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In Topic: Weight Changes With Spiro

02 July 2013 - 10:17 PM

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


Wow, thanks for tip 1 and the bit about melatonin. I never really thought about those two facts. I always find your posts to be so helpful, thank you!!!

In Topic: Shawna's Spironolactone Log

04 June 2013 - 02:10 PM

Again, my success is continuing. In the last 3 months I have had maybe 2 or three minor blemishes and zero cysts! Scarring and hyper-pigmentation is fading slowly, but well. I've been continuing using Argain Oil, 150mg of Spironolactone, and 3 days a week of tretinoin gel.


It seems like I can do whatever I want to my skin as long as I stay on the spironolactone. To help fade scars and keep my pores small and clear I use CeraVe foaming wash and moisturizer. Occasionally I will use a cleanser with glycolic acid or salicylic acid, never scrubs, to help exfoliate. I try and treat my skin as gently as possible. 


I am really happy with everything and I hope the best for all the women who are also going this route!


In Topic: Stacey's Spiro Log.

16 May 2013 - 06:37 PM

Also, I started using Mario Badescu products and I'm in LOVE! If anyone is interested in the products I'm using just let me know.


I just wanted to write everyone and give hope that I really do believe Spiro is working and if you can be patient, you will see results. I had a few moments where I wanted to give up, but I'm glad I didn't. Stick it out... I truly believe it is worth it and better then constantly switching regimens and waking the so called acne beast.


XOXO ladies!!!





Wooooo! What MB products are you using? 

In Topic: Spiro Not Progressing!

30 April 2013 - 09:14 PM

ok..update...very late..but I thOught I would rather say when I have something good to report.

Good news..finished my 6 months on spiro, better news..I HAVE NO ACTIVE ACNE AND HAVENT HAD IT FOR ABOUT THREE WEEKS OR SO!!

I dont know if this is success but I think it could get better.I have not had a pimple in very long, like a proper zit but I have small bumps here and there after I play with makeup!

ok..one question, will I completely clear and have good normal skin?I hope these lil things go away too!like when I feel my cheek, its a lil bumpy, I would like it smoother.


Anyway thats my two cents.

also my periods havent stopped in so long.I have them so often now..light but laways there almost!wil lthis sort out itself with time??I cant take BCP'S!




I have been clear for awhile and my feeling is that my skin look better when I use topical treatments as well. I use a face wash with salycilic acid or glycolic acid once a day or so and topical prescription Retin-A and Aczone every night. These products paired with Spiro has been like a dream team for my skin. 

In Topic: Weight Changes With Spiro

29 April 2013 - 11:55 AM

I have been on 150mg Spiro for 6 months and my weight has not changed at all.