When I have a migraine my blood pressure rises dramatically. Is this dangerous?
It's not unusual for a Migraineur's blood pressure to rise during a Migraine attack, but if it gets too high, yes, it can be dangerous. For one thing, it increases stroke risk. You need to talk to your doctor about this. You haven't given us enough information to have the slightest idea of how much your blood pressure increases. Additionally, everyone is different, and we cannot diagnose or give you medical advice via the internet. Please do the safe thing and talk to your doctor about this.
John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert
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Published On: October 22, 2007