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For some reason, the very effective loop diuretic I have

For some reason, the very effective loop diuretic I have been taking for years, Torsemide, seems to have stopped working. I take it because I also take Minoxidil which, although it seems to be very effective in lowering my bp, also causes a lot of swelling especially in my lower legs.The only change in my medications has been that I am now taking a daily Fe supplement due to a low blood count.A list of my meds is attached.I am now having swelling in my legs, ankles and feet. I used to get up to urinate several times per night after taking Torsemide and that seems to have stopped. My weight goes up every day.Any ideas as to why the Torsemide seems to be suddenly not working?

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My dr started me on 25 mg of Alenolol yesterday for bouts of

HelloMy dr started me on 25 mg of Alenolol yesterday for bouts of Tachycardia, so I have had 2 doses so far. I also was taking Losartan/HTZ, but was taken off HTZ and Beta Blocker was substituted. Yesterday I did okay with the Beta Blocker. Not sure this is coming from the Beta Blocker, but today I have had leg fatigue in which I feel like I can hardly walk, especially at a normal pace. I feel okay when resting, but when starting to move around get strange symptoms. I had some of these symptoms when I had tachycardia normal rhythm, but thought they would go away since heart rate is now normal. Was walking into the mall today from the parking lot. Walking at a normal pace, maybe a little fast. Could hardly walk, leg fatigue got really bad, felt a little pressure up in throat/collarbone area. Heart tried to pick up, but only went to 110. I barely could move. I slowed down and tried to finish my quick errand into the store and walked very slow back to the car. On the way home, noticed mouth super dry. Am drinking water now. Normally don't have dry mouth like this. Had about 16 ounces of fluids this morning. When I got home checked bp and blood sugar. Both normal. I have a glucometer, because I have had symptoms of lower blood sugar before, so sometimes I will monitor. Most of the time it is normal. I had similar symptoms when I have had tachycardia episodes that sent me to ER in the last 2 weeks, but today was the worst and this time 110 was the highest, because of beta blocker was keeping it in check. The other thing I notice after these episodes is that when I exhale and don't have much air left in the lungs, I tend to let out a small cough. Do you have any idea what may be going on? Today's event was the worst and wandered if the Beta Blocker caused this.

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I have maybe an unusual condition! I've had this since I was

I have maybe an unusual condition! I've had this since I was young, my chest and neck area bother me badly, I feel like I want to just tear my skin off at night because it bothers me so badly! It is not a dermatology problem, I've had a biopsy done, they only determined that there was efasion of the skin due to my constant picking at the area. The doctors have given up on me, as the doctor who did help me retired! He gave me xanax, I've got through the withdrawals but have reverted back to the picking and no sleep! Please help me

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I have cirrhosis. Are these enzymes in the dangerous zone?NA - 128, K - 5.2, CL - 94, CO2 - 21, BUN - 22, TBIL - 2.6, AST - 51

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I have ecities, fluid, am taking spironolact and furosemida.

I have ecities, fluid, am taking spironolact and furosemida. I don't like the side effects, cramps in hands and legs, tender breasts, loss of appitite. Is there any other pills I can tell my health care provider about?

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I have stage 3 kidney disease caused by diuretics. Dr. took me off one of my diuretics and now I'm retaining fluid. I was told that Bumex injections would bypass the kidney. Is this true?

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I am a 69 year old male w/ diabetes. I had a 5 way by pass

I am a 69 year old male w/ diabetes. I had a 5 way by pass 10 years ago using an artery from my left arm. Since then I have had high systolic BP (currently 167/69 pulse 52). My Kaiser doctors have given me a lot of different drugs over the past 10 years but can't get the systolic BP under control. I walk briskly nearly every day for 30+ minutes or ride an exercise bike and watch my diet. The only drug that brought my BP down was a vasodialator but it made me so dizzy and drowsy I was unable to function. What would you suggest? Thank you.

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Hallo, My father is 90 years old and has not used any chronic

Hallo,My father is 90 years old and has not used any chronic medicine up to now.He is physically active and still 100% cognitively functional.Eats well and use Vit C daily, Ecotrin daily and sometimes a Meticorten 5mg for pain in his back/arthritis in hands, etc.He has never handled medicine well and tends to get every side-effect on the package insert and this is not psychosomatic!Two weeks ago developed edema in lower legs and was hospitalized for tests the last 3 days. Heart function compromised and here is the script:- Spirilactone 25mg daily- Furosamide 20mg daily- Slow K 1 tablet dailyI am worried about the Sprilactone's side-effects and contra-indication with Potassium.Please kindly give me your opinion.

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