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From what you have posted, I do not believe you have to worry that you are suffering from giant cell arteritis.
I agree with your doctor: It is most likely from migraines.
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Thanks dr. Rick! GCA would not come and go correct?
Can migraines make one mildly dizzy 24/7? The neuro diagnosed MAV because he saw nystagmus whne I was having an episode. Going to a pedriatic ophtalmologist at emory ina month to get the prisms looked at....the neuro thought that the prisms triggered the migraine with vertigo last time.
ha ha ha....i will try to stay away! I am seeing dr. Lambert at Emory.....supposedly he is good, so maybe he can get me worked out. Yes, I know GCA is not commont at my age, but better safe than sorry. What really scared me was the scalp pain....i guess migraines can cause that too?
I am sorry you have migraines too. I need to be better about identifying triggers. can too much salt be a trigger as well?
My inner ear is good, no issues there...trhats why they said migraines instead of vestibular. I guess makes sense.
Thanks! For some reason I have been worried about my head arteries having aproblem..... since I have been dizzy for 2 years now. But I have not passed out once, and it gets better and worse. So I guess vascular problems do not work like that correct?
Thanks so much for your help! You have a great day as well!