no issues since. I start taking the medicine 12 hours before the cruise and continue for 2 days after deparkation. I still have the swaying but do not get sick.

Just don't get pulled over for speeding and get a walk-the-line test.

It will pass.
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Old 08-07-2013, 09:20 AM   #29
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i used to get really seasick anytime i was on the ocean. Then I started taking medicine and have had no issues since. I start taking the medicine 12 hours before the cruise and continue for 2 days after deparkation. I still have the swaying but do not get sick.

Just don't get pulled over for speeding and get a walk-the-line test.

It will pass.
Wow, 2 days you really do get it bad. Sorry about that.

I start the Bonine the night before we embark and take it every night at bedtime even the last night and that stops any issues.
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Old 08-07-2013, 03:11 PM   #30
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The only time I got it was when I also got a cold while onboard ship. It lasted for months...walking sideways, bumping into walls, etc. A trip to the doctor discovered that the cold had left fluid in my ear and it was not letting me "reset." A heavy duty decongestant (think horse pill) finally cleared it up.
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