34 patient evaluations for Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ

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LifesGardener
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LifesGardener
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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Jun 15, 2012 (Started Feb 18, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Elevated blood pressure)
  • side effects
    Mild (Cough)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Ultimately I didn't need to take this medication. My BP was only slightly elevated and using the current guidelines I did not need to medicate. Also my PD medication have lowered my BP so it is normal now.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 15, 2011 (Started Feb 18, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat side effects of another treatment)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: My blood pressure wes within normal limits without the medication.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 19, 2011 (Started Feb 18, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat side effects of another treatment)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 12.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: My blood pressure was getting too low and I reduced my dosage of CoQ10 so that edema was not a problem any more.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Blue Daisy
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Blue Daisy
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Severe
64 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia)

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Apr 15, 2012 (Started Oct 08, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Hypertension)
  • side effects
    Mild (Dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily

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MakeMeWell
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MakeMeWell
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: Some
function: Some
external_stress: Some
Stickman: some
Description:F59y
FM:15y Dx
I am: g
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jan 7, 2012 (Started May 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Swelling in legs, feet and ankles)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: this medication was really helpful. I stopped because my prescription ran out and the doctor who authorized it retired. I will talk with my GP and see if he will fill it for me.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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kythrah
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kythrah
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 37
Condition: Diabetes Type 2 12 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: g
I have:
Diabetes Type 2

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Aug 12, 2011 (Started Jun 13, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Hypertension)
  • side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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littolit
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littolit
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
On
Mouth/throat: moderate
Arms: moderate
Chest: mild
Legs: severe
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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Jul 1, 2011 (Started Oct 28, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Elevated blood pressure)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    A little hard to take

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Dirty Butter
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Dirty Butter
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 73
Condition: Mitochondrial Myopathy 8 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: n
I have:
Mitochondrial Myopathy

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Jun 29, 2011 (Started Jul 23, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Edema (fluid retention))
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Stopped all meds due to elevated liver enzymes, until liver situation resolved.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 11, 2008 (Started Jul 23, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Edema (fluid retention))
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily

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Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: b
I have:
MS

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May 11, 2011 (Started Oct 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Elevated blood pressure)
  • side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: If you live in a place that requires you to have no choice but to tolerate the heat, you know who you are, then I do not recommend this drug.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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rainydaygirl
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rainydaygirl
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: Some
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: Little
function: None
external_stress: Little
Stickman: most
Description:F72y
FM:27y Dx
CFS:8y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Dec 1, 2010 (Started Dec 31, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Elevated blood pressure)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: HCTZ is cheap, but works mainly for mild to moderate high PB. I returned to it to see if it would work for me, but no longer strong enough, so back to Hyzaar
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Low potassium (hypokalemia)

Jan 12, 2010 (Started Dec 31, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Elevated blood pressure)
  • side effects
    Mild (Low potassium (hypokalemia))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Family history of hypertension, of began treatment prior to FMS symptoms. Take it in morning during wash and brush. Easy habit. Does require supplement potassium taken with dinner. Keep bottle by dinner place and easy to add.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Low potassium (hypokalemia)

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omyakin2t
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omyakin2t
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: All
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: Some
Stickman: all
Description:F55y
CFS:19y Dx
FM:19y Dx
I am: b
I have:
ME/CFS

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Nov 30, 2010 (Started Jul 15, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Elevated blood pressure)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 12.5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Frequent urination

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grampa
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grampa
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Mood: Good
Cognition: Mild
Autonomic: Mild
Head: moderate
Arms: severe
Legs: moderate
Tremors: none
I am: vg
I have:
MSA

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Sep 1, 2010 (Started Feb 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Elevated blood pressure)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: My blood pressure dropped below normal, probably caused by the Parkinsonian drugs. I had previously decreased treatment to 4 per week. Since I stopped treatment, my BP has averaged 125-130 / 177-185.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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