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I am a female of age 53 and using 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide for blood pressure. I was already a size 4 (past few years). I’d always been a size 2, but since taking the diuretics, I have lost at least 8 pounds and am now back down to a size 2. I am trying to maintain my normal caloric intake, but never was a big eater. And I don’t eat a lot of high caloric foods, meats or sweets. But I am worried about the weight loss. I will be going back to aerobics classes this week and I am afraid I will wither away.
I was also put on Norvasc 2.5mg. about a month ago after trying the hydro for a month (started out at 12.5mg.). I just had a full cardiac workup, echo, holter, ekg, stress test, and everything came back normal. Also had complete metabolic panel blood test and testing for diabetes. No problems there either. I was lifting weights, taking pilates, yoga and aerobics for almost 2 years until Christmas when I injured my shoulder. I went to the Dr. for the shoulder and was diagnosed with high blood pressure. Wondering if I'm losing both fluid and bulk simultaneously since the taking of the medication and stopping the fitness classes coincide.