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My New Neurologist Diagnosed Me, Finally!

What a difference the right specialist can make! After decades of bad headaches which got much worse after menopause, I started falling down for no reason, seeing double, having ringing in my ears, nausea & dizziness. Two Drs. diagnosed me with Ménière’s disease. But my hearing was perfect so my girlfriend said that diagnosis was wrong & sent me to her Dr, who quickly told me she thought my problems were migraine related. I was referred to a highly respected migraine specialist who, after a 2 hour appt. stated I had a rare type of migraine called Vestibular, with many of the same symptoms as Menieres.

Under his care now as well as a Neuro Opthamologist, I am moving in the right direction. 2nd and 3rd opinions are sometimes vital in a difficult case.

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Comments

  • Allyson.Ellis moderator
    5 months ago

    I am so glad your friend got you in to see her doctor and you have finally gotten an accurate diagnosis, Carlie2012! It can make such a difference! It can be exhausting seeing so many doctors before landing on the best one for you. Good for you in being persistent and not giving up! I thought you might be interested in perusing some of the articles we have about vestibular migraine on the site:
    https://migraine.com/?s=vestibular
    Please keep us posted on your progress through treatments. Wishing you a gentle day. ~Allyson (Migraine.com team)

  • Carlie2012 author
    5 months ago

    Thanks so much for your reply to my post. I had no idea you had articles pertaining to vestibular migraines per Se. What a wealth of info on this most helpful site!

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