BP spike with pounding headache?
I get pounding headaches from time to time, but never thought anything of it. My ex used to tell me I looked flushed and worried about my blood pressure during these headaches, but I just ignored her.
I've had a headache for the past 2 days, but it disappeared while I was sleeping last night. I thought all was fine today, but while in the shower my head started to hurt, then started to pound. The pounding yesterday was on my left temple, today it was more on the crown of my head, and somewhat in my left temple. I could feel my pulse pounding in by temple and on the back of my head, and I thought I could feel it pulsing on the top of my brain. I was in pain and thought this would be a good time to check my bp, as the doctor always checks it when I'm NOT in pain and finds it to be normal.
So I checked it while my head was pounding, and it 243/121
I was at my mothers (she and my father both have HBP), and she freaked out and made me take Verapamil (Calan). I then laid down and tried to sleep. I checked my BP from time to time(couldnt sleep) and it was steadily dropping. It is now around 143/90. My head still has some pain, but no pounding.
What should I do? How can I quickly lower my BP when it spikes again?
Last edited by tsioc; 11-11-2006 at 09:45 PM.