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Fluid Retention- Furosemide
8 weeks ago I was diagnosed with AFIB. I retained a lot of fluid which I lost while in the hospsital due to the constant IV Diuretics I lost 15 pounds of water. Now at home I regained 10 pounds even though I am only eating less than 1800 calories per day and trying to drink less than 40 ozs of fluid.. My Doctor just upped my Furosemide 20 mg to 4 tablets a day.
I just had my first succesful cardioversion and out of AFIB for now. Any ideas to hasten the fluid loss? It can be very uncomfortable. Thanks
TR, October 14, 2018 5:17am EST
I don't know if you are able, but walking is a good way to help wit fluid retention. When you walk, every step you take, your leg muscles act as a pump to help move the fluid around. If you can, I'd try to walk at least thirty minutes a day.
BobbaLee, October 14, 2018 12:33pm EST
I can walk about 50 feet before I have to rest, now that is improving since my cardioversion. Thanks TR! I hope all is well.