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Old 07-06-2019, 11:52 AM   #1
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Vertigo

Crazy question. I returned 2 weeks ago from three months cruising on my 32' Trawler. Since returning home, I have experienced slight to moderate vertigo, most prevalent in the morning.
Has anyone ever experienced this. I am thinking that 3 months of rocking might have messed up my little crystal thingies in my ear.
Thoughts?
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Old 07-06-2019, 12:02 PM   #2
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I've experienced that, but it cleared up in a day or two on shore.

There are a lot of directions this could take, lots of info on the web about this.

If it persists consider a visit to your doc.
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Old 07-06-2019, 12:03 PM   #3
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I have had vertigo several times in the last 15 years. It hasn’t been associated with boating though. One time it was so bad I couldn’t walk and was throwing up. The last time was about 6 weeks ago. Doc gave me a prescription for Meclazine (sp) and it worked very well. If I start getting dizzy I just take 1/2 of a pill and it goes away.
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Not uncommon. Search for BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo) and "Epley" maneuver to help with it.
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Old 07-06-2019, 12:08 PM   #5
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I had it and the doc did some exercise which cured it immediately. Check the web for instructions. It just takes a few minutes
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What you are experiencing is probably related to a form of sea sickness, the usual timing is vertigo in the evening but you could be that guy who is out there on the standard deviation Z score (translation: a less common response). I'd recommend you check it out with a doc just in case something else is brewing, though the odds are high it is sea sickness, just to be sure.
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A day on the boat in the washing machine called Galveston Bay on a windy day brought out the same thing in my wife. She went to a specialist and was prescribed some exercises that after a few days cleared it up. Now and then when she starts feeling a little dizzy, she does the exercises (for the crystal thingies in the ear) lol and it clears it up right away.
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Glen,

During the three month cruise did you happen to bump you head hard? The reason I ask is at times ahead injury may show up several weeks later.

I know because it happened to me.
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Old 07-06-2019, 05:36 PM   #9
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I have experienced just about the opposite, the admiral to a lesser degree. After a summer on and off (mostly off) the boat once it is on the hard and properly blocked and braced, whenever I get on it for cleaning or maintenance for all the world it feels to me like the boat is swaying and shifting. Even one winter when it was in a building on a cement floor it felt unstable. It is well blocked and braced, two or three keel supports and four jack stands per side. Can't get over the feeling that it is moving. By the way, I have had this feeling on several of my various boats done by different yards in different places. It must be me but it is weird.

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Wow....different issues with different symptoms and there are more out there.


I have been at sea for months and had sea sway upon returning.


I have had vertigo from the "crystals" movement in the ears and it has come and gone, easy to find and cure from the web...... common in turning older.


There are other distinct causes out there...but until you or a doc diagnosis it, no one post is the "right" answer.
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I've been known to rock in front of home's computer screen after traversing one or two weeks at sea on ships (doesn't include Alaskan voyages).
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Old 07-07-2019, 07:26 AM   #12
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And I thought it was just me..... after a week or two on the boat I can be laying in bed at home and swear I can feel a gentle rocking. It's never been enough to make me feel quesy or dizzy though. I kind of like it because it reminds me of happy times.

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I call it "land sick". I sometimes get it after a long stretch of rough weather then immediately getting off the boat. It has always cleared up quickly except one time after a week long stormy crossing. I was land sick for 3 days. Staggering about like a drunken sailor, seeing rollers move across parking lots and other odd things.
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Oddly I usually get it in the shower at home after a long stretch on the boat. Goes away after a day or two. Like Ken I kind of like it too, the lingering reminder of good times on the water. But then I like the sound of water slapping on the hull in the v-berth too.
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Again the different feeling between sea sway and inner ear vertigo is HUGE



I have been underway for over 3 months straight underway in the very South Atlantic, Southern Ocean and Antarctic waters...none known to be calm for long and on a rolly ollt WWII class icebreaker not known for stability



Could hardly walk down a dock. But never seasick in the slightest.


Inner ear crystal movement vertigo....no standing and massive hurling.


2 totally different feelings for me, and I bet most others based on web research.
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Often occurs with me. After being on the boat for a long time and then going ashore, I can sometimes feel like things sometimes move like still on the water. The is most noticeable when being still (sitting, lying down). Goes away after awhile.

Same thing happens with my job which can involve spending hours per day in moving equipment with no outside reference. After many hours of that, I feel the same thing for awhile after I get on solid ground (i.e. feels like I'm moving when I'm not). Happens to a lot of people I know in my line of work.
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Mal de débarquement

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Very common to experience it.
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With the miserable conditions of the sea sailor over hundreds of years, , many had to be impressed .


They would come back after years but were too land sick to get out of town before ending up waking up on a boat again.
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It might be worth your while to see a neurologist.
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