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hypertension during or around menstrual cycle

I have had high blood pressure since 2009. My medication will control it until around my menstrual cycle. I will have horrible headaches that turn into migraines and my blood pressure will jump to 180/110 and stay there for a few days. My doctor stated that it is stress related, but my question is: if it is stress related, why do I just have these horrific headaches and my blood pressure skyrocket just around my menstrual? I can't find the answer. I have researched it and have ask my physician, but no new light has been shed. Does anyone have any information?
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replied November 1st, 2014
Thank you for asking

you should know that menstrual cycle triggers the headaches and is classic for migraine. If you are on hormonal pills you need to discontinue it and find an alternate mode of contraception. Menses are trigger to migraine.

try behavioural and biofeedback and TMS devices. Alot of options from pharmacologic to psychologic, to food and diet modifications and avoiding triggers like lack of sleep, forbidden foods and caffeine should be avoided.

Seek a neurologist for further guidance.

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