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7/8/11 11:36 A

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My mom is on Maxide (water pill) for Menieres. She also has high blood pressure. She has horrible swelling in her ankles and feet. I am taking a different water pill and have no problems with swelling. Could you be having a reaction to the particular type of pill?

I would check with your Dr. But also really track your salt. My mom says she eats 500mg a day. But she feels deprived and then binges on salty foods. I aim for 1000mg and don't feel deprived and rarely go to far over. And of course make sure you drinking plenty of water.

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6/27/11 5:26 A

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thank you donna i appreciate all the information.

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6/26/11 3:57 P

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No, you lose weight as you lose the fluid. If you are taking a diuretic (water pill) and keeping your sodium in check and still gained weight, call your doctor. Are you tracking your sodium intake? I just read that the new guidlines for the average person is now 1500mg/day, and if you're holding fluid in your ankles that's a good number to shoot for at first. I read in the same article that most people can go as low as 500mg, but I wouldn't do that without discussing it with your doc.first.

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6/26/11 5:31 A

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do water pills make you gain weight because i'm currently taking them to try and lower my ankles are swollen so i don't know if that is so good or not.

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