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Thursday, March 28, 2013

So now after over 2 months of coughing which I attribute to 2 different antihypertensive medications, my doctor has started me on the 3rd one plus hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) to counteract the possible increase in edema which may be a side effect of Norvasc. I already have edema of the legs so she warned me to watch for increased edema (duh!) I hope I can find something that works without causing untoward side effects. This cough has come back on full force and people at work are concerned about me again as I can't seem to stop coughing once I start. I will have to bring reg cough syrup, cough drops, Kleenex and plenty of liquids an also my asthma inhaler.


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MCGS62 3/28/2013 2:20PM

    Watch out for that hydrochlorothiazide , I had that for blood pressure and had to "pee " at every exit from here to clarksburg WV one day .
I had to explain to the bos why it took 4 hours to get there.

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JADOMB 3/28/2013 1:51PM

    My prayers are with you. I know many(if not all) these meds are meant to help your condition, but I always worry about how they interact with each other. My brother takes quite a few various meds and it seems they cause issues as well and help with others. Make sure if you are using different doctors for different issues that they are fully aware of the meds other doctors have you on too. At one point in the past they had my brother on many that didn't play well with others and finally one of his doctors paid attention and got him off some of them.

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MSLZZY 3/28/2013 9:18AM

    What a mess! I thought this was a thing of the past. Take care of yourself. HUGS!

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PATTYKLAVER 3/28/2013 8:08AM

    I hope you feel better soon.

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AZMOMXTWO 3/28/2013 7:38AM

  I hope the cough goes away soon

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