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 Post subject: spironolactone question
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 1:57 pm 
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I just switched endocrinologists and alongside the bcp I'm already on for pcos/pmdd the new endocrinologist also put me on a low dose of spironolactone, which I'm pretty excited for because I've heard great things.

What I'm wondering though is since by virtue of being made of plants, the vegan diet is pretty high in potassium, if I need to be extra vigilant about what I eat now, and I wondered if any of the vegans on here who have taken spiro have any advice to share, or comforting words.

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 Post subject: Re: spironolactone question
PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 5:33 am 
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I was on spironolactone among a ton of other crazy powerful drugs a few years back when my liver was failing and my abdomen filled with fluid. I suppose it helped, but the fluid didn't go away completely till my liver healed and processed the fluid on it's own. In the meantime, they stuck a 10 inch (approx) tube in my stomach a few times and drained off 10-12 liters of fluid a pop. I know this isn't the primary use of the drug and I was on so much crepe back then, that I couldn't really distinguish one drugs effect from another. I can say being on Lasix and Spiro made me pee all the time.

IV Keflex while having c-diff was much much worse.. that's all I'm saying.

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 Post subject: Re: spironolactone question
PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 2:14 pm 
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Holy crepe, that sounds absolutely awful, and I'm so sorry you went through that. Thank you for replying though. I actually quit the spiro after about a week because it was making me really rage-filled, which is totally not a documented side effect as far as I can find anywhere, but as soon as I stopped it the massive unfounded anger toward everyone/everything stopped.

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 Post subject: Re: spironolactone question
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:57 pm 
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My spouse isn't vegan but takes this medication. She had nasty headaches for the first week (even on a tiny initial dose) but that resolved quickly and she now tolerates it really well. Has no issues with it except needing to pee soon after taking it in the morning (only annoying if we're going on a road trip). It seems to be working for the condition she is using it for.


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 Post subject: Re: spironolactone question
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:50 pm 
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I meant nausea not headaches. Now I can't seem to edit. :)


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