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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I had greek yogurt, but stopped around september. Accessed 3 Nov not available outside the UK. Rubin; Margaret Ramsey 30 April My beautiful girl had lovely long and thick hair which xcne to fall I noticed it mostly about a year ago now. There are few available options for antiandrogen therapy.

I put two and two together. Participant-reported improvement in global acne severity Follow-up: I try acje turn my brain off but im constantly stressed by there issues which i know doesnt help. Different concentrations of spironolactone in the treatment of espjronolactona.

I must for me personally the benefits out way the risks. Wheat-free, dairy-free is a good start, but please understand that it will take months for that to help your hair. Always check the actual product label in your possession for the most accurate ingredient information due to product changes or upgrades that may not yet be reflected on our web site.


I have been on Spironolactone for almost a year. I understand your reasons to promote ovulation. Which means that it perpetuates the underlying hormone imbalance that causes hirsutism and other androgen symptoms.

Oral Spironolactone for Acne Vulgaris in Adult Females: A Hybrid Systematic Review

Elks 14 November As my testosterone isnt high, i feel its more of a sensitivity and because my progesterone and estrogen fall low they androgens affect me more, would you agree with this? Burke and Cunliffe [ 43 ]. Adverse effects of spironolactone therapy in women with acne.

Wilcox 22 August And along with this I lost my eyelashes, and other body hair. Spironolactone lacks specificty for mineralocorticoid receptors and binds to both progesterone and dihydrotestosterone receptors.

Thanks for your question. When are they going to figure that out? De Groot 18 May My hormones were checked and they all seemed to be significantly low, including FSH and LH premenopausal levels. Due to its antiandrogenic properties, spironolactone can cause effects associated with low androgen levels and hypogonadism in males. Severe papulo-pustular or nodulo-cystic acne that had failed to respond to at least one standard treatment.

The spiro also gave me melasma, which has continued to get worse even 2 years off it. Change in health-related quality of life—not measured.

Because of the antiandrogenic activity of spironolactone, it can be quite effective in treating acne in women, [50] and also reduces oil that is naturally produced in the skin. Thank you so much for everything and for your wishes. Any help or advice woukd be deeply appreciated.


Androgen dependence of hirsutism, acne, and alopecia in women. Thank you for the reply.

Comparison at Bench and Bedside. I recommend you read Chapter 7 of my book which discusses all the different reasons for lack of periods.

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Spironolactone: Is It Really the Safe Drug for Hormonal Hair Loss?

I think it is a bit disingenuous to suggest there is a link between spironolactone and breast cancer. Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Therapy in Nephrology and Hypertension E-Book: Spironolactone and cimetidine in treatment of acne.

Mansurul and Islam [ 36 ] failed to report data for espironolactlna inflamed lesion count. Data extraction using piloted forms, risk of bias assessments and analyses were carried out independently by three authors AE, ZF and EvZ and any disagreements were resolved by consensus. Antimineralocorticoid ; Steroidal antiandrogen. I just stopped taking it because I cant deal with my hair loss.

Im going to try taking berberine, lactoferrin, vitamin b5, saw palmetto and magnesium after baby for the acne… sounds like a lot esplronolactona ive got to get rid of this acne without antibiotics anymore and it causes me a deep depression having acne. Suppresses gonadotrophin release, thereby decreasing ovarian androgen output; increases hepatic SHBG production significantly more than levonorgestrel.