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Are Low Blood Pressure And Complex Migraines Related
Not often but: People with complex migraines headaches might have low blood pressure - but could also have high or normal blood pressure. If your blood pressure is especially low it may eliminate 2 classes of drugs (calcium channel blockers and beta blockers) from your preventive arsenal, and that may be why your doctors care about it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypotension is also known as Low blood pressure. Hypotension is defined as "low blood pressure". Blood pressure is measured as two numbers and expressed as systolic blood pressure (sbp) / diastolic blood pressure (dbp). The sbp is the pressure that is generated when the heart squeezes. Dbp occurs when the heart relaxes. 120/70 is considered normal in adults. Less than 100/60 (of either number) can ...Read more
I was prescribed 120 mg of verapamil for migraine prevention. I have low blood pressure. Average 95/60. I'm afraid to try verapamil. Should i be?
Verapamil: This is a calcium channel blocker. A short acting but powerful hypotensive agent. It would be risky for a normotensive person to take this drug without medical supervision as it could cause lowering of the BP to a level that you could faint (pass out). Better meds are on the market. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have migraine & low blood pressure.I have been talking propranol 60 mg devided dose with pizotophan 1.5 mg & 25 mg nortryptyline. Is it ok.?
Possibly: Usually reaction or activity is more related to hormonal (example thyroid and blood glucose levels), general health (age, weight, exercise status, presence of sleep apnea, anemia/liver/kidney issues), and cerebral-cognitive issues (level of wakefulness, depression). A good review by your doc might help if the problem is severe enough. BP and med issues (ex-treating htn), could be involved. ...Read more
A blessing --: Yes -- you are more likely to feel dizzy or faint with a low baseline blood pressure -- having said that, low blood pressure is generally more of a blessing than a concern -- just make sure that you take care of your health like anyone else with exercise and healthy lifestyle -. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will having low blood pressure cause fainting spells? could it be related to an undiagnosed A-fib?
Fainting yes...: The fainting can absolutely be related to low blood pressure. The afib is less likely unless your heart rate is going too fast to perfuse your brain. There is less of a connection between afib and low blood pressure, unless you heart rate is going fast, usually >120-140. Check your blood pressure, get an ECG and possibly a holter or event monitor depending on the frequency of events. See your dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it common with lupus/sjogrens to get episodes of low blood pressure and lightheadedness NOT related to medications?
Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more
A head pain which is usually recurrent, and often in variable locations and severity, associated with few or all the following symptoms; fear of light, fear of sound, nausea, vomiting, bright or dark spots floating in front of eyes, tingling and numbness of one side of face or body. All ...Read more
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