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Hello. I have been suffering from headaches and migraines, with or without aura for about 10 years. Recently they have started escalating and on 3 Oct I collapsed in the street and banged my head on a car. Tests showed no obvious cause. A few days later I started getting more bad headaches but also quite severe dizzy periods. I managed to see a Neurologist and was diagnosed with Vestibular Migraine. I was prescribed 80mg daily Propranolol. The headaches seem to have eased but the dizziness is almost permanent at the moment, with a sensation I'm going to fall over, though I haven't again yet. I'm not confident of the diagnosis and wondered if anyone could help. Frank

  1. Hi ,

    Thank you for reaching out to us and sharing your story. Let me see what information I can give with you that may be beneficial while we wait for others to share their experiences.

    It's not uncommon to see our migraine attack patterns and symptoms change over time. A bump on the head can certainly trigger daily pain and additional symptoms, it sure did for me. Good to hear the test results came back normal.

    Vertigo and dizziness can go hand in hand with migraine disease for some people - it's very frustrating. I can tell you you're not alone in experiencing this. When you get a moment, take a look at this information on vestibular migraine;

    If you feel like you're not getting answers from the doctor, it's OK to get a second opinion.

    Please keep me posted,
    Nancy Harris Bonk, Patient Advocate/Moderator

    I can tell you you're not alone in experineceing this.

    1. Thank you so much Nancy

  2. Nancy I'm not sure how to do find out stuff on here could you please help me

    1. Hi, Bennett! What are you trying to find? Maybe we can help. As a general note, you can search the site using the button on the top left of your screen (next to menu).

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