Hydrochlorothiazide for Post-Cheat Weekend Water Loss

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    Hydrochlorothiazide for Post-Cheat Weekend Water Loss


    So I'm getting back from vacation. I did loosen the diet up, I was on vacation, I didn't go crazy, but I did bloat up quite a bit from eating carbs where I would have, like, 20g/ day before for months and months... so I've got some 25mg tablets of hydrochlorothiazide. I was wondering if, to drop this extra water, I should take this in the morning for three days, or just drink 3 gallons of water/ day for the next three days... if I take the hydrochlorothiazide, how much water should I drink so as I don't completely dry myself out and dehydrate to dangerous levels? I know the answer is "If you have to ask these questions, you have no place taking a prescription diuretic" but eh, I thought I'd just throw it out there.

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    In three days, if you get back to your normal diet the bloat from your carb up vaca should be gone with or with out the diuretic.
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    Go for it.. its a very mild diuretic and 25mg a few times is not going to offset electrolyte levels to crazy limits. I personally take 12.5mg ED regardless for blood pressure issues, but ill pop 40mg of lasix after a crazy day of binge eating.

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    Thank you both!

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