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15 Jul 2005

question 2041
i would appreciate an answer like everyone else gets pls? some thing not just nothing.... question 2041
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01 Jan 0001

Sorry Nunu, I missed your question somehow!

To start of with, I have to tell you that diuretics are prescription drugs and is thus only available after you've discussed your problem with a doctor (ask at your doctor's practice if there is a locum standing in for him). Also, if the water retention that you are experiencing is to the extent that you find it bothersome I'd recommend talking to a doctor first before trying to treat yourself - It may be that your dose needs to be adjusted.
Prednisone may result in sodium retention and potassium loss which may lead to fluid retention, weight gain, bloating and low blood potassium levels. Some diuretics also cause a loss of potassium - Another reason for discussing the use of a diuretic with your doctor first. Also, as prednisone cause retention of sodium (salt), keep your sodium intake to a minimum.
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