Is pulsatile tinnitus related to vestibular migraine?

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Is pulsatile tinnitus related to vestibular migraine? I was diagnosed with migraine associated vertigo, but now I am having a swooshing pulse in sync with my heartbeat in my right ear, I also have a kind of numb feeling in my right cheek , like Novocain wearing off. Mary.


Dear Mary;

Your symptoms are unusual enough to have them checked out by a ear, nose and throat specialist, hopefully one who is also very well versed in equilibrium disorders. The latest headache classifications do not even list vestibular Migraine as an entity. On the other hand, many Migraineurs will have a dizziness or vertigo complaint at the time of their headaches or Migraines. The cheek symptoms may be related or may be something else/separate. You might want to consult with a headache/Migraine expert for advise on your symptoms.

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John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert

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