| | Taking Spironolactone & iron for hair loss
3 years ago I started taking Spironolactone 100 mg for my acne. About a year later I noticed my hair falling out. At that time my diet was poor and I had experienced some very stressful events. The hair loss continued and after a year I finally saw a doctor for the hair loss. I was tested for Lupus, thyroid problems, anemia, hormone levels... with results that the doctor said were 'fine'. 4 months later, & continued hair loss, I saw a hair loss specialist. She tested my ferritin & it came back at 11. She said to take iron and continue on the Spironolactone. It's been 2 years since the hair loss started. My scalp completely shows through and I shed constantly. I am wondering now if the Spironolactone could have something to do with the hair loss. I had no problems at all with my hair until being on the spironolactone for a year. After being on iron for a year my ferritin only increased from an 11 to a 28. Has anyone reacted to spironolactone with hair loss & has anyone had success from increasing their ferritin and taking iron? I feel like I'm at the end of the line as far as options go.
Last edited by luv2beamom; 07-12-2009 at 07:26 PM.