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.
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.
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.
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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