Posted at 21:31h
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I was diagnosed with migraine syndrome after a hospital admission with aura, inability to speak and blood pressure of 200/99. Until this experience I was a person who had never had blood pressure above 120. That was three years ago when I was 65 years old. I was put on one aspirin a day and since have had only two slight auras and no other symptoms, except an onset of high blood pressure that my internist is attempting to control with medications, all of which give me side effects I cannot tolerate.
My blood pressure fluctuates from very high to very low during a migraine attack. My doctors don't believe they are related, but one doesn't happen without the other. They are treating me for heart trouble with migraines on the side. My question: could this high blood pressure be related to the migraine syndrome, and if so what can I do to overcome it? My diet is a healthy one and I exercise 4-5 times a week. I do not want to be on medications, as I have always been very sensitive to drugs, but of late I can't see an alternative. Is there one?