Hi. I've been taking tramadol for quite a while and have had several 'irritating' side effects. Nausea, headache, and itching. I went to the doctor the other day and my blood pressure was like 209/115. They took it three times and it finally came down to 185/110. The doctor wanted to start me on blood pressure meds but I talked him into waiting and see what happens. I was in a lot of pain at the time so I thought maybe that had something to do with it. Now I've been wondering if all of my headaches that I have after taking the tramadol may be caused by HBP? And it anyone else had HBP from taking tramadol? It seems like I'm always complaining about something!