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BlueAK (1484 posts)December 5, 2016 at 4:23 pm
Cannabis and blood pressure
I’ve been under a bit of stress lately, what with my husband’s heart attack in October, and my grown child and her boyfriend staying with us for a few months since they moved back to AK. They haven’t been able to accumulate much $ yet, so we’re the “bank.” Anyway, long story short, my BP has jumped up to the 140 to 160 range, which is very high for me, but I notice after just a few tokes, it drops back down to 130-135. Has anyone else experienced this?Haikugal, Sadie, Enthusiast and 3 othersbeltanefauve, Jan Boehmermann, zoolook67 like thishttps://northernvisions.smugmug.com/
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LiberalArkie (3899 posts) (Reply to original post) December 5, 2016 at 4:31 pm
1. It probably will, but check your heart rate. It makes my heart rate go up.
What drops my BP more than anything is garlic bread. But the pot may make you more mellow to the kids. Put them to work around the house.
BlueAK (1484 posts) (Reply to LiberalArkie - post #1) December 5, 2016 at 4:57 pm
4. Yes, I noticed the heart rate went up
but not alarmingly. My heart rate is usually pretty slow, about the same now as before my blood pressure started elevating. The bottom number is well within normal range, it’s just the top one that’s gone up. The kids are both working, so there’s not a whole lot they can do around here besides keep their area downstairs together, which they’ve been doing, so no extra cleaning for me, just cooking a little more, etc. Hopefully by February or so they’ll have enough money saved to get their own place (and maybe start paying us back – hope, hope). I’m happy to have them back up here since the rest of the family is in the L48 and we’re not getting any younger, but it does impinge on our privacy a bit.https://northernvisions.smugmug.com/
LiberalArkie (3899 posts) (Reply to BlueAK - post #4) December 5, 2016 at 5:19 pm
zoolook67 (581 posts) (Reply to original post) December 5, 2016 at 4:32 pm
Satan (2025 posts) (Reply to original post) December 5, 2016 at 4:55 pm
3. Probably depends on a few things.
If you smoke the weed, the act of smoking itself might actually raise your blood pressure a little. then it could drop a bit as the effects kick in. So for a net loss in blood pressure, edibles might be better than sparking up. As LiberalArkie says though, garlic is actually more effective for blood pressure, so for best results, cook some pasta sauce with both.
And of course, the indica is more relaxing than the sativa, so it all depends on the strain.Fuck the DLC, Third Way, and Emily's List. They have proven themselves to be a threat to all life on Earth.
BlueAK (1484 posts) (Reply to Satan - post #3) December 5, 2016 at 5:05 pm
5. The bud I've been growing inside for 10 or 12 years.
It started from hybrid seeds – something called white lightning, which was a white widow and northern lights #5 (?) cross. But I’ve let it seed a few times, so now who knows what it is. Whatever, it works. :). It’s probably mostly indica by now because the plants are relatively short, four feet or so.
The shops are just starting to open up here after we passed the marijuana initiative in 2012 or whenever it was, so maybe I’ll try some edibles.
And I buy garlic at Costco, so I’ve got a lot. LOL.https://northernvisions.smugmug.com/
Sadie (3068 posts) (Reply to BlueAK - post #5) January 13, 2017 at 3:26 pm
13. Make butter
and eat a small amount daily. White widow is very good for pain in the butter/edible form.
This article says that it is good for lowering BP.Wake up, peeps, their kids go to Harvard and Yale; your kids go to Iraq & Afghanistan.
elias39 (3202 posts) (Reply to original post) December 5, 2016 at 5:07 pm
6. I'm a lifelong smoker – who has become really fond of edibles!
The relaxation lasts so much longer! And edibles are also completely discrete – well unless you get silly – so there’s less concern about who’s in the house, who might be coming by, etc/
My BP has always been pretty good. Probably mostly lucky genes but I think marijuana truly does help adjust blood pressure.
Why not grab a cookie and a decaf. And chill for the evening?“Name, no, nothing is nameable, tell, no, nothing can be told, what then, I don't know, I shouldn't have begun.” ― Samuel Beckett, Stories and Texts for Nothing
Haikugal (5305 posts) (Reply to original post) December 5, 2016 at 5:32 pm
8. I'd like to….it's music to MY ears! Good on ya Blue, in every way possible.Be the bird..... Hey DNC! Up Yours! It's ON!! Kick against the pricks!!!
Jan Boehmermann (3535 posts) (Reply to original post) December 5, 2016 at 5:36 pm
9. Yes. Blood pressure drops slightly.
But if you are in the high BP range (160) you may still need other BP meds.
BlueAK (1484 posts) (Reply to Jan Boehmermann - post #9) December 5, 2016 at 10:25 pm
10. I'm trying to avoid meds if I can.
I’ve always had low blood pressure until recently – and I’m 70 years old, so I’m hoping this is just situational.https://northernvisions.smugmug.com/
Jan Boehmermann (3535 posts) (Reply to original post) December 7, 2016 at 3:05 pm
11. Cannabis definitely lowers blood pressure…. Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic warns that….”Marijuana may cause low blood pressure. Caution is advised in people who have blood pressure disorders or those taking drugs or herbs and supplements that lower blood pressure.”
I wish we could get more answers on which cannabinoids are responsible for the lowering of blood pressure.
In Colorado there were doctors who were knowledgeable about the medical applications of cannabis. I don’t know if that is the case in AK.
Get a good quality BP testing machine and keep track before and after cannabis intake. Like you I hate the nasty stuff that is prescribed for high BP. But on the other hand….. if you can’t control it with exercise (helps in stress reduction), diet , and a bit of cannabis, you should get some medication to control your high BP. High BP can REALLY mess you up if not controlled.
Lord Thomas (1511 posts) (Reply to original post) January 13, 2017 at 3:07 pm
12. I know this is an old OP.
My personal experience is when my BP gets over the roof and I smoke, it only lowers the top number. For instance I’ll be at say 195 smoke and 20 minutes later that will be down to 165. Does absolutely nothing for the bottom number. That’s me personally, YMMV.
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