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    Mal de Debarquement medication? Cure?

    A wife of my really good friend is suffering from Mal de Debarquement after returning from cruise. She is feeling dizzy and getting the rocky motion as she is still on the ship. Any idea how to resolve this?
    Thank you for your help in advance.

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    Are they sure that the diagnosis is correct? After dealing with a blast injury, I had all kinds of weird balance and orientation sensations. Totally buffaloed the @ the TMC crew so they sent me on to the hospital, but finally a Dr. put two and two together.
    Ended up being something that may have been totally unrelated, but it is relatively common and treatable. Never knew we had crystals in our ears until this, but they can be realigned.

    Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) | Vestibular Disorders Association


    Edit: It wrecked one ear, but I did get my balance and orientation back with therapy. There are tests they can do and by watching.your eyes in relation to the movements, they can tell which crystals need to be realigned.. There were times I would literally be listing to one side while seated. Embarrassing as fvck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by almostgone View Post
    Are they sure that the diagnosis is correct? After dealing with a blast injury, I had all kinds of weird balance and orientation sensations. Totally buffaloed the @ the TMC crew so they sent me on to the hospital, but finally a Dr. put two and two together.
    Ended up being something that may have been totally unrelated, but it is relatively common and treatable. Never knew we had crystals in our ears until this, but they can be realigned.

    Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) | Vestibular Disorders Association


    Edit: It wrecked one ear, but I did get my balance and orientation back with therapy. There are tests they can do and by watching.your eyes in relation to the movements, they can tell which crystals need to be realigned.. There were times I would literally be listing to one side while seated. Embarrassing as fvck.
    ok here is what i know. My buddy took his wife to cruise and since she returned she is having balaning and fanting issues she only have this when she is standing she is fine when she is driving or swimming it is the standing that screws it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calgarian View Post
    ok here is what i know. My buddy took his wife to cruise and since she returned she is having balaning and fanting issues she only have this when she is standing she is fine when she is driving or swimming it is the standing that screws it up.
    If she can move her head throughout normal positions w/o any issues then it probably isn't BPPV from what I understand. Her ENT should be able to send her for a screening for BPPV. Maybe he has seen something that indicates it is Mal de Debarquement.
    Hope they get her squared away.
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