FullCircle Posted April 1, 2016 Report Share Posted April 1, 2016 Hi guys, I've just had a bit of a revelation, thought I'd share it here. I've had hypertension off and on over the years (weight fluctuations and a genetic disposition), and my blood pressure has probably been about 160/90 pretty much all the time, occasionally lower but sometimes even higher. Since I've started using Cannabis (around 2013 I started using it after not having it in quite a few years). My blood pressure has been lower the last few doctors check ups I've had, and I've been confused why, because I've gained weight since starting to use it (oops) and usually that would require me to go back on antihypertensives. I thought I'd do an experiment and measure my Blood Pressure before and after having a vape session. Before, it was 140/85, and pulse 90, which is excellent for me (no medication right now) anyway, but after the BP was 130/75 and pulse was 70! This is astounding to me. I actually never even thought of cannabis having any effect on that, but now I'm starting to think back to when I started having lower BP readings at my doctors visits, and it coincides with the period I've been using it. It makes perfect sense, of course. It has such a relaxant effect I guess it slows down the whole central nervous system. It's difficult to overcome the preconceptions we've been fed about cannabis our whole lives. It's challenging to feel like you've been fed lies about what is "good" for us and what's "bad" for us. Sorry, Friday night stoner thoughts Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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