Migraine Doesn’t Always Mean Headache

Vestibular Migraine

Vestibular migraine (or migrainous vertigo) occurs in the part of the brain that controls balance and spatial orientation. Migraines in the vestibular system can cause symptoms of vertigo, dizziness, disequilibrium, balance disturbance, and/or motion sensitivity in the presence or absence of headache.

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The Vestibular Migraine Basics


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Think of A Migraine as an Electrical Storm In the Brain

Migraines disrupt normal neuronal activity. Symptoms will vary depending on where these storms of abnormal activity occur. If migraines occur in the vestibular system (the part of the brain that controls balance and spatial perception), then abnormal vestibular symptoms will occur.

2016 Recovery Big Year

Expanding My Physical Limits Through Birding

Meet My Big Year Sponsors

The wonderful people at Zeiss Optics are sponsoring my Recovery Big Year! I am absolutely thrilled to have such a respected and world-class company as my big year sponsor, and am even more impressed by the quality of their optics. If you’d like to learn more about Zeiss, click on their logo above.

The Delmarva Ornithological Society is graciously sponsoring my 2015 Recovery Big Year. I’ll be joining their expert leaders on a number of field trips throughout the year. If you’d like to join us, you can see the list of trips by clicking on the logo above and selecting ‘Field Trips’ from the drop-down menu on their home page.

About Me

Hi! My name is Kelley Nunn. I spent most of 2014 bed-ridden with a mystery illness that was eventually diagnosed as vestibular migraine. When I was sick, I would type the terms ‘POTS + dizziness‘ (representing my POTS diagnosis and my major debilitating symptom) into Google, hoping that I would find something that could lead me to a diagnosis. Now that I am recovering, I created this website to help others who are struggling to reach the vestibular migraine diagnosis, seeking more information about vestibular migraine treatment, or coping with chronic illness.

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