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« on: November 19, 2012, 10:40:09 AM »

I have been on BP meds for a couple months now.  They have turned me into a bloated mess.  I retain water worse than a camel.  I have an epic moon face.  I stopped them for a week and pissed like there was no tomorrow.  But my BP rose again.

One issue is blood pooling in your lower half from the dialation.  The other day I couldn't wear my regular dress shoes to work because my feet looked like flinstones feet.

I spoke to my doctor and he said the positives outweigh the negative and it's up to me if I can't live with the bloating to stop taking the meds.

Anyone else on these having the same issues?
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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2012, 10:43:58 AM »

Have your doc put you on hctz if you're retaining water, but honestly, you shouldn't be.  Kidney trouble, maybe?  Are you taking pred? or something like zestril or cozaar?
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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2012, 10:54:34 AM »

my buddy takes blood pressure pills n its messin with his kidneys also, the doc wanted to put me on them back in 2008 but i lost 50 lbs n it got normal again
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« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2012, 11:44:52 AM »

i take lisinopril I dont hold any water on that
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« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2012, 11:49:51 AM »

I have been on BP meds for a couple months now.  They have turned me into a bloated mess.  I retain water worse than a camel.  I have an epic moon face.  I stopped them for a week and pissed like there was no tomorrow.  But my BP rose again.

One issue is blood pooling in your lower half from the dialation.  The other day I couldn't wear my regular dress shoes to work because my feet looked like flinstones feet.

I spoke to my doctor and he said the positives outweigh the negative and it's up to me if I can't live with the bloating to stop taking the meds.

Anyone else on these having the same issues?

Strange, as most BP meds promote excess fluid excretion.

Most of the time patients are started on a diuretic (HCTZ most common) and then if no significant change is noted, they are graduated to an ACE inhibitor and/or possibly a beta blocker.

Typically, with both a diuretic and an ACE inhibitor you would see excretion of fluid from the body as opposed to retention.

What exact meds are you taking?

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« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2012, 11:54:56 AM »

Me, 20mg lisinopril, 20mg Simivastatin. Doc is taking me.off everything next visit (next week). BP is too low.
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« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2012, 11:56:24 AM »

Me, 20mg lisinopril, 20mg Simivastatin. Doc is taking me.off everything next visit (next week). BP is too low.

He is treating you for both high BP and Cholesterol?

Would have never guessed it Joe, you're in such great shape and lead such an active lifestyle with a well-balanced diet.

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« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2012, 12:01:36 PM »

He is treating you for both high BP and Cholesterol?

Would have never guessed it Joe, you're in such great shape and lead such an active lifestyle with a well-balanced diet.

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Genetics. The simivastatin is to protect the kidneys.
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« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2012, 12:15:16 PM »

Strange, as most BP meds promote excess fluid excretion.

Most of the time patients are started on a diuretic (HCTZ most common) and then if no significant change is noted, they are graduated to an ACE inhibitor and/or possibly a beta blocker.

Typically, with both a diuretic and an ACE inhibitor you would see excretion of fluid from the body as opposed to retention.

What exact meds are you taking?

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losartan and amplodipine.
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« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2012, 12:21:46 PM »

I use Benicar HCT.  Has a mild diuretic.  That's odd a BP medicine would cause you to bloat.  Bloat almost always increased BP hence the diuretic in many BP medicines.  Angiotensin ii receptor blocker type BP medicine's seem to have the least amount of sides.
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« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2012, 12:25:05 PM »

losartan and amplodipine.

losartan is the generic cozaar, correct?  You should not be retaining water on that.  IS your bp related to kidney issues?
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« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2012, 12:26:44 PM »

I think the water retention is due to being hyper sensitive to sodium.  I barely eat sodium but I think these meds don't like it and react poorly.
at times my feet would swell and I would litteraly laugh at how flinstone like they get.  Who the fuck knows.  I am not taking any pred or anti-e meds.  Still taking test cyp weekly but I was taking it before the meds and didn't hold water.  Maybe just a synergy between it all.
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« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2012, 01:32:31 PM »

my buddy takes blood pressure pills n its messin with his kidneys also, the doc wanted to put me on them back in 2008 but i lost 50 lbs n it got normal again
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« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2012, 03:02:21 PM »

Get your bodyfat to 10% or lower and keep it there. Drop your sodium down to around 1000mg's a day. Use dandilion root tea and use 80% cocoa chocolate everyday...Try this before using meds.
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« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2012, 06:38:53 PM »

I think the water retention is due to being hyper sensitive to sodium.  I barely eat sodium but I think these meds don't like it and react poorly.
at times my feet would swell and I would litteraly laugh at how flinstone like they get.  Who the fuck knows.  I am not taking any pred or anti-e meds.  Still taking test cyp weekly but I was taking it before the meds and didn't hold water.  Maybe just a synergy between it all.

Those medications work by relaxing the artery walls and so you have "water, water everywhere"...ask your doctor if he could try substituting a diuretic for one of them...
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« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2012, 06:40:56 PM »

I have been on BP meds for a couple months now.  They have turned me into a bloated mess.  I retain water worse than a camel.  I have an epic moon face.  I stopped them for a week and pissed like there was no tomorrow.  But my BP rose again.

One issue is blood pooling in your lower half from the dialation.  The other day I couldn't wear my regular dress shoes to work because my feet looked like flinstones feet.

I spoke to my doctor and he said the positives outweigh the negative and it's up to me if I can't live with the bloating to stop taking the meds.

Anyone else on these having the same issues?

Try losing weight, you fat fuck.
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« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2012, 06:44:26 PM »

Strange, as most BP meds promote excess fluid excretion.

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Exactly, that's the whole point.

Brutal drug regiment related over analyzing everything.
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« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2012, 10:50:11 PM »

I take benicar hct... No bloat. The only one that worked or me..
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« Reply #18 on: November 19, 2012, 11:04:06 PM »

Strange, as most BP meds promote excess fluid excretion.

Most of the time patients are started on a diuretic (HCTZ most common) and then if no significant change is noted, they are graduated to an ACE inhibitor and/or possibly a beta blocker.

Typically, with both a diuretic and an ACE inhibitor you would see excretion of fluid from the body as opposed to retention.

What exact meds are you taking?

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« Reply #19 on: November 20, 2012, 12:43:42 AM »

Genetics. The simivastatin is to protect the kidneys.

There is some evidence that statins may cause problems when doing hard resistance exercise. Some individuals have experiences rhabdomyolysis- breakdown of muscle tissue causing kidney problems.

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« Reply #20 on: November 20, 2012, 12:52:05 AM »

i probably should be... family history, exertion headaches, general shittiness...
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« Reply #21 on: November 20, 2012, 07:18:15 AM »

Exactly, that's the whole point.

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« Reply #22 on: November 20, 2012, 07:28:19 AM »

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« Reply #24 on: November 20, 2012, 12:01:14 PM »

Lose weight and up the cardio. Don't use any steroids. They raise blood pressure with their fluid retention. High blood pressure combined with lifting will make your blood pressure go through the roof when you are straining to get that last rep. High blood pressure can also wreck your kidneys.

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