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    Default Stopping Spiro

    Has anyone stopped taking Spiro? I took it for 2.5 years and then started recently getting weird side effects (major fatigue, aches, nausea, headaches, etc). My doctor told me to stop and I did. I fell better than I have in a long time. But now I am freaked out that it will hurt me long term. Has anyone else stopped Spiro and been ok? I'm still on Met, lasix, and lexapro so I am hoping that these keep me healthy.

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    Isn't there an alternative to spiro? I don't remember what it's called but it starts with an F?
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    I tried spiro before and didn't last long on it at all. I started to feel unwell and broke out in hives. It was so disappointing, I was so hopeful that it would help. Now I have to list it as an allergy, and people always ask "What on earth were you on Spiro for!?" It's such a slap in the face to explain it each time.
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    the alternate is called Flutamide. you might want to try it, it works like spiro so you might be able to tolerate it better.

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    I stopped taking Spiro recently as I had concerns following breast cancer treatment. I was on the highest allowable dose and had been on it for over ten years. I stopped the dose abruptly under doctor's approval. The biggest issue I've had is an increase in hair removal.

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    I'm restarting spiro tonight since I've been off most of my PCOS meds for over 6 months, my boyfriend is asking me not to though since the carcinogen bit. Is the alternative a carcinogen too?

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    I stopped taking spiro for a month. I didn't gain any weight or anything, but the acne I had prior to taking the drug returned. I went back on it fairly quickly so its tough to say what the long-term effects would have been, but my doctor assured me that there wouldn't be any serious consequences.

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