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4/7/13 2:05 A

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Andy--I was diagnosed with PCOS a little over a month ago and my doctor put me on just spironolactone for it. I have noticed that my excess body hair is definitely starting to thin! My periods haven't regulated yet, though. (Of course, I've only had 2 since I started, so maybe with time, they will; my dr told me that spiro takes a little bit of time to fully take effect.)

Hope you are having good luck with it.

Mackenzie in Colorado

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3/8/13 1:59 A

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Hi there: I am on spironolactone and metformin. I also take a prenatal vitamin (just in case!) and vitamin D.

From what I understand, you don't have to be on birth control for the spironolactone to work. It works to help solve the androgen hormones being heightened by the PCOS. Being on those two presecription pills for 6 months, I have gone from no periods at all for years and years to getting them like clockwork. Also a lot of my excess body hair is falling out or thinning.

I hope this information helps a little! Good luck!

~*~Leah~*~

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3/6/13 5:24 P

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Glad you found someone to help. Spiro has been around for awhile. I've never taken it because I was TTCing and since we gave that up, I was told i cant take it because I can't take BCP. Hope it helps :-)



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3/5/13 8:31 P

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Hi everyone! It's been a WHILE since I've posted. I was so aggravated by my new girly Dr. when he told me he refused to put me on birth control pills because I am OBESE and over 35. grrrr I had just lost 30 pounds and was feeling good they dropped the morbidly word and that was a slap in the face. I went to my "annual get violated girly Dr. visit" around Christmas and my new doctor refused to put me on the pill because I am fat and over 35. Actually, his word was obese. Anywho... His ONLY options for me (because we do NOT want to have any more children) was depo (which will make me depressed and gain weight, NO THANK YOU..) an intrauterine dealio (which I can't have because I have an aggravated cervix), or a rod that goes in my arm that he will not put in. *sigh* So, I left the office feeling like, thanks for nothing dude. He had a patient stroke out on him so he refuses to put a woman on the pill that is "at risk". I went to a nurse practicioner that I used to see and she put me on a new medicine in addition to the metformin. (and my BCP) The new medicine is spironolactone (generic for aldactone). I researched it a little and maybe you should too. : ) http://women.webmd.com/spironolactone-for-
polycystic-ovary-syndrome-pcos let me know your thoughts. I live in a podunk town and this may very well be an "OLD" medicine and I just never knew about it.

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