Vertigo is a common symptom in patients with migraine headaches. It appears that obverse is also true - migraine is very common in patients with vertigo. A study just published in Cephalalgia looked at 208 patients with benign recurrent vertigo. It turned out that 87%, or 180 of these patients had migraine headaches. Of these 180 patients, 112 or 62% had migraine with aura and 38% had migraine without aura. Thirty percent, or 54 patients always had vertigo without any migraine symptoms, while in 70% vertigo occurred with a headache or other migraine symptoms, such as visual aura, sensitivity to light and noise. The duration of attacks of vertigo in most patients was between one hour and one day.