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Cruising with Vestibular Migraine

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It's called something else outside US. A processing disorder that causes one to sense, wrongly, that things or oneself are moving, causing one to compensate-- wrongly, of course! Dx 2013-14. I take no treatment for it-- my biggest trigger is weather, followed closely by quantity/quality of sleep/stress, and fluorescent lighting. I seem to have learned to deal with it while driving, although I haven't driven in a tunnel in 5 years....but you should see me in exercise class!

 

I've only cruised twice before, eons ago, pre-dx, both sea rather than ocean cruises. Only time I was seasick, 75% of the passengers were as well. Since dx, my carsickness has not changed for the worse. Long ago, and well pre-dx, I was taken on a fairly small sailboat. I spent the entire afternoon miserably out at the very bow-most spot I could grab, breathing deeply through my nose. I stick to my kayak now, and swells in the bay have the same (no worse) effect than they did pre-dx.

 

So my question to fellow "sufferers" is, how do you think I may fare on a TA cruise? How do *you* cope? I've convinced myself to find a low-lying midships stateroom, which I had anyway on my two previous (pre-dx) cruises. But the possibility of the very expensive privilege of ruinous seasickness, with or without remedies, scares me!

 

 

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I do not do TA cruises but I have the same medical problem.In addition I suffer from PTV,post traumatic vertigo.

 

I always try to get a low deck and mid ship.Good luck to you.

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Lenquixote, thank you! Your PTV sounds even worse :-/
I'm glad to know you do cruise anyway. This TA will either be an exercise in "oh yes you can!!", or.... whatever the opposite is.


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