Posted 07 May 2014 - 10:58 PM
I have the answer, it was discussed in other threads as well. estrogen dominance. When you lower testosterone too much, it offsets the ratio between androgens and estrogens in favor of estrogen. This causes other sets of problems, including weight gain. Once you give your hormones some time to balance out, the weight should be easier to lose.
This is one of the posts that describes side effects from long term use of spironolactone: http://actionhealthy...onal-story.html
The poster says that spironolactone can trigger the production of excess estrogen by: "I recently found out that my estrogen dominance is due to my hypothalmus (which I believe caused by Spiro)producing high amounts of GnRh that stimulate my ovaries directly (not via fsh or lh)."
Those side effect leaflets included with prescriptions are not just for fun.
Edited by WishClean, 07 May 2014 - 11:04 PM.
Supplements: inositol, DIM, digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3.
Lifestyle & Skin Care: Low histamine diet, avoiding unnecessary stress, balancing skin's PH (using Image Ormedics), using distilled/ filtered water to wash face, occasional high frequency facials... (although I have been slacking lately)
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