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Recently had my blood works done at the doctors and they came back saying my blood was thick. What is the best way to deal with this for future reference? Thanks

KevK's picture

Thanks for the replies, will donate after my next visit to the docs in a couple of weeks time.

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ForeverFitBod1's picture

You'll feel great after donating, when mine would get high like that I felt sluggish and tired. I tried to donate at the minimum twice per year as well as avoid compounds that really jack it up

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Chad P's picture

Download the American Red Cross App and find a blood drive near you. They pop up all over the place. Obviously don’t tell them you are taking any PED’s.

Catalyst's picture

You’ll have high haematocrit, (increase in volume of red blood cells - polycythemia), often happens from running gear. Medically treated by venesection, (removing blood), which is why the path to follow is typically blood donation. Depending on how high it is, may require more than once which you may not be able to do too soon through the DIY donation route.

Steeltoad777's picture

Not to hyjack this post... If we're comfortable with doing it to ourselves, could we just donate our own blood into the sink? Stick a serynge in, fill a cup and dump in the sink/toilet?

George Rockwell's picture

I recommend the blood dump for all, but have only met 1 other that also does it themselves. Need to be hydrated well and I don't recommend going smaller than 16g as that will slow blood flow. If you must, grab the kit I posted in comments below. What always helps when I do mine is to tape the butterfly to arm so needle doesn't retract and as soon as that's done, drop the bag on the floor and just let gravity do the work. To fill the bag usually takes me 2-2.5 minutes and it's usually an instant relief. I feel lighter and lose tension from upper neck and head area. I sleep better while blood pressure goes down and usually gain a lot of energy and lose the lethargy I have during cycle. I usually do these after a blast and its something suttle that I will continue to do. I call it suttle because to me it helps in miniscule ways but when combined with other methods to clear out all the compounds it feels like a game changer.

Stokes500's picture

You can buy phlebotomist kits they come with a butterfly cannula you insert into self and then these test tube viles you click in and they fill but you would need to fill multiple up to drain a pint … I’m yet to come across anywhere that sells the pint drain bags they use at donation clinics.

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George Rockwell's picture

Here's where I get mine from. $11 (US) for 1.2 pint (600ml), 16g needle, with collection bag. Just saves me a bit of cash since it costs $50 to do a blood dump where I am unless I am able to take time off work to find where the blood donation truck is located/working on whatever day.
https://www.vitalitymedical.com/kawasumi-blood-drawing-kit.html

Catalyst's picture

Are you comfortable getting blood out of a vein? I wouldn’t advise trying unless you’re trained to do so, but in theory, yes you could.

Steeltoad777's picture

Yeah I'm in recovery for IV drug use. Quasi expert lol. I get labs done for trt every couple months. My Dr hasn't said anything looked concerning. I'm about to attempt short 3/4 weeks blasts in-between my labs, try to avoid my dr catching on. after a couple months I'll take a cup or a cup and a half out. Does that sound necessary? I'll be using TNE, Prop, mast, and var, high doses for 3 week blasts, 2-4 ius of GH. Thanks for responding.

Drexyl's picture

I wouldn’t suggest doing this at home, and I’m not going to give specific advice to help, BUT, if one was to decide to do this they should use a 16 gauge needle, have a tourniquet ready, and plenty of gauze. Personally I react to BA, so iodine is an excellent alternative. Not saying anyone should do this, but using a smaller gauge is going to cause clotting and other issues you simply do not want. Good luck with it all broski, but not saying anyone should do this.

Steeltoad777's picture

Damn 16? used an 18 gauge once. That was uncomfortable lol. I always figured Id get denied giving blood if they see my scars from IV use.

KevK's picture

Im off cycle now, so if I start a new cycle end of March when should I donate, before on or after? This is all new to me.

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Jockstrap's picture

Time off from last should be at least 16 weeks. If bloods thick you can donate now.

simonmagus84's picture

Go off cycle if you don’t donate

Jockstrap's picture

Donate. Find blood bank and donate 2x a year.