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Old 08-14-2005, 04:30 PM   #1
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headaches and high bp

How high does the bp need to be before it causes headaches? I've recently had elevated bp(140's/80's), which may not sound that bad but its usually 20 points lower(in each direction). A constant headache (which wakes me up at night), nausea..(no vomiting), dizzy spells. Of course, I intend to get it checked out but I'm wondering if a bp(of those levels) could cause those same symptoms. Thanks.

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Old 08-15-2005, 07:28 AM   #2
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Re: headaches and high bp


If you DO feel you want to try a medication, I recommend a beta-blocker, perhaps propranolol. It lowers blood pressure and does a lot to relieve migraine syndrome.

Though a very high blood pressure can cause a headache all by itself, it would have to be MUCH higher than a 140 systolic.

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