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Old 16-10-2014, 09:01   #16
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Re: Disembarkment Syndrome

Always thought it was funny as a kid after being out all day to watch the dog get off the boat and not be able to walk a straight line.
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Vertigo is horrible, I've gotten it once when flying, never again please, what I had, we called the leans, there are several types and the leans is a mild type.
I can't imagine having that feeling constantly, I don't know how they could sleep.
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If I'm understanding the concept correctly, it happens to me after spending more than 12 hours in the boat, give or take. If I'm out all weekend for example, it feels like I'm sailing my desk back at work on Monday. It usually lasts significantly longer than the time I was actually in the boat.
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Old 17-10-2014, 08:35   #19
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Re: Disembarkment Syndrome

Not to diminish the suffering of those who have this (sounds awful!), allow me to look at the bright side:

I actually ENJOY the feeling of still being at sea when I'm lying in bed or in the shower. But I admit I've only had a temporary (2-3 day) case of landsickness, not the serious symptoms in that article.

I like one possible cure that's been suggested - go back to sea!
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So it seems it is pretty common but not very much discussed.

The two cases I know are both ladies and one of them never had this before, until now...

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I think You may want to research it further.

What was described here by members, they were the examples of vertigo or of "land (stillness) sickness".
Both are quite minor, and most important, transient sicknesses, well known and described. It can affect as much as up to 30 % of population.
Normally the symptoms are in proportion to the duration of trip (of staying in moving enviroment).

Vertigo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Illusions of self-motion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Real disembarkement sickness (You provided a link to) is extremely rare, neurological condition, uncurable for the moment, but demanding for proper paliative treatment. Can last for days, weeks, months, years or for a life.
Can be induced even by short trip - for example single trip by plane.

Hope the ladies familiar to You do not suffer from this last thing.

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I wonder if there is a study going on for Mal de Knees; the study of why after standing on a rocking bouncing boat a long time my knees hunt once back on land
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i found hydration makes a huge difference.
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We made a long passage this summer. Once on shore, my mate and I walked liked idiots. My wife however had no problems at all, should be noted she took Scopolamine the whole time we were at sea.
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i found hydration makes a huge difference.
I can see that, dehydration causes all sorts of problems
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We made a long passage this summer. Once on shore, my mate and I walked liked idiots. My wife however had no problems at all, should be noted she took Scopolamine the whole time we were at sea.
That is interesting. My wife suffers from motion sickness, but when she gets this land sickness, or whatever it's called. We know it because when you close your eyes in the shower, you had better have a hand on the wall, that is the same time she is acclimated and is way less likely to get sea sick.
I wonder if the sea sickness drugs may actually be delaying or preventing this acclimatization?
I though all people got it, we used to call it sea legs.
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walked liked idiots.
Not that that is a big surprise, nor am I denying that I don't walk around like an idiot otherwise.

That said, I was surprised at how much my legs and in particular my calves hurt after the first day of walking around again. I mean, I expected some weakness, but not that much.

We were only out for like 18 days and I know many have been out much longer.
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After a particularly rough passage from Antigua to Dominica, we ended up in a doctor's office in Dominica (another story). So, I'm siting in this tiny waiting room and it's just rocking and rolling. All the while, I can hear the chickens and goats outside the office. It was reminiscent of some of my more intense acid experiences in the 70s. Totally surreal. Went to the bar next door and cured the problem with a half dozen Red Stripes.


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The year was 1968. The dorm room was lit by a small tensor lamp dialed to its lowest position. It was the beginning of a typical Midwest Winter as the wind slashed across the barren harvested fields of corn. In the background, the turntable spun to the frenetic sounds of a John Coltrane solo syncopated by Miles at the trumpet. There was a smoky haze that wafted from the floor to the ceiling and a nearly empty bottle of Uncle Harris gin wedged between a few paperback novels on the desk. An open saxophone case lay on the floor with some sheets of music with notes scribbled hastily by hand. And then there was the girl: intelligent, blonde and fair with hair that brushed and swept across her lower back. This was a time of youth when the moment was the importance. Two empty glasses half filled with ice sat on the ledge next to the icy window. It was nearly 5 a.m. and with dawn quickly approaching, she rose to her feet and walked to the door. Before leaving, she turned once and smiled. The door closed in a muffled thud. Disembarkment syndrome. You bet.
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Nice passage. Thanks!

Who wrote it?

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I'd buy that book!
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