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Vestibular migraine symptoms after a fall

#1

I’m new here. And glad to join this forum for info and support. I’ve been experiencing increasing symptoms of Vestibular Disorder and Migtaine that are worsened by a fall I had a few weeks ago. I have had a lot of periodic dizziness and reason for the loss of balance that resulted in a fall. It really jarred my whole right side and snapped my head and neck. Didnt hit my head but the bouts of Migraines are increasing. Wondering if anyone my age in early 60s experiencing that.

#2

Hi

A trauma can certainly cause start up for VM or exacerbate existing condition I’m sure. Assuming you have had tests for concussion, whiplash and other neck damage since hopefully with time it will settle. Welcome to this forum. Sorry this is so short but it’s way past my bedtime. Perhaps we can speak again shortly. Helen

#3

Hey and welcome, the first concern I would have is concussion, they can pose identical symptoms to what most of us have here (my vm started after a concussion that damaged my inner ear), specifically a vestibular concussion. Regardless, take a look at the stickied posts and welcome again, you are at the right place as well all identify with how you feel

#4

Hi again. I’m awake again now and re-read your post, you didn’t knock your head good but you mist probably jarred your neck good and hard which coukd have caused cervical type vertigo. (Not a doctor, you need to investigate further). Any type of trauma causes stress which increases migraine frequency and severity. All warrants further medical intervention as first move I’d suggest. Helen

#5

Thank you. You know I didnt think about that and I’m in between insurance and awaiting new coverage. But I will go back to my Dr. And I have had neck pain too and did wrench my neck and upper back when I fell against a chest of drawers and that probably loosened something like the whiplash i had when i had my last car accident and hit my head then. The reason why i e ended up with Vestibular Migraine. I only got diagnosed with that four years ago. And it was getting better until i had a sudden bout of vertigo a year and half ago and lost my balance and fell again on my right side in a parking lot and fell hard my arm and elbow was broken. I’ve been dealing with recovery of the injured arm and took a year to heal. I couldn’t afford any surgery at that time and have only 60 percent use of my arm but hoping it will get better. I am grateful for your advice. I will follow up on that and get to get some therapy. I started Vestibular Rehab before but I injured my ankle badly and couldnt complete. Yes that injury was due to losing my balance too. I’ve had too many accidental falls in the past several years. This one made me think about what my future will be. And will make some adjustments to create a safer atmosphere and because of my fathers deterioration from Dementia that I’ve gotten rid of things that have been sticking out or loose rugs or anything that I could trip over. Making this a safer home now is essential. So getting rid of excess furniture too and getting rid of the rugs is now something I’m doing to make things safer. And will get a medical alarm when I’m going to be alone in future.

#6

Yes. I have a fistula that was detected after my car accident 12 years ago. I’ve gone thru the proverbial gamut of testing and rehab and physical therapy and any treatments. None took until I found a wonderful specialist a half hour away and he gave me all kinds of tests. The rotational chair etc and was the one who diagnosed me with Vestibular Migraine and Post Concussive syndrome and found out from an MRI that I had also had a mini stroke that showed up. Then I had to go thru more testing and get clearance. I’m thinking of going to a Neurologist next because of other symptoms that could be a cervical problem. I really appreciate the information and the advice and agree this isnt normal for me and needs further medical attention. I agree that it is almost like I have had a concussion. But I assure you didnt hit my head but it was a sudden jarring so I know from past years when I’ve fallen that my symptoms increased. I will be careful. I assure everyone and thanks for your concern. I do know that dealing with a lot of stress doesnt help. I’m taking a supplement that helps with that. And trying to keep my stress down. Very hard when you sre a caregiver to an elderly father in his last stages of Dementia and deteriorating. Thank you again for this forum and support network that I dont hsve otherwise and not even from my own family.

#7

Once you’ve sorted the home, and got medical opinions, eventually might be good udea to try some preventatives to help with the migraines/vertigo if it’s still around. Helen