Migraineur with vertigo not during Migraines?

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    I get frequent migraines (with and without aura). I also get severe vertigo. I never get them at the same time. Is the vertigo related to the migraine? Karen.

     

     

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    Dear Karen;

     

    The best answer we can give you is, "Maybe."

     

    This is really a question you should bring up with your own doctor because it needs to be answered by someone in context with your full medical history and a thorough examination. There is Migraine associated vertigo (MAV), which usually occurs during a Migraine attack, but may sometimes occur with no other Migraine symptoms. Only your doctor can diagnose and tell you if it's MAV or something else. Inner ear issues and other medical conditions can cause vertigo and would need to be ruled out.

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    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert

     

     

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Published On: February 01, 2009