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furosemide for Edema: I WAS TOLD MY MY GP TO TAKE ONE A DAY FOR A MONTH, & THEN GO ON TO TWO A DAY. One a day was fine, the swelling was coming right, very slowly, but obviously. BUT two a day and I could barely stand upright, plus ringing in my ears. I've reverted to one a day.
furosemide for Heart Failure: I've been taking furosemide since my mid 30s, because of heart issues. Today I'm 66! My experiences have mostly been positive. Only negative is; extreme urgency and frequency to urinate.
Lasix (furosemide) for Edema: I have a genetic condition called Venous Insufficiency, which doesn't allow the blood & fluid to be returned from my lower legs & feet, so they swell and the skin can start to break down, which opens up the opportunity for infection. Have been taking Furosemide 40mg 1x day for over a year now - it is the only thing that keeps me from being in the hospital all the time with infections that require IV antibiotics. The only side effects I've noticed are the very frequent urination (not really a side effect, it's what the drug is *supposed* to do, as it flushes fluids out of the body), and aching in my legs and feet as the fluid leaves - I can only assume that is caused by my body trying to push the fluid out.
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furosemide for Edema: This is my first time taking this type of medication, and I've been on 40mg for four days and the swelling in my legs and ankles went down but not my feet! So far I have experienced no side effect.
Lasix (furosemide) for Edema: I've been taking Lasix for about 10 years for swelling in my feet/ankles. I only have one kidney and have hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. I take 80 mg in the morning. It does not always take all the swelling out, but if I miss just one dose, I can tell it by the afternoon. Of course, if I take it in the afternoon, I'm up all night. NOTE: There IS a difference in taking the Lasix as opposed to the generic furosemide. For me, the generic is absolutely useless. My mother had the same problem, so maybe it's genetic. I've taken as much as 200 mg of generic at one time with no effect whatsoever. I've noticed no side effects from the Lasix.
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Lasix (furosemide) for Edema: I took my 40 mg today have peed 5 times this past 2 hours, other than that so far I feel fine. This is a first for me to ever take a water pill, but so far it seems to do its job.
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Lasix (furosemide) for Edema: I have had pitting edema, severe water retention all over my body mainly my face, hands, ankles, feet and lower legs. I to have felt the side effects of the side aches and leg discomfort. BUt have come to find out I also suffered from RLS ( restless leg syndrome). I do suffer from very minor headaches. But when one day you are swollen as a balloon and about 2 to 3 days later your are unswollen. I first started out on 10 mg as needed, then had to go up to 20mg when required, then daily. Then eventually kept raising it by 20 after that to 40mg daily. Then I ended up having to take 2 x 40 mg daily, 2 x a day. I also have insulin resistance/metabolic syndrome so that may have something to do with it. I'm now at 80mg daily.
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Lasix (furosemide) for Edema: I really had edema all over my body (i.e. face, hands, feet), but especially on my legs! I went to my doctor and she prescribed this medication to me, it's working like magic! I take it in the morning as soon I wake up, I noticed it's more effective taken on empty stomach, then after breakfast and so on. I had to deal with some headaches(minor), but it was definitely worth it!!
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Lasix (furosemide) for Edema: I have been using Lasix in combination with Hydrochlorothiazide for 6 months for pitting edema/hypertension and it's effects seem to have worn off. I started on 20mg once a day for 2 months then up to 40mg once a day for the last 4 months. Now my legs are back to swelling as much as if I were taking nothing. My blood pressure is good though. Side effects, headaches.
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Lasix (furosemide) for Edema: I have taken Lasix for a week to reduce the swelling in my legs. It's working fine and I feel better. The side effects are manageable. I have to pee a lot, and I've had to deal with some headaches.
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furosemide for Edema: I am 62 and never had any problem with pedal edema until I began having to take medications for 'severe restless leg syndrome' and my meralgia paresthetica. Suddenly I was experiencing such edema problems that not only were my ankles drastically swollen but the edema moved upward to involve my entire calf area bilaterally. After just one day taking furosemide there was almost no edema at all - and that was on just 40 mg. I am sure the furosemide is responsible for controlling the edema because if I miss even one day, the drastic ankle and calf edema returns.
This is one GREAT medicine.
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furosemide for Heart Failure: furosemide: This medication works very quickly and effectively. I take Lasix/furosemide daily in the morning. I am retired to release all of the fluid which I retain. I have lost between 4 to 5 lbs of fluid in my body.
Lasix (furosemide) for Edema: I took the first dose on a Friday after work. That night I was awake all night with terrible leg cramps and an odd cramp in my midriff. I took the second dose earlier in the afternoon the next day. The cramp in my midriff returned. I called the hospital where my doctor practices and the nurse practitioner from her office called me back. She advised me not to take the Lasix anymore and to go to the ER if the cramping came back tonight. My ankle is nearly normal size, but I am not sure it was worth it.
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furosemide for Edema: I took my first dose of Furosemide yesterday morning,1 x 20mg tablet at 6.00am (when I take other medicines). I fell asleep and woke at 11.15am and felt tipsey, restless and had twitches and tingling in my hands and fingers. I also had a very dry mouth and was very thirsty and did more housework than I've done in the last 3 months put together. I suffer from chronic back pain and chronic sciatica and even though I was in a great deal of pain I couldn't stop cleaning. Today I still don't feel quite right and every muscle screams in protest as I move.
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Lasix (furosemide) for Edema: It's very important to read the side effects of all the medicines that your Doctor prescribes to you. Sometimes the side effects are a bigger problem then the original problem you were trying to treat. This was true in my case with Furosemide where the blurred vision, loud ringing in the ears and a bright red flaky face rash was unbearable. But that's not to say that everyone will suffer side effects.
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furosemide for Heart Failure: This medication works very quickly and effectively. I take Lasix/furosemide at night and I have to get up two to three times a night to release all of the fluid which I retain durring the day. By morning I have lost between 4 to 5 lbs of fluid in my body.
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furosemide for Edema: I have been retaining fluid really bad in my legs and hands. I tried a mild water pill but it didn't work very well. My doctor prescribed Furosemide 40mg along with a potassium pill. It has been working really well. I need to do a blood test in 3 weeks to make sure everything is okay.
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furosemide for Hypercalcemia: Furosemide acts quickly and consistently. My only input is that you would do well to watch your potassium intake since this medication dumps electrolytes at the loop of henle, in the kidneys. Eat your bananas, oranges and potatoes. ALWAYS let your doctor know you take it. My son was given an antibiotic, that also lowered potassium, and the allergist kept insisting that the baby did NOT take Lasix, that was for old people. I had to show him the bottle for him to believe that I had not mixed up medication names. Anyway, my son had to have a potassium supplement due to the medicine regime. This could have been dangerous for my son, hence my warning.
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