MdDS (Mal de Debarquement Syndrome)

"In addition, the MdDS Balance Disorder Foundation is listed in 2010-2011 Resources
Directory published by the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication
Disorders (NIDCD). The NIDCD is the primary institute of the National Institutes of
Health (NIH) (USA) that provides research grant opportunities for those who study <---------------------copied this paragraph's

balance disorders. This is the source of Dr. Cha's current NIH funding.

MdDS is listed in the current NIDCD Fact Sheet of Balance
Disorders. This listing will assist those currently seeking recognition of their symptoms."

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MdDS is an imbalance or rocking/swaying sensation often both "felt" and "seen" by the sufferer that occurs after exposure to motion (most commonly after a sea cruise or a flight). Although other forms of travel have been known to trigger it. After alighting or "debarking" the traveller continues to feel "all at sea", unable to get their land legs back. Although most travellers can identify with this feeling and do actually experience it temporarily after disembarking, unfortunately in the case of MdDS sufferers it can persist for many weeks, months, even years afterwards.The symptoms are with you constantly, they never leave, nor can they be alleviated by any anti-motion sickness drugs.