Migraine

A new study of 131 patients, the vast majority women (105) diagnosed with vestibular migraine ( also known as migraine-associated vertigo, MAV), described the typical symptoms of the condition in this patient group.

Over half (57.3%) had migraine headaches before the onset of their dizzy symptoms as well as a family history of migraine (50.8%), with more suffering from motion sickness (61.1%).

The dizziness was often worse with loud noise or sounds (90.1%), with nausea (80.2%) tinnitus and er symptoms (60.3%) and headache (49.6%) commonly associated.

Common triggers included stress (39.7%), bright lights (26.7%) and weather changes (26.0%), as well as lack of sleep (26.0%).

You can see the results of the survey of such patients from East Neurology here and here. More information is available on the vestibular migraine page.

Reference: Headache. 2019 Feb 8. doi: 10.1111/head.13484

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