Drug Ratings for HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

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 1  HBP Tiredness, muscle weakness, thinning hair. Generally feeling like crap! Talked to my Dr last year about tiredness....told me to take Vit. D! (Level was a little low). That didn't help. Finally after about a year of feeling like crap, I looked online and all my symptoms that I was having are side effects of this drug. I don't know why my Dr never even brought it up. I have stopped taking this crap and I feel so much better!!! Blood pressure with no medication today was 126/86. I am going to work on lowering my blood pressure by eating right and exercise. I do not recommend this drug at all! F 54 1.5 years
12.5 1X D
3/20/2014
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 1  prevent kidney stone formation Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia, a variant of lichen planopilaris. This is an autoimmune condition. I lost all of my eyebrow hair and started losing hair all around my hairline. The scarring of the hair follicles causes permanent hair loss. If I had known this medicine could induce Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia, an autoimmune condition causing permanent hair loss, I would never have used this medicine. F 58 12 months
25 mg 1X D
2/11/2014
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 1  hbp Dizziness, headache, weight gain, constipation, dry skin, blurred vision, muscle cramps, tired all the time. This drug is dangerous! !!!! Lo wee sex drive depressed.! Been off know about 3 weeks still not quite back to normal but feeling a whole lot better. F 40 2 days
25
2/3/2014
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 3  Hbp None F 67 1 years
12.5 1X D
1/26/2014
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 1  High BP Loss of hair,cant sleep and my legs are always hurting. No energy like before I started taking the med.decided today to get off the pill.I will never take this pill again.Funny how all these Dr's.are saying its not the pill.Also gained 40 lbs. F 62 2 years
25 mg
1/25/2014

 2  borderline HTN Works great,can't handle the insomia. I'm talking getting 4 hrs of sleep and that's it. Began two days after starting this medication. F 48 7 days
25 mgs
1/17/2014
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 3  high blood pressure i believe it works my pressure drops and no side effects i have no idea why people are complaining.. two thumbs up. M 36 2 years
25 mg 1X D
1/4/2014

 5  high blood pressure Severe muscle cramps in feet, legs, back, and caves, mostly while sleeping F 54 6 years
25mg
12/11/2013

 1  high blood pressure Extreemly tired, all joints hurt, loss of sleep, hungry all the time, chapped lips, feet sweats a lot. M 52 1 years
12.5
12/9/2013

 1  Blood pressure I have a bald spot on my hand thanks to this stupid medication. I feel like suing my stupid doctor ovet this because he never told me anything about this drug and refused to give me another type of diuretic. This drug is dangerous simple as that. M 29 5 months
25mg
11/26/2013
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 1  Hypertension Within 2 weeks of taking this RX I was feeling real ill- tired, sleepy, stomach pains, nausea. Then tingling of arms started , the worst being cramping of arms from shoulder to fingers. My palms were really burning! Often I was out of breath and needed to catch my breath even over the phone. Headaches started and became worse over time, I couldnt stand sunlight over my eyes any more. I have since stopped taking the med and most of the effects are gone, but now I wake up in the night with painful hands and wrists and my fingers are so numb I cant bend them.. They tingle all day and I pray this will be over too. F 54 1 months
25
11/17/2013

 1  BP Chest wall pressure / EXCESSIVE sweating / Twitching / Leg pain / Fatigue / Weakness / A little dizziness / Tiredness This drug has made me feel really ill. I just stopped taking it and hope I will start to feel better soon. Do not take this drug. M 39 1 months
12.5 1X D
10/19/2013

 1  Water Retention 2 years ago, I was given this med as a combo with Lisinopril, another deadly med, and had to come off them, myself! As stated here, prior to taking this med, I was NOT a sickly person. At 42, I felt 92!!!! A couple of "wellness" doctor visits and a quick BORDERLINE high blood pressure diagnosis landed me on these lethal drugs! Went back to doc this past July for a rattle and wheeze in my chest I just couldn't seem to shake. I specifically asked was it due to s respiratory infection and got a quick no, but was told it was flour related and was prescribed HCTZ this time, as a standalone drug. BIG MISTAKE!!! I was so eager to get rid of that wheezing that kept me up at night, until I didn't do the proper research I normally do before taking any drug, OTCs as well. This time around, I got socked with a whollop of aggressive symptoms: hair shedding, if my hair wasn't so coarse and thick it would be noticeable. Terrible muscle cramps, hands, feet, sternum area, explosive bouts of nausea, increased defecation and chalky in color and texture at times upon sight of it. Stomach and abdominal discomfort do bad until I stayed doubled over a lot! Shortness of breaths, hard to breath at times as if I was going into cardiac arrest! Numbness and tingling in toes. ALL of this and some I've probably forgotten, just for water retention!!!???? No thanks! I am I believe 6 days now officially off this toxic poison and can only pray it has not done irreversable damage to my F 42 4 months
10mg
10/14/2013

