Spironolactone Side Effects

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  1. link Debocat53
    Spironolactone excessive weight gain, muscle fatigue, shortness of breathe, gain muscle, joint pain
    excessive weight gain muscle fatigue, joint pain shortness of breathe
    Debocat53- over a year ago - 207 Replies - in Spironolactone
  2. link Au1234
    I've been checking this website constantly to see if anyone has LOST WEIGHT YET after stopping the med. I stopped taking 4 wks ago and I haven't gained anymore weight. Which is GREAT because I was putting on 3-4 lbs a month! I'm convinced my 25lb wei - 81% more...
    Au1234- over a year ago
  3. link Mbics
    Hello I am so glad to here that I am not alone. This is the only thing I have changed in the last 2-3months and I have gained almost 13lbs for no reason. I went off of it over a week ago and barely have eaten and worked out and have not lost one ound - 29% more...
    Mbics- over a year ago
  4. link Asonia
    I thank you all for your postings, I have received a prescription for the Spiro last week, first wanted to find out what are the side effects, weight gain is scarry for me, I better use some tropical ointment for the acne. Thanks for your advise, has - 12% more...
    Asonia- over a year ago
  5. link Cen1979
    I was put on 100mg spiro for acne about 6 months ago and have also gained about 10 lbs. I am crazy active; running, mountain biking, yoga, pilates ect. I cannot lose this weight. I finally found this post about 2 weeks ago and stopped taking spiro co - 71% more...
    Cen1979- over a year ago
  6. link Bonnelane
    Hello all. I am also a pcos girl on spiro for the last two years. I'm on yaz as well and do the 200mg a day spiro routine. The last two times I went for a check up at the endocrinologist she confronted me about my weight gain and said I need to lose - 71% more...
    Bonnelane- over a year ago
  7. link Babbarobinson
    I am so glad that I found this website... I was beginning to think I was loosing my mind! I started taking 100mg/day of spiro only three weeks ago and have already gained 7 pounds. I have a BMI of 20, eat healthy and run 3 miles 3-4 times a week. I c - 70% more...
    Babbarobinson- over a year ago
  8. link Bluize1
    I've been taking 50mg/day for 2 or 3 months, and have already gained 10-12 pounds. I'm short, so the extra weight is very noticeable on me, I can't fit into a lot of my clothes now, and I'm miserable. I've been especially active during this time (wal - 52% more...
    Bluize1- over a year ago
  9. link Leahwa13
    Thank you Tiger1001 i have stopped taking it on Tuesday and it's Friday now. my skin is fine so far and i have so much more energy! he energy i have blows me away, after being on spiro for so many many years i just thought me being tired all the time - 70% more...
    Leahwa13- over a year ago
  10. link Tiger1001
    I've been off for about 3 weeks now and the weight is coming off. Not overnight or anything, but it's happening. And funnily enough, I've been sort of 'naughty' the last few weeks- not working out much, eating a bit worse than usual, etc. and am stil - 72% more...
    Tiger1001- over a year ago
  11. link Irisblue
    I've been on 50 mg X2/day spirolactone for a few months now. It's been swell for my skin. But I've been gaining most noticeably around the stomach. I, too, work out and watch what I eat. But the most disconcerting thing is getting a period now every - 58% more...
    Irisblue- over a year ago
  12. link Leahwa13
    I would like to know if anyone lost weight after they stopped using it? Ive been on it for 6 years and gained 40 pounds and had no clue why, i take a total of 100mg a day, after reading all this im hoping my weight gain is from this because im health - 48% more...
    Leahwa13- over a year ago
  13. link Dani052072
    Finally I get confirmation from all of you on what I've been thinking for the last two years! Spironolactone does cause weight gain. I have also gained ten pounds in the last year while being on it - specifically in my stomach, butt and thighs. Nothi - 49% more...
    Dani052072- over a year ago
  14. link Carolinec
    Also, very glad I found these postings. I have been gaining weight over the last 2 years, but thought maybe it was from getting older, etc. I have been taking spironalactone for my blood pressure for about 2 years. Started thinking my weight gain, an - 59% more...
    Carolinec- over a year ago
  15. link Tiger1001
    Holy Hannah, what a relief! I am like most people on this thread; healthy diet (gluten-intolerance forces it) and a committed runner (35-45 miles a week). I have been trying EVERYING and wondered why I couldn’t seem to shake this weight gain over the - 83% more...
    Tiger1001- over a year ago
  16. link Unexplainedthings1
    OMG! I thought it was just me also. I was! taking the spiro but I have officially taken myself off. I was taking it due to stop hair growth in unwanted places but forget that. I was 153lbs but now I have gone up to 163lbs within a month and i hate th - 78% more...
    Unexplainedthings1- over a year ago
  17. link Jenninsb
    I am so glad I found all of you. Thank you for sharing your experiences. I've been on 150mg for a couple of years now due to cystic acne due to PCOS. I dropped to 100mg a few months ago as I was tired of low libido. Now though, the weight gain in unl - 47% more...
    Jenninsb- over a year ago
  18. link Pokie
    I've only been on spiro 50mg for a few weeks, but noticed weight gain right away. I assumed since I had heard that spiro takes months to really work that i could not blame it for the weight gain (though nothing else had changed). My question for ever - 21% more...
    Pokie- over a year ago
  19. link Kimberlyh33
    Hello, I just found this posting tonight. I cant beleive this. Its like I have been mesmerized by spironolactone. I should have known better and listened to my body. Last october i had swelling in my legs and abdomen and my low blood pressure went up - 82% more...
    Kimberlyh33- over a year ago
  20. link Enoughalready
    Get rid of it and start seeing positives return--if you notice all of this, why on earth stay on it
    Enoughalready- over a year ago
  21. link Deb75
    Since my last post I have stopped taking my Spiro. I had debated on what was more important having clear skin and being fat while having no control over my weight gain since I was eating healthy and working out but the weight kept packing on ( went f - 83% more...
    Deb75- over a year ago
  22. link Mangosmom
    Oh my GOD! Thank you all for sharing your experience I too felt like I was going crazy. I started taking Spiro last April and feel like I'd gain a pound by just looking at food. I'm only 5'0 and have gained 15-20 lbs since then. It didn't really hit - 78% more...
    Mangosmom- over a year ago
  23. link Productiondiva
    Oh my goodness I am so glad to have found these postings, as I thought I was losing my mind as well. I have only been on the Spiro for one month at a low dose, since when I first started I could not tolerate the 100mg, then tried 50mg and now I am at - 78% more...
    Productiondiva- over a year ago
  24. link Jessiecok
    weight gain with spironolactone
    Has anyone else gained weight quickly with this med? I have gained 6 pounds in 7 weeks! Comments greatly appreciated.
    Jessiecok- over a year ago - 4 Replies - in Spironolactone
  25. link Leahwa13
    Spironolactone weight gain
    Im pretty sure weight gain... extreme!
    Leahwa13- over a year ago - in Spironolactone
  26. link Jovaes2010
    Spironolactone radio analysis, acunpuncture, reason doctors, airline captain, captain license
    Spironolactone was the first medication to actually lower my high blood pressure. I've hypertension since more than 20 years. I've lost my airline captain license for that reason. Doctors treated me with successive differente "medley" of re - 76% more...
    Jovaes2010- over a year ago - in Spironolactone