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Old 07-13-2009, 11:42 AM   #7
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Smile I'm on Spironolactone

Hey MugCanDoIt,
I take Spiro as a diuretic and also to help with facial hair. My doc put me on it because the steroids I have to take cause facial hair growth & I flush potassium out of my system because of Addison's Disease. The Spiro corrects both problems, but after taking it for awhile, I start to retain fluid instead of getting rid of it.
I find it does make it a little harder to get rid of the weight on this med unless I restrict my fluid intake. Also, under my doc's supervision, I have reduced the amount I take at one time & how often I take it to a level that gives me the same benefits, but lessens the side effects (rebound fluid retention).
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