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Ativan

Good day.

I've been using Ativan on and off for a few years.  Not very often, maybe 1 or 2 pills a week (1mg sublingual).  However, lately i've noticed my anxiety has been pretty bad to the point of taking 2 or 3 pills a day.  I also noticed that my BP has gone from a consistent 117/68 to 140/88 in a matter of weeks.  Can the 2 be related? Can Ativan cause high blood pressure?

Many thanks
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Hello there,

Ativan can lower your blood pressure and anxiety can increase your blood pressure i think the problem is related to anxiety. The relation is anxiety and not Ativan.

''my anxiety has been pretty bad to the point of taking 2 or 3 pills a day.'' thus affecting your blood pressure.

Please consider that i'm not a doctor and you should see a doctor about that since a constant 140/88 blood pressure is borderline to the need of a medication to lower your blood pressure. Don't take higher dose of Ativan because you think it will lower your blood pressure. Ativan is to treat short term symptoms of anxiety and not improper blood pressure.

Talk with your doctor.

Best regards,
M4
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