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Re: Hypertensive crises, update jojo

Posted by Elizabeth on October 14, 2001, at 10:31:48

In reply to Re: Hypertensive crises, update Elizabeth, posted by jojo on October 13, 2001, at 20:43:28

> A few weeks ago, after taking 0.3 mg. of Bup and 10 mg. of Dexedrine, I foolishly decided, four hours later, and being out of town and low on Dexedrine, to substitute 2.6 mg. of Yohimbine for the Dexedrine. My bp went up to 185/107.

Yohimbine is, I believe, a beta-adrenergic agonist. It can do that. I also find that my BP runs a little high on buprenorphine.

> Wishing to avoid the E.R., I smoked of a joint of mj, took 10 mg of Valium, and about 30 mg. of Viagra. Within 15 minutes my bp was down to 135/87. I've got to believe that the reduction was due to the marijuana, as the pills would barely have had time to dissolve.

It might just have been due to the passage of time. Usually BP goes down pretty quickly in situations like that one. (Valium works fairly fast, and it might have played a role.)

> If these results are typical, it would seem that smoked mj may be the fastest way to lower bp without an injected med.

Maybe somebody can test this hypothesis by smoking a joint next time they find their blood pressure elevated. [in jest]





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