Migrain Associated Vertigo

For migraine associated vertigo, identification and elimination of triggers combined with prophylactic medicines is the most common approach.  Patients must be instructed to abstain from common trigger foods, such as chocolate, cheese, smoked meats or fish, alcohol, and foods containing high levels of monosodium glutamate (MSG). If such abstinence leads to a drop in the […]

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Migraine & Vestibular Syndromes

In addition to causing balance problems in some individuals, migraine can co-occur with many inner-ear problems associated with vertigo. For example, about half of all people with Menieres disease, found in 0.2% or less of the population, also have migraine headaches. Similarly, about half of people with BPPV also have frequent migraines. It is also […]

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Diagnosis of Migraine Associated Vertigo

Various forms of dizziness may or may not be accompanied by syncope, which is fainting and actual loss of consciousness. Syncope can also be brought on by other conditions, such as epilepsy. To determine if epilepsy is present, electroencephalography (EEG) should be performed. EEG involves the attachment of a couple dozen electrodes to the scalp, […]

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