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    BP and Giving Blood

    I am currently on cycle (4 weeks in) and I am just curious what I should do about the whole BP and giving blood situation. I am on accutane and they won't accept my blood so I don't know where/how I should handle this. Ideas?

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    They won't accept your blood because you answered "yes" to one of the questions. So you should have answered "no" to all questions.

    Get a CBC panel pulled and if your hematocrit is too high, ask a doctor for a prescription to have a therapeutic phlebotomy performed.

    Keep hydrated and keep vessels dilated with Cialis or Arginine and the likes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by austinite
    They won't accept your blood because you answered "yes" to one of the questions. So you should have answered "no" to all questions. Get a CBC panel pulled and if your hematocrit is too high, ask a doctor for a prescription to have a therapeutic phlebotomy performed. Keep hydrated and keep vessels dilated with Cialis or Arginine and the likes.
    I haven't even tried to give blood.. I just didn't want to give some pregnant mother issues by her receiving my blood. I suppose they probably do some additional testing after the blood is sent through to make sure...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deequarius View Post
    I haven't even tried to give blood.. I just didn't want to give some pregnant mother issues by her receiving my blood. I suppose they probably do some additional testing after the blood is sent through to make sure...
    Good. Accutane is a good reason to not give whole blood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deequarius
    I haven't even tried to give blood.. I just didn't want to give some pregnant mother issues by her receiving my blood. I suppose they probably do some additional testing after the blood is sent through to make sure...
    I respect your answer

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    They told me they check for 26 diseases but they never said anythign about testosterone or other. I'm totally with you regarding how unethical it is to give blood when you're on accutane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deequarius View Post
    I suppose they probably do some additional testing after the blood is sent through to make sure...
    Of course, they won't pull from you and instantly give someone else.

    Just get a prescription or do it yourself. Either way, you need a CBC panel, that's your start.
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    Quote Originally Posted by austinite View Post
    Of course, they won't pull from you and instantly give someone else.

    Just get a prescription or do it yourself. Either way, you need a CBC panel, that's your start.
    Is this something that should be done by everyone? If so, is the ideal time mid-cycle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mesophyte View Post

    Is this something that should be done by everyone? If so, is the ideal time mid-cycle?
    Ideally, yes, unless you are checking your blood routinely and are sure your hematocrit, RBCs, hemaglobin, etc. are within normal ranges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MuscleInk View Post
    Ideally, yes, unless you are checking your blood routinely and are sure your hematocrit, RBCs, hemaglobin, etc. are within normal ranges.
    Correct-amundo.

    Never hurts to dump a pint every few months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by austinite View Post
    They won't accept your blood because you answered "yes" to one of the questions. So you should have answered "no" to all questions.

    Get a CBC panel pulled and if your hematocrit is too high, ask a doctor for a prescription to have a therapeutic phlebotomy performed.

    Keep hydrated and keep vessels dilated with Cialis or Arginine and the likes.
    Agreed,,,you probably should have checked no in a few areas but GREAT idea on going in and having
    some standard labs ran.

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    So if I'm understanding this thread correctly.

    I just gave blood...I did slack 9n this during my last cycle. BP had been high since and during the cycle which is expected especially with a tren run.

    Been almost a week since blood given. Everything is still high for me. 150ish/85ish. Give or take.higher or lower by a few any given day.

    Going for bloods soon too...should I add cbc panel to check everything out?

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    Yes, I would always get a CBC panel. CBC and CMP are two panels I always get, everytime I get blood work, regardless of the reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by austinite View Post
    Yes, I would always get a CBC panel. CBC and CMP are two panels I always get, everytime I get blood work, regardless of the reason.
    Ty....my BP have been worrying me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sfla80 View Post

    Ty....my BP have been worrying me.
    It should. Hypertension put me in the ER last night with a ruptured blood vessel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MuscleInk
    It should. Hypertension put me in the ER last night with a ruptured blood vessel.
    Hope the BP is under control MI

    Hypertension is no joke. I had a hypertensive crisis a few months ago that left me partially blind. Get that shit checked and under control.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evander87
    Hope the BP is under control MI Hypertension is no joke. I had a hypertensive crisis a few months ago that left me partially blind. Get that shit checked and under control. Eat meticulous, train ridiculous for best results.
    Yea and most the time you don't know.. I was sick last year while on gear and mine jumped up to 165/85

    They put me on BP meds which is fine, but I felt fine they don't call it the silent killer for no reason

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    Quote Originally Posted by evander87 View Post
    Hope the BP is under control MI

    Hypertension is no joke. I had a hypertensive crisis a few months ago that left me partially blind. Get that shit checked and under control.

