Yes. In fact I was on a diuretic before surgery for the swollen ankles. The surgeon asked me to discontinue right after surgery, but forgot to tell me for how long. I too got frustrated 3 weeks out and started taking it again. Problem was with so little food and a normal blood pressure to begin with, it lowered my pressure to the point I would get dizzy. I told the PA, and she told me to stop taking it if I got dizzy, but otherwise it was okay.
Note that the above is NOT medical advice - have you checked your blood pressure lately? If you're swelling, you pressure might be up too. Call the doctor in the morning - and be patien****er weight will come off quickly once you get to the bottom of the issue!
What really happened was I continued to loose body fat but retained water as an offset. My body fat dropped like 5% during that period.
The good news is that once the rebalancing worked itself through, my weigh loss continued at a reasonable pace.
HW: 255 (6/5/13), SW: 240 (6/19/13), CW: 169 (9/16/14)
M1: -26, M2: -17, M3: -5, M4: -13 M5: -12 M6: -11 M7: -8
M8-10: Skinny Maintenance (10k Training) M11-13: On Break
M14+: **CROSSTRAINING FOR ALL AROUND FITNESS**
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I am dealing with the fluid retention too. I am 3 months post-op and it is far worse now than it was prior to surgery. I saw my PCP today (labs follow up) and told her about it, and she put me back on a diuretic that she had taken me off of back in August. My BP is great, but this fluid is annoying because it collects in my legs and feet. :(
Hope you get resolution to your fluid retention issue soon!
if any of you gals have a vitamix...or maybe any other blender ( I just use the vitamix) you can make a smoothie or put in a shake a piece of watermelon rind, it is an excellent natural diuretic.
The Incredible Health Benefits of Eating Watermelon Rinds
Watermelon rinds can be marinated, pickled and candied. It can be stir-fried, made into jam, and turned into juice. When watermelon flesh isn't available, drinking watermelon rind broth is a great diuretic, especially when you're holding water.
You will pee for minutes lol but is worth it :) , just my two cents