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Old January 15th, 2008, 10:22 AM
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Just got back last night from 3 day cruise to Bahamas and brother do I still have sea legs! When will I get my land legs back? This stinks!!!!!
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Old January 15th, 2008, 10:27 AM
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Hope you get your normal legs back soon!

Not to scare you but the week before my first cruise I saw a story on Mystery Diagnosis about a lady who took a cruise and once she returned to land she was constantly sea sick if her body was motionless. Unless she was moving in a car, plane, etc. she was incredibly sick and there was NO relief, nothing the Dr. could do! Her body had tricked itself into thinking she needed movement to feel 'normal'.

It isn't that bad for you is it?

I was scared to death when I saw this but it would be a wonderful excuse to live on a cruise!
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Old January 15th, 2008, 10:35 AM
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Takes me about a week to loose the sea legs..


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Old January 15th, 2008, 11:24 AM
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Yup me too, try an antihistimine like claritin, helps the inner ear return to normal a little quicker. It still takes me a while, and I have to be very careful when bending over, as I lose my balance easily for a while.
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Try Bonine The same meds (according to my doctor) that work on sea sickness also work on land sickness. It took me about a week to recover
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It's odd to me that this topic came up.

I experienced something a little different from this on our recent cruise.
When underway I can easily get used to the side-side motion and have no problem moving around the ship.

But this cruise, when heading north to home, the ship bowed fore to aft...like porpoising.
Walking down a passageway it would feel like the deck was falling away and then suddenly the deck would come up and I'd feel like I gained 100 pounds.
Real awkward and it took a day or so longer to get my land legs back.
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Old January 15th, 2008, 03:16 PM
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I get over the "sea legs" thing in about 2 hours. No problem at all,,,and now I am expecting it so it doesn't surprise me at all. The lovely Mrs. Jones (Vita) and I rarely leave the ship anymore on a cruise, so we don't have any opportunity to adjust to "land" while on a cruise.

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Old January 17th, 2008, 03:53 PM
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4 day cruise took my 4 days to get my land legs back.... What a trip that was....
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Old January 21st, 2008, 11:39 AM
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I had heard of "sea legs" but I had absolutely no problem while on the ship.

I had never even heard of "land legs" until I got off my first cruise last November. It lasted about 4-6 days after the cruise. At first I thought I was just tired. I didn't know what was wrong until I laid down and it felt like my body was gently rocking. Then I knew.
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I just got back yesterday from the Conquest and I can't get rid of the swaying sensation. I've cruised 5 times and have never heard of this. I hope it goes away soon! The last day at sea I was seasick. Think I'll take the Bonine and see what happens. Thanks for the heads up.
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I could feel it for about a week when I lay down, but my wife had it hang on for over a month. She works with doctors that prescibed the sea sickness patch for her on our subsequent cruises, not for sea sickness but to avoid the nausia after the cruise. Works most of the time. She's usually good after a week like the rest of us.
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I was ok after a day and am totally back to normal. I've cruise 5 times and never had that problem before, but the seas were unusally rough the last day coming back.
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