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7th May 2005

For those of you who are or have taken diuretics, how long did they take to work? I have been taking hydrochlorothiazide for 4 days, and I haven't noticed any increase in urination, (which they said would happen) but, today I noticed my pressure was 125/75, about a 20/10 drop for my average. Anybody know if this stuff works without causing all the extra peeing?

Regards, Brenden.
8th May 2005
I take hydrochlorothiazide (and lisinopril). I don't think it had a dramatic effect on my numbers, but I have noticed that it makes me need to pee more often. I hardly ever used to need a pee in the night, but now I do almost every night. It was particularly noticeable when I first started taking the meds (for the first few weeks), but still affects me now. I find it incredibly annoying, as I get a lot of headaches, so if I'm going out I drink less (to make me need to pee less) and then I get a headache because I'm dehydrated. I sometimes feel like I can't win!
8th May 2005
I take hydrochlorothiazide also, 25mgs. I take it in the am but it doesn't seem to start to make me go till about 12 hours later. That seems like a long time to me.
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