    Eat meticulous, train ridiculous for best results.
    A ruptured blood vessel causing anterior epistaxis will get your attention quickly. People think it won't happen to them, but these events can range from mild to serious. I was asymptomatic for 4 days, then one night this week, my nose started bleeding profusely and would not stop. I checked my BP: 178/87.

    A BP north of 190 is a STROKE risk.

    This is why I continually stress to these young guys worried about "man boobs".....be more concerned about the events you DON'T see. They can be far more life threatening than a pair of unpleasant titties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FONZY007 View Post
    Yea and most the time you don't know.. I was sick last year while on gear and mine jumped up to 165/85

    They put me on BP meds which is fine, but I felt fine they don't call it the silent killer for no reason
    See my post above. I beat you......not something to be proud of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MuscleInk View Post
    A ruptured blood vessel causing anterior epistaxis will get your attention quickly. People think it won't happen to them, but these events can range from mild to serious. I was asymptomatic for 4 days, then one night this week, my nose started bleeding profusely and would not stop. I checked my BP: 178/87.

    A BP north of 190 is a STROKE risk.

    This is why I continually stress to these young guys worried about "man boobs".....be more concerned about the events you DON'T see. They can be far more life threatening than a pair of unpleasant titties.
    Like someone said before... doctors are the worse patients

    Hope your BP is better now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.BB View Post

    Like someone said before... doctors are the worse patients

    Hope your BP is better now
    Yes, we are extremely stubborn.

    BP is 122/78 today

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    Holy crap I had you both beat. When I hit the crisis my BP was 220/120 now even on meds the doctors are happy I'm around 140/80. That was OFF cycle. Think it might have been a bunch of the legal OTC supplements.

    If I was 220/120 and ran tren could you imaging what would have happened??

    Btw I'm always going to have hbp I inherited it from my mom. No clue I had hypertension and I have ran aas while not knowing. I'm a damned lucky guy to still be here fully functional. Well the eye sight is still on the mend. Blood pressure is no joke get that shit checked.

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    A few years ago I was on a different medication to manage my ADD and once at the Dr my BP was 170-120. That was at 16 years old. High BP is some scary stuff. My grandfather had his first of 5 heart attacks at the age of 42 so my heart is something I'm always watching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evander87 View Post
    Holy crap I had you both beat. When I hit the crisis my BP was 220/120 now even on meds the doctors are happy I'm around 140/80. That was OFF cycle. Think it might have been a bunch of the legal OTC supplements.

    If I was 220/120 and ran tren could you imaging what would have happened??

    Btw I'm always going to have hbp I inherited it from my mom. No clue I had hypertension and I have ran aas while not knowing. I'm a damned lucky guy to still be here fully functional. Well the eye sight is still on the mend. Blood pressure is no joke get that shit checked.

    Eat meticulous, train ridiculous for best results.
    Good grief, I'd shit my pants!!!

    Getting needles shoved in my nasal septum now. Makes our I.M. injections seem like a vacation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MuscleInk
    Good grief, I'd shit my pants!!! Getting needles shoved in my nasal septum now. Makes our I.M. injections seem like a vacation.
    Holy crap that sounds nasty. Mend up quickly brother.

    Eat meticulous, train ridiculous for best results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evander87 View Post
    Holy crap that sounds nasty. Mend up quickly brother.

    Eat meticulous, train ridiculous for best results.
    Unpleasant. Would rather be the clinician and not the patient.

    Thanks brother. Focusing on health to get things back to proper ranges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MuscleInk View Post
    Ideally, yes, unless you are checking your blood routinely and are sure your hematocrit, RBCs, hemaglobin, etc. are within normal ranges.
    I gave blood recently. Hemoglobin was "perfect" but they do not check hematocrit, which is a percentage. Also, at first, they said my blood pressure was high. I requested a larger cuff. The lady at first refused, "this one fits," but then relented. With the large cuff my blood pressure was miraculously normal.

    Squats less than 24 hours later were brutal, however.

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