Mother has a Dr. She once told me to take Mother to the emergency room if her blood pressure goes above ??? SYS and above 100 DIA. Taken today her SYS has been 172/118, yesterday 169/98, day before, 2 readings 180/83 and earlier that same day, 158/133. I called when it was 158/133 and the Dr. told me to check it in a few hours to see if it improved and if improved, to just continue with 10 mg Lisiniprol in the am and 20 mg Lisiniprol in the evening. Mothers diet is scrambled eggs in the am with white toast and olive oil w a little butter and jelly. Mother is at a facility where they do not have special diets. Their cooking is low in salt. Mom does not add salt. She skips bacon and hotdogs, and foods w nitrates. The food at the Senior Facility is not bad but includes a lot of gravy, french fries, white bread. Mom does not eat pork or ham. I make her healthier foods or we go out to eat when she does not like the menu. Mother enjoys the deserts here. I have held back from discouraging her from deserts as she is not diabetic. I have asked for the last results of her blood tests to be sent to me. Mother does not like to exercise but we go out to places she can walk into restaurants or we go to my home where she can walk up 1/2 flight of stairs. In her apartment, she walks about 24 feet each way to get to the bathroom. In any ones experience, how much Lisiniprol is given for high blood pressure. Is that the answer or is anything else given? Is it dangerous to take Mom out to the Dermatologists when her blood pressure is so high. What has been successful in your experience. We have an appointment for a second opinion coming up in 2 weeks. Mother only drinks 2 cups of water a day along with 6 oz orange juice and 3 cups of decaf with 2 oz of low fat milk or ensure.