Hi, I was on spiro for acne for almost 10 months, it did wonders for my skin but I noticed that after 2 or 3 months my scalp was really itchy and hair was shedding everywhere! It never slowed down so I quit last month but I am still shedding. Has anyone been through anything similar? Would really appreciate any advise
I was on it for 3 weeks... acne kinda disappeared BUT my hair started shedding like no tomorrow. Distraughtful!! I stopped taking spirinolactone but it still continued to drop until it was unmanageable and I went back to the docs. I thought that if I stopped d spiro it would stop too but it did not. I have lost half of my hair which is beyond imagination. Weeping away when the doc told me to go for a biopsy as I do have an autoimmune condition. Such a dreadful experience. As I started shedding hair, I had tons of dandruff as well and itchiness. The doc prescribed a steroidal shampoo and then lotion. Just put me on Minoxidil yesterday. I urge u to check if the scalp is inflammed. Mine was all red. Do NOT do nothing about it which I did at first. Go back and see ur doc ASAP. The steroidal lotion clobestol helped to reduce inflammation of the scalp and hence reduced the hair loss. If u ask me to choose between acne and hair, I'd choose my hair. The normal hair cycle is 3 Mths. The rate of hair dropping can't keep up w d rate of hair regeneration. So please go back and see ur doc abt it.
I'm a male (took it for 10 weeks) but lost all my male body hair and all other hair growth slowed to a crawl. 4 years later now and it never came back.
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