Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
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Can Bed Rest Treat Migraines?

Monday, 30 Sep 2013 01:22 PM

Question: I have high blood pressure — 140/70 — and get migraines. My family doctor is suggesting I get bed rest to treat it. But should I do something else?

Dr. Hibberd's answer:
 
Change doctors FAST. He or she is out of touch with modern concepts of migraine, and no idea of correctly diagnosing hypertension either. Both conditions require treatment that goes beyond sampling getting more rest.
 
I rarely criticize another doctor like this, but you can do much better than this sad excuse of a family physician. Need I say more?

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Migraines and high blood pressure require more involved treatment than simply getting more rest.
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