Does anyone have experience of taking Spironolactone? I've been on Furosemide 2 x 40 mg for ages but it's started giving me very painful episodes of gout, the last one in my hand, which interfered with everything, in addition to being excruciating. I'm 4 days in to 2 x 50 of Spironolactone instead but it's not working nearly as well, making me more breathless. I also lay awake most of the night because of a sore stomach and I feel a bit dizzy and weepy too. Any thoughts gratefully received.
Spironolactone: Does anyone have experience... - AF Association
Hi MY51. I’ve been taking spironolactone for a number of years now, 25mg in the morning, and all they make me do is pee a lot, hence I take it in the morning otherwise I’d be up & down to the loo all night!! I don’t know why you have those side affects but then again you are taking a much higher dose than me. Maybe have a chat to your GP about it ? Sorry I can’t be of any help to you.
I was on this for a few months a couple of years ago but had to stop because it irritated my eyes (I have Glaucoma), made them very dry and sore. I did not seem to have any other side effects, I was put on this after having fluid on my lungs, had a short stay in hospital and they prescribed it, I was also on Furoseimide. At the moment I only take Furoseimide when necessary which is not very often now. I have AF and HF and was supposed to stay on Furoseimide daily but as it seemed under control so I decided to stop taking it and see what happened. I have had just a few occasions when I have had to take Furoseimide to reduce some fluid retention, my GP is quite happy with this approach. Sorry I cannot be of more help.
Thank you, that is helpful. I had the opposite problem with my eyes, they were streaming, plus my nose kept running! I put myself back on Furosemide yesterday, it did the trick and I woke up this morning much less breathless and in a much more positive frame of mind. Some of these drugs are so powerful, I think they must affect mind and body.