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Has anyone experienced this during a cruise?

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I have just returned from a five day cruise. Before departing I was fine, energetic and not gasping for breath. Once on board the ship, I could hardly walk more than a few feet without having to stop and rest before moving on. Thoughts?


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  • Barbara Moore moderator
    1 year ago

    Hi Granna,
    Tread lightly upon any diagnosis of anxiety. There are many reasons why this could have happened but if you are feeling good about having been and you are happy you went, leave it in the past. Too often it is deemed to be anxiety when in fact there are many reasons why this happened.As Leon said, as long as you feel good now, its an adventure that you hold.

  • Barbara Moore moderator
    1 year ago

    HI Granna,

    Remember that with a chronic illness we must approach all activities in moderation. It is certainly hard to find the balance between exercise and rest.
    Barbara Moore (Site Moderator)

  • granna author
    1 year ago

    Agreed. Moderation is hard for me. In addition, I think I was having a problem with the combination of prednisone and the transdermal patch.

  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    1 year ago

    Hi granna and thanks for your recent update. I realize this is after-the-fact, as your cruise is over. Were the medications (prednisone and Scopolamine (the transdermal patch) prescribed by the same physician? You may want to speak with the physician(s) as to their opinion whether the two medications were responsible for the way you felt. Please do check back and let us know what you find out. Warmly, Leon (site moderator)

  • Melinda
    1 year ago

    Hi Granna I just went on a cruise and I found I was more tired. I assumed it was all the trying to keep up with my family more than anything

  • granna author
    1 year ago

    Travel is exhausting! I’m moderating my travel time.

  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    1 year ago

    Hi Melinda and thanks for your input and for sharing your personal experiences on this particular topic. If your family was that active, you feeling tired may certainly have been related to that. Warmly, Leon (site moderator)

  • granna author
    1 year ago

    I actually think it was the anxiety that was the problem. Thank you

  • Lyn Harper, RRT moderator
    1 year ago

    Hi granna – I tend to agree with Leon, you know yourself the best and it most likely was anxiety. The only other thing that came to mind was the change in weather over the open water. I’m not sure where you went, but that may have made a difference in the air quality and barometer. Hopefully it didn’t discourage you from trying again.

    Regards,
    Lyn (site moderator)

  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    1 year ago

    Hi granna – I would say you know yourself best. If you think it was anxiety, then that is probably what it was, especially if you’ve ruled out sea/motion sickness. Did everything return to normal for you once you returned? Leon (site moderator)

  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    1 year ago

    Hi granna and thanks for your post. While others in the community may share their own experiences, based on your inquiry, I was wondering – do you think it could be related to sea sickness or motion sickness?
    I’m glad this is behind you now.
    Leon (site moderator)

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