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    Has anyone tried Clonidine for ADH control?

    Basically AAS and HGH cause Anti-Diuretic Hormone to increase a lot. This causes water retention. This causes BP to increase.

    Many people like increased water retention ie one of the reasons they use Dbol . I personally do not like the hit to bloodpressure.

    Clonidine suppresses ADH. Just curious if anyone has tried. I plan to pick some up today.

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    If that's the sole purpose you're using it for I would avoid it. If you want to get rid of excess water safely and you can get a prescription use Triamterene.

    I'm a huge fan of clonidine, but not as a diuretic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by austinite View Post
    If that's the sole purpose you're using it for I would avoid it. If you want to get rid of excess water safely and you can get a prescription use Triamterene.

    I'm a huge fan of clonidine, but not as a diuretic.
    That's good to know. Odd this was posted, as I've been approached about this exact topic within the last few days. I am just not familiar enough with it to advise. I usually keep my mouth shut about things I've never done. I will pass this info along.

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    Basically going to echo what Austinite posted up. Trimaterene/HCTZ is my diuretic of choice and what I am prescribed since I was diagnosed with multiple cardiac issues years ago. Triameterene/HCTZ is the generic form of Maxzide.
    I would stay clear of Clonidine/Catapres unless my BP was excessively high. Clonidine can work too well as an antihypertensive and drop you too low relatively easily.
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    clonidine is a potent antihypertensive. not a great diuretic. also u can get bad rebound HTN when u miss a dose.

    Basically i agree w/ everything said above. Lasix is another good diuretic if taken carefully.

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    Thanks everyone. The HGH water retention hit is a real thing for me to deal with. I will pick up the HCTZ tomorrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicagotarsier View Post
    Thanks everyone. The HGH water retention hit is a real thing for me to deal with. I will pick up the HCTZ tomorrow
    Have you tried cutting back your HGH dose some? How much are you using daily?

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    I would avoid clonidine. As mentioned above, rebound and potential hypotension. The fact that you did not know that would suggest that you wouldn't be knowledgeable enough for the titration to avoid hypotension (low blood pressure) either. Not meant to sound cutting whatsoever, just not a medication I would mess with if I wasn't knowledgeable and/or without some background on how it is used clinically.

    If you are going to use a diuretic (HCTZ, Lasix - generic furosemide, and there are others) you need to read about potential complications and pull labs before and after you start, and repeat. These medications can help you lose water but also can lower your bp and affect your electrolytes . I am not a fan of anyone using any of these medications unless they are knowledgeable and dialed in on their effects, potential side effects, how they are used clinically and how they are dosed and why. Period.
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    If it’s the same drug I’m thinking of they gave that to me a very long time ago when I got locked up. I was coming off drugs and that was one of their drug protocols for it. You are getting ready to make a bad mistake imo. It is one thing taking aas but when you start trying to manipulate your blood pressure with meds you are taking it too far man. I took it for a week or so- very potent. You will not feel like lifting at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicagotarsier View Post
    Basically AAS and HGH cause Anti-Diuretic Hormone to increase a lot. This causes water retention. This causes BP to increase.

    Many people like increased water retention ie one of the reasons they use Dbol . I personally do not like the hit to bloodpressure.

    Clonidine suppresses ADH. Just curious if anyone has tried. I plan to pick some up today.
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