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Any Body Take Water Pills?

Any Body Take Water Pills?

I can't seem to get this fluid intake down. I will gain / or lose 5-8 overnight. I was drinking a gallon a day before my swelling and dx. Now I'm trying to keep under~64 ounces.

A myPHteam Member said:

I've heard that before
and when my allotted fluid intake is low I know I need to wait so I'll go do mouthwash & do my hair / anything to not overdrink. It's hard but it is so important.

posted 10 months ago
A myPHteam Member said:

Drinking water is the first part, drastically cutting salt out of your diet in the hard part.

posted 8 months ago
A myPHteam Member said:

I take 40mg Torsemide twice a day and pee constantly. When I have a morning or afternoon commitment I skip that dose. But this week I had to skip one dose every day for 3 days ... and now I have gained like 5 pounds and I am scared to death of congestive heart failure. I guess I will be calling my cardiologist

posted 8 months ago
A myPHteam Member said:

Barb, Knowing your meds is really important. How you react to them is next. My cardiologist lowered my dose on one of my diuretics, 3 days per week because I told her that I can not go to any activity when I take the larger quantity.7 days a week I do take 3 water pills. I have learned that if I take one of the more powerful ones at 2 a.m.it usually has me flushed out before 10 a.m. By staggering when I take mine they don't interfere as much with my activities.
( The busy person that I am -lol )
Sweets, when you say that you "skip days" do you mean that you skip it totally. Or do you skip it and take it & take the med(s) later?
These are really important meds. They pulled a full liter of fluid out one night when I visited the E.R. due to SOB. No hospital admission. Then I went home.
Barb you are such a kind soul and sweet kindred sister. PatV

posted 8 months ago
A myPHteam Member said:

In the Nursing Home, we are given a plastic 32oz. mug for water. Because of my edema, etc. The dr. says I can have 2 of those mugs per day. That's another way to know ahead how many oz. is in your beverage container before you put it to your lips.
PatV

posted 9 months ago
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