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    Hello, I am new to all this and was recently diagnosed with Membranous Glomerulonephritis. My doctor is uncertain as to the reason behind this but we are trying to rule out everything. I currently deal with bad edema and swelling everyday and high levels of proteinuria. I of course have been reading tons of stuff on the internet about all this and I have come across some interesting articles relating to the drug Spironolactone. I have been on 100mg/day of spironolactone for many years now(to help control acne). I have read that high doses of spironolactone can possibly cause kidney issues... anyone at all have any knowledge or experience with this personally? I do know that spironolactone is also a diuretic and if I go off of it completely ( to try to help with my kidney issues), if it will make my swelling and edema worse. I also take Lasix for the edema. Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. (I have contacted my dr. about this but have yet to hear back).