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My wife used taking the pills Furosemide 20 mg but she stopped

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My wife used taking the pills Furosemide 20 mg but she stopped taking the pills because she complain about going the bathroom often. When she took blood test for TSH that she got was 5.5 which is high . she is 60 year old .What will happen if she stop taking the pills?
She has lots of water inside the body. I'm worry about her
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Brims replied 5 years ago.

Dr B :

Hello, welcome to Justanswer, I will try to assist you with your medical question, and any medical information you seek

Dr B :

What medical conditions does she have?

Dr B :

Are you there?

Customer:

Hello?

Customer:

She has high blood presure and cholesterol also

Dr B :

Does she have heart failure?

Customer:

But still taking pressure and Cholesterol pills. No heart failer

Dr B :

Are you having computer problems?

Customer:

No ?

Dr B :

I ask because it took some time for you to reply to my initial question

Dr B :

Are you there?

Customer:

I'll reply again That she has no heart failure

Customer:

Yes

Dr B :

Has she had an echocardiogram?

Customer:

No

Customer:

No heart Failure

Dr B :

I see, it is risky for her to stop lasix, because if she has fluid build up in her body, it implies a degree of heart insufficiency

Dr B :

This fluid will place an extra strain on her heart

Customer:

Sorry My wife say that she had echocardiogram few years ago

Dr B :

And what did it show?

Customer:

She stop taking the pill call Furosemide 20 mg

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
She say the Echocardiogram was fine
Expert:  Dr. Brims replied 5 years ago.
I see, is there anything else you would like to ask?