BC Balance and Dizziness is proud to announce the seventh article in our series planned for 2019. This one is on mal de débarquement.
“Débarquement” is the French word for “disembarking” or getting off a boat, train or airplane. “Mal de débarquement” literally means “sickness of disembarking,” also known as “land-sickness” — the opposite of seasickness. If you have ever stepped off a train, boat, car or airplane and felt as if the ground was rocking under your feet, you have felt mal de débarquement.
For most people this is a short, transient occurrence, lasting hours or days, but, for some people, it can go on for a month or more. And stranger yet, some people have a spontaneous occurrence, unrelated to travel in a moving vehicle.
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