Friday, July 14, 2006

if you have hypertension and migraine


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According to the journal Headache, a study of migraine patients with hypertension (high blood pressure) found that patients treated with Olmesartan experienced fewer migraines.
Patients reported an 82.5% average reduction in the frequency of migraine attacks. Patients also experienced a 45% average reduction in the severity of migraine attacks measured on a numeric pain scale of 1 to 10.

This news caught my eye because I have comorbid hypertension and migraine disease. I currently take Toprol for hypertension and Nortriptyline and Cymbalta for migraine prevention and depresion, but I'll definitely be discussing this option with my doctors.

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