Fairly severe heart failure

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Arundinaria
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   Posted 12/23/2007 2:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi  I have fairly severe heart failure with its attendant propensity to retain water.  I have also been plagued by recurring bouts of intense itching on my arms and body.  Recently I went to the doctor with about a weight gain of twenty five pounds.  At the same time the itching intensified.  What I would like to know have any of you fighting fluid retention noticed the same itching?.
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els
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   Posted 12/23/2007 6:31 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Arundinaria, I have some fluid retention from my blood pressure medications.  On the days or weeks that I have to increase the dosage I can go for a month or more with an extra 20-25 pounds easy.  Lasix isnt an option for me as I have really low blood pressure problems...but anyway. eyes

With the itching thing, you are going to need to factor in that your body isnt getting rid of your fluids properly, which in turn means that you will need to step it up with keeping hydrated.  Itching can be a sign of your holding onto too much sodium which your doc can run labs for or by being dehydrated and your body not functioning properly at times a lot of people who tend to retain fluids such as this will have dry skin. 


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Arundinaria
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   Posted 12/23/2007 7:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Elisha Thanks, I have not been able to get this much from two dermatologists and one family practice MD
I'll go to work and see if it is what is bothering me. I appreciate your help
arundinaria
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els
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   Posted 12/23/2007 7:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Anytime Arundinaria, I just naturally absorb this stuff with my mom being a cardiac nurse and my own doctors (family doc, cardiologist & neurologist) who actually come in, sit and explain what is going on. 
 
Let us know how your doing... :-)

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