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    Blood donation got me again

    Man... So last time I went to donate my blood they denied me because I lived in Eastern Europe for more than 5 years during the 80's. Now I'm banned for life with that company.

    I decided to donate with the Red Cross this time. Apparently they don't have a building, they just set up shop wherever they can get in. The location today was supposed to be this Dave & Busters type of place (gaming, bowling, etc.), but when I get there, the guy in the front tells me they switched it to a Hyatt hotel. I go to the Hyatt, wait to be seen, then the fun begins. The lady takes my blood pressure, it's 170/105. She's like "we can't take donations if your diastolic is over 100, so we'll move on with the rest of the steps and take it again in a couple of minutes." Well, a couple of minutes later it's 158/102. So once-a-fucking-gain I can't donate blood! Son of a bitch!


    On top of that, I'm driving home thinking my blood pressure monitor must be broken because there is literally a 40 point difference in readings between what I got at Red Cross and what I get at home. I take my blood pressure at home and it's a decent 130/65. Wait 20 minutes and it's 118/55. I'm just concerned that if being a little bit anxious makes my blood pressure 170/105, how high is it when I'm shoulder pressing 250 lbs??? No wonder I feel like I'm going to die after deadlifts.

    I'm dropping the test Prop after next injection and I'll continue the 750 mg/week of EQ and 125 of test E. That should help with the blood pressure some... but I still need to donate. She said my hemoglobin is 17.5 (on a scale of ~ 13-20), which is ok for now. Physically I feel fine and my cardio is better than before.. so who f*ckin knows.
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    Just drain the blood yourself. Problem solved.
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    I feel your pain. I got jammed up twice at the Red Cross because my blood pressure was too high. It seems like a stupid rule. If they drew blood it would lower my BP. Isn't that a good thing? Both times during my winter cycle running EQ. It was in the 190/110 range. It's never been anywhere near that high before. I attribute it to the EQ which I was running at 800mg/wk. I've run almost everything else including Tren and never been higher than 150s/80s.

    Personally, I think EQ sucks. Didn't do a damn thing for me besides raise my BP. I'm apparently not Estrogen sensitive so I'll just run a gram of Test a week before I run EQ again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Windex View Post
    Just drain the blood yourself. Problem solved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HDThunder View Post
    I feel your pain. I got jammed up twice at the Red Cross because my blood pressure was too high. It seems like a stupid rule. If they drew blood it would lower my BP. Isn't that a good thing? Both times during my winter cycle running EQ. It was in the 190/110 range. It's never been anywhere near that high before. I attribute it to the EQ which I was running at 800mg/wk. I've run almost everything else including Tren and never been higher than 150s/80s.

    Personally, I think EQ sucks. Didn't do a damn thing for me besides raise my BP. I'm apparently not Estrogen sensitive so I'll just run a gram of Test a week before I run EQ again.

    Yeah I’m not sure why there is a limit on blood pressure, maybe they’re afraid it’ll squirt out lol. I’m thinking the same thing about EQ as you. I have more acne and no other physical changes except more vascularity.

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    I went to donate the other day. Waited fucking 20 minutes while (literally) half the staff was sitting around talking and eating the free food for the donors. I finally get seen and was told the process would take another hour. These fuckers get paid for this? Takes 5 minutes to draw the blood with my veins as big as they are. No wonder they're always struggling to get blood donations.
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    I have resolved with my cousin who is a nurse; every about 4 months, he comes here to my home and do the work. Many ppl do it by themselves but it could be hard especially if your blood is too much thick. A baby-aspirin 1-2 days before the draw, could be useful. After the draw, i integrate with iron vials ( 100mg/vial ED ) for 1 month.
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