It does raise my pulse, too, temporarily. I have to take multiple bp meds because I have a kidney transplant and healthy kidneys produce rennin which is one of the main controllers of bp by the body. With my original kidneys being useless and my transplanted one already having died once, there is no rennin produced. It needs the renal nerve to function and that's not an option, so meds for life. But the extra 20 points lower has made my health a lot more manageable although sometimes, before I got used to it, I could get really dizzy from the drop and have to lie down for a while. I eventually lowered my medications by half and I've been fine since. I told my doctor it happened with MMJ and since I wasn't going to stop, we needed to get it figured out. Great doctor.
I get really dizzy, and my BP has dropped to dangerously low levels when taking full B/P pills and smoking. Taking half doses of the Rx is not as bad, but I still have to limit weed to one or two hits at a time.
I can't discuss mj with my doctor, or tell him I do it, as he appears to be against it - but MMJ is not legal in NY where I live, anyway.
Edited by garrison68, 17 July 2013 - 08:01 AM.