What is migraine headache-caused dizziness?

Updated: Mar 13, 2017
  • Author: Hesham M Samy, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Robert A Egan, MD  more...
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Migraine is a common disorder, affecting 10% of men and 30% of women. About 25% of migraineurs have motion intolerance or sickness rather than true vertigo. The pathophysiology of migraine-associated vestibulopathy is not completely understood. [13] Vestibular symptoms usually are dissociated from headaches but sometimes can occur as an aura or as part of a headache. Patients can also have mild form of hearing loss mimicking Ménière disease.


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