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Anyone take diuretics for high BP?

(4 Posts)
TotalChaos Sat 16-Jul-11 10:43:45

Unless my BP miraculously drops in next fortnight, am going to be starting BP medication. Are they likely to play havoc massively with my erm waterworks?

ameliameerkat Sun 17-Jul-11 12:03:18

No personal experience, but my Mum takes them. She's retired and stays at home first thing in the morning until she's been to the bathroom a couple of times, but then she's fine the rest of the day.

PIMSoclock Sun 17-Jul-11 12:20:32

The first line treatment is normally an ACEi (angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor)
The most commonly prescribed is ramapril. This is not a diuretic an won't cause any major probs with ur water works.
Ask about ur cholesterol too x

TotalChaos Sun 17-Jul-11 19:11:08

thanks ladies. amelia - that sounds like other people's experience that I've spoken to, that it does have some impact on day to day life.

am already on statins for my cholesterol btw.

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