It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



High & Low Blood Pressure Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-24-2012, 07:58 PM   #1
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Flutterbye77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Greenwood Village, Colorado
Posts: 965
Flutterbye77 HB UserFlutterbye77 HB UserFlutterbye77 HB UserFlutterbye77 HB UserFlutterbye77 HB UserFlutterbye77 HB User
Diuretics

I am on 10mg lisinopril and 12.5 of a Diuretic. My fingers have been swelling up so bad to the point I had to have my rings cut off. My doctor doesnt seem concerned, just gave me another Diuretic 12.5 to take it when I swell up again. Will that lower my BP a lot or make me fee weird? I never heard of anyone taking that much unless they have CHF.

 
Old 04-25-2012, 01:11 AM   #2
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: California, U.S.A.
Posts: 3,091
zuzu8 HB Userzuzu8 HB Userzuzu8 HB Userzuzu8 HB Userzuzu8 HB Userzuzu8 HB User
Re: Diuretics

Hi Flutterbye!

If your diuretic is plain old vanilla HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) the usual adult dose for edema is 25 to 100 mg orally as a single or divided dose. So even with upping your usual dose, you'd still be taking a relatively low dose. It may or may not have an impact on your BP (i.e. lowering it too much) but just continue monitoring at home-You most likely will be absolutely fine.

zuzu

 
The Following User Says Thank You to zuzu8 For This Useful Post:
Flutterbye77 (04-25-2012)
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 04-25-2012, 06:49 AM   #3
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Flutterbye77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Greenwood Village, Colorado
Posts: 965
Flutterbye77 HB UserFlutterbye77 HB UserFlutterbye77 HB UserFlutterbye77 HB UserFlutterbye77 HB UserFlutterbye77 HB User
Re: Diuretics

So odd how I started puffing up. Mostly only in my fingers, I get self conscious and try and hide my hands.

 
Closed Thread




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:15 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!