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Severe headaches after stopping the birth control. High blood pressure. Is that the reason?

I have had sharp pain headaches for over three months now. I got off birth control and thought that was the cause. But recently I've felt like I was going to black out and I turn completely white (has happened once a month since the headaches) I just tested my blood pressure and it was 164/113. Do you think the headaches are from high blood pressure?
Asked On : Fri, 5 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
yes your headache are related to your blood pressure as it is high and you are not on medication.anti hypertensive treatment is necessary for you to get rid of those symptoms.consult your doctor they may prescribe you tab.aten and ask you to usevthat regularly and have afollowup.Thank you.
Answered: Sun, 7 Jul 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Chobufo Ditah's  Response
Hi and thanks for this query.

Headaches are well documented in patients with high blood pressure. However, not all patients with high blood pressure develop headaches. My advice to you is that you get you blood pressure controlled in a well rested condition a few ore times. If it stays consistently higher than 140/90, then this should be explored as the immediate cause of these headaches. A single blood pressure value is not diagnostic of high blood pressure. It is difficult to tell whether the pain of headache caused the blood pressure to increase or the increased blood pressure caused the headache. Monitoring will resolve this dilemma.

Whatever the results of this close monitoring, please meet and share with your doctor to continue the care.

I hope u find this helpful and it provides guidance on how to approach this problem. If you have more question, please feel free to ask them.
I wish you good health.
Dr. Ditah, MD.
Answered: Sun, 7 Jul 2013
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