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Weight Gain On Spiro, Whats Going On?

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Ever since I started this pill I've noticed weird weight gain under my chin, thighs, and especially my lower abs. I look like im pregnant. Is it because im deficient in potassium? Heard that spiro is supposed to be a potassium sparing diuretic. If I were to take a potassium supplement, would it eliminate my bloating? Any advice welcome.

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A potassium sparing diuretic means that you're retaining MORE potassium. Do NOT take a potassium supplement with spiro, you can risk getting your potassium too high, and can cause yourself heart problems.

You could be gaining weight because you're retaining some more water, or because its an androgen blocker which may/may not affect your ability to build muscle, since that's primarily regulated by male hormones.

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Gotcha, just realized now that I got it, mixed up. Is there any way to keep my potassium levels in check without lowering my dose or stopping medication alltogether? I started spiro because my testosterone was skyrocket high. Maybe that's why I was so skinny before...

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Gotcha, just realized now that I got it, mixed up. Is there any way to keep my potassium levels in check without lowering my dose or stopping medication alltogether? I started spiro because my testosterone was skyrocket high. Maybe that's why I was so skinny before...

Usually you'll have signs and symptoms if your potassium level is too high: palpitations, muscle weakness, etc. Just drink plenty of fluids. Most people, if they don't have kidney problems, don't have any problem with high potassium levels.

And I guess it is possible that high levels of testosterone let you stay skinnier, especially if you had a decent amount of muscle.


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75mg Spironolactone

WF Double Strength Probiotics

Daily cetaphil wash

CeraVe Day cream with SPF

MAC concealer

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Afternoon/Evening (pre/post-workout0:

Cetaphil/CeraVe before and after

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100mg Doxy

WF Double Strength Probiotics

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CeraVe lotion

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(Exfoliate 1-2x a week, Sulfur mask 1-2x a week)


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I have noticed a bit of weight gain as well - a couple of pounds maybe. But it's mostly that my body lost a bit of it's muscle tone I think. Nothing too drastic though. I make sure that I get about 30 minutes of exercise a day in order to keep healthy and try to eat a balanced diet.

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I gained weight as well, prob 10-15 pounds. :( I have currently lowered my dose from 100 mg to 50 mg to see if that makes a difference. Anyone done this yet?

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This is so weird. I lost 10 lbs on Spiro. However I don't know if it's caused by Spiro, because I also eliminated plenty of foods from my diet.


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