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Has Anyone Had Success With Spironolactone??

Discussion in 'Women's General Hair Loss Discussions' started by Loreli, May 10, 2019.

  1. Loreli

    Loreli New Member

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    I'm sure this has been asked many times before but was hoping on some feedback from those who have, or are still taking Spironolactone...

    I recently went to see a dermatologist who specialises in female hair loss and he diagnosed me with female pattern hair loss which intensified following the birth of my 3rd baby. I am currently taking florisene as my ferritin is extremely low at 7 but he said that following blood tests he would also put me on either Finasteride or spironolactone. I have read about the side effects and the most alarming to me is the shedding as I haven't really suffered from shedding, my hair has just thinned over time. Therefore I don't feel I would be mentally able to cope with seeing that type of hair loss. I guess I just want to know whether it is worth trying? Has anyone seen regrowth or significant improvement with either drug? So worried to start something new that may make my situation worse. Thanks so much for any advice.
     
  2. Emily!

    Emily! New Member

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    Not me. It made me nauseous and I couldn’t take it but that’s typical for me. I wasn’t able to take it long enough to know if it would have worked but best of luck to you!
     
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    100 mg Spironolactone is a miracle worker for my skin. Keeps it clear vs red, painful bumps under the skin around mouth (hormone related, for sure). Hair loss (at least noticeable) has been going on for past 9 months. In March, I was bumped up to 150 mg for hair loss by another derm. Have not seen any improvement at this point. I haven’t had an issue with side effects. I have also been taking 5mg finasteride for the same length of time. Oral minoxidil has also been suggested, but I’m afraid to take one more medication! All the best to you!
     
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  4. Angela DiGuiseppi

    Angela DiGuiseppi New Member

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    Was on it for a year with no positive results.

    My dermatologist recommended 5 mg of Finasteride and my hair is thicker.
     
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    Loreli New Member

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    Angela, did u notice any regrowth with Finasteride? Thanks.
     
  6. Linz

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    I'm on both 5 mg of Finasteride and 100mg of Spironolactone. I think the difference I've noticed is most likely from the finasteride not the spironolactone but afraid to change things up.
     
  7. Loreli

    Loreli New Member

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    Linz what difference have u noticed with the finasteride? Thanks
     
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    I was prescribed 200 mg. spirinolactone to help with my hair loss. Although the loss hasn't really slowed much, there is definite regrowth and overall thickening.
     
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