The most widely recognised symptom of a migraine is probably the chronic headache that it can cause. Other commonly referenced symptoms include tunnel vision and an aversion to bright lights. Either way, if you ask the average person what they think a migraine involves almost all of them will include “headache” somewhere in their list.
However, one thing that most people don’t tend to think about is the idea that you can have a migraine without having any head pain. Migraine-associated vertigo (migraine that makes you dizzy and nauseous) is one of the most common causes of vertigo, and it’s thought to affect one per cent of the UK population. It might not sound like much but that means that there are hundreds of thousands of people out there suffering from migraines that are often mistaken for ear infections or other similar conditions.
Migraine-associated vertigo is, on the whole, straight forward to treat. This is one reason why being given a misdiagnosis matters – migraine-associated vertigo need not be a long-term condition once it is picked up on. The difficulty is that many people might not think that their problem could be migraine-related if they don’t have the head pain.
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