Migraine Headache

Vestibular Migraines

Vertigo is very common in migraine patients. It occurs in about 25 % of them. There are a variety of migraines. The important ones are: migraine with aura and migraine without aura. The other kinds are: vestibular migraines, tension headache, menstrual headache, cluster headache, pregnancy headaches, vascular headache and optical migraine.

Dizziness as a symptom of migraine is common and is an often-ignored cause of balance disorders. Dizziness and vertigo can occur in individuals with migraine as part of the migraine aura or separately. Furthermore, dizziness may not occur at the same time as the headache, and can even occur as an extraneous event. Particularly in younger patients, dizziness or vertigo may predate the onset of headaches entirely. To know more about Vestibular migraines, read Some More Type Of Migraines.

The management of migraine is divided into two categories: symptomatic and preventive treatments. Acute attacks can be treated and stopped (aborted) with various medications including Fiorinal, Midrin, and sumatriptan (Imitrex). Preventive treatment is most frequently accomplished with propranolol (Inderal). Amitriptyline, calcium channel blockers, and acetazolamide (Diamox). Acetazolamide has been particularly effective in treating patients with vestibular symptoms associated with migraine.

For most people with vestibular migraines, vertigo doesn't necessarily happen at the time of severe headache. Instead, typical migraine triggers may lead to vertigo without an actual migraine. Attacks of migraine vertigo can last from a few minutes to several days.