Why would High Blood Pressure meds with a diuretic in it, cause you to gain weight?
I can't seem to find a BP med that doesn't just about kill me. I was on Toprol XL and had no side effects at all, but my BP kept going up. Dr. put me on Diovan and the side effects were horrible, couldn't even function.
Took Benicar HCT and same thing, could barely walk from one room to another, even though it lowered my BP, but my Pulse was super high.
Now he wants me to try Bisoprolol/HCTZ (Ziac), but everywhere I've checked everyone says it caused them to gain lots of weight. I have such a low tolerance to meds, so he's starting me at 5mg. I'm 5'1", 111 lbs., am very comfortable with my weight and don't want to gain, cause that's not good for you either.
I really don't understand how anything with a Diuretic makes you gain, hopefully someone knows