The bloat is less than while on cycle, but still occurs when I drink lots of water (e.g. 2 litres straight). The bloat slowly accumulates throughout the day and my pre-bed weight is approx 6lbs about my morning weight. The bloat appears to occur even without the presence of sodium.
The only medication I am on right now is my SSRI.
I used HCTZ maximum dosage 25mg, but generally 12.5mg - probably a total of about 30 x 12.5mg pills over 3 months.
Thank you - that makes sense - renal function was my main concern, although I am still concerned about the nocturia and bloating when not using steroids. Just 2 more related quick questions if possible please:
1) could the elevated liver values have anything to do with the bloat irregular bloating?
2) is it safe to use the HCTZ to deal with the bloat when I get it (either when using or not using steroids)?