Dizziness due to migraine is quite common; the diagnosis is based on the patient’s story as there are no clinical findings except when the patient is having an attack and there is no blood test or scan that can make the diagnosis Only in about 1/5th of patients first experience is there visual abnormalities e.g.
Persistent Postural-Perceptual Dizziness (PPPD)* is a common cause of “dizziness”. Patients have 3 key features: – A long-standing complaint** of non-spinning “dizziness” on most days, association with anxiety and low mood and a normal clinical examination. The dizziness is described as having the following features: – Unsteadiness when upright i.e. “Unsteady on walking”, “Unsteady on