I have had hypertension since I was 25 years old - I am now 37. It's hereditary, as both my father and mother have it (my father's started at the age of 16).
Anyway, I've been on a number of medications over the years. I recently switched to Lisinopril, right about the time I increased my Lexapro dosage from 5mg to 10mg. I was having side effects from the Lisinopril, so I stopped taking it. When I went back to my doctor, my blood pressure was 120/84! Since then, it has hovered around that mark. I think the highest it's been was 127/87 (my diastolic number normally runs from 95 to 100).
I am going to keep watching it, but at this point, it appears that the Lexapro has reduced my blood pressure. I have no idea why, or whether the effect will last, but my doctor decided to leave off the blood pressure medications for now. I am curious if anyone else has had this side effect from Lexapro. Any shared experiences would be appreciated. Thanks.