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... how does hydrochlorothiazide work (1 replies)
... It removes salt and water from your body. I'm sure there are more scientific explanations, but that's what it does overall. For some of us it is a vital BP control ingredient as our bodies retain salt and water. ... (1 replies)
... I am reading this old thread about Hydrochlorothiazide and quoting this person. ... (31 replies)

... There is much debate about this issue. Results from the ALLHAT study showed that there was a higher percentage of study entrants who got new onset diabetes, while on chlorthalidone versus amlodipine (Norvasc), a calcium channel blocker, and lisinopril, an Ace Inhibitor. Chlorthalidone is a diuretic which is similar to thiazide-type diuretics. That same study showed that... (31 replies)
... I just took my hydrochlorothiazide about 30 minutes ago. Already went to the bathroom twice. Should I be drinking lots of water with this drug? ... (31 replies)
... I pinched my skin and it hurt and went back! I guess I'm ok. Just don't know why hydrochlorothiazide just doesn't agree with me! My heart rate is just up there! The advice nurse said to not use it and see if my BP goes down without it. ... (31 replies)
... Oh Beerzoids, You make me laugh, and laugh, and laugh:) :) :) You're right--people underestimate good food!! To much emphasis on supplements and organics...not enough emphasis on fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. I was raised with nutritious foods but fell by the wayside...and am trying to get back to basics. Your eating "schedule" sounds very healthy by the... (31 replies)
... Do you realize that telling someone with high blood pressure to eat something salty like canned soup can be harmful to them? Do you realize that what you posted goes against medical knowledge and documentation? You actually believe that taking diuretics LESS OFTEN produce MORE of a diuretic effect? What do you base this on? Do you want your advice to make people... (31 replies)
... Your last sentence jarred my brain. I found that taking thiazide only 2 or three days a week seems to work almost as well as every day. The infrequent pill seems to cause MUCH more diuresis than the every day dosing. ... (31 replies)
... months ago my Doctor perscribed hydrochlorothiazide because I had shown slightly elevated BP levels over a few months time. ... (7 replies)
... It seems to work by acting as a diuretic to get rid of excess salt. ... (1 replies)
... letter words about how my mind had BETTER work or it will get smacked again. ... (2 replies)
... I been taking it for 2 months now.I went from Lisinapril 20mg and hydrochlorothiazide 25mg to 10mg norvasc.I believe my blood pressure is OK but my feet and ankles are swelling up.I don't like that at all. ... (3 replies)
... that side effects diminished or disappeared almost right away. I only mention this because perhaps a week wouldn't be long enough to id the problem. Does your doctor think you'll know if that's causing the problem after a week? ... (47 replies)
... I have experimented with Lasix quite a bit. If I take 20mgs of it every day, it effectively lowers my average daily blood pressure, but after a few days, I suffer from increased heart rhythm and breathing problems, so I have to stop taking it. I can take 20mg Lasix every other day, but the results aren't worth it. Diuretics not only reduce water and sodium, they also... (31 replies)
... Really appreciate that info, Beerzoids. I've have problems with water retention but diurectics were a nightmare. I've been able to get better control with diet...and now I have more reasons to do so. Bethsheba (31 replies)
... Gosh...I did not know this. (31 replies)
... I don't know if it can CAUSE diabetes...but it can raise blood sugar levels. Bethsheba (31 replies)
... Yes, you can have too much and still have symptoms of high blood pressure. However, it can take some time for your body to respond to the medication. Call your doctor's office, tell them what you are experiencing, ask them when you should see results, and ask them what the plan is if you dont. Drugs are metabolized differently by different people. Women and men tend to... (31 replies)
... I feel a lot like you do. I am on diovan/hcdz and sometimes I get worse on the medication. My legs get really bad cramping . It doesn't seem to be helping though because my pressure and rate is still up there. The more they increase the diovan the worse i feel. Can you have too much and still have symptoms of hbp? (31 replies)

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