A Guide for Our Caregivers

If you are a sibling, parent, child, friend, or caregiver to someone dealing with chronic illness, chances are you may ask yourself occasionally — or nonstop — How can I help? As a full-time caregiver to my wife, and also as a person with MdDS, I’ve written this guide which I hope will help you […]

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We can do this. I believe in you! ~ Katie

My name is Katie Miller, and I have had MdDS since 2002. I took two short, uneventful flights on a Friday and two similar flights back on the following Sunday. I woke up that Monday with the unnerving sensation of walking on mattresses, and it looked like the walls were moving. I had absolutely no […]

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Be Still: a Poem by Farzleen

I am sharing my experience with fellow sufferers of this misunderstood condition because of how it took close to a year before a proper diagnosis was obtained after undergoing many tests, how frustrating and depressing it was prior to that not knowing what was actually happening to me, and for having people closest to me […]

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“Why do I feel like I am on a boat? Voila MdDS,” Elizabeth discovered.

In September 2017, my husband, my two sons (ages 20 and 21) and myself went on our first cruise, two weeks before the canaries Portugal Spain. All was well on the cruise, none of us were sea sick, but we did have rough days around the bay of biscay. On return home, my two sons […]

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LeeAnne suffers with dizziness that isn’t vertigo.

My name is LeeAnne and I have had MdDS for 5 years. After my third cruise, an 8-day cruise with rough seas, I noticed a change in my eye sight and had trouble reading the menus. And when I debarked I never got my land legs back. I saw my family doctor and explained my […]

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There is always hope. Never give up. ~ Jodi

My name is Jodi Leffue, and I am a 52 year old woman from Franklin County, Virginia. In August 2017, I attended a family vacation on a cruise. I had a wonderful time on the cruise. I noticed I could feel the ship rock but was able to still enjoy myself. On the excursions, I […]

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