Hi everyone, my name is Louise and I’m new to these boards but have suffered from dizziness and balance problems for the last 3 years. I have gone through all the balance tests, calorics etc but they can not find anything, there is no evidence of ear damage. I have really sensitive vision all the time, this is my main symptom which the hospital calls visual vertigo. My visual vertigo has improved over the past year but it is as though something changes and my vision becomes really sensitive and then i seem to be in a catch 22 when i get my visuals good then something happens and my eyes become really sensitive and it goes round in a viscious circle. I have done VRT for the past 2 1/2 years but still dizzy.
Now under a new consultant, he thinks that migraine could possibly be playing a part in this and he has referred me to neurology (waiting still). I have always been a headachy person, but sometimes i wouldn;t call it an headache sometimes they are more like head sensations down one side. I have always thought my headaches were due to sinus problems i have. I have recently been having more and more strange things happening when i suffer from subjective vertigo when i think i am moving, these only use last 5-20 seconds but then i feel rubbish and sometimes then get an headache or a head sensation. So heres what i want to know.
So how do i know if i have migraine? Could my visual vertigo be a symptom of migraine? What will the first neuroloy appointment consist of? Is visual vertigo common in migraine?
Any help or advice would be much appreciated