Join Evolutionary Forums


napsgear
genezapharmateuticals
domestic-supply
puritysourcelabs
sarms-forsaleunclez.rueudomestic
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15

Thread: Catch-22. Need to donate blood to lower BP, but can't donate blood due to high BP...

  1. #1
    VIP Stugatz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Posts
    843
    Supplement Reviews
    Read All Reviews
    Source Reviews
    Read All Reviews

    Catch-22. Need to donate blood to lower BP, but can't donate blood due to high BP...

    ***(Skip to bottom if you don't want to read this whole thing)

    What do I do fellas?

    So many things to consider and so many possible consequences.

    I used to donate whole blood regularly every 8 weeks or so, or every 16 weeks or so for double red blood cell donations. As many do and are advised to do, I did this to keep my hematocrit at a healthy level to prevent my blood from getting too thick and my blood pressure from rising from blasting and cruising. I stayed ahead of it for a while but honestly I got tired of the whole process and got lazy.

    Now my blood pressure is high...averages around 140/90. After several months of trying out medications and dialing in doses with my doctor I am currently on 100mg Metorpolol (beta blocker) and 40mg Lisinopril (ACE inhibitor). This combo is doing nothing and my BP has not gone down at all after several months. I honestly think if I could just donate a pint of blood my BP would go back to normal.

    Problem is...I tried to donate a while back when I found out my BP was high. Turns out they reject you and put you on a temporary deferment if your BP is above a certain level...hence my catch-22 situation. They tried to defer me and I made the mistake of telling them I need to donate because my hematocrit is too high. So they put me on an indefinite deferral and put on my record that I have Polycythemia which is a disease that causes your body to produce too many red blood cells and requires regular therapeutic phlebotomies. It took me several phone calls to correct that situation and get it off my record. But now I know donating is out of the question as my BP is too high apparently.

    I don't think it's a good idea to ask my doctor about therapeutic phlebotomies either because then I would either have to explain my blasting & cruising situation and open that can of worms...or I could end up with an incorrect diagnosis of Polycythemia on my record which I don't want that either.


    TL;DR -> Need to donate blood to lower hematocrit and blood pressure, but can't donate blood due to high blood pressure. Only other option is therapeutic phlebotomies but that would require telling my doctor about blasting and cruising or it would require me to lie and say I think I have Polycythemia (disease that causes your body to produce too many red blood cells and requires regular therapeutic phlebotomies) and end up with a false diagnosis on my record.


    Anyone else been in this situation and found a work-around?

  2. #2
    Moderator stevesmi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    57,699
    Supplement Reviews
    Read All Reviews
    Source Reviews
    Read All Reviews
    go to oneblood website and find a drive near you. they are all over the place.

    do some yoga/meditate before going in. eat a LIGHT meal an hour or two prior and hydrate yourself. they will take your blood even if your bp is high, there is a huge blood shortage right now and its dire so they are willing to take your blood unless it is extremely bad and yours isn't that bad yet. i've seen even obese people in there and they are taking their blood, worse case they will have you wait 15 minutes and redo your vitals and try and get you through as best they can.
    http://goo.gl/bVJ44F <n2bm discount eBay store! deals on N2generate and N2guard and more!!!

    Masters degree in science-human nutrition
    Now taking clients for 1 on 1 consults

    http://goo.gl/kDk0zS <save 10% on bloodwork
    https://goo.gl/Vy5WA7 <Ebooks 4sale



  3. #3
    EVO V.I.P. Eddie Haskell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    NoHo
    Posts
    14,143
    Supplement Reviews
    Read All Reviews
    Source Reviews
    Read All Reviews
    get some dandelion root and a diuretic most bodybuilders have high BP due to water retention

  4. #4
    V.I.P. ceo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    8,317
    Supplement Reviews
    Read All Reviews
    Source Reviews
    Read All Reviews
    bros just get some blood work done

  5. #5
    Advanced Cyborg Brother ROIDDERS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    4,534
    Supplement Reviews
    Read All Reviews
    Source Reviews
    Read All Reviews
    i just do blood work for bloods

  6. #6
    Top 5 Jr. USA Lt/hvy weight Quadsweep's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Posts
    6,209
    Supplement Reviews
    Read All Reviews
    Source Reviews
    Read All Reviews
    you can get some dude to blood let you
    www.needtobuildmuscle.com sponsored athlete!!!

    In the final arena, there will be no judges, only witnesses to my greatness!

    The weak suffer what they must. The strong endure what they will.

  7. #7
    EVO V.I.P. Ulter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    5,733
    Supplement Reviews
    Read All Reviews
    Source Reviews
    Read All Reviews
    get your BP under control dude

  8. #8
    Proficient Brother
    Join Date
    Jul 2020
    Posts
    112
    Supplement Reviews
    Read All Reviews
    Source Reviews
    Read All Reviews
    A buddy of mine does it himself in his bathtub. Gross but gets it done.

  9. #9
    EVO V.I.P. e2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    3,989
    Supplement Reviews
    Read All Reviews
    Source Reviews
    Read All Reviews
    you can still donate high bp

  10. #10
    EVO V.I.P. 2Thick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Mexico
    Posts
    3,664
    Supplement Reviews
    Read All Reviews
    Source Reviews
    Read All Reviews
    push the bp lower

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Can we donate blood on cycle?
    By RobNert33 in forum Anabolic Steroids and PEDs
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 01-27-2022, 03:16 AM
  2. equipoise raising red blood cell count need to donate blood?
    By iSIGA50 in forum Anabolic Steroids and PEDs
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-03-2016, 03:57 PM
  3. Possibly a futile question due to many factors but I'll ask anyways...
    By Vlad Tepes in forum Anabolic Steroids and PEDs
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 10-26-2015, 03:52 AM
  4. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-08-2015, 03:23 PM
  5. Took 3 months off from the gym due to surgery but motherfucker I'm back..
    By dinkleberg in forum Anabolic Steroids and PEDs
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 10-29-2014, 05:41 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •