MAV and miscarriages

Hi :slight_smile:
I have not been officially diagnosed with MAV (yet) but after 2 years of dizziness and head pains, foggyness etc and lots of my own research i am sure it is what i have. I am currently seeking help from a ENT specialist and have a MRI scan scheduled for 20th december.
Since having the dizzies i have unfortunately suffered 2 miscarriages in a year and i wondered if anyone knows if there could be a link between MAV/migraine and miscarriages? Me and my other half would love a child together before we are too ‘old’.
(I get increased symptoms of dizziness around the time of the month but a 24/7 off balance.) Hope everyone gets some relief soon, this condition sucks bigtime!

I’m really sorry to hear about your miscarriages, however I am sure it’s just an unhappy coincidence rather than caused by MAV/migraine. It’s also quite normal to feel dizzier around/just before your period, in fact I think the majority of women on here say this.

Good luck for your MRI on the 20th and let us know how you get on.

I’m very sorry to hear of your miscarriages, that’s extremely sad and difficult to deal with. Also sorry you suffer with this migraine crap.

I’m not sure what you mean by ‘link’ - are you asking if migraine could cause miscarriage or the miscarriage triggered migraine?

The latter is perfectly plausible, particularly if you usually get increased migraine activity at various times during your cycle. Pregnancy will cause a surge of hormones which could trigger migraine and then if you miscarry the stress and upset could also be a trigger. Combine the two in quick succession and that could indeed be a migraine ‘big bang’. On the other hand I have never heard of migraine bringing on a miscarriage so I think you can put your mind at ease about that at least.

Good luck with all your testing and I hope you get pregnant soon!

I cant see that MAV could cause a miscarriage, having said that, I had one. The change of hormones however can cause a lot more migraine, I had IVF treatment and went through it all in a haze of migraine. You could ask to be tested for “Hughes Syndrome”, (Sticky blood syndrome) this can cause repeated miscarriage.

Christine