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Dizziness for more than 24 hours after return from trip? Anyone experienced this?

Dizziness for more than 24 hours after return from trip? Anyone experienced this?

Feb 21st, 2005, 02:58 PM
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Happy to report that I am feeling 100% back to normal (about 6 days after our return flight). The dizziness and off balance sensations are completely gone, however taking the decongestants in a very dry climate (Denver) has made my nasal passages uncomfortably dry. Guess I can't win I'll take dry skin over how I was feeling any day though!
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Mar 6th, 2005, 08:38 PM
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Thank you for posting this. I am on Fodors all the time but found this topic while searching on google. I am terribly dizzy. I have been back from our trip for a week and I am still dizzy. It was a long trip- three planes and a small boat ride each way. Anyway, I will see a doctor tomorrow but it so very nice to know that others have experienced this too.
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Mar 7th, 2005, 05:36 PM
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I found something that seems to be working: Hyland's Motion Sickness. It is homeopathic medicine.
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Mar 7th, 2005, 06:58 PM
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Flying and riding on elevators have always made me have spells with dizziness. I am not the best traveler because I am usually a nervous wreck anyway and then feeling dizzy doesn't help. I am glad that other people have this. I deduced that it was because of my ears, I had a problem with my left one as a child. My fellow traveling buddies think I am a hypocondriact (sp) I think. If they had ever had a bout with vertigo they would not be so quick to tease. It is an awful feeling. Sometimes after riding in an elevator I will step off and it will feel like i am walking on a boat.
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Mar 9th, 2005, 05:49 AM
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I have the same problem with elevators, too!
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Mar 9th, 2005, 06:21 AM
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Glad all is well, and the ear infection culprit handled. These things can be scary with all the unknowns "out there."

After taking an ocean liner from NYC to England a number of years ago, I had to be careful for several weeks....when I stood still, had the sensation of moving, and steps were a problem-balance & perception were off. Basically, I was told I still had my "sea legs," and my body/balancing mechanisms felt the rocking motions even after I no longer was rocking around on the high seas. This gradually diminished, but it was not fun. Sometimes produced mild dizziness.

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Apr 9th, 2012, 06:27 PM
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I was interested to read this, as I goggled my symptoms. I too suffer sometimes a day or two after flying. Even reading the article started to make me feel oomy. At least I know I am not alone and hopefully now I know how to deal with it. Last time I lost two days of my holiday. I have been to a doctor and it isnt an infection and was told to rest, apaarently I can take a decongestant along with fluid tablets and thsi will help me, I will know soon as I'm about to fly overseas again.
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Apr 28th, 2012, 11:41 PM
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Folks, please do a search on aerotoxic syndrome, especially if you fly often. I wish I'd known about it a long time ago. Good luck, and stay well.
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Jul 2nd, 2013, 09:37 AM
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I know this topic is old, but in case someone stumbles upon it again (like I did), I'd like to add my 2 cents. If you are prone to motion sickness and ear problems this is not unheard of. I get like this every time I travel. EVERY time! It doesn't matter if it's car, plane, boat, train, etc. The longer I'm in motion, the longer it takes for my body to adjust back. I just came back from a London/Paris vacation and I was on some sort of transportation every day so I don't expect my body to balance itself out for at least a week. Short travels usually work themselves out in a day or two while cruises, for me, usually take two weeks. For me, this is completely normal and you just get used to it. Try not to use Dramamine or similar to help after you're done traveling because it masks your body's sense of balance and your brain needs to re-learn how to balance itself. I promise it does go away.
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Jul 3rd, 2013, 06:34 AM
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Just a mild chuckle in rereading this thread...Vickles, how did you goggle symptoms and how did you feel oomy? But then you said thsi and I realized perhaps you were speaking while intoxicated.
Only kidding from one prone to dizziness or is it dizzyness.
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