Vestibular Migraine

Vertigo associated with migraines is called Vestibular Migraine, which shows symptoms like motion sickness, dizziness on seeing moving things, lightheadedness, imbalance, nausea, and vomiting. Etiological factors include stress, insomnia, menstruation, dehydration, changes in climate, and foods like red wine, chocolate, coffee, etc. Along with lifestyle modifications, medications prescribed are beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers, anti-seizure drugs, etc.

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I am suffering from awful tinnitus. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 53 year old female, and I weigh 60 kg and 5.3 feet tall. From the last 2.5 years, I have suffered from headaches and balance problems. I had an MRI, which was seen by an ENT two years back, and it was all clear. At that time, I was off work for six months as I kept stumbling. These...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know some details or your problem: What exactly happens in balance problem? Do you fall while walking? Or have a feeling of falling? Do you have any associated hearing problem? Is there a history of any ear discharge? As your primary complaint...  Read Full »

I have vestibular neuritis and migraine with pressure in my head and jaw casing nauseous feeling. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My MRI is normal, but I have pressure in my ears and on my head and jaw right side that causes nausea. Nausea does not subside and worsens with eating. They diagnosed me with vestibular neuritis and migraines. I am on my second week of steroids, and nothing is better. They said they do...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern and would explain that your symptoms could be related to peripheral vertigo. I recommend taking Dimenhydrinate for nausea and pressure. Another treatment option would be Flunarizine or Verapamil coupled with Dimenhydrinate. It would be bes...  Read Full »

How to cure nystagmus and pupil constriction co-occurring even in darkness?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21 year old female. I suffer from very rapid up-beating and sometimes down-beating nystagmus, which exclusively occurs in the absence of visual stimulation. That is with my eyes closed and Frenzel goggles on. When the nystagmus occurs quite intensely, my eyes will bounce under my ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. I would like to inform you that in vestibular migraines, there is overstimulation of sympathetic system, which is responsible for contraction of the pupil despite being in total darkness. In other words, it is a sign of sam...  Read Full »

How to cure the left-sided headache along with eyes and ear pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a left-sided headache and was advised an MRI. I was told by my doctor that it was a migraine. He prescribed Betacap TR in the morning, Tryptomer at night, and Naxdom 500 in the case of a severe headache. But suddenly, there is a left-sided pain with eyes and ear pain.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com.I read your query and understand your concerns. A migraine is often characterized by unilateral headaches and often affects young females like you. It is often accompanied by eye pain. The treatment prescribed by your doctor is according to the standard clinical practic...  Read Full »

Do you think my condition is vestibular migraine?

Query: Hello doctor, I talked to you a few weeks back regarding my condition. Unilateral vestibular hypofunction caused may be due to vestibular neuritis. I have attached the test results for your review. I also have mild cervical spondylosis but the pain is almost gone but there is some stiffness in the ...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepthi. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your unilateral vestibular imbalance could be because of some previous attack of vestibular neuritis which has left back its impressions. I am saying this because at present you do not have any fever, nausea, or vomiting nor any ringing sounds in your ear. Yours is ...  Read Full »

What causes vestibular dizziness and vestibular migraine in an individual?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31-year-old female, and I do not have any pre-existing conditions. I take multivitamin tablets, fish oil supplement, and spirulina. I underwent a deviated nasal septum surgery two years back, and I lost a lot of blood during the surgery. Right after I woke up from sedation, I f...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I feel sorry to hear about your health problems. You had done CT (computed tomography), MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan, and cardiac workup. All are normal as per history. So it is a good sign in terms of no organic lesion present in the brain. You have taken supp...  Read Full »

Why do I get bouncing or rocking sensation while walking?

Query: Hello doctor, For the past three weeks, I have been feeling a strange sensation which seems to be a form of vertigo. When walking, it feels as if the ground is bouncing or rocking (as if on a boat). I seem to not have this sensation right away after waking. However, after an hour or so, it comes ba...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone carefully through your question and would explain that your symptoms could be related to an inner ear disorder. Anyway as your symptoms are not improved by Meclizine, I would recommend consulting with a neurologist and performing a brain MRI study. It is ...  Read Full »

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