Posted by Sara T on May 14, 2000, at 23:41:26
In reply to Effexor and High Blood Pressure, posted by Russ on May 13, 2000, at 12:33:36
I started on Effexor and was only onit for about a month and a half when my blood pressure went up too. I stopped the Effexor, and it was hell. But I also take ritalin, had stopped that too, and was on birth control pills. None of that lowered my BP. I stopped the BC pills and still I couldn't tell the difference. So I went to see my GP and instead of 140/92 or better, it read 110/80. But, none of the other readings I take here with my home BP reader are anywhere near that one. Maybe it was the BC pills.