I have been taking 40mg of Lisinopril for many years(4-5) for high blood pressure. I previously had migraines that went away after having various treatments. I wasn’t taking Lisinopril for migraines but maybe it was helping them. My doctor decreased the Lisinopril to 30mg because my blood pressure was low. My migraines have returned. Is this just a temporary adjustment or should I start 40mg again?
I would give yourself a couple weeks for your body to adjust to the changes. It may well be the change in your blood pressure that's triggering your migraine as opposed to the lisinopril itself. But even if you don't improve, don't up the dosage yourself. Talk to your Dr first. Having perpetually low blood pressure can trigger its own set of very serious problems.
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