Another GyroStim Success Story for MdDS



Contributed by Dave Novak with his permission  This is the story of his sister Susan and her GyroStim Success.

Hi Everyone. I just joined the group last week in support of my sister Susan who has MdDS. She has had bouts vertigo for over 10 years and after seeing multiple doctors she was finally diagnosed by a neurologist.

She had been able to work as a vet up until about 6 months ago when several airline flights triggered her worst symptoms yet. She described her gravitational pull as being a 9 and was been unable to get out of bed on multiple days. She is 45 years old and married with 2 young daughters ages 11 and 4.

About 3 weeks ago she was able to get into the Gyrostim program at the Asheville Balance and Vestibular Center. There is a doctor there named Kim Fox who has been incredible working with her and customizing each session based on her feedback. After each spin they record her rating from 1-10 of Spinning, Nausea, Brain Fogginess, Headache and Pull, and then adjust the machine based on Dr. Fox’s experience.

She started doing sessions 3 days a week and after the first week she got much worse. She was bed ridden for multiple days and found the sessions to be physically and mentally exhausting.

Her 2nd week was again 3 sessions and it was here that she turned the corner and started to feel her symptoms lesson. She is now thru her 3rd week and ecstatic at how much better she feels.. Dr. Fox is now recommending she increase her treatments to 2 per day next week in an effort to get her back to feeling 100%.

I know very little about MdDS and my exposure is limited to my sister’s experience, but her treatment on the GyroStim with Dr. Fox seems to be working wonders for her.

The web address for Asheville Balance and Vestibular center is

I hope this helps and wish everyone on here the best. If there are any questions let me know and I will do my best to get them answered.


David Novak

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Cindy Beagle

I am a 56 year old who suffers with Central Vestibular Disorder and possibly Mal de Debarquement Syndrome (MdDS). Central Vestibular Disorder is a central nervous system disorder. MdDS otherwise known as disembarkment syndrome is a type of vertigo except I don't spin I ROCK. The Fatigue is overwhelming and there are many other symptoms but no cure.

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