Skip to comments.Feeling racist? Blood pressure pill Propranolol may open hearts and minds
Posted on 03/10/2012 5:04:53 PM PST by chessplayer
A commonly prescribed drug used to treat high blood pressure may have the unintended benefit of muting racist thoughts in those who take it.
A new Oxford University research study found that Propranolol, which works to combat high blood pressure, anxiety, migraines, and a number of heart ailments, affects the same part of the central nervous system that regulates subconscious attitudes on race.
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Put it on the While House menu.
Send a double dose to Eric Holder. He needs it.
If anything the drug simply makes you less wary and more susceptible to armed robbery.
Hon, that stuff needs to be pumped into DC’s water supply.
And Detroit’s. And S. Chicago’s. Etc.
Soma? Sorry, I despise this administration so much, I’d probably need a truckload of the stuff!
Leave it alone.
Obama and his goons definitely “affect my calm”. ;-)
I have mild benign essential tremor and my doc says “IT’S BENIGN!!!!” and didn’t prescribe anything. I just get a bit wobbly when I’m tired. No big deal.
Which kind of racism does it work on: the real racism of liberals who don’t believe black people can compete on a level playing field, or the race-card racism of conservatives who are called racist only because they don’t like Obama?
Or it could simply block rational judgement towards danger.
VAST majority of alleged “racism” by whites = Objective, clear-eyed assessment of the way things are.
“All 36 participants were white males.”
Why did the the lab workers even bother to inject the drug? The participants were racist by definition.
For what it's worth, I'm a doc, & propranolol usually works well for benign essential tremor. It cured my dad.
"If you are feeling under-medicated, please contact an authority."
This sh** is getting real scary.
I take Propranolol and still detest Obama. Am I still racist? Maybe I just detest his half white now? Or maybe because he’s a marxist P.O.S.
I take it for what my doctor describes as a "familial tremor", it's somewhat effective when I take it as prescribed. It also has the side benefit of lowering my resting pulse rate from an average of 105 to 75.
Its funny when you consider how hypertension is so much more prevalent in the black community.
Because the orthodoxy is that there is no such thing as minority racism, they couldn't possibly try to study this alleged effect in anything but whites could they?
“This sh** is getting real scary.”
No kidding. I wonder if the Obama administration has found a drug that cures being a conservative. (Other than cyanide)
I’m more interested in the high blood pressure/anxiety combination of this medicine. When my husband died I had anxiety attacks that I thought were heart attacks. Now I have high blood pressure and occasional anxiety attacks. I now get these attacks when I drive over a bridge or on the freeway. I think I’ll look into this drug to solve both my problems with one pill!
I was thinking that if given to minorities, and if it works as advertised, it would solve 98% of racism overnight.
I had to take it as an eye drop for glaucoma years back, and it did cure my fear of driving across high bridges. Unfortunately it also caused me to be depressed.
Once I was off it I was driving across one of the Hudson River bridges and about half way across the old anxiety kicked in again, but it was okay.
Luckily the major side effect of the eye drops I take now is longer, darker lashes.
Just what we need, Reavers.
Thanks for that info. I did more research last night and I think I will request a prescription for this med ASAP. I was never afraid to drive before and I’m only 63, have just had my cataracts removed and this should be a time of freedom not of fear.