My ob put me on hydrochlorothiazide (50mg/day) because of my blood pressure and swelling. I was 8 lb OVER my pre-delivery weight (as in, I lost no weight at delivery and actually gained more) when I went in to get my staples out of my incision. My blood pressure was 170/88.
Sooo, it's working and I'm peeing like a mad fool.
He wants me on it till August 18 at my next appt and then we're going to probably go off of it if my bp is okay again and the fluid is gone.
I was researching this and it looks like this drug can decrease breastmilk output. I'm obviously very early postpartum (5 days) and I don't want to do anything to jeopardize my milk supply.
So far, I'm fine, and I'm actually pumping off excess (at least 12 ounces a day).
I just want to know if anyone has been on this drug and if it affected your supply?