Does low dose of gabapentin contribute to high pressure

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I have been on 300mg gabapentin once at night for 3 months for recurring shingles. Shingles symptoms gone,sleep real well but now been diagnosed with high blood pressure 150/110. Would dose cause this sudden rise. Pretty scary! Now increasing blood pressure pills from 5mg to 10mg. Your thoughts would be appreciated.

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    Hi Lorraine, i'm taking 900mg a day and i had my blood pressure checked yesterday and it is fine, so i don't know whether this is what is causing your high blood pressure. Best to speak to your doctor.
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      Hi Irene it was my dr who discovered it and suggested doubling my blood pressure medication, she was'nt too concerned will just monitor it.  I'm a 67 yr old, not overweight, never smoked, no family history of blood pressure and very active, I am at a loss to figure this hike in my blood pressure as it has been down to 128/70 which was only a few months ago so guess just have to wait and see.

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