 1  high blood pressure Leg cramps and joint pain so severe I can't sleep. I eat bananas etc. Still bad. I already take Diovan for bp but doc wanted it lower. It is 3 am and I can't sleep because of the leg/muscle pain. I am done with this medication. I will lose 20lbs and see how that helps the bp. F 56 3 months
25 mg
10/13/2013

 3  High Blood Pressure Intense hair loss, loss of appetite, dizziness, decrease in sex drive. This medication initially worked awesome in controlling my blood pressure. It was significantly lower in less than three weeks of taking it. I also lost about 12 pounds due to no longer retaining water and lack of appetite, however my hair loss while on this medication has been SEVERE. I used to have incredibly thick hair and I'd imagine I've lost 1/4 of it since March of 2013 from this medication alone. I visited a doctor last week due to concerns of hair loss and realized my BP was skyrocketing again! (We're taking 150's over nearly 100) and this was while being medicated! It no longer is effective for me and the hair loss is much more of a concern than the hypertension itself. F 23 6 months
25 1X D
9/22/2013

 1  High blood pressure My third day into taking this drug I couldn't sleep at night and am so sluggish I could barely stay awake at work. I already suffer from depression so this is a side effect I cannot deal with. I will quit using my ecigarette and try to lower my blood pressure that way. It's not worth feeling like this. M 43 3 days
12.5 Mg 1X D
9/4/2013
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 1  high blood pressure When I was on this drug I had heart palpations, dry mouth, light headed, felt tired all the time, lost lots of hair, anxiety, mood swings, after I stopped taking this I developed nerve issues tingling hands feet face and vertigo palpatations went away most of these side effects didnt start until 3 months after i started taking Do not use this drug. F 30 7 months
12.5 mg
7/2/2013
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 1  High BP Made me so tired I could not function. Messed up my period. F 32 4 months
25
6/26/2013
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 2  to lower blood pressure Hungry all the time. Lost 3 pounds and it's all good except for slight itching all over body. I am allergic to sulfanomides but a dose like this doesn't bother me all that much. My blood glucoise levels are up 10-20 points. If you are pre-diabetic (about 100 in the morning) you can expect to be 110-120 in the morning before breakfast. Do NOT take this drug 2 days before a job physical if you are close to 100 in the morning on blood glucose---you WILL fail!!!! F 61 5 days
12.5mg 1X D
4/20/2013
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 1  blood pressure insomnia (slept only 2.5 to 3 hours per night), felt off-center and headachy during the day everybody reacts to medication in a different way. My roommate has taken this for 3 years with absolutely no side effects of any kind but I was a wreck after only 3 days and decided the side effects were unacceptable F 72 3 days
25MG 1X D
4/16/2013
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 1  High Blood Pressure Major Anxiety, Depression. Disconnect from reality, unknown and anomolous sensations. Tingling hands and feet. Confusion. Blurry Vision. I am worst off taking this medication. My only resolve was fasting and clean eating, with exercise. This stuff needs to be removed from the market, it will ruin your life. M 33 3 months
12.5 1X D
3/26/2013

 2  high blood pressure Anxiety, muscle pain and cramps in arms and legs, hamstring pain, back pain, blurry vision, dry and irritated tongue, and always thirsty. M 40 6 months
25 MG
3/17/2013
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 1  high b/p Cramping all over body cramps lightheadedness, nausea, can't eat. Cramps are bad. I'm also taking lisinpril 20 mg I can't hang with the cramps. Went and got liquid potassium. What can I do to stop cramping , Ihave been drinking powerade too. Help!! F 46 4 days
25 mg
12/10/2012
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 3  Water retention due to birthcontrol EXTREME INSOMNIA... I haven't slept in three days and am utterly exhausted, but just can't fall alseep. I'm starting to wonder when I'm going to pass out... I can't sleep at all, but it has helped my water retention moderatly. F 19 1 months
25 mg 1X D
10/28/2012

