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    Unhappy I'm sad; no more boat rides for me; has this happened to you?

    I wasn't sure where to put this, but I'm wondering if anyone has had this happen to them.

    I love catamaran sails, sunset sails, jolly pirates, jet skis, pontoons, speed boats. However, I think I've taken my last ride on a boat, and I love the water.

    Over labor day, I went on a pontoon boat and speed boat on a small local lake. I've been rocking ever since.

    The last time I was on Jolly Pirates, for the remainder of my vacation, and for a month after we returned to the states, I rocked. Not in the cool sense of the term "YOU ROCK", but sitting in a chair, at my desk, in large buildings I continued to rock as if I was on the boat. Some call it vertigo (my grandmother has a verigo issue) and sometimes it makes me nauseous. I found articles on this problem. It's called:

    Mal de Debarquement

    Basically, you don't get your land legs back after being on the water; however, it's a problem with the head/brain, not legs.

    Has anyone else had this happen to them? I'm taking Dramamine, but it only helps with the queeziness. I'm still rocking and the room is still spinning.

    Just sad I don't want this to happen again, so no more sailing or boating.



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    Oh JESH!!! So sorry to hear this!
    just take care of yourself.
    Will it affect swimming or flying?😩

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    i feel your pain (wooziness and vertigo)

    i have suffered from it too.
    onboard a large cruise ship i am ok if taking bonine or phenergin.

    however.....once on dry land the same thing happens as you........i find myself dizzy, woozy and fighting back vomiting for weeks.

    we have some carvival points and carrnival casino credits allowing for a free cruise before thanksgiving.
    our last cruise it took me 2 weeks to get over this "mal de debarquement"

    not sure it's worth "free"

    take it easy .
    Quote Originally Posted by AUA1989 View Post
    I wasn't sure where to put this, but I'm wondering if anyone has had this happen to them.

    I love catamaran sails, sunset sails, jolly pirates, jet skis, pontoons, speed boats. However, I think I've taken my last ride on a boat, and I love the water.

    Over labor day, I went on a pontoon boat and speed boat on a small local lake. I've been rocking ever since.

    The last time I was on Jolly Pirates, for the remainder of my vacation, and for a month after we returned to the states, I rocked. Not in the cool sense of the term "YOU ROCK", but sitting in a chair, at my desk, in large buildings I continued to rock as if I was on the boat. Some call it vertigo (my grandmother has a verigo issue) and sometimes it makes me nauseous. I found articles on this problem. It's called:

    Mal de Debarquement


    Basically, you don't get your land legs back after being on the water; however, it's a problem with the head/brain, not legs.

    Has anyone else had this happen to them? I'm taking Dramamine, but it only helps with the queeziness. I'm still rocking and the room is still spinning.

    Just sad I don't want this to happen again, so no more sailing or boating.



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    Cindy, I do not get these after effects when driving/riding in a car or swimming (even floating on a raft). Only boating causes these issues.

    Thanks Andrea, good to know that someone else knows what I'm talking about. It's going on 2 weeks now, but seems to be calming down a little. I don't think I'd even take a free cruise right now.

    I'm headed to the Ohio State game this weekend to see my son march in TBDBITL (The Best Damn Band In The Land) as they are called. I shouldn't have any problems because the game is outside. However, they do a pre-game pep rally type event inside the old basketball arena. For some reason inside that facility I will be spinning. I have my Dramamine.

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    I have a similar sensation after an extremely long flight like to Japan. It takes a day or two for me to get over it.

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    wow, so sorry that happened to you...never happened to me, but got a bad case of eustasian tube collapsing in my left ear once after a dive and once just swimming in the ocean.....was off balance for weeks, not dizzy, just off balance.....still dive though (stupid, crazy...one or the other)
    good luck struggling through pep rally though !!!!
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    get the acupressure wrist bands for motion sickness at walgreens.
    they may help!!

    (they helped me)
    Quote Originally Posted by AUA1989 View Post
    Cindy, I do not get these after effects when driving/riding in a car or swimming (even floating on a raft). Only boating causes these issues.

    Thanks Andrea, good to know that someone else knows what I'm talking about. It's going on 2 weeks now, but seems to be calming down a little. I don't think I'd even take a free cruise right now.

    I'm headed to the Ohio State game this weekend to see my son march in TBDBITL (The Best Damn Band In The Land) as they are called. I shouldn't have any problems because the game is outside. However, they do a pre-game pep rally type event inside the old basketball arena. For some reason inside that facility I will be spinning. I have my Dramamine.

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    Hi. I'm sorry you are feeling so rotten. Your condition sounds very much like something my mother had had a problem with in the past- Benign Paroxysmal positional vertigo or BPPV. She was able to get treatment that stopped the problem both times.

    Here is a link to some information about BPPV

    http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-c...s/con-20028216

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    Thank you Eve. That sounds quite a bit like what I have been going through. My grandmother has BPPV and has gone to the Cleveland Clinic for treatment. It helped, but she says she still gets dizzy when she looks up or down.

    My symptoms seem to have subsided. I was a bit wobbly last night, but the weekend went fine. I had called a physical therapist that works with BPPV. She said if my problems were a result of boating, her treatment wouldn't help.


    Andrea, I tried the bands on my wrists. No help.

    Hopefully, however, I'm back to land legs.


    Quote Originally Posted by Eve View Post
    Hi. I'm sorry you are feeling so rotten. Your condition sounds very much like something my mother had had a problem with in the past- Benign Paroxysmal positional vertigo or BPPV. She was able to get treatment that stopped the problem both times.

    Here is a link to some information about BPPV

    http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-c...s/con-20028216

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    Hope it stays better.... I've had a couple of bouts of vertigo and it's not fun. Can't imagine how much you went through. Stay well.

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