Doctor approved is fine, as the doctor is the one who should decide if you need a water pill, don't ever self prescribe any kind of medication that could have side effects that could do more harm than good if you don't need them.
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If your doctor prescribed them, then you need them to help with water retention and it's not cheating, but if your doctor didn't prescribe them it could be dangerous to your health as well as considered cheating, but you are only cheating yourself if this is the case it will catch up with you. If the doctor didn't prescribe them try some natural diuretics, like cucumbers etc.
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never have taken them.
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I have been prescribed the Spironalactone and had some issues staying hydrated enough in the first few weeks, but I seem to have found the right level now. I would only recommend taking them if you have another concern besides water retention for taking them, as they really do not help that much with the water retention for weight loss purposes.
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