Fluid build up

arkansasurviver
By arkansasurviver Latest Reply 2012-02-21 00:01:54 -0600
Started 2011-09-06 19:05:04 -0500

I have chf and today I am noticing my fluid build up in my abdomen. I know yes take my fluid pills, lay up and rest. I get worried easily with all that we go through I just need support and advice. This time with the normal swelling and shortness of breath I am experiencing pain in my abdominal muscles. Anyone have suggestions or pointers or experience? Thanks


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flowmaster333
flowmaster333 2011-09-07 23:42:42 -0500 Report

Im a big fan of the feel better in the morning thing and I usually do for a second but it doesnt last long. I hate going to the hospital too but sometimes its the only way to feel better.

arkansasurviver
arkansasurviver 2011-09-07 14:36:47 -0500 Report

Thanks for the replies. I always fear going back in the hospital, I always think it will be better in the morning. I like the sucker punch analogy. Hawk thanks for the article now I don't feel insane. I always feel better when I know others go through this and I can read their experiences.

HeartHawk
HeartHawk 2011-09-08 23:55:50 -0500 Report

arkansas,

Nope, you're not insane. It's really pretty common! And, yup, that's what this site is all about - sharing experience, hopes, frustrations, results, etc.

HH

flowmaster333
flowmaster333 2011-09-07 00:45:21 -0500 Report

What I do when im not sure is press where my sternum is and if it feels really tender and if you dont feel you would survive a sucker punch if someone hit you there then I might consider going in to the hospital and having the intravenous diuretics administered. I know at some point if the fluid builds up to a certain point than the water pills fail to have any effect. This is just me and my experiences of course.

HeartHawk
HeartHawk 2011-10-11 23:15:48 -0500 Report

Flow,

Thanks for the input. That might actually work. Gotta look into the biological mechanics of your intriguing observation.

HH

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