If you experience migraine headaches and dizziness, you may have vestibular migraines. This condition is the second-most common cause of vertigo in adults. Working with an ENT can help manage your symptoms so you can focus on what’s important to you.
What Are the Symptoms of a Vestibular Migraine?
The condition typically involves a combination of migraine and vestibular symptoms. Many people with vestibular migraines do not have headaches and vestibular symptoms simultaneously.
Migraine symptoms include:
- Severe, throbbing head pain
- Sensitivity to light, noise and smell
Vestibular symptoms include:
- Dizziness or vertigo
- Feeling unsteady
- Motion sensitivity
What Causes Vestibular Migraines?
The causes of migraines are not fully understood, but they are often genetic.
How Are Vestibular Migraines Treated?
There isn’t a cure for vestibular migraines, but your doctor will work with you to create a treatment plan to reduce your symptoms. Lifestyle changes, such as keeping a regular sleep and eating schedule, exercising regularly and managing stress, may help reduce the number of migraine episodes you experience.
Potential medications for migraines include beta-blockers, tricyclic antidepressants, serotonin or serotonin/norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors and calcium channel blockers. If you’re experiencing vestibular migraines, our team is here to help you manage your symptoms. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
Call St. Cloud Ear, Nose & Throat for more information or to schedule an appointment. (320) 252-0233