 2  mild hypertension Improved bp from 147/90 to 128/0's. Began having Extreme joint and muscle pain/cramps in back, leg, and feet. Sciatic paint significantly worsened. Having difficulty sitting at work. Gait changes due to left knee pain. Two weeks of physical therapy only to discover that the symptoms began after taking this med. No energy for exercise, . Had to decrease daily walks Wish I had read these comments before taking this med. Will not happy take after today. But took potassium to see if pain will decrease. NOT HAPPY. Almost started to consider MRI. Will see what happens after I take my self off this drug. F 59 2 months
mg 1X D
10/28/2012

 1  HBP Anxiety, loss of hair,loss of libido,IBS - like symptoms,nervousness, weak erection and weak stream during ejaculaion,insomnia,irritability,gout,Tendonitis,etc M 61 10 years
25mg
10/11/2012

 5  water retainage None. By taking this drug my blood pressure is stable. I urinate at least 6 times a day. Without the drug I seldom urinate. However, I do not have to go to the bathroom at night. F 75 10 years
20
8/20/2012
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 3  High Blood Pressure Hair loss, heart palpitations, restless legs at night. The side-effects that concern me most: if I miss a pill I start my period, even if its not time yet (28 day cycle). Through consuming more protein and fresh veggies, and exercising daily I got by bp down; so the doctor took me off HCTZ. While off the drug my menstrual flow became excessively heavy with lots a large clots. I am back on HCTZ because my bp has crept back up (hereditary), and I am experiencing all symptoms previously mentioned. I have spoken to different doctors in a few different states about my concerns and they all make comments along the lines that it's all in my mind. The last doctor I spoke with has told me he hasn't read anything "written" on the subject, so I must be mistaken. I wouldn't recommend this drug. If you can lower your bp by diet and exercise, it is a much better choice to do it that way. If you consume at least 20 grams of lean protein at every meal it should have the same effect as a diuretic. I don't know why doctors won't tell you that. F 41 8 years
25mg 1X D
8/12/2012
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 3  HBP/Adema I am experiencing many side affects - constipation, bloating/gas, no energy, tingling in hands/feet, muscle cramps if potassium not taken. This drug has brought my BP and adema in my lower legs/ankles under control. I do not like taking any drugs, but I could not get my BP or swelling down. I am trying to take off some weight and exercise more so that I can get off of these meds - I really don't like how it's making me feel. F 54 2 months
25 MG 1X D
8/6/2012

 1  High blood pressure About three years ago started having extreme vertigo. Was followed by what doc diagnosed as severe panic attacks. Was sent for multiple test but no findings. Continued to get worse including facial numbness, tingling, temporary blindness, severe acid reflux, sleep apnea, insomnia, severe thirst, diarhea, blood sugar drops of 40 to 50 points in two minutes, symptoms similar to a stroke and MS. Actually went through 3 months of mri s and testing for auto immune diseases with all coming back negative. Have gained over 100 lbs and only eat 1500 calories a day because of stomach problems. Diagnosed with increased spinal pressure and had dose doubled three months ago and symptoms magnified tenfold. Thought I was going crazy or dying. Told doc I was going off the hctz and four days later symptoms are almost all gone with just some residual face numbness. I feel like a new woman. This med is EVIL! F 40 4 years
25 mg
7/28/2012
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 1  HBP Since I started taking hctz I've noticed the following. increased anxiety, chest tightness, upset stomach, diarreah, insomnia, and an increase in allergy symptoms. I looked up hctz and found out you shouldn't take it if you are allergic to sulfa drugs. I am and my doctor knows this. so does my pharmacy. I don't think I will be taking it any more, especially since its done nothing for my blood pressure just feel miserable F 27 1 months
7/22/2012

 1  high blood pressure My doctor did blood work on me and found that I had excessive calcium in my blood. This was not normal for me and can indicate a parathyroid tumor or side effect of this med. Took me off the med and checked blood in one month. Is was normal. I actually did not know this was happening as I felt fine. Did little to lower blood pressure tho. Thank goodness I have a great doctor who spotted this side effect or I would have been in serious trouble!!! F 68 2 months
12.5 mg 1X D
7/19/2012

 1  hypertension Leg Cramps,muscle pain,shortness Of breath,dry cough,anxiety,tightness of the chest. M 44 1 years
.25mg
7/4/2012

