Lee Moore Mal de Debarquement Syndrome
Celebrity Expedition - June 16, 2008
Event Date: June 16, 2008
Cruise Bruise: MdDS
Bruise Location: Galapagos
Home Town: Massachusetts
Cruise Line: Celebrity Cruise Line
Ship: Celebrity Expedition
Details: A day after disembarking from the Celebrity Expedition in the Galapagos I came down with Mal de Debarquement Syndrome in Quito.
The exhaustion and rocking sensation are still tormenting me a month later. I am a woman, 67 years old, very active and until now quite healthy.
Fortunately my Mexican internist easily diagnosed what I had. He had treated it before since La Paz is a port city. He prescribed a round of medications. I had only one day completely free of the balance disorder before the symptoms recurred.
I am currently on medication again. I am doing balance exercises and eye exercises three times a day with a physical therapist's guidance, so far with very little result.
I think cruise ships should be legally required to warn prospective women clients between the ages of 40 and 70 that they could be permanently disabled as a result of taking a cruise.
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