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Blood Pressure Linked To Migraine Aura
Can migraines be linked to high blood pressure? I get occasional migraines along with optical migraines frequently.
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
It is highly: unlikely for you to form brain aneurysms on this basis. Usually there is a familial or genetic basis for vascular abnormalities that result in these forming. ...Read more
Took BP after Migraine Aura(with no headache)after lunch165/81.Can migraine with an Aura only cause spike in BP?Have normal BP even with Migraine Aura
It could: ...just the anxiety about possibly getting a migraine if you have bad ones. However, you have a rather complicated history and are on some things which should help control your blood pressure. Keep checking it, and if it is staying up (or going up) probably should be seen given your history. By the way, you can always take more Magnesium, bisglycinate better than citrate. Helps both concerns. ...Read more
Total body tension: The headache would not cause the blood pressure spike, but the 2 symptoms could come together in one person. I have also seen hypertensive people develop headaches when BP rises quickly. Tension headache means the muscles around your scalp are very tense, and they can hurt like muscles anywhere else in your body can hurt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you have intracranial hypertension with an opening pressure of 18? Severe headaches & head pressure, pulsatile tinnitus, dizziness. Head/eyes/face pulsate in sync with my heartbeat. No optic swell
Yes: Normal opening pressure is up to 15. You can have all of the sx you describe with an opening pressure of 18. The lack of optic swelling is a good finding but it does not eliminate the need to address the pressure as a cause of your symptoms. Talk with your doctor about this, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Ocular migraines!: Ocular migraines are a form of migraines that take place in the occipital cortex (part of the brain that interprets/controls vision). They lack the severe headache as common migraines. The symptoms are usually all or mostly visual and are typically described as flashing of light or ziz-zag lights in the vision. They usually last less than 30 minutes and affect the vision out of both eyes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can people w/o hydrocephalus have CSF pressure increase or headaches caused by intracranial pressure?
Already diagnosed with epilepsy and migraine. Due to inflammation of occipital vessel. Why do mood modifiers cause seizures.?
Shortness of breath severe migraine followed by blood in nasal mucus. Chronic migraine aura sufferer. Could this be from headaches?
Can nortriptyline or clonazepam damage your blood vessels in head? Having pressure, tension and throbbing. Serious?
Clonazepam can cause: Headaches, fatigue and blurred vision (the 3 complaints you have listed). Nortriptyline can caused blurry vision. Please let your prescribing provider know about these possible side effects. If you are experiencing confusion or unusual behaviors than you should be seen more urgently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can one have Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension& have normal LP opening CSF pressure? If severe headache, pain behind eyes and pulsatile tinnitus?
Not unless you are..: .....comfortable with violating the very DEFINTION OF THE DISEASE process. The whole reason it's called IIH is because some people's opening pressures are so high the column of CSF can squirt from the tube. I know cuz i've seen it happen. If you'd like more information or advice on this let's set up a 1-1 appt.: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more
Is low blood pressure associated with migraines at all? I do know that BP rises with my migraines
If anything, your: experience is atypical. The relationship between blood pressure and migraine is controversial. Change in blood pressure is not predictable among those experiencing migraine; the most common report is what you suggest, that, especially diastolic, blood pressure falls during a migraine. In general, high blood pressure is associated with a greater likelihood of headache, but not migraine specifically ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ocular migraines!: Ocular migraines are a form of migraines that take place in the occipital cortex (part of the brain that interprets/controls vision). They lack the severe headache as common migraines. The symptoms are usually all or mostly visual and are typically described as flashing of light or ziz-zag lights in the vision. They usually last less than 30 minutes and affect the vision out of both eyes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes but possibly: Yes, it can, but that is unlikely. Usually it's something else. Best to get checked out but an ophthalmologist. Also, you should have a blood pressure machine at home so you can check your blood pressure when you develop these episodes. Good luck and feel better. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can a hypertensive patient with controlled blood pressure have occipital headache during night while lying down??
What is a good migraine preventative med for someone in menopause and with migraines and migrainal vertigo and low blood pressure?
The term aura is usually used to describe a visual change that occurs at the onset of a classic migraine. It is typically described as an odd light appearance, color change or other visual illusion associated with the headache. Not all migraines have auras..."common migraines" do not have auras, ...Read more
The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more
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