I saw an article on autonomic dysfunction and vertigo and wondered if anyone else on the forum has looked into this connection. I have the full text to the article, but I don’t think I can post it because of copyright laws (?). Anyway, here is the link to the abstract:
Laryngoscope. 113(10):1658-1671, October 2003.
Pappas, Dennis G. Jr., MD
Basically, this researcher was looking into how many people with vertigo also had other autonomic dysfunctions such as low blood pressure conditions, mitral valve prolapse, chronic fatigue, frequent headaches, etc. He found that the vertigo in these patients improved if they were treated with the typical treatment for low blood pressure conditions (including fluid loading, high salt diets, and possibly medications). In other places, I’ve seen migraine headaches included as part of “autonomic dysfunction” as well.
Anyway, I have previously had chronic fatigue syndrome and have mitral valve prolapse and a low blood pressure condition (neurally mediated hypotension) as well as the vertigo. So, it was really interesting to me to find an article that tied them all together. I’ve recently been diagnosed with MAV and positional vertigo and am currently trying migraine meds and vestibular rehab, but I’m also going to show this article to my doctors as well.
I just thought I’d pass it along.