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Increased Vascularity During Crashes?

Discussion in 'Autonomic, Cardiovascular, and Respiratory' started by bctjr1993, Jul 17, 2016.

  1. bctjr1993

    bctjr1993

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    Does anyone else experience a pronounced increase in vascularity when they crash? For me, right before a crash hits me my forearms become extremely vascular, and stay that way until the crash fades. Does anyone experience anything similar to this? Or have any theories as to why this might happen? Here is a pic of my arm that I took during my last crash, I had been on my couch all day, and my crash hit, and my arms did their normal thing, looking like this...
     

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  2. adreno

    adreno PR activist

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    Could be high nitric oxide.
     
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  3. Thinktank

    Thinktank Senior Member

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    Same here. Vasodilation -> OI -> crash.
    Sometimes the vasodilation in my hands and feet get very painful. The only way to lessen it is too put the airconditioning freezing cold and lie down.
     
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  4. bctjr1993

    bctjr1993

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    Yeah, freezing cold and lay down is the only way that I can help it also. Well, at least it is the only way that I can keep it from worsening. Heat definitely makes it much worse.
     
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    Interesting. Some days when taking my BP my veins are bulging, other days not at all, with seemingly no correlation to BP. Will have to note how I'm feeling in future too.
     
  6. ahimsa

    ahimsa Rarely on PR now

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    When it's a serious crash I do this plus drink something chilled. Somehow getting chilled from the inside and outside at the same time is helpful. I keep a pitcher of water or electrolyte mix in the fridge.
     
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