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    I have been on Spironolactone for about 3 weeks and have lost 12 pounds! Is anybody else losing weight on Spiro?
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    I started spiro and metformin at the same time, lost 30 lb. in three mos., then didn't loose any more. I wasn't dieting or doing anything different, but I did notice an appetite suppression of sorts. I figure this is from my insulin level being lowered by the metformin.
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    I just started met 1 week ago and have lost about 3 pounds. Like you, I have also noticed a decrease in appetite which may be because of the nausea. I started the spiro before the met, and found myself having to pee much more frequently. Maybe the weight loss due to losing the excess water.

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    I, too lost a lot of weight on spiro (about 20 pounds over a year) without dieting. I definitely experienced lower appetite and much less craving for sweets! At first I couldn't figure out what it was, but in terms of meds, the spiro was the only thing that changed. I'm sure some of it was water loss (I lost a lot of bloating, presumably due to the diuretic effect of spiro) but probably 15 pounds was permanent! (I started at 185 pounds or so.)
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    I also lost about 5 pounds with no dieting during the first two weeks of taking spiro.

    Spiro is a diuretic which causes you to lose water. A person can lose up to 10 pounds or more in water weight. I assumed my weight loss is due to that reason.
    Symptoms: Obesity, Hirsutism, Hair Loss, Irregular Menstruation, Insulin Resistance, Hypothyroidism, Acid Reflux, Acanthosis Nigricans

    Daily Medications/Vitamins: 500 mg Flutamide, 137 mcg Synthroid, 1000 mg Metformin, Apri (BCPs),
    40 mg Omaprezole, 300 mg Ranitidine, .5 mg Enapril, Zyrtec, Women's Ultramega Multivitamin

    Weight Stats: Original: 230, Current: 209, Short/Long Term Goals: 200/130
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    Thanks for sharing everyone. My weight loss seems to be tapering off a bit now. I agree.. it must be due to the shedding of excess water.
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    Wink How much has everyone else lost on Spiro??

    Hi everyone,
    My endo put me on 100mg of Spiro about 4 years ago...I took it for a few months and I was down about 20-30 pounds...but I was also following Weight Watchers a bit tool. I was exercising on a daily basis...but really what I think helped was the Spiro. I stopped taking it for a couple of years...and couldn't lose a single pound it seemed....now I started taking it again...the scale moved finally...and in 3 weeks I am down 5 pounds! I only took the Spiro for 1 week of it too.
    Anyway, I am just wondering HOW MUCH one can lose with the Spiro...in regards to water retention. I tend to puff right out and retain all over...So, the shedding of the water is a relief!
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