Migraine and Balance
Vertiginous Migraine is usually diagnosed on the presenting symptoms. Provision of prophylactic anti migraine agents can also assist in its differential diagnosis. The duration of vertiginous symptoms is usually much longer lasting in the order of days, rather than seconds or hours with other balance disorders. Often the imbalance is more of an "unsteadiness" rather that a rotational sensation. Positive family histories of migraine on the female side of families is also another strong indicator that migraine may the be fundamental causation of vestibular symptoms.