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Starting Spironolactone Today..nervous And Questions!

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#1 Kim123


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Posted 29 October 2013 - 09:39 PM

Hey everyone. I went to the derm. today and got a 25mg of Spironolactone and a prescription face wash.

I am a little nervous to take the spironolactone,  I didn't know it was a blood pressure med.

I was told this wouldn't mess with me but I am kind of wigged out.


Also, when I take this is there anything I should expect?


If I stop taking it is it just going to come back if it works?


I have so many questions! Please, if you have been on this please let me know how it is for you / anything you may know!





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Posted 30 October 2013 - 12:15 AM

25mg is a tiny dose.


I had to go up to 100mg to clear my skin.


I highly doubt you will experience any side effects on 25mg.

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 02:20 AM

25 is really low. I am on 100 mg right from the start and did experince some headache and dizziness the first week. Now I feel nothing at all. It is not even noticeably diuretic to me. I am not thirsty, constantly peeing,  shedding or dizzy ,  I just feel normal.

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Acne free and already almost free of hyperpigmentation, discolorations and wrinkles

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 10:09 PM

I took 100 mgs and was fine. It wasn't until I got up to 150 that it started messing with my blood pressure.

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