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My mum had a blood pressure score of 199/120 and is now getting really bad migraine headaches, what should she do?

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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
6 doctors agree

In brief: See her doc!

This is way to high! She should see her doc ASAP.
She will benefit from a blood pressure device at home. No reason to wait. THIS CAN BE VERY DANGEROUS. Just make her do it. NO WAITING. PLEASE. You may even have to send her to the ER. Good luck

In brief: See her doc!

This is way to high! She should see her doc ASAP.
She will benefit from a blood pressure device at home. No reason to wait. THIS CAN BE VERY DANGEROUS. Just make her do it. NO WAITING. PLEASE. You may even have to send her to the ER. Good luck
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Meds

Your mum has an urgent elevation of her BP that needs to be addressed right now.
Medications will, indubitably, be required - very likely several simultaneously.

In brief: Meds

Your mum has an urgent elevation of her BP that needs to be addressed right now.
Medications will, indubitably, be required - very likely several simultaneously.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Must see doctor ASAP

BP reads in the 199/120 range are dangerous and considered a medical emergency, as there is risk of head bleed or stroke and brain encephalopathy, among other issues.
Her BP must be controlled by her doctors ASAP

In brief: Must see doctor ASAP

BP reads in the 199/120 range are dangerous and considered a medical emergency, as there is risk of head bleed or stroke and brain encephalopathy, among other issues.
Her BP must be controlled by her doctors ASAP
Dr. Rocio Lopez-diego
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Dr. Amrit Singh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Wait

On low bp may adjust in a few weeks more benefit of low bp migraine may not be related or go away u may keep a like hong her 130/80 or get another tr for migraine bit don't keep bp high

In brief: Wait

On low bp may adjust in a few weeks more benefit of low bp migraine may not be related or go away u may keep a like hong her 130/80 or get another tr for migraine bit don't keep bp high
Dr. Amrit Singh
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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Based on ur description, ur mother may b having MORE than a "really bad migraine". BPs this high can lead to throbbing headaches, aneurysms, or worse, subarachnoid hemorrhagic strokes - & the 'pounding' headache can b mistaken for a simple migraine. (Unfortunately, the popular press confuses migraines, which is only 1 type of headache (on 1 side) usually provoked by light & sound, w/ all headaches
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