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Diagnosis of Migraine & Headache Types

can migraine cause a sudden severe drop in Blood Pressure.?

  • By Gumby

    I was diagnosed by. neuro as having vasovagal syncope triggered by migraine. They are infrequent episodes and, can be up to a year apart. My BP has been 68/45 Maybe lower I don’t know. I end up on the floor and can’t get up dor 20 minutes to an hour afterwards. It takes an entire day to recover. I have no head pain. I have never heard of a migraine causing your blood pressure to crash. I do not normally even have low BP. Has anyone heard of this?

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  • By Nancy Harris Bonk Moderator

    Hi,

    My understanding of vasovagal syncope, which may father has, can be triggered by severe pain, fear of getting hurt, choking (as President Bush did on a pretzel) and many other things.

    It’s not uncommon for our blood pressure to increase during an attack. Having said that, anytime our body has extreme changes, a migraine can be triggered. You may want to investigate this further and see another doctor for a second opinion.

    Nancy

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