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Migraine Variant Vertigo
44yo new onset migraines with aura. Inbetween migraines, having palinopsia, photophobia and vertigo spells. Vestibular migraines or something else?
Possible: Migraines can cause virtually any neurological symptoms. The rule out thumb is, rule out more serious causes first, so if you have not sought an evaluation yet, please do so. ...Read more
Triggers: Do you mean paroxysmal vertigo or basilar migraine. Both can occur together or separately and vertigo is associated with migraine. This can be due to sensitivity of brain glutamate to external or internal triggers from genetic susceptibility. Therefore, uncover causation, and/or use preventative meds to treat the issue. ...Read more
Basilar artery: Basilar artery migraine involves reduction of blood flow through the basilar artery, the main blood supply to the brainstem and posterior portion of the brain. It often presents with loss of consciousness and when come to, there is a throbbing headache. Women with basilar migraine should not take birth control pills, since there is a likelihood of debilitating stroke with the combination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vestibular dysfunct.: Vestibular neuritis and labyrinthitis result from infection in the inner ear or the nerves connecting the inner ear to the brain. This disrupts transmission of sensation from ear to brain. Vertigo, dizziness, and difficulties with balance, vision, or hearing may result. Migraine usually adds pain to the equation, but vertigo may also create nausea and vomiting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Migraine w/ aura: are the same as migraine without aura but has the additions: visual, sensory, and motor phenomena vary in complexity. Sometimes, there may be an extended gap of several hours before the headache starts. In fact, not every aura is followed by a migraine attack. See an Orofacial Pain or headache specialist for evaluation and management. ...Read more
Headache for 1+ weeks symptoms of migraine, cluster, tension. Dr says may be a migraine variant referred to neurologist what is a migraine variant?
Variety of headaches: Migraine headaches can manifest in many ways. Variant simply means one version of headache. Your neurologist can tell you which one(s), e.g., muscular, vascular, tension, sinus, etc. Try to be patient if you are put through a lot of tests. That can rule out more serious things. You can also look into the impact of possible food sensitivities, lifestyle, and hormonal influences. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ocular migraines!: Ocular migraines are a form of migraines that take place in the occipital cortex (part of the brain that interprets/controls vision). They lack the severe headache as common migraines. The symptoms are usually all or mostly visual and are typically described as flashing of light or ziz-zag lights in the vision. They usually last less than 30 minutes and affect the vision out of both eyes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What can cause positional downbeat nystagmus besides BPPV? 5mm tonsillar descent noted on MRI Headaches pulsatile tinnitus dizzy worse with pressure
Some possibilities: The list of possible causes of downbeat nystagmus that the neurologists and neuroophthalmologists think about include: Arnold-Chiari type I malformation, tumors (meningioma, cerebellar hemangioma) at the foramen magnum, demyelination, stroke, cranial trauma, drugs (alcohol, lithium, anticonvulsants), spinocerebellar degenerations, syrinx of the brainstem or upper cervical spinal cord, etc... ...Read more
Crystals in your ear: This is usually caused by benign positional paroxysmal vertigo (bppv). A doctor can diagnose this on a physical exam and rule out other diseases. Little "crystals" in your ear that get lose and irritate sensors in your balance organ in your ear. We all have those crystals. A neurologist or ear-nose-throat doctor can re-position them with a harmless physical maneuver. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can migraine or vestibular migraine cause intermittent downbeat nystagmus in all directions of gaze?
Yes: Yes, and the problem is likely to have strong psychological cause. I suggest a review of the website www.stii.us. If what you learn there makes sense to you, look (on the website) for a clinician near you who is familiar with the method called Subliminal Therapy to determine if the problem is psychogenic. ...Read more
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