Diurex water pills

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Posted: 18 Feb 2010, 12:43
My daughter wants me to buy her Diurex water pills to loose a quick 5 lbs. by this weekend. My question is: Do they really work that fast?

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Posted: 18 Feb 2010, 12:49
The first question you should ask yourself is this one: can losing 5lbs by this weekend be healthy? :/

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Posted: 18 Feb 2010, 12:53
She's very healthy and fit...she is needing to loose a few pounds to make weigh-in for her power lifting meet. I just want to be sure they will work before I have her take some pills.

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Posted: 18 Feb 2010, 13:30
From a mother who suffers from a eating disorder....ARE YOU NUTS? Do not let your daughter take water pills to lose weight. The first question you should be asking yourself why is it important to sacrafice her heatlh for a few lbs? Let her weigh in what she weighs as is and reinforce that she's fine exactly as she is...

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Posted: 18 Feb 2010, 13:38
It's also against the rules of competition !!!!!

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Posted: 18 Feb 2010, 14:13
Danger!!! Besides, it's just water weight, not real fat loss. It's just a number. If she needs to make a weigh in, she should do what many athletes do and work out in a sweat suit and sit in a sauna Smile
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Posted: 18 Feb 2010, 16:51
Just be careful and remember that taking fluid pills can cause a drop in blood pressure and possibly throw the electrolites off causing dizziness and cramping of the muscles. Just my thoughts on the matter...

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Posted: 18 Feb 2010, 19:33
How old is your daughter if she needs you to buy them for her??

Weight loss pills of any kind are DANGEROUS!!

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Posted: 08 May 2010, 17:50
I have them, I tried them for water retention relief for my period. My breasts are so swollen and very sore, I am in a lot of pain. These pills did not make me lose any excess water ( what they the experts claim is causing my breasts to be so sore). In short, they do not work, or at least for me.
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Posted: 08 May 2010, 18:59
Go back and read this post and tell me if you think maybe READING your own post sounds a little crazy.

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Posted: 08 May 2010, 20:32
If anything, tell her to drink MORE water.

If you like your daughter's kidneys working the way they do now, I would not suggest buying these for her.

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Posted: 18 Jul 2014, 17:03
I stumble across this Blog from 2010. If anyone is still a part of this community...read this! Diuretics can be perfectly safe to use. http://www.livestrong.com/article/92404-use-diurex-lose-weight/

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Posted: 18 Jul 2014, 20:29
Nuts to do so. Though even grade school and Jr high wrestling competitions encourage this type of insanity. Why my daughter won't let her boys wrestle.

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Posted: 18 Jul 2014, 20:30
Eat healthy, drink lots of water, go into competition healthy and hydrated.

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Posted: 18 Jul 2014, 20:46
Sorry Irish, I find it a bit odd that you've just joined today, appear to have no weight to gain or lose and make only this comment. As always, wholefoodnut nails it. Might (or might NOT) be safe -- but nuts to do. More complete information as far as interactions and possible side effects can be found on drugs.com and search the drug name.
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Posted: 18 Jul 2014, 21:55
I took them before and not only did I constantly go to the bathroom, but it gave me horrible foot and leg cramps, I wouldn't recommend them

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Posted: 19 Jul 2014, 07:24
With the incidences of kids dying playing sports, I certainly would NOT give any of the kids in my family diuretics. They are all in sports and are encouraged to drink water during competition.

Diuretic's are good for conditions like COPD when a person's body is drowning in their own fluid build up. In anyone they can cause a depletion in essential nutrients. queeshia, your leg crams may of been caused by the loss of vitamin c and magnesium due to the unnatural fluid loss.

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