Our expert says:
Dear Bloody Mary,
If your blood pressure is 140/90 or above then you must have it seen to. If you had given me your age in the first e-mail I would have been able to give you this information.
With regard to the migraine which you insist in UPPER CASE to be hormonal, let me explain. Most patients with hormonal migraine have a regular cycle, which means that the hormone levels are normal. Headaches related to changes in hormone levels usually indicate that the body is responding in an abnormal way to the normal hormone fluctuations that occur during the menstrual cycle. For this reason it is not advisable to fiddle with the hormones. The correct way to deal with the problem is to diagnose why your body is reacting abnormally to your normal hormone fluctuations. If you don’t, then you will simply never get to the real problem. With regard to the pill, that is in any case not the answer, as sometimes it makes the headaches worse and sometimes it makes them better, and also does not address the underlying problem.
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