It's hard to say about bp and anti-depressants.
I have hbp and was put on anti-depressants at same time I was diagnosed with the blood pressure problem and also a low thyroid.
I took the anti-depressants for 5 months and got off of them. Hated the side effects.
The first 3 months I was on celexa and did fine. Around 3 months in to it I began experiencing extreme agitation, would anger easily and very confrontational.
When first on the stuff and my bp med. my blood pressure was in the low normal range. When I started experiencing the negative side effects from the anti-depressant it shot up to the high normal range and I could not get it down.
I stopped taking the anti-depressants (doc doesn't even know that yet) I feel great - like my old self again and bp is now where it should be.
She really jumped the gun putting me on the anti-depressants. I was very emotionally tore up when I was diagnosed with low thyroid. Well, your thyroid is tied to your adrenal gland and can cause that. Once on medication it went away. I NEVER needed the anti-depressants.
Seems like these docs are awfully anxious to put people on anti-depressants. I don't understand that.
As far as helping you bp - it can go either way. It may help, it may not. Only way to find out is take them I guess.
BTW, I purchased a blood pressure monitor when first diagnosed (lol so I could stay on top of it). I was making matters worse by checking it all the time and it would register high because I was worried about it. I had to return it. Just having the thing in the house was too "clinical" for me. I get white coat syndrome very easily. My blood pressure is always higher when I go to doc's then it is if I check at groc. store or drug store.
I'm 60 - I quit worrying about it.