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What causes dizziness/ wooziness after getting off a boat dock?

What causes dizziness/ wooziness after getting off a boat dock?

"Sea Legs": Most likely, your body got adjusted to the constant rocking and movement of the boat, so once you stood on solid ground, your brain was now intrepreting the lack of motion as motion. It should go away within a few minutes. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Spinning Sensation (Definition)

Vertigo is a clinical finding where one is standing still but feels like the room is in motion, spinning around him. Vertigo is a type of dizziness. ...Read more


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Is there an effective treatment for dizziness caused by airplane/boat?

Is there an effective treatment for dizziness caused by airplane/boat?

Motion sickness: Dramamine, (dimenhydrinate) meclizine, valium, ginger root, and specific seasickness wrist bands may all help. Of interest, many patients who suffer car sickness, sea sickness, or air sickness, have tendency to suffer migraine headaches. ...Read more

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Is ear or brain the cause of mild dizziness, like standing on a gentle rocking boat? Doesn't affect my speech or walking other than mild unsteadiness

Is ear or brain the cause of mild dizziness, like standing on a gentle rocking boat? Doesn't affect my speech or walking other than mild unsteadiness

Either: Your symptoms can be caused either by an inner ear problem or a problem with the balance centers in your brain. You should be evaluated by a physician to help differentiate the two causes. Although at your age it is more likely to be an inner ear problem such as a meniere's disease, or viral infection. ...Read more

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Husband has on and off vertigo problems last boat ride many years back he go very ill even though took meds. Been invited on boat again-should he go?

Husband has on and off vertigo problems last boat ride many years back he go very ill even though took meds.  Been invited on boat again-should he go?

Probably not: With his sensitivity to vertigo and prior motion sickness it's a good bet he'll have the same symptoms again and not enjoy the trip. Medications can help, but not prevent the symptoms. ...Read more

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I experience sporadic vertigo. Dizziness, nausea, almost feels like i'm on a boat. No specific trigger, lasts 5-10 min. At what pt do I see a doc?

I experience sporadic vertigo. Dizziness, nausea, almost feels like i'm on a boat. No specific trigger, lasts 5-10 min. At what pt do I see a doc?

Dizziness/vertigo: There are two different types of dizziness: one is vertigo (spinning sensation), the other is lightheadedness (feels like one is about to faint). Vertigo usually is caused by a problem with the inner ear semicircular canals. Lightheadedness often is related to a low blood pressure. It would be helpful for you to seek a medical exam at the time of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Female 25yo dizzy sitting up in bed in morning, not vertigo, feel as if on boat. relieved when lying down, also less noticeable when walking. why?

Female 25yo dizzy sitting up in bed in morning, not vertigo, feel as if on boat. relieved when lying down, also less noticeable when walking. why?

Get an evaluation.: Dizziness can be positional in such a case, and it is treatable. However vertigo has many causes that need further examination to recommend treatment. ...Read more

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Slight vertigo "On a boat" feeling randomly ocuring in a day for 6 months, spacing out a lot, tense neck & jaw. I have TMJ but dentist said it's fine

Slight vertigo "On a boat" feeling randomly ocuring in a day  for 6 months, spacing out a lot, tense neck & jaw. I have TMJ but dentist said it's fine

Vertigo, TMJ: See your physician for the vertigo. If you truly have TMJoint symptoms and your dentist said, "it's fine", consider seeing another dentist who might have more training and experience in treating patients with TMD\TMJoint issues. Early intervention and treatment is always better than waiting until you have more severe or frequent symptoms. ...Read more

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Low grade fever,dizziness since ten days.Had dosage of Vertin prescribed by doctor for Vertigo but still the symptoms persist. Dizziness is something like I'm sailing on a boat.Its more towards the evenings. Sometimes feel nauseated.bp is Normal,pulse rat

Low grade fever,dizziness since ten days.Had dosage of Vertin prescribed by doctor for Vertigo but still the symptoms persist. Dizziness is something like I'm sailing on a boat.Its more towards the evenings. Sometimes feel nauseated.bp is Normal,pulse rat

Hydration: You are taking medication for vertigo keep taking it in order for the medicine to work you need to be well hydrated 6-8 bottle of water in winter and 8-10 battles unsymmetrical sodas no energy drink.keep taking the medicine but hydrate yourself everybody think they drink a lot of water unless you are drinking at least 8 you are not drinking enough ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more