I seek out information on migraines because they are a significant part of my life. What I find most interesting is learning about how my migraines relate to other symptoms I have. Looking back on my life I can remember experiencing some symptoms since childhood. I also remember observing symptoms in family members. Recently, I noticed a connection between migraines and my ears.
I have trouble hearing my youngest child sometimes. I see her lips move and I hear her voice, but don’t understand what she’s saying. I need to drive or sit in the front seat of a car and stare at the road. If I don’t, I’m motion sick and vomiting. My ears ring and throb sometimes for no reason. Sometimes, I’m just plain dizzy in every sense of the word.
The trouble hearing is a newer symptom starting in the last couple of years along with the ringing ears. Motion sickness has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I remember being dizzy as a child but it only gets worse as I get older.
Johns Hopkins Hospital does a great job of explaining migraine symptoms related to the ear. For most people, symptoms related to the ear don’t happen at the same time as a migraine. This has been my experience too. I started experiencing trouble hearing after my migraines became intractable. I suspect a severe episode of migraine attacks can trigger new symptoms.
The more I learn about migraine symptoms the more empowered I feel to fight back against them. Just knowing my difficulty hearing related to my migraine gives me more reasons to try preventing future attacks. Another reason to exercise, eat right and avoid migraine triggers. I need my ears, now and for a long time.