I've had great success with Spriro 200 mg together with minoxidil. I have been on and off it over the last few years and each time it takes 4.5 months to stop the hairloss. The minoxidil creates a shed approx 1 month into treatment that lasts for a month. I then see regrowth after 3 months. 100mg and 150 mg of Spironolactone do not work for me, it has to be 200mg and I have to take it every day, if I miss one here or there, the hairloss returns and takes 4.5 months to stop. If you are seriously distressed about your hairloss, I really urge you to try the above combination. I get so frustrated by girls on here who are "too scared", "not wanting to mess with my hormones" paranoid about side effects etc who don't take medically proven effective treatments. If your doctor will prescribe Spironolactone, please give it a go. The only thing I will add is that you need to build up from 100mg to 200 mg over few weeks.