Not a typical migraine
Hi I am 38 and a mother of 4 children. I have had chronic headaches for years and suffered migraines occasionally. The beginning of this year I started having balance and dizzy spells a lot so I went to my family doctor to get it checked out. Just by coincidence he was having testing for vertigo for any of his patients having dizziness. The test had 2 parts to it which would confirm a diagnosis. The technician who did the test looked at my computer readings after the first part of the test and said he had never had a patient light up all six test points before. He told me not to bother coming in for the second part and that I would get a letter from the doctor about my diagnosis. Two days later I got the letter and it said I had vertigo.
My doctor sent me to an ear doctor after vertigo treatments were not successful and I was complaining about the vertigo being severe and constant with electric shocks , nausea, headache, confusion, and hallucinations when I tried to sleep at night. The specialist said I was actually suffering from Vestibular migraines which triggered the vertigo and other symptoms and I have an appointment in November to see a Neurologist. I hope they can find a treatment to stop them because I have had to go to the ER for help stopping them because I am unable to sleep when they hit and they last for days.
I would appreciate any else's input about these type of migraines.
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