Does anyone else have this problem... When I am in extreme pain my blood pressure goes up a lot. When I am having a relatively "good" day it is normal. My doctor wants to start me on blood pressure meds but I am concerned. I am already taking lyrica, oxycontin, cymbalta and various vitamins and just do not want to start on other medications. Since I am in pain more than I am not - my blood pressure is usually not good. Is anyone on this board also on blood pressure medications? Is there a connection between blood pressure and pain? If you are on blood pressure meds, did they help? This board is my lifeline. I have good family and friends.... but they do not understand. I missed one of my best friends mothers' funeral this month because I forgot. Tried to explain about the memory loss but she was hurt and I am not sure she believed me. Thank you for listening.