(31-12-2016, 12:06 PM)WendyA Wrote:
(22-12-2016, 10:33 PM)jannet.duff Wrote: I wouldn't just drop spyro, your body will likely go into shock. You need to lower the dose slowly , say drop 50mg every few weeks or so.
Your body won't go into shock. Typically there are no withdrawal symptoms from stopping spironolactone. After 4 months I went from 100mg a day to 0 because I didn't want to deal with this drug any further. That said it is always best to get the advice of your doctor prior to altering your medications. Of course if you are taking it for high blood pressure or congestive heart failure then stopping this drug could have serious negative effects.
The shock I am talking about having your T rebound suddenly by not having high enough E.
Reports in the Facebook forum indicate a sudden drop of Spiro can cause a spike in T, with effects like body hair starting to grow again, and high hair loss.
I also realize that everybody is different, but 100mg for 4 months is not the same as somebody being on 200+ for several years.
Too many Drs are happy to prescribe 200mgr+ spiro, but will not go over 2mg daily of E.
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