I too started spiro but was nervous to go beyond mg per day. Metformin for the treatment of the polycystic ovary syndrome. This may be associated with difficulty in losing weight, craving for carbohydrates, and loss of self esteem.
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Metformin is used by a number of endocrinologists with success in triggering a series of events which may lead to improved menstrual cyclicity and possible fertility.
Positive correlation of testosterone levels with bone mineral density in hirsutism. Spironolactone for polycystic ovary syndrome PCOS. Since the optimum dosage is mg a day in divided doses, the increase in the dosage depends on the initial tolerance to the mg tablet. The multi-genetic factors as well as specific gene studies involving the insulin receptor gene area are under intensive investigation in several centers including the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
The Insulite PCOS System is not intended to be medical treatment, nor is information on this website intended to be a substitute for the advice or care of a health-care practitioner.
While this pharmaceutical remains a common treatment option for women with PCOS sometimes referred to as Chronic Anovulatory Syndromeyou should know this drug is primarily used to improve your cosmetic appearance and not your specific disorder of PCOS. Share cases and questions with Physicians on Medscape consult.
A randomized controlled trial of laser treatment among hirsute women with polycystic ovary syndrome. It is in the third phase study for FDA approval now, and appears to be promising and virtually free of side effects.
When you went off of spiro, did you see a doctor about it or did you just stop taking it? An experienced nutritionist is most helpful in achieving these goals, and start a reversal of the vicious cycle induced by obesity, with a view to prevent some of the potential metabolic and cardiovascular complications. Spironolactone is not safe for use during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
But Spironolactone has no effect on some of the most damaging symptoms of PCOSsuch as irregular periods or weight gain, and may even aggravate some symptoms. Data indicate that it has great potential in improving ovulatory function and decreasing serum androgen concentrations, blood pressure and plasma triglyceride concentrations. Systemic therapies directed at hirsutism can be divided into those that decrease ovarian or adrenal androgen production and those that inhibit androgen action in the skin.
It's early days yet, but so far I haven't had the irregular bleeding side effect of Spiro. Hirsutism requires a careful and systematic clinical evaluation coupled with a rational approach to treatment.
Actually, I usually workout a lotbut have been out of the gym for a few months due to tennis elbow. Definitive results of these modalities require further comparative studies. Response to treatment is slower than that of acne and usually 9 months of treatment are needed to demonstrate significant improvement. The only positive change I could probably attribute to the spiro was the decrease in my belly hair and the disappearance of little hairs that were starting to grown on my chest.
I've also been considering just going off of it, because if I'm shaving every day, it doesn't matter how much hair I'm shaving off. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last Jump to page: