Ear blocking with Vestibular Migraines?

Hello,do people have blocked ears before an attack?

I’ve had blocked ears plenty of times but I never noticed it happening at a specific point in an attack.

It has happened to me but I was diagnosed with Meniere’s Disease in addition to MAV so the source could be meniere’s.

I believe I’ve had blocked ear once in last 12 months. Was blocked for 24 hours. Wasnt linked to an attack. But have more regularly had pressure in ear feeling and in addition a strange fluid movement sensation including several times when I managed to get a squishing sound to accompany movement of my jaw. This no longer occurs.

I think it’s actually all related:

-you can get migraines with BPPV
-you can get migraines with Menieres
-you can get BPPV with Menieres
-MAV is a condition in which migraine is a prominent symptom

Doesn’t take much of a conspiracy theorist to link these together.

I’ve been diagnosed with MAV but have some documented hearing loss, get fluctuating tinnitus and have had a mild spinning attack once or twice. A migraine does all that?!

Found an excellent Dr article from Johns Hopkins , so very reputable -addresses ear blocking as well as Meniere’s migraine link - :slight_smile:)

Dr. Michael Teixido, MD – Jefferson Medical College
Dr. John Carey, MD - Johns Hopkins Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
Updated May 14, 2014

Migraine – More than a Headache