 2   feeling nauseous most the time, no energy/listlessness. loss of patience- feels like I did when I was going through menopause. was hoping this would help with my bp, but it seems to be about the same. I don't feel like I have any energy to do anything anymore F 59 17 days
25 mg 1X D
6/20/2012
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 1  HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE EXTREME NERVOUSNESS F 85 10 days
100-12.5
5/29/2012
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 4  High blood pressure Heart palpitations, massive migrains, F 15 6 months
12.5
4/27/2012
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 1  High Blood Pressure Hair loss, burning soles of feet, tingling in my legs, burning in left hand up to shoulder and back, stomach cramps, very frequent urination, restless legs that wake me up at nights. I sit around the house and do nothing, which is very unusual for the type of person I used to be: spotless home and beautiful flower garden. For some time now I have not had the motivation to do much, now I know why. This drug should be taken off the market, never in my life have I felt so uncomfortable that it is hard to concentrate while doing anything, due to the discomfort in my feet and stomach. I also get a flushed and warm feeling in my stomach and chest. I never realized that my hair loss was caused by this medication, the top of my hair is very thin that you are able to see my scalp. I got a mamogram last week just to ease my mind. The thing that worry me most is the fact that I am having all these horrible symptoms and not able to quiet my mind, wondering is something terrible is wrong with me. I did not wait for the doctor to tell me, over a week ago I stop taking it and still have the symptons, with just a little relief. I cannot wait for it to go away completely. I am going for blood work in a few days. This is a warning to go on a stricter diet so I would not have to consume these lethal medications. F 60 1 years
12.5 1X D
4/24/2012
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 3  Blood Pressure Dry hacking cough, constipation, dry hair, rash on stomach, severe fatigue, heart palpitations. F 37 7 months
20 mg
4/11/2012

 4  High blood pressure I am new too this medicine along with lisinopril. I have not had any hair loss yet concern with the uncomfortable feeling I have at times. I do know being a first time medicine user my body has too adjust too the changes. I have my next appointment this week so hoping they see something F 37 4 days
25mg
3/20/2012

 1  For High Blood Pressure The side effect that I experienced was significant hair loss that started 2 years after I started taking the drug at the 25MG dosage level. I have a friend that is taking 12.5 dosage and is also experiencing the same hair loss issue. I switched from HCTZ to ZIAC, which is a combination drug that only has a 6.25 HCTZ dosage. After a month, my hair loss is almost negligible. F 59 3 years
25 MG 1X D
3/10/2012

 1  HBP After a year I had intense facial numbness, hot feeling cheeks (I had to put ice packs on my face it was so hot), jaw pain. I went to ER and they said ear infection, I went to ENT he said sinus infection, MRI of my sinuses were clear, neurologist wanted to put me on anti-seizure medicine to trigenal neuralga (sp?) and mri of my brain came back normal. I stopped taking HTZ after reading so many comments. I have been off of it for about 1 and half weeks and everything is clearing up. My face has went from intense pain to mild discomfort (some itching) and extremely dry skin in the affected areas (cheeks, in front of ears, and around nose). My BP actually shot to 133/90 while suffering this allergy reaction. Off of the meds BP has dropped to normal at 115/78. Don't take this med for long amounts of time. M 45 1.5 years
1X D
2/2/2012
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 3  HBP Extreme thirst, severe leg/muscle pain and cramps. Back ache and painful knots. Itchy skin, sore throat, constipation like I've never experienced before. Joint pain, (knees, shoulders, feet, hands) and weakness. I was taking a lower dose of HCTZ with little to no side effects, which helped keep my bp in check. Then my bp began to creep back up 170s+/100+ so they upped my dose. Ever since, I have been miserable. I'm only 33 and feel like I should be in my 80s. I try to hydrate often, but because I am a teacher, I don't get a lot of time to stop and take a drink, not to mention run to the bathroom. I am starting a potassium supplement and will try to increase my fluids to see if that will help. Otherwise, I'm going t request being taken off this med.It is very much adversely affecting my lifestyle as a mom of two little ones and as a runner (who hasn't had the energy or well-being to do so as much lately with all the pain) F 33 7 months
25mg 1X D
1/28/2012

 2  Hypertension After two weeks, am still on it hoping better therapeutic effects will emerge. The side effects have subsided somewhat - less of a foggy head feeling but still somewhat fatigued and still getting strange sensations in my chest/heart. M 43
25 mg 1X D
1/27/2012
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 1  moderate high blood pressure Heart palpitations,extreme joint pains, hair loss, rash, dizziness, low libido F 66 2 years
12.5
1/26/2012

