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Old 11-01-2004, 05:29 AM   #6
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Re: New to diuretics-Help with bad side effects!

Dylan's Mom,

It sounds like you have 2 things going on at once. It's always risky to start a new drug at the beginning of flu season because so many of us are sick in October/November...cause and effect become hard to pinpoint.
I really doubt that the HCTZ at low dosage is causing any of your problems, but as with any drugs, anomalies happen.

Drink a glass of orange juice and eat a banana every day to guarantee you don't run low on potassium and don't restrict salt with HCTZ.
Taking 12.5 mg til you see her, or indeed taking none, won't be a problem for the next 8 days. Your BP isn't critical.

(Keep an eye out for a respiratory that's what develops!)

Last edited by zip2play; 11-01-2004 at 05:30 AM.