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A follow-up report
Old 08-13-2012, 01:07 PM   #21
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A follow-up report

Over the past 3 weeks, I had two long drives (~1300 miles) which spanned 2 days both times. We averaged 600-700 miles daily (~10-12 hours), with brief gas and rest stops and a quick lunch stop. I drove for more than 50% of the time.

I wore the psi-bands Breathe a "Psi" of Relief! | Drug Free Wrist Bands for the Relief of Nausea that I had purchased for a long ferry ride last year. I also took a Valerian capsule before bed.

And <drum roll> I am pleased to report that after these 4 'driving days' I did not suffer from the entrainment issues that had plagued me on previous long road trips.

(For the record, I opted to try the Valerian before bedtime, as some of the other items might have caused drowsiness while driving.)

Thanks for all the suggestions!


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Old 08-18-2012, 10:01 PM   #22
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Thanks for the thread - I didn't realize this symptom was called entrainment. I have the sensation when in water for long periods of time - I feel as though the tide is still inside me long after I've left the water - a gentle rocking senstaion. I went on a cruise last March and I felt like I was walking on the rolling ship for several days afterward - it was very weird.....

However, unlike you, I do not get motion sickness.

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Old 08-18-2012, 10:35 PM   #23
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I went on a cruise last March and I felt like I was walking on the rolling ship for several days afterward - it was very weird.....
If you are fortunate enough to "get your sea legs" when you are at sea, your brain will adjust to the pitch and roll of the ship, you will compensate for it, and your balance will be better while you won't get seasick. The motion of the ship will seem normal.

If you are at sea for long enough, and have your sea legs, then when you come ashore the reverse will generally happen. You need a little time to get your land legs back. Until you do, the land will seem to be moving for a day or two because your brain has not yet been able to adjust. This might be what you are describing.

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