Migraine/Meniere’s Overlap

 The two most common causes of recurrent episodes of prolonged vertigo (lasting at least 20-30 minutes) are Vestibular Migraine and Meniere’s disease.  Most practitioners make the distinction between the two by considering symptoms that accompany the vertigo attacks. Migrainuers often have visual complaints (increased sensitivity to light), and Meniere’s patient have unilateral auditory complaints (tinnitus,…

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Thoughts on Migraine Hypersensitivity

  As the director of a balance and vestibular clinic, I see many patients with complaints of dizziness, disorientation, and motion sensitivity related to migraine. We work closely with our neurology colleagues in managing these patients. The International Headache Society has an official classification of “vestibular migraine.” Let me start by saying that I am not…

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