Off the Wonder yesterday and NOW we feel seasick????

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by jrosstrinity, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. cwdefouw

    cwdefouw DVC Member since 1999

    Oct 31, 2007
    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.:confused3
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  3. MomofStitchandLewis

    MomofStitchandLewis Mouseketeer

    Jul 3, 2011
    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! :goodvibes
  4. TheRatPack

    TheRatPack Under penalty of law this tag not to be removed ex

    Sep 1, 2003
    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.
  5. jennyjinx3

    jennyjinx3 DIS Veteran

    Nov 28, 2011
    :scared1: oh boy. That is awful..
  6. kapoof

    kapoof DIS Veteran

    Sep 18, 2006
    I have read about taking Bonine for a few days after the cruise as well, I hope this works for us!
  7. Tngrl78

    Tngrl78 Mouseketeer

    Aug 16, 2010
    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! :lmao:
  8. lovefromkatie

    lovefromkatie Earning My Ears

    Apr 20, 2013
    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.
  9. Justacruiser

    Justacruiser Military Veteran

    Aug 29, 2011
    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.
  10. lorimay

    lorimay DIS Veteran

    Dec 11, 2008
    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.
  11. Cruise

    Cruise <font color=blue>Wake up, your month is up!;)</fon

    Dec 3, 2001
    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.
  12. Yokelridesagain

    Yokelridesagain Mouseketeer

    Dec 7, 2011
    I usually take the stairs on the ship and notice it most when going up or down stairs on land after getting off.
  13. sambycat

    sambycat DIS Veteran

    Mar 24, 2007
    After our last cruise (8 days), I had it for nearly a month I didn't feel sick though, just the movement.
  14. jrabbit

    jrabbit DIS Veteran

    Jun 13, 2002
    Should have sailed in the Caribbean - I have always said that the Tower Of Terror at Disney Studios does wonders for the post cruise wobblies!!
  15. sletcr

    sletcr Earning My Ears

    Feb 12, 2011
    I have gotten that also after both Mexican Riviera cruises aboard the Wonder. Feel like everything is moving for a good day or two once getting off. By the way, how was the rocking/motion on your Alaska cruise? We are going on the 19th of August and I'm a bit worried about how rocky it'll be getting to Tracy Arm!
  16. jdb in AZ

    jdb in AZ <font color=green>It could end up curdled<br><font

    Feb 11, 2011
    Much of the Alaskan cruise has land on both sides, so it's much smoother than the Mexican Riviera cruises. If the DCL cruises went all the way to Seward you might feel some rockin and rollin across the Gulf of Alaska, but the route DCL takes is pretty tame.
  17. wishuponastarforever

    wishuponastarforever <font color=deeppink>I just love coming here and v

    Jan 12, 2004
    I experienced this once. It turned out I had an ear infection. The funniest after cruise experience was when a coworker returned from her cruise and fell completely off her chair.:lmao:
  18. Disney Dreams

    Disney Dreams Proudly afflicted with TDMA!

    Mar 10, 2006
    I wear the patch while cruising and get ZERO seasick issues. Once off the ship, I get motion issues for anywhere from 5 days to two weeks (after a one week cruise). It WILL eventually go away, but somedays you will truly wonder.

    - Dreams
  19. expeditioneverestgrl

    expeditioneverestgrl DIS Veteran

    Jul 31, 2012
    We always feel like the room is moving after but just relax and adjust!
  20. jrosstrinity

    jrosstrinity Earning My Ears

    May 15, 2013
    I am the original poster and, although my symptoms have gotten much better, they are not gone completely. The dizziness seems to occur when I turn my head quickly.

    At first I really did think I was either imagining it or was really ill with something. Thanks again for all of your responses!
  21. wishing4PA

    wishing4PA Wants to be in Pennsylvania or WDW or PA or WDW or

    Nov 20, 2008
    Good to hear! (but if it persists please do mention it to your doctor or physical therapist. )

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