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A 24-year-old male asked:

Can labyrinthitis and migraines cause the same symptoms? i see a neurologist monday but can't see an ent yet. pressure in my head constant ringing ear

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Dr. Kelly Condefer
A Verified Doctoranswered
21 years experience
Migraine vertigo: Both migraine and labrynthitis can cause vertigo, however the pressure in the ear sensation is not normally seen with migraine. Labrynthitis can be a sudden onset very severe vertigo that can last weeks. Migrainous vertigo is usually more of a constant dizziness, and sometimes a little less severe. The neurologist should be able to distinguish between these. They also have different treatments.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Migraine can be associated with episodes of paroxysmal vertigo, i.e., time limited repetitive attacks. Labyrinthitis is an acute viral infection lasting several days, and gradually resolving. A combination of vertigo, ear pressure, tinnitus may be a presentation of Meniere's disease. Discuss all of this with your neurologist.
Last updated Jul 18, 2021


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