Has anyone with high blood pressure had any success in preventing menstrual related migraine? I currently take birth control pills to prevent menstrual migraines. Without birth control, I get horrific two-week long migraines that are resistant to treatment and leave me unable to work. I've recently developed slightly elevated diastolic blood pressure, and my doctor has threatened to stop prescribing birth control. Since I have a family history of hypertension and am already doing everything you're supposed to do to lower your blood pressure, she said there's not really any lifestyle changes I can make to lower it.
I'm devastated at the thought of going back to my former life of pain. I have no idea how I would support myself, since I would be unable to work full time. I've tried taking Frova and naproxen the first few days of my period, and it didn't have any effect. I already take other preventives, but they don't work for my menstrual migraines.
Has anyone else experienced something similar? Are there other options?