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Dhea vs. Spironolactone for Endocrine Disorder

Dhea

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Spironolactone

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5-Dehydroepiandrosterone (5-DHEA) is a 19-carbon endogenous steroid hormone. It is the major secretory steroidal product of the adrenal glands and is also produced by the gonads and the brain. DHEA is the most abundant circulating steroid in human... Read more on Wikipedia
Spironolactone (marketed under the trade names Aldactone, Novo-Spiroton, Aldactazide, Spiractin, Spirotone, Verospiron or Berlactone) is a diuretic and is used as an antiandrogen.It is a synthetic 17-lactone drug... Read more on Wikipedia
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By AZMom
December 22, 2013
AZMom wrote
Spironolactone & daily UTI
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By Paul
November 13, 2013
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DHEA and water retention
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October 22, 2013
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DHEA
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September 15, 2013
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Breast lump after taking spironalactone
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September 1, 2013
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Spironolactone and stomach cramps.
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and testosterone levels is to take spironolactone... you...
...were you ever diagnosed with PCOS? Did you have ...make too much DHEA and testosterone. There ...can do to lower your DHEA and testosterone levels is to take spironolactone... you might ask...
to taking spiro my DHEA's were normal but I didn't have...
Prior to taking spiro my DHEA's were normal but I didn't have my cortisol tested ...09 started 150mg daily of spiro I have continued at 150 ...whatsoever on 6 months of spiro. I was even going ...
luscious hair before this DHEA nightmare. Who knows if I...
...again, meds can't address this.\" Actually, Spiro, which is a DHT blocker ...have hair loss. I've just started Spiro and might add BCP ...thick, luscious hair before this DHEA nightmare. W...
and I bled all the time. I kept up b/c I had lost 40 pounds...
...of testosterone and DHEA, as well as ...wild. I took spiro alone with an IUD for 2 years and I bled all the time. I kept up b/c I had lost 40 pounds and my ...take again. Spiro was great, ...
taking Spiro. So it's complicated. I do feel better on a...
...is down but now perfect. My T has never high but did have high DHEA-s - almost 400 prior to taking Spiro. So it's complicated. I do feel better on a low dose...
I would like to try spiro or flutamide. I hear that some...
Elevated DHEA-S and Elevated Prolactin Hi, I ...is awful as the DHEA has caused severe male pattern baldness ...I would like to try spiro or flutamide. I hear...
derm put me on spiro and it did help, but he didn't give me...
...test my testosterone level and the other one was DHEA Sulfate. I did have a derm put me on spiro and it did help, but he didn't give me any blood tests....
I am not sure of the exact mechanics by which it works...
...answer.. but basically DHEA is a steroid ...and also acne. Spiro is an anti-androgen, though I am not sure of the exact mechanics by which it works. I think your ...girl skin) spiro made m...
Spiro does work. However, especially if you are female and...
Spiro does work. However, especially if you are female and the spiro does end up working, you ...me either. Even though Spiro works, it goes back ...tested me on were DHEA Sulfate and Testoste...
for 11 days. So far, no side effects....except my...
...much normal...but DHEA-S and free testosterone were elevated. I have been taking 25 mg of spironolactone for 11 days. So far, no side effects....except my ...time getting spironolactone in the...
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