It came to a point where I was gaining 10 lbs every 2 weeks. And it would be great to hear other girls' experiences with Spironolactone and weight gain. And is experiencing dry hair that’s breaking off weirdly. I have also read that it takes time, but that your body will re-adjust.
Be careful what you put into your body So sorry for the delayed reply, I never received notification that this thread was still active! 50mg per day. Despite working out religiously and eating right I have not been able to lose the weight and I am still gaining but at a slower pace. The derm that prescribed me spiro said my acne would never be "cured" by accutane because its hormonal yet thats what derms keep giving me. people I swollen up like a balloon and it took me ages to loose this weight. I posted a 2 star rating 2 months in for cystic chin acne. I hope this is true! Only things like smoothie diets and radical eating plans have caused any weight gain... but it comes back soon. I feel so unattractive I would love to talk more with you about your progress!Aw man its always discouraging reading stuff like this, I just started spiro and Im on day 2. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatment or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. I went from 190 to 174ish (maybe lower, can’t remember).
I work too hard to maintain my figure. My latest update:Sorry it happened to you. My bacne went away as well and my back for some reason breaks out way worse than my face. I'm proud to provide the truth about acne, based on fully-referenced science, and I'm also proud to recommend a POLL Who has GAINED/LOST weight while on Spironolactone? Has anyone ever experience weight loss after stopping this med?? I attributed it to age and now that I’m reading all these testimonies I’m beginning to wonder...I was only on this drug for 3 mos. And honestly I'd rather be a bit overweight then have painful sores on my face again! Today I made the decision to go off cold turkey. If you are putting on weight while taking a drug, it has to be addressed not brushed over. :D it sounds like Spiro had good side effects for you! The female hormones of estrogens are biologically associated with Still looking for answers? Get on something else. I rather swollen ankles than this stomach. Since taking this medication 2 months ago, I've gained 8 lbs, which is very unusual for me.
It was not just weight gain but WHERE I gained weight.
The derm that prescribed me spiro said my acne would never be "cured" by accutane because its hormonal yet thats what derms keep giving me.
I am currently taking Spironolactone 200mg daily – but I am certain that it has caused weight gain. Frequent urination, thirsty, weight loss, fatigue Despite my nervousness about taking a medication long-term, I decided to take spironolactone, and for the last 6 months, it has been super.
I have even been counting calories for the past month, and am keeping it below 1,500 calories with the help of 5-HTP for appetite suppression (it was the only way).I have not gained any more weight since stopping Spiro, but neither have I lost any. I actually lost weight when I was on it. I would actually prefer to go back on it rather than be on accutane for a fourth time, but the derm I have now and most other than the one I had last year have told me I can't go on spiro or have hormonal acne unless I have PCOS. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. It is so round and swollen I just thought it was impossible to be working out so much and so hard, eating so well and gaining 25 lbs in such a short time. Spironolactone Reviews .
I have always had a perfectly flat stomach. You took spironolactone and have lost weight after stopping the drug? Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient) 4 I'm trying to stay at 25 mg and will see how that works. The logic is ridiculous. This is crazy.Thank you thank you thank you for sharing your stories. I see people concerned with weight gain, but that's not something you should anticipate with a potassium sparing diuretic like spironolactone. We will be taking a more natural/holistic approach... these crap pills over complicate that stuff and no matter how good technology is our bodies aren’t meant for these pills that can be used for a 1 in 2 or 1 in 3. I'll figure something out with my hair. I also gained weight on this & stopped taking it. That's a massive difference).
I’ve tried everything to get the weight off & cant lose a single pound. I've read so many horror stories in the last few days of discovery of girls who have yet to lose their added pounds even months after stopping. Under an strict diet for (Acne) I took 100mg of spiro for a little over 1.5 months before stopping and gained 11 pounds.