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Has Anyone Used Spironolactone?

Has Anyone Used Spironolactone?

Hi!!! I just got diagnosed friday PCOS. My doc prescribed me on spironolactone. I need to grab it from the pharmacy and start it.

Before i start i wanted to ask if anyone has any experiences with it? My doc said it does cause weight gain but if you watch your calories you should be fine.

I am ok with a few lbs, but want to hear you ladies and thoughts? How did this medicine treat you and feel? Did you gain weight in your tummy arms? I also have been diagnosed with hirtusim so i wouldnt mind a… read more

A myPCOSteam Member said:

I've been treating my PCOS with Aldactone since I was 14 and I've done well on it except for the fact that I put on weight over the years which I know is also common with this condition.

posted over 3 years ago
A myPCOSteam Member said:

I had just quit smoking when i started so not sure about that, worth an ask to the doc. My labs results showed 50 and above as being high but I think every lab has a range based on the averages of all the tests so yours could be slightly different. It took about 3 months for me to actually see the results so be patient but stick with it! Best of luck! :)

posted over 3 years ago
A myPCOSteam Member said:

What is the normal amount a female is suppose to have for testosterone. Im going to request a copy of my test results monday.

posted over 3 years ago
A myPCOSteam Member said:

The Spiro brought my testosterone down from 50 to 25!

posted over 3 years ago
A myPCOSteam Member said:

I wasnt successful losing weight until I started counting calories too. But I didnt have any adverse affects from the Spiro except having to drink more water to stay hydrated as its a diuertic. At first I was going to the bathroom to pee a lot more but my body adjusted to my new normal after a few weeks.

posted over 3 years ago
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