Dysautonomia: Controlling Fluctuating Blood Pressure

Posted by Anonymous (Anonymous) on 07/18/2011

Hello Ted, I want to thank you for your wonderful contributions to the EarthClinic site. So thorough and informative, you give me hope!

The remedies for hypertension are good, but my condition is that my blood pressure fluctuates wildly from high when I am lying down (often systolic in 180s and up) and after a couple of minutes standing up very low (often in 80s and 90s). At night I have to urinate frequently, so I use my BP cuff 5 or 6 times per night, which is how I know these readings. Doctor had me on minoxidil at night, but it gives me palpitations all day, which beta blockers no longer stop, and I cannot stand up or walk or think when I have them. I try sleeping upright, but the degenerative vertebrae and arthritis in my spine make it too painful to do all night.

I am using ACV + BS + molasses + hibiscus + cinnamon twice a day now. Love the flavor! I haven't seen any changes in the week since beginning this regimen, but I am hopeful. I am off minoxidil and beta blockers because I cannot tolerate the effects. I eat a balanced diet, mostly crispy-steamed or raw veggie, all organic of course, wild fish three times a week, very rarely any meat, no gluten, no refined sugar. I take fish oil and a multi-vitamin & multi-mineral powder.

Dysautonomia is now being recognized as a 'condition' by the AMA, but mostly they deal with orthostatic hypotension, which is what I have, but not in combination with supine hypertension, which I also have. I guess I need something that will improve the tone of my vascular system, to get it expanding and contracting as it should.

By the way, I am 81, but have lots of important things to do for the world before I move along, so I need relief! I'm not expecting you to come up with a miracle cure for an old lady, but I know how well you research the remedies you recommend, and wonder if you have any ideas.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
384 posts

I think the degenerative vertebrae is what makes your blood pressure unstable, on the autonomic/ parasympathic pathways as vertebrae puts pressure on those. The other reason could be, and I've seen a lot of those, is the insufficient blood pressure caused by inability or lacking in hydrogen sulfide from the cysteine, N acetyl cysteine, There was a case of a driver, who came to see me who reported that he had high blood pressure and low blood pressure that is erratic, similar to yours. but unfortunately he's only about 30 to 40 years, with family to feed, and he is partially blind. The hydrogen sulfide was prepared from sodium sulfide, 0.5 grams in 30 cc of water, and take five drops before going to sleep and five drops upon waking. (Your blood pressure tends to be highest around 3am to 12 pm because that is when you get your cerebral hemorrhage. Besides a lot of patients (in nursing home at least the one I tested) were having most trouble during those time, e.g. going to sleep and having temper tantrums. So that's how I timed the hydrogen sulfide dose.)

I think you need an optimum dose of 10 drops, but my dose is always half that, then I might optimize that. Anyway after two weeks, the driver told me his blood pressure did stabilize, and his partial glaucoma is gone! The reason is that hydrogen sulfide not only reduces blood pressure, it reduces intraocular pressure (eyeball pressure), the leading cause of preventable blindness of glaucoma. There is some research to support this observation, but the guy wants to sell latanoprost acid, which breaks down into the body hydrogen sulfide. But the thing that got me interested in this substance is not the cure of glaucoma, or the cure of blood pressure stability, That's a given. It is to lessen ischemia (lack of blood supply) to liver, kidney, heart, and brain especially. The hydrogen sulfide (in excess) caused suspended animation, but it preserves the organ, amongst other things sure, but when you have ischemia of kidneys especially with unstable blood pressure, it becomes a serious concern, especially the brain. So for unstable blood pressure, to prevent possible organ damage from ischemia I used sodium sulfide 0.5 grams per 30 cc, and used 5 drops in morning and 5 drops in evening. The solution may form small green algae if not refrigerated for a week, so I can use appropriate preservatives, is possible.

Now people may want other solutions to this (I do this to prove a point that hydrogen sulfide) plays an important role in stability of blood pressure, there may be other supplements you might try to stabilize it, N acetyl cysteine, L cysteine are foremost on my mind, but also methionine. The problem is methionine raises the issue that you need to do methylation, and that is with betaine, so that complicates things. Cystiene rich compounds are found especially in garlic and it has to be fresh, or chopped taken several times a day, might help some of that. As to the ultimate answer on bone degeneration the answer is mycobacterium, an issue i had, and there are many remedies that can reduce that, or remedies that completely kill it, without the use of antibiotics. The DMSO/Castor oil topically usually does the trick, and there is gallium nitrate solution about 120 mg per 2 liter as a drinking water reported by George Eby, but I used about 150 mg per 2 liter, or if its too much you can test water, such as use that formula as a dropper, and if you have no problems with that (say 10 drops x 3 times a day) for a couple of weeks, they you might consider upping it. It can also be used as topical application when mixed with DMSO, with a 150 mg per 2 liter too. I know that is a weak solution, that's why I do it, to get people used to it and with confidence they can up the concentration. Since the literature mentions 14 percent topically Gallium nitrate, that's why I would NOT do it, and the other reason is gallium nitrate is expensive.

That's the best I can do for blood pressure instability. I have a few people like that and that's how I control it.


Replied by Herbalfairy
Indianapolis, In

I have hypertension. I noticed that when I first woke up my blood pressure was very high. My doctor explained that this is called the resting rate and it is nothing to cause alarm. So don't constantly interrupt your sleep, which is very harmful, over a reading that sounds quite typical. Ask your doctor to explain it.