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Migraines and Vertigo

One of the results of vertigo may be migraines, which are debilitating and painful to deal with. These migraines can be classified as “vestibular migraines”.

Common Triggers: Heat, stress, and lack of sleep or food. Others have noted chocolate, alcohol, smoking, artificial sweeteners, MSG, and contraceptives as triggers.

Therapy and Treatment: Avoid triggers (may take some time to figure out what your triggers are). Medication can help reduce the pain and severity of migraines, but note that they may cause an increase in dizziness (read the labels!). Biofeedback therapy is a therapy that teaches individuals how to control their own body functions –  through this therapy patients learn how to control their migraines during onset. Other treatments include a change in diet and acupuncture.