I experienced some weight gain when I transitioned up to 100mg. It freaked me out a little bit. What I found helped was:
1. ALWAYS take spiro with a full meal.
2. Take spiro with breakfast and lunch. Your thyroid and androgen levels are highest in the morning. DO NOT take spiro after 3pm.
3. Make sure you are not eating too much potassium (eating a lot of bananas, certain other fruits and veggies, dairy because most dairy is fortified with potassium). Spiro is a potassium-sparing diuretic and affects your electrolytes. If you have too much potassium circulating around you will feel really bloated because of the electrolyte imbalance. Cut back on potassium-rich foods. Full list of potassium rich foods
4. Give it some time. The 5-6 pounds I gained eventually came off when I made the changes listed above. My face is a little softer, but honestly I'm getting compliments left and right, and I'm realizing that my face was too angular, almost masculine before. My boobs remained about a half cup size bigger. My thighs and stomach feel the same as before.
Also, wild shot in the dark, but you don't happen to be taking any sleeping aids with melatonin in them are you? Melatonin is a hormone and can cause weight gain like nobody's business, but most people don't realize how powerful it is
Edited by Green Gables, 12 June 2013 - 11:10 PM.