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I am a 49 year old woman . I am currently drinking 1 40mg Lasix and 1 600mg Plenish K per day for my water retention . As from next year I won’t be on a medical aid and I cannot afford not to take my water retention tablets . I drink average 2 liters of water per day . When I get up in the mornings my face ( eyes , lips , cheeks ), hands and ankles are very swollen . If the water retention is really bad , I take 2 Lasix tablets with 2 Plenish K tablets per day . I take the tablets early in the mornings because then it seems to work faster and better . I also take 1 20mg Pur-Bloka per day . My problems started in 2009 when I went to hospital with bronchitis that turned into pneumonia . My Dr then told me that the muscle around my heart was damaged and that my heart has to work harder to pump the blood through my body . Because it was damaged it worked slower and that was the cause of my water retention . In 2001 I had a hysterectomy and since then I’ve been taking my 1 2mg Estrofem per day .Which Vital tablets can I take that will do the same as the Lasix ? The Plenish K I have to take to balance out to salt content in my body .
Having had a stent fitted in 2003 after a blocked right coronary I was put on atenolol 20mg inthe mor ning plus Ecotrin 81mg and Zetomax 20mg before sleeping plus Pravastatin 40 at night as well. For some reason I had incidents of low blood pressure this year and was told to half the Xetomax. Sometime later I had an incident of slow heart beat.For a long time during all the above I have had an irreguler heart beat. Which did not raise too much concern with my Gp nor my Cardiologist. I have susquently been weaned off the Atenolol and put on 1.5mg of dyna Indapamide . Which I take in the late morning with the Ecotrin. Since the drug changes I get dizzy spells. During the day and after taking the Indapamide and Ecotrin.The irregular heart beat seems more irregular than at night.I am 75 and still put in a full days work as contracts manager for a construction co. I dont exercise and sit alot either at wirk on in a car to meetings etc. ?Michael
Has Vital Blood Pressure been discontinued? As I cannot find it on the shelves at Dischem, Clicks, Checkers, P&P…..all in Northgate Mall and Randrige Mall.Candice
Good Day. I am struggling with water retention. I was diagnosed with lymph edema especially in my legs. But it also affects my weight loss and I am bloated in my body. I have a underlying heart arrhythmia condition, which is being treated. I am on water pills and diuretics.
Is there a specialist or Dr that can be seen in South Africa that deals with water retention? I have tried many herbs that assist with water retention, it works for a while then it seems my body becomes use to it such as dandelion, sunflower seeds. I am at a loss.
Hi, I’m Michelle Jooste.
As a registered dietitian, I can help you find the ideal combination of supplements that will support your needs. I’m ready to answer all your nutrition-related questions.
Just ask away, and I’ll get back to you within 2–3 business days.