Beta blockers and other medications that lower blood pressure are routinely prescribed for migraines, but now a new study has discovered that people with high blood pressure had 40% fewer headaches. "This is a paradox," the lead researcher told WebMD. One possibility is that high blood pressure interferes with the pain mechanism.
"People should not take this as a reason to abandon their hypertension medications," said a spokesman for the American Heart Association. "High blood pressure is a huge problem in this country."