Your question was: When to stop medications during Nutrisystem?.
If I were in your boat, I'll ask my dr now about the possibility of reducing the meds at next visit..
As for the gout med, I'm not entirely familiar but I think that's something I wouldn't mess with for a while. Flare ups are too painful and since they can be related to diet, I'd be nervous that the ingredients in the Nutrisystem foods would trigger a flare. It's up to you though...
When are you scheduled to see your doctor next? I was on high blood pressure meds and when I had lost about 40 pounds I started getting dizzy. At my check up my blood pressure was too low. The doctor cut my pills down by half and then I went in a week later and he took me off the meds completely. I use to have gout too. Since losing weight I have never had another flare up. I think it is a combination of losing weight, eating better and taking better care of myself!.
I don't think there is a clear cut answer. I would talk to your doctor next time you see him...
This is what happened to my DH after a 30 lb loss...it really does depend on the individual, so everyone's right about seeing your doctor...
I bought a good home BP gadget & was taking pressure every day - I took those lists to doctor at my next appointment...as I lost weight & it was dropping & was extremely low at timwes - & I was light headed...he reduced BP med...however I remain on some cause it is still in normal range when I am in his office. I did stop cholesterol med and that has remained OK..
Well that is very interesting as today I was pretty dizzy after my 4.5 mile walk. I thought it might be due to being a little behind on my water intake. I will call and schedule an appointment. Thanks eveyone!!..
I am in the same boat as you.
At my last Dr appt my BP was very low something like 104/60. I was getting light headed when I bent over or after a work out. I was on Norvasic and Lisinopril HCTZ. The Dr Cut my Norvasic Dose in 1/2. A week later I was still having the same problems. So they dropped the Norvasic all together.
Sometimes I feel dizzy now and I am almost another 30lb down so maybe they can cut down on my Lisinopril HCTZ.
As for the gout. I feel your pain. Literally. I am going through a flare-up right now. I got dehydrated after participaring in a PBA Tournament. (didn't drilk enough water while I bowled) and topped it off by having a few beers "with the boys" after we were done.
I have been back on the Allopurinol and taking my Naproxen. I have been suplementing this with Black Cherry Extract capsules and some real cherries ( Since they finally arrived in the stores)..