 5  To lose weight Muscle cramps I did get muscle cramps but that just means your potassium is depleting, which is caused from dehydration, which is caused by taking a diuretic as this. So I started taking a potassium supplement, one a day, and the cramps went away. F 44 30 days
25mg 1X D
1/23/2012
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 1  edema Significant loss of appetite; turned off by odor/sight of food. Gastro-intestinal upheaval (had a totally normal digestive "system" before starting HCTZ); soft, discolored (yellow) stools (sometimes three per day); much gas. Aching stomach, overall "delicate" feeling in abdomen; distended gut. VERY tired feeling constantly; don't want to do ANY of my normal activities or even move out of a position (perhaps depressed?). Relative shortness of breath when I move about the house. Unilaterally took myself off the drug this AM; already feel change for the good just twelve hours later. I am a longtime (27 years)cardiac patient (bypasses, stents, the whole shootin' match) who recently had a pacemaker installed and an A-V node ablation. My BP was decent before I ever started HCTZ, and the pacemaker does a good job of keeping my heartrate between 70-130. The only improvement I have seen is a lessening of the edema in my ankles and a twenty-pound loss of weight in two weeks ( For me, the unpleasant side effects of HCTZ far outweigh the diuretic benefits. My very experienced senior cardiologist (with whom I've been for 27 years) didn't seem to think my side effects are/were a big deal when I related them to him last week, but I am not going to accept this quality of life. M 73 10 days
12.5 1X D
1/23/2012
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 4  High blood pressure no side effect whats so ever... So I started taking this medication about 5 month ago.. My high blood pressure was very over the top high... 2 digit number mess up as we speak.. The doctor prescribe me 12.5 mg of Hydochlorothiazide... and this med is the Best thing that has ever happen to me.. It took me 4 month since I started the meds to kick in.. I have my HBP at this moment well control... I thank My Heavenly Father for that... and the doc of course for finally giving me something that my body was able to stick in with..I will mention that in the first 2 month I was urinating a lot but then it slow down afterwards..So til this day I have no side effect what's so ever.. Sorry for those who has been taking this meds and it's not working for you.. What works for someone doesn't mean it will work for you.. Always listen to your body... and don't give up continue to search for the right medication. Be bless :) F 30 5 months
12.5 mg 1X D
1/12/2012
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 2  High blood pressure I am an active middle aged woman who was recently diagnosed with HBP. I guess it runs in my family. I was prescribed HCT. Within two days of taking it, I almost passed out and wnt to the emergency room. Doctors tested me and I am apparently fine, but low in potassium. I seemed okay after that for a few weeks. Then my stomach began hurting and I thought I was getting a stomach virus, however there was no fe er and I never threw up. This pain nausea has been with me for a week and a half now. I am unable to eat, am having heart palpitations, I feel weak and anxious and can't function at work. I had not thought that the drug could be causing this until I read this board. The tightness in my stomach is intense and debilitating. I am hoping this is a reaction to the drug and that stopin gigs use will help. F 38 1 months
1X D
12/8/2011
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 1  Mild Hypertension feeling off balance when walking or standing, shortness of breath, very fatigued, heart racing This medication should be taken off the market and Drs should be aware of side effects and take them seriously when a patient tells you they are experiencing the exact symptoms that are listed as side effect instead of making you feel like a hypochondriac. my dr went so far as wanting to treat me with meds for anxiety. I have been in the emergency room, with these symptoms...extreme lightheadness, off balance , feelimng like I could faint, feeling like I can't breath, being woken out of a deep sleep feeling like I can't catch my breath, heart racing and extreme fatigue. I felt like there was something seriously wrong with me. I looked up the side effects 2 days ago and called my dr and asked him why if I was describing all these symptoms to him did he fail to mention that it could be the hydrochlorthiazide and his answer was that the side effects are rare. I told him I wasn't taking it anymore and within 2 days I feel so much better already. TAKE THIS DRUG OFF THE MARKET. I have felt like something was wrong for more than a year. I am thankful to feel better but angry that I could have felt better so much sooner if my dr would have done his job!!! F 44 1.5 years
25 mg 1X D
12/8/2011
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 2  High Blood Pursue I was just treating my HBP with Lisinopril 10mg along with diet & exercise. I started seeing that my blood pressure was creeping up a little so doctor had me add HCTZ to see if it could drop it down. Wasn't experiencing before, but now I'm noticing abominable pain, fluttering heartbeat, anxiety, loss of appetite, & a little constipation. Do far I haven't noticed a tremendous drop in BP & I'm not liking these side effects so I think I'm gonna stop taking it to see if these feelings leave. M 34 10 days
12.5 mg
11/24/2011
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 4  Kidney stones Frequent urination (but that's what it's supposed to do), dizziness, especially on standing, mild nausea. The nausea went away after a few days. Unfortunately, the dizziness persisted, after discussing it with my doctor it turned out that since my blood pressure was pretty low to begin with, this was lowering it even further. I'm still on it while we try to work something else out, because being dizzy like this is still better than the side effects of the meds I have to take if I get kidney stones, let alone the pain. So far, an ultrasound of my kidneys has confirmed that it seems effective at preventing any new stones from developing (and yes, I get them that frequently). Doctor also cautioned me that it could cover up symptoms of hyperparathyroidism, or cause calcium or potassium deficiencies, and that I needed to get tested for those. Fortunately, neither issue came up. F 21 1 months
25 mg 1X D
11/16/2011
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 1  for blood pressure Within a few days, hair loss started again. F 65 30 days
12.5 mg cp 1X D
10/19/2011

