Patient Comments: Jet Lag - Symptoms


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Comment from: Mom, 19-24 Female (Caregiver) Published: May 14

My daughter flew from Sydney, Australia to Orlando, Florida with a 2-hour layover in Los Angeles airport. That's 8 zones (family vacation with both sides; lack of scheduling communication). She jumped right in to our schedule at Universal and Orlando. She got so sick on about day 3 that she missed a day at Disney. She was dizzy and vomiting, with stomach cramps and headaches... the jet lag was pretty bad. She slept all day and was much better the next day, although still sluggish. She was only 21.

Comment from: Brittany, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: August 22

I returned to Canada yesterday from a three week trip to Germany and am already on regular sleeping hours. I feel rested, but my eyelids are heavy and I feel just a bit dizzy. I'd almost describe it as, the Earth feels like it's moving at a different speed under my feet than I'm used to. By about 7 pm (4 am Germany time), I am still awake and alert, but I physically can't hold my eyes open. My stomach also feels a bit bubbly after a meal.

Comment from: alexandra, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: October 05

I just returned to Australia from Los Angeles (USA) and I have diarrhea, loss of appetite and had a headache that afternoon of return. I wonder how long this jet lag lasts.

Comment from: sarah, 13-18 Female (Patient) Published: June 07

Traveled to Bora Bora in the French Polynesia from Chicago. The day I returned home (to Chicago) I had a headache, went to bed @ midnight, and didn't wake up until 2:45pm! Most likely because at 2:45 in Chicago, it's just 9:45am in the FP. My symptoms include mild sleepiness and loss of appetite. I didn't experience any jet lag at all when I arrived in the FP, so it must be losing so much time. Didn't take any meds for a headache or sleeping pills, just a LOT of water intake. Best of luck to anyone who also has jet lag!!

Comment from: CBroock, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: August 23

I travel to New Zealand frequently and have found that I am most affected by jetlag the next day. My symptoms include fatigue, nausea and stomach upset and just feeling out of sorts overall. I find if I drink lots of water and sports drinks, and go to bed at a reasonable hour, it helps ease those symptoms and I am usually fine for the duration of my trip.

Comment from: colton, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: June 02

Due to this jet lag syndrome I was so drowsy and sleepy. But I wanted to be active for my meeting. So immediately I consulted with my doctor and he suggested me to take Waklert 150 mg dosage to get rid of sleepiness. So I tried it and I got good result. I would suggest you take this medicine when you have jet lag.

Comment from: rangelak, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: May 30

In my 72 years I experienced yesterday seven hours jet lag traveling east. But, it pushes me backward instead forward. I woke up this morning at 4 a.m.

Comment from: SP, 35-44 Female Published: June 17

With my jetlag, I had a severe headache and confusion. When I returned home, I was repeatedly asking what day it was. I stayed up all night and slept all day. It was difficult. I flew to Cairns, Brisbane and Sydney, Australia from BWI (Baltimore-Washington International).

Comment from: Diane, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 26

My husband and I went to Canadian Rockies for 5 days and returned 2 days ago. I went back to work the same night we came home. Now I am so sleepy and dizzy, and can't think. What are the solutions to jet lag?


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