• susie susie
    October 02, 2010
    headache top where hit and high on the nap other headaches with VERY high blood pressure
    susie susie
    October 02, 2010

    Three weeks ago I was hit by a steel ladder on the left toward center back of my head. I have had pain there and at the nape of my neck and I also get headaches all around the head and behind my eyes. My blood pressure was high before since last December after my husband passed away in November. More recently it is way HIGH. Dr. did a CT scan and it showed ok. He's increased my b/p meds twice which is helping' it has come down to 144/94 but jumps up to 174/102 with pain. He gave me pain medication and now sleeping pill two nights ago. With getting some sleep the pain hasn't been as bad. I am really concerned with blood pressure and pain.



  • Nancy Harris Bonk
    Health Guide
    October 03, 2010
    Nancy Harris Bonk
    Health Guide
    October 03, 2010

    Hi susie,


    First let me say I am sorry for your loss. This must be a very difficult time for you.


    It is not uncommon, I know it happens to me, for blood pressure to increase when we have a Migraine attack. But it is important to monitor it and get it under control. If your doctor is having a difficult time doing this, I wonder if it might not be a good idea to see a Migraine specialist soon, so your head pain won't become prolonged.  It's important to note that neurologists aren't necessarily Migraine and headache specialists. Take a look at the article Migraine and Headache Specialists - What's So Special? If you need help finding a Migraine specialist, check our listing of Patient Recommended Migraine and Headache Specialists.


    I hope this helps.




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