I recently began taking Lipitor for high cholesterol and my blood pressure has gotten much higher. It has always been 120/80...always. The last 3 times I was at the doctor s (during the last 6 weeks) it was in the nieghborhood of 140/100 and the doc recommended that I buy a home blood pressure kit. I ve been taking it daily and it s still high - 140-150/ 90-110. The doctor doesn t want to see me until after the new year. Could it be the Lipitor? Or could it be stress? Jake: I don t like to take drugs, at all. And I never have until now. I d prefer not to, believe me. I have a family history of high bad cholesterol and low good cholesterol, and have done the non-medication route for over a year, trying to lower my levels. I ve gone vegan, I ve always been a runner (I m almost 49 and run 2 miles every day---have for over 20 years), and it hasn t worked. The doctor told me I am a stroke/heart attack candidate, and that s why I have chosen the meds. I do agree with you, I guess I should have given more history. I do thank you. Jake - I did NOT thumbs down you........If someone takes the time to answer my questions, I never ever ever give thumbs down.