I was diagnosed with bilateral PE's and DVT's behind both knees in 2/12. I am on Coumadin with INR-Proth consistently between 2 and 3. My blood pressure started rising at that time and has reached 194/99 but is usually under 180/90. My Doc replaced 40 mg Benicar with Exforge 5/160 twice a day. After 5 days the BP remains above 160/88. I usually ride a bike at least 100 mi per week plus weight workouts and used to have BP around 110/68 on 20 mg Benicar just prior to the clotting.I am 70. I have been told to only sit all day.