Yes I suffer from MdDs or Mal De Embarqument Syndrome
You can visit the foundation site or yahoo support group MdDs, google MDDs foundation or go to Yahoo Support group.
There is no reliable cure other than time and rehab but there are reseachers from UCLA that have discovered it is a nerurological disorder.
It has to do with deep parts of the brain that are Hypermetabolic the Amygldala and another part this is brand new to all of us. I always knew it made people get ANXIETY i was not an anxious person when I got this disease.
It is a really terrible thing to have but a lot is casued by Anxiety and the terror of rocking and swaying.
If your relative recently took a Cruise or Flight or Train is the ususal onset.
It typically goes away in 6 weeks if you're lucky but has lasted as long as 2 -3 years for me I have had several episodes of it. I now get Headaches and Auras and Vertigo and heat intolerance and these are pretty common symptoms of it as well esp. when you have it for a long time.
Your relative must do Vestibular exercise ASAP its critical.Benzodiazapm drugs work well like Xanax Valium and Clorazapam
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