One of the main side effects I experience from Prednisolone is swollen feet and ankles. Last week during the very hot weather I couldn't even get on the old canvas gym shoes that I normally wear. My doctor sent me for a blood test to make sure my kidney functions are normal and then prescribed a diuretic, one 20mg tablet of Furosemide daily, which I think is pretty standard. After only 3 days I can see the difference in my feet and ankles, but there's a drawback. As a sufferer of both GCA and PMR, I've got used to extreme fatigue and didn't think it was possible for it to get worse. However it does seem as if in the last 3 days I've become even more fatigued than usual. My grandson came to see me yesterday and the poor thing must have been terribly bored because I could not stay awake.
Has anybody else suffered similar symptoms after taking a diuretic?