So as you guys know I have been dealing with a high hematocrit. I felt like crap and had a constant pressure in my head and a headache that just didn't seem to go away accompanied by dizziness and a general haze and just out of it feeling. I got a prescription slip in my email to get a therapeutic phlebotomy but unfortunately on Monday which was Presidents Day there were no Labs able to do that. On Monday I felt so horrible that after I couldn't find any labs to do the phlebotomy I just went into an ER and explained the situation. They told me that they were unable to help me because my situation was not life-threatening. I argued that it was and I also asked them if I should just wait until I have a stroke and then try to call them if I survive. They agreed to test me and see what to do from there. So they check my hematocrit hemoglobin and my hemoglobin was 18.2 and my hematocrit was 55%. After arguing with the nurses and doctors, they contacted the shift supervisor who advised them to infact give me a phlebotomy because my levels were technically considered life-threatening. So they laid me in a bed and stuck an 18 gauge needle in my arm and attached it to a giant syringe that looks like a turkey baster and they basically pulled the blood out of my arm like in the way you would pull your testosterone out of the bottle. The nurses had no idea what they were doing and pulled my blood out way too fast to the point where my body went numb and I would have passed out if it wasn't for my adrenaline keeping me going and me freaking out. All in all my hematocrit is now 51% and my hemoglobin is 16.8 I stopped using HCG for now because that's what really jacked my levels and I am now in contact with a phlebotomist whom I will visit within a month probably to drain one more pint because I am still on the upper end of the spectrum. At least the pressure headache and hazy feeling has gone away and I do not think I'm at risk of a stroke now. What a terrible awful experience. Guys please keep track of your hematocrit levels this stuff can get scary.