Spironolactone and Irregular Periods. Anyone have experience?

posted 2 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
2816 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Spirinolactone didn’t affect my cycle, but I was already on metformin to regulate my cycle when I started taking it. Have you been checked for PCOS? If you haven’t, I’d ask your doctor to run some tests to see whether you might have PCOS. It does take some time for your cycle to regulate, but it shouldn’t be taking this long. 

Post # 4
2494 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

AOriver:  I took spironolactone for about two years for hormonal acne. I took a fairly low dose, I think it was 100 mg/day. It worked so, so well for me. I did not have irregular periods, but my cycle would be a little shorter (24-26 days) sometimes and once in a while I’d have heavy spotting (like a mini-period) around cycle day 19. One thing I was worried about was my skin freaking out when stopping it, and being horrible during pregnancy, but it was totally fine. My skin has been clear my whole pregnancy (I’m 8 months)…maybe since my face always broke out bad right before my period and now I don’t have a period! Anyways, good luck to you! I’m assuming it is just coming off birth control that is delaying your period.

Post # 6
357 posts
Helper bee

I’ve been on spiro for the past few months (along with my birth control pill) and I have never had an irregular period.  I’ve pretty much been clock work.

I was out of town the other week and forgot a new pack of bc pill so I went off the pill for this month and I started an irregular period a few days ago – pretty much 7-10 days after I finished my last cycle.

Hope this helps! 🙂


Post # 7
275 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

AOriver:  I’m on spironolactone too (150 mg/day), but I’m still on the pill. I’m following to see what people say! We’re not TTC yet, but it’d be good to see all of your experiences about getting off the pill or effects of spiro. 

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