• WhoGirl WhoGirl
    November 23, 2009
    my blood pressure rises to 255/190 when migraine comes. When is it too high? like emergency?
    WhoGirl WhoGirl
    November 23, 2009


  • Teri Robert
    Health Guide
    November 25, 2009
    Teri Robert
    Health Guide
    November 25, 2009

    The American Heart Association guidelines consider 120/80 to be "normal" blood pressure. Prehypertension is 120-139/80-89, and hypertension is 140 or higher/90 or higher.


    255/190 is definitely an emergency and a situation where you need to contact your doctor or go to the emergency room immediately.


    Please see your doctor and discuss this with him or her. Plans need to be made to address this so you don't have to go to the doctor or emergency room every time you have a Migraine. Please DO see your doctor about this. Blood pressure in that range can be dangerous.


    Please keep me posted?


    Good luck,



  • Nicki527 October 15, 2013
    October 15, 2013

    That is absolutely too high and you should head for the ER with a BP that high.  Any BP of over 200 systolic increases your risk for  a stroke and/or a heart attack.  Longterm a BP ov 140/90 or higher puts you at risk a number of cardiac or cerebral issues. 

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