Blood pressure goes to 110/135 during a Migraine. Normal?

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I have been suffering from migraine since childhood. I am now 46 years old. When I get severe migraine, my blood pressure goes 110/135.   Is it common in migraine patient to get this kind of blood pressure when suffering from migraine. Kindly advise. Narayan.

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Dear Narayan;

A blood pressure reading of 110/135 is in the range to possibly cause a stroke.   For some people, Migraines - or any pain, for that matter - can cause dangerous increases in blood pressure levels. It's important to discuss this issue with your doctor and come up with a treatment plan for when you have a Migraine - a plan that addresses both the Migraines and the spike in blood pressure.

If your doctor isn't able to help, it may well be time to consult a Migraine and headache specialist. 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 out the _ACHE web site _.

Good luck,
John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert

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