How long do the withdrawal symptoms of Losartan and Hydrochlorothiazide last?
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please describe your symptoms
the drugs of this combo may remain in the body for up to 2-3 days. Most of the side effects won't last for more. If you're talking about gastrointestinal side effects then there is no way that these effect could last 3 years and still go on. Other potential causes will have to be investigated. If you provide a more detailed description of your symptoms I could suggest an investigation plan.
For the record, when I started this medicine in February 2013, I weighed between 150-155 pounds. Now I weigh only 117 pounds.
By the way, wheat affects me in a similar way to sugar except it takes longer for the miserable side effects to hit. I guess the body is converting it to sugar?
I don't believe it's the drug...
Hello again and thanks for the additional info.
I've gathered the following symptoms from your text: weakness, misery, too much urine production, weight loss. Hydrochlorothiazide may indeed cause increased urine production (it's a diuretic) and weight loss because of that but its effect is not that persistent.
Regarding your gastrointestinal (?) symptoms the drug can't be blamed either. If you had the symptoms for as long as you took it, then it could have been the cause but 3 years later it's not possible.
You've mentioned experiments which proved that the drug's effects may last for one year. I'll be sincere with you; I've never heard of such an experiment and I doubt they exist. The internet is full of misleading "information" and I guess this is a good example of it. If you do have such a link though, then I'll be glad to read it and let you know my thoughts about it.
Regarding your question about wheat. Wheat, starch, sugar are all made of glucose. And they can be broken into glucose. Glucose is one of the most important nutrients. Even aminoacids and fat can be converted to glucose, when the body needs it.
One final point to consider... I understand that you've been annoyed by this situation. Your doctor is the best person there to help you. Investigation for the symptoms is required. For example increased urine production can be attributed to diabetes mellitus (check blood sugar), diabetes insipidus (check electrolytes and urinalysis), chronic kidney disease (urea, creatinine and urinalysis), too much caffeine, too much fluids (water, soft drinks, etc), etc. If you've done such an investigation already then perhaps you can upload the results. It may help me to get a better view of your condition.
Clinical examination data can be very important too.
So in conclusion, I believe that proper investigation for your symptoms is the right next step for you. Although you haven't described the symptoms in great detail I understand that they are mostly related to food and discomfort after eating. I really doubt that the drug may cause any of them, such a long time after stopping it. I believe you should trust your primary care doctor to lead the investigation and see what happens...
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