Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.
From the brief description of your symptoms, a likely cause could be a migrainous headache (which rarely present with transient neurological symptoms like paralysis
). Another possibility which has to be considered in this scenarion is a transient ischemic attack
). This is a condition where a person can transietly experience neurological symptoms such as headache, paralysis, etc., which resolve after a brief period. This condition is caused due to a temporary decrease in the blood flow to the brain.
A rise in BP can be associated with a migraine
as well as a TIA. However a BP of 230 is very high and can be potentially dangerous. I hope you have had a detailed neurological evaluation to rule out any major neurological problems or complications. Dicorate ER (Divalproate sodium) is an anti-epileptic medication which can sometimes be effective in the treatment and prvention of migrainous headache. It is difficult to say how long you will have to continue the medication, since this varies widely from person to person, depending upon the nature and severity of the problem.
Wish you all the best.
Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar