Hi everyone. I haven't posted in quite awhile as I've had severe medical problems other than my ME/CFS and Fibro. I have high blood pressure and take bystolic twice a day, benicar once a day and nifepedine (corgard?) once a day. I was taken off the nifepedine awhile back and after a few months my blood pressure went so high, I almost had a stroke. My scalp and chin started feeling numb and afterwards I had a severe headache like I had never experienced before. Nothing helped it. Finally after 3 days it went away. Needless to say, it scared me to death. I am telling you this because my dr. gave me Savella to start taking and try to wean off Lyrica. She said there was a slight chance my blood pressure could go up and to watch it. After some of the things I've just read on here, I'm afraid to take it. Has anybody on here had a history of high blood pressure and been able to take Savella? Would one even want to try it with that kind of history? Thank you for any advice you can give me.