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Chronic Dizziness Due to Migraines

I HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH VESTIBULAR MIGRAINES AS OF APRIL OF LAST YEAR. IT STARTED WITH CHRONIC DIZZINESS 24/7. I HAD ALL KINDS OF TESTING WHICH ALL CAME OUT NORMAL. NOBODY KNEW WHAT WAS WRONG WITH ME.

SEVERAL MONTHS AFTER MY DIZZINESS STARTED I STARTED GETTING HEADACHES. AT THAT POINT I WAS DIAGNOSED AS HAVING VESTIBULAR MIGRAINES. THE HEADACHES GET BAD SOMETIMES BUT WHAT HAS BEEN REALLY DEBILITATING HAS BEEN THE DIZZINESS…IT NEVER GOES AWAY. I HAVE TAKEN SEVERAL DIFFERENT KINDS OF MEDICATIONS THAT DID NOT HELP WITH THE DIZZINESS.

I AM NOT TAKING ANYTHING AS OF NOW. I SEE FLOATERS ALL THE TIME AND MY EARS RING OCCASIONALLY. MY QUALITY OF LIFE HAS DECREASED AND IT IS HARD TO FUNCTION BEING DIZZY ALL THE TIME. NOT SURE WHERE OR WHO TO TURN TO. I GUESS I WILL TRY ANOTHER MEDICATION …THAT IS MY ONLY HOPE. ANYONE ELSE HAVE SAME OR SIMILIAR ISSUES WITH DIZZINESS FROM MIGRAINES?

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Comments

  • Jennifer Hanson
    5 years ago

    Has anyone suggested that you may have Menieres disease? I was tested for that among the many migraines tests. It causes ears ringing and dizziness. I hope you find something to help soon. Good luck.

  • Jade84
    5 years ago

    I have been diagnosed with chronic migraine disease for years now and I have rarely had a headache with my attacks. They call it a silent migraine. I experience everything from dizziness, loss of speech, vision to forgetting who I am. It’s a less common type of migraine but still as disabling. I’ve been on all sorts of medications the most effective being topirimate but the side effects are pretty bad.

  • Katie M. Golden moderator
    5 years ago

    Kimberly,
    I occasionally experience dizziness with my Migraines, especially when I stand up from a seated position. I believe that for me it stems from low blood pressure and side effects of some medications.

    However, vestibular migraines are characterized by constant dizziness. Often a person can be dizzy and not experience a headache. The dizziness can be just as debilitating as a Migraine.

    The article below discusses findings on dizziness, vertigo and Migraines. Be sure to read the comments to see how others have dealt with this issue.

    http://migraine.com/blog/migraine-comorbidites-migraine-associated-vertigo/

    http://migraine.com/migraine-symptoms/vertigo/

  • akshata
    2 years ago

    hello, myself akshata, i am sharing my story, one day on december 2016 on duty suddenly i had severe nausea and dizziness and mild headache and due to that i got admitted after doing all investigations including that of endoscopy for nausea and vommiting which came normal dr. fianlly diagnosed me as migraine, since from that day till now i am suffering from constatnt diizziness because of which i have to government leave a job too. i went to so many dr’s everone is telling that it is a vestigious migraine in which there is a constant dizziness and now i am on tab topamax 25 mg once in a day and tab. flunarinine 10 mg once in a day. i am a paramedical professional.

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