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Old 23-10-2014, 19:15   #31
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Re: Disembarkment Syndrome

I didn't do the acid trip in the 70 and beyond.

But when my 10y older brother came back from nam.... he said the only cure for bed spins foot on the floor.

He said you could tell every solder just back from leave.

I tried it, and it works...thankfully I didn't go to nam, and I soon learned to control my intake.

So only a few hundred nights laying in bed with one foot on the floor.


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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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Old 24-10-2014, 05:53   #32
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Re: Disembarkment Syndrome

The way we have it here, it affects us both in short and long term. Like when an hour or two after getting of the plane but also after our 30+ days passage to the Azores.

Interestingly, it was not here before. It is an 'acquired' thing. Probably acquired with age.

Doctors and scientists claim there is no damage. The ear is fine, neural things are fine. Must be some chemistry thing (only a guess).


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Old 24-10-2014, 09:42   #33
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Re: Disembarkment Syndrome

We get it, my wife and I. It seems dependent on how many days we have spent off the coast (big swells). She did the entire trip with me this year, around Flattery and Columbia twice. Complained of it for a week and a half after.
In the past, when I picked her up inside the Salish and we sailed up the inside passage, she never got it. I always get it, but only for a day or two. Tolerable.
BTW- I always get seasick, she only got it once.
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I definitely have it after a long day of bumpy sailing or a cruise..
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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

Me too, wonder if it has to do with the lack of cartilage I my knees. Surgeon said Iíll need full knee replacement soon.
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[QUOTE=barnakiel;1661815]Nice passage. Thanks!

Who wrote it?


I can assure you, it wasn't the mailman.
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Re: Disembarkment Syndrome

After a 20 year break from sailing we started doing weekend trips with friends. On a Monday morning I would go to work on the 18th floor of a high rise building and for 2 - 3 days the high rise would be heaving and I would feel seasick. All this stopped once we moved onboard our own boat permanently so not so many staggering days any more.


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Re: Disembarkment Syndrome

I don't get actually sick, but I have the thing in the shower people talk about, and in general feel uneasy on land after a long spell at sea.

I have never been seasick, and I actually crave the motion of a lively seaway. I love the way it feels; I need it, my body needs it, actually. I have been in the backseat of a jet trainer doing aerobatics, and never felt a twinge, much to the amazement of the pilot. But ex-Royal Navy submariner friends of mine say that there are conditions where no one without exception can avoid seasickness; I just haven't experienced them. Maybe.

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