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Old August 18th, 2008, 10:20 AM
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I'm guessing it is just not me but after getting off the ship, I'll still sense swaying motion for 2-3 days afterwards. What are your methods of getting rid of this fastest (besides getting back on the ship)?
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What you're experiencing isn't all that unusual, but I don't think it usually last as long as 2 or 3 days. You might try a "bonine", or "dramimine" tablet. I'd bet that would help to get your "land legs" back. As you mentioned, the best remedy is to just jump back aboard another cruise.

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That happens to me every time, but I haven't found anything to help it.
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I always have this same sensation after a cruise. When we first started cruising I used the prescription patches a few times, then switched to the "less drowsy 24 hour dramamine" and I fell much better taking it than the patches. I do have an inner ear problem that contributes to the swaying sensation after the cruise. I just keep taking the dramamine for a few days after we get home until I feel normal again. So whatever you take for seasickness should be continued for a few more days if you are prone to this "after effect."
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I used to be in the Coast Guard and always had that sensation after returning to port. You should feel it after 30-60 days at sea! Anyway, it just means you have gotten accustomed to the ship's movement, or "gotten your sea legs." It always seems to go away after a few days and never caused me any problems. After our first cruies in June, my sister said she thought it was just her until I mentioned it. I have never tried medication to relieve the symptoms so I don't know if that will work or not. Guess it's worth a try.
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So Dramamine or ear patch can be used for post cruise symptoms also...I'll try that next time.
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I get that feeling also. The difference is I don't want to get rid of it. That sensation just makes me want to hurry and book another criuse.
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I have experienced that sensation after several cruises. Even when the motion on the cruise was easily tolerated. I can remember one cruise that was particularly rough. When we disembarked in Miami, both the wife and I laughed at each other as we weaved our way while walking through the terminal at the airport! I've never taken anything for it. It seems to just fade away in a few days.
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Don't feel too bad. I returned from my cruise Aug. 8 and I am still feeling the boat occasionally. Everyday the feeling of the boat rocking fades.
What helped me was when I had the feeling, I had to walk around a little and it seemed to go away for a while.
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I usually have this swaying feeling for the same amount of days after the cruise as the cruise length. (7 dayers 7 days of swaying, 4 dayer 4 days of swaying). I have found that taking the Bonine seems to help the best. Otherwise I actually get pretty "sea sick" on land.

I also found that the patch made me feel pretty bad and had to go back to taking the Bonine. Anyone else have that problem?

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