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Old 09-13-2006, 11:35 AM   #1
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Question HELP Cant lose weight because of Fluid Retention

I have major fluid retention. My doctor says its because of varicose veins and because I used to weigh 430 lbs and had cellulitis that caused poor circulation in my legs....he had me on 80mgs of lasix which worked goodfor a while then it slowed down to a slow crawl.....so he changed me to Aldactone...25mgs to start but didnt help and I had alot of fluid retention so the changed the dosage to 50mg ....and I still am not urinating like I should and have gained 4 lbs since Monday evening. what can I do to get this fluid off me....its really upsetting me and my legs are beginning to hurt.?HOW can I continue losing weight if I am gaining so much fluids on these darn pills ..I am so tempted to go back to the lasix and increase them. I went from 215 - 219 in 2 days ...this just isnt right and its gotten me really depressed...CAN SOMEONE help me?

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Old 09-14-2006, 05:53 AM   #2
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Re: HELP Cant lose weight because of Fluid Retention

Cheryl,

Go back on the Lasix twice a day (40-40) and add a prescription strength potassium supplement, probably 20 Meq. Of course you need your doctor for the prescriptions.

It works better than spironolactone (aldactone.)

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Old 09-14-2006, 11:33 AM   #3
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Re: HELP Cant lose weight because of Fluid Retention

THank you ...I actually already have 2 refills for the lasix and Potassium....I will do that at least then I wont have my legs hurt.....I really appreciate your answer.

 
Old 09-15-2006, 09:30 AM   #4
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Re: HELP Cant lose weight because of Fluid Retention

When my mother exercises more (I mean, just walking a little more), her edema improves.

 
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