by Teri Robert, Lead Expert

Vertigo is the sensation of spinning or whirling. Vertigo is not the same as light-headedness or dizziness. People with vertigo feel as though they are actually spinning or moving, or that the world is spinning around them.

Vertigo can be a symptom of Migraine, particularly Migraine aura. Vertigo is particularly common in Alice in Wonderland Syndrome, a rare form of Migraine aura.

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For more terms, see our Migraine and Headache Glossary.

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Medical review by John Claude Krusz, PhD, MD.

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Last updated February 3, 2010

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