Fight to Find Your Purpose

August 25th, 2003 was the day that temporarily… *forever* changed my life. At least that’s what the doctor in San Francisco General thought—“temporary”.

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Mickie’s Journey from Mal de Debarquement Syndrome to Disembarkment

WARNING: this is a long post. If you have MdDS and are bothered by scrolling, we recommend printing to read offline. To print Mickie’s story, press Command+P on a Mac or Control+P on a PC. My name is Mickie Agee and I live in Nashville, Tennessee. For our 40th Anniversary, my husband Mike and I treated ourselves […]

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Mount Sinai School of Medicine, VOR Readaptation

The following update is provided by Mingjia Dai, PhD., Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Oct. 30, 2014 — Since the publication on the study of the treatment for patients with MdDS, we have further explored VOR Readaptation for patients with classic MdDS (17 patients), spontaneous MdDS (no clear cause, 9 patients) and “MdDS” from head trauma (2 patients). […]

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Annual trip to Lake Powell triggers episodic MdDS for M.

In September of 2010, my life at 46 was chugging along at a fine pace. My family is lucky enough to take an annual trip to Lake Powell, Utah but the one in 2010 changed my life forever. This particular trip was our 13th and nothing was out of the ordinary, except prior to going I was […]

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Trans-Atlantic flight leaves woman with Disembarkment Syndrome

In July 2011, I returned to the U.S. via airplane from a trip abroad. The flight was unremarkable, and I disembarked without an issue, unpacked my things and prepared myself mentally for the return to work. I was a little under the weather on my trip. I had a mild cold and for the first […]

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Still on the Christmas Cruise

I went on a 7-day Christmas cruise, which ended on December 31, 2011. I felt the bobbing as soon as I got off the ship, and thought it would go away in a few hours as I adjusted to being back on land. I had to take a flight back home immediately after getting off […]

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