I’m not 100% sure that it’s working for, but it’s the best thing yet, so I am do-ing that. Actually, although my doctor is nonplussed, I believe that that all the medical team, including me, are about all equally nonplussed.
But my doctor did confirm some of my personal conclusions, and did not disagree with any. He agreed that CO2 is a much better vasodilator than NOx, and said that it’s entirely plausible that breathing for a few minutes with a paper bag over my head could lower my blood pressure.
I also had a good conversation with the Physician’s Assistant. She was very informed about blood pressure mechanisms. So I asked her what causes Diastolic pressure to go up. Or down. She quickly said that no one knows, and discussed a recent medical symposium in Geneva, in which Diastolic pressure was a major topic of discussion. Although several theories were brought up, there was insufficient data/research/answers to reach a conclusion among the experts.
I told her that I had a theory, at at least half a theory. She was intrigued, maybe. I said that I believed that my Diastolic Pressure moved up/down first and that my Systolic pressure had to change to keep a constant blood flow. That part was my half theory. The other half was the mystery body mechanism that caused my Diastolic pressure to go up or down.
Her reply was that my theory was indeed interesting and that it was just as good as the other Diastolic pressure theories. So, both doctor and PA sorta confirmed by theories and definitely did not disagree.
So, where does that leave me for now ?
More on my feet.