I started using this medicateion for about 2 months now, taking 1 pill a day to treat the water retention in my legs and ankles. Since Thursday, I've been feeling out of myself. I have no energy waht so ever, shortness of breath, my hearth feels like it wants to pop out of my chest, LOTS of fatigue, sweats, feel very week. I stop taking the pill yesterday around noon time. I would like to know how long it takes for the side effects to go away? and will they all go away?
How long does it take for the side effects to go away?
Added 8 Jun 2010:
During the time I had been taking this medication, I never felt any of these side effects up until just this past Thursday, when it started with a massive migraine, also have been having loss of appetite. The fatigues bother me the most, it takes everything bit of energy out of me.
10 Jun 2010
It sounds like you are suffering from the effects of what is causing your water retention, not the HCTZ. I took HCTZ for years, for water retention, and didn't know how much water I was actually carrying until I switched to Furosemide, and I lost over 80 pounds in 4 months. The water retention was causing me to feel extremely tired, short of breath, aches and pains in all my joints, etc. You need to have a serious heart to heart with your doctor, and get more agressive with this water retention.
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