I have been checking the threads and have discovered that some people with CFS do have high blood pressure - like me. I have had to gradually increase my bp med over the last few years as the bp levels keep crawling up. I know if I lost weight and exercised more this would help my levels - but this is impossible, at least at the moment. I have heard that garlic helps lower bp. Has it worked for anyone? Would garlic tablets do the same thing? Anything else 'natural' that has helped anyone with high bp? I am getting worried that nothing seems to be helping and that the strengths of the bp medicine, and the types of tablets, are just going up and up. They must have side effects. Also - can high bp make you lightheaded? All replies appreciated.