Topic: Ascites set in; I'm so frightened.
Hello dear friends, I am having a meltdown and need your support. I have gained 10 pounds all in the abdomen, and the oncologist said it's ascites. My abdomen is huge. He scheduled a Cat scan for Tuesday and put me on 20 mgs of lasix - also potassium. I have been on the lasix for 2 days, and it's not doing anything. I read every post on here about ascites, and one person said once ascites sets in, it means the end is near, and I am so scared. I want to see my granddaughter to be born at the end of January. I can't find any peace. No medicine works for me. I never sleep regardless everything they've tried; the lasix isn't working. I'm on an antidepressant, Prestiq. It really isn't helping although I've been on it for six weeks. I have never had a drain yet. Does that hurt? Does the ascites come right back? Should I keep drinking all this water even though I'm on lasix, and isn't all this water just contributing to the ascites. I feel so lost, and this is the only place I can go.
Prayers for you all,