 2  HBP/ swelling The first couple of months on this med were fine, but when I hit month three, I got this horrible non-itchy rash that started on my stomach and then spread slowly to my back, legs and arms. It took several weeks but it was determined just through trial and error of the meds I was taking it was the hctz. So even though it worked for swelling, I ended up having adverse reactions F 39 3 months
12.5 1X D
10/14/2011

 2  HBP migraines, and severe leg and foot cramps I took this for the first time yesterday and I noticed nothing different. I woke up this am and took it and I have had terrible lower leg and foot cramps all day. Also I normally have migranes so I take depacote daily to treat that and a mild seizure disorder. Well the migraine I have had today is nothing like I have ever experienced in my life. Very dull.. not the normal shooting pain with light sensitivity.. Not to mention the frequent urination. Shew I think i should have just stayed in the bathroom all day it was soo bad. I also think it is messing with my eyes.. I have glasses that normally I can see perfect out of and today they seemed cloudy so I have not worn them. While typing this I noticed that everything seems a little cloudy F 28 2 days
25 MG 1X D
9/14/2011
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 2  HPB I have been feeling tired and sluggish when doing my daily hour long exercise routine. I have sometimes stopped doing it and lay down to take a nap on the floor. I also feel depressed and have lost my desire to do things (even going to see my 3 year old Granddaughter!). I also had fever like blisters on my lower lip (same as a previous poster) from being in the sun and had to postpone a dentist appointment. My blood pressure has gone from 148/ 96 to 121/86 which is the good part, but the side effects are not worth the results. I have read not to stop taking the drug without checking with the doctor, but I don't feel like going through the hassel of seeing him about it. I have been reading on this forum that some of you say you are going to stop taking this drug immediately without checking with the doctor. Has anyone had severe results from doing that? I want to get off this stuff and get back to normal (HPB and all!). M 64 3 months
25 MG 1X D
9/14/2011
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 1  HBP Very itchy rash in individual spots and larger red patches. Started on arms, now on upper legs and moving to trunk. Dermatologist prescribed steroid cream but antihistamines give me the most relief. F 49 35 days
12.5 mg 1X D
8/22/2011

 1  It was in hyzaar 100/25 Ended up with hyperparathyroidism This drug is hurting people and should be taken off the market and not allowed over the counter as it just has been M 79 7 years
25 1X D
8/19/2011
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 2  HBP Shortness of Breath, heart flutters, chest pains and increased anxiety. This did help lower my blood pressure at first, but began to experience episodes of shortness of breath. Normal everyday activities became difficult. My heart fluttered, I had tightness in my chest and my anxiety level increased. Because of this my blood elevated. This is a serious side effect not mentioned in the literature you receive. I have been off it for 3 days now and am just beginning to feel better! F 48 3 weeks
25 MG 1X D
8/14/2011

 2  HBP migrane, pressure in right temple, stomache pain,nausia, not sure if this is from taking excedrin migrane asprin every four hours. After reading this forum, I am going back to the herbal approach. I haven't taken western meds in years and decided to try it after dealing with fluctuating BP for the last 5 years. F 51 2 days
25MG 1X D
8/13/2011

 2  hbp red pimply oozing rash on arms, chest, neck and ankles Developed a horrible itchy, burning rash a little over a week into taking this drug. No change in soaps, fragrances, cleaning supplies, etc. Doctor decided that it was a reaction to the drug. Stopped the med and now am on prednisone and a topical steroid cream to get over this rash. As a side note- my blood pressure was still elevated when I was checked that day so it didn't work for me anyway. F 34 10 days
1X D
7/8/2011

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