I’ve held off for a little while from posting I really don’t want to jinx my progress. I’ ve been dealing with hormonal cystic acne since I was about. Spironolactone is a synthetic steroidal drug that causes loss of libido, depression, and fatigue. It masks symptoms but doesn’t solve any. Many cases of acne are hormonal in nature, meaning that they occur in adolescent girls and women and are aggravated by hormonal fluctuations such as those.

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Generally, yes, progesterone is helpful for hair and skin, but too much could suppress ovulation and prevent you from regaining your periods—which is the very thing you need to do so you can make both estrogen and progesterone.

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Androgen dependence of hirsutism, acne, and alopecia in women. Spironolactone is marketed under a large number of brand names throughout the world. Two authors of this espigonolactona JDR, AML confirm that, based on their extensive experience of successful use of the drug to treat large numbers of women with persistent or late-onset acne, spironolactone is pivotal to their clinical practice.

Superiority of a combined contraceptive containing drospirenone to a triphasic preparation containing norgestimate in acne treatment. In females spironolactone can induce menstrual disturbances, breast enlargement and breast tenderness. When I started Aldactone I was 45 but still having regular albeit changing, periods. This goes for my eyebrows and eyelashes as well.

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All other blood tests are negative. Now my scalp is visible everywhere through my hair. I just came off of spiro and will be going back on it. Archived PDF from the original on I will definitely keep you posted on my experience with that.

This past summer, I have had random instances of vomiting and headaches. Spironolactone can cause hyperkalemia, or high blood potassium levels. Hi Lara, thanks for your interesting posts. Objective Our aim was to conduct a hybrid systematic review of the evidence for benefits and potential harms of oral spironolactone in the management of acne in adult females.

Causes of Acne Acne Myths. As only these two studies evaluated comedones, it is not possible to know whether spironolactone monotherapy is effective versus non-inflamed lesions. Lara you have no idea how much appreciate your work, since doctors offer nothing really interesting for us.

Plus, since my testosterone is so low, it ace odd to take something that is targeting that. Previously prescribed topical acne treatments continued Lessner et al.


My test are normal except low vit d and high dht. You may unsubscribe at any time. I have always had some facial hair….

I am at my wits end, feeling suicidal. I really feel like I have more of a folliculitis situation. Good luck figuring it espigonolactona, but I would highly suggest not using spironolactone- it is a temporary fix that can just make things worse. Interventional Therapies for Secondary and Essential Hypertension. The Guide to Off-label Prescription Drugs: I immediately stopped and started googling Spinolactone, which is when I came across this post.

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Williams M, Cunliffe WJ. I have very low blood pressure and was not even warned that this could be a problem. My skin espironolctona been steadily getting worse since — an outbreak started on my shoulders and now covers my whole back.

Nuclear Receptors As Drug Targets. The spiro also gave me melasma, which has continued to get worse even 2 years off it. A comparison of the relative efficacy of antiandrogens for the treatment of acne in hyperandrogenic women.

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I wish Lara would let us know a way to taper off of spiro, bc I think it may be the root of my myriad of health issues that started 8 months ago. Wait it out or go back on Spiro… Pl espironolactpna.

What I do with patients: RRs could not be acns as the number of women experiencing any event was not reported in any of the three RCTs. Clumps were coming out.