Is anyone taking Spironolactone and experiencing worse peri symptoms?

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Hello Everyone, I started taking Spironolactone in March for HyperAldosteronism (my adrenal glands make too much aldosterone, which increases blood pressure). This medicine is estrogen based.  I'm only on 25mg, but since taking it I am more tearful, more anxious and my pmt is a lot worse.  I've been having peri symptoms for a few years.  I don't know if it's the spironolactone, or if that is a coincidence and it's hormonal. I just think if spiro is estrogen based I should be feeling better not worse??  I also have ?Endometriosis and M.E/EDS. My last cycle was 38 days, but haven't really been keeping a track of it before then, although generally around 28 days.  

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    Hi Claire,

    Not now, but I was prescribed it years ago to help treat adult acne. I felt a bit 'mental' on it if I remember rightly! Hope someone with more recent experience can help...but just wanted to share my experience of it with you in the meantime 😊

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    Hi Claire, If this medicine is estrogen based and you're hormones are being affected you should contact your doctor about it to see if there is a pill that will counteract the effects of that pill. Possibly with progesterone. Have you spoken to your doctor about it?

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