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An_249014 posted:
I am 24 years old and was formally disgnosed with PCOS in September '12. Last year and early this year, I've experienced weight gain (40+ lbs in less than 1 year) and very spotty periods (once every couple of months), breakouts, facial hair, and extremely dark skin rashes in random places like in between my breasts and underarms, and hair falling out. I was always concerned with my 'come-and-go' cycles so I got with my PCP, who told me that it was possibly due to high stress levels and suggested birth control. I declined the birth control offer initially because I never felt like I needed it. It was not until I went 4 months without a cycle and my hair thinned so bad that you could see my scalp that my PCP referred me to a specialist. I talked with the specialist and told her everything that has happened over the past year and a half. She then tested me for several things and diagnosed me with PCOS. My specialist has been extremely supportive and helpful with all of my questions and issues since I've been diagnosed. This website has also been very helpful. I feel better knowing why the things that have happened to my body were/are happening but it is definitely a struggle within. I have shown signs of hair loss, weight gain and acne since puberty but I never took heed to any of it because I was always active and under a lot of stress. If I ever skipped a cycle during that time it would only be one or two months out of an entire year. As I got older the number increased. I am slowly wrapping my mind around it all, learning to adapt and conquer my weight. Getting back active is definitely a challenge but an ultimate goal for sure. It is as if my body doesn't release any endorphins when I work out because I never feel better in the process, more dizzy than anything. My mood and emotions are always up and down. I never want to get physical with my boyfriend; not because I'm not attracted to him, but because can't always get my body to do what my mind tells it. I figured that it is just a result of my hormones being out of wack. I am currently on birth control to help regulate my cycles but I, personally, am not a fan of it. I take it because I was sold on getting my body regulated once I was diagnosed. Are there any other medications that I can use to regulate my cycle and hormones?
PCOS_lady_1991 responded:
Please check out all the other posts! I've replied to so many people with all these different issues. I have PCOS pretty badly and much experience with this since i've had it for 13 years and unfortunately have all the symptoms.

Feel free to email me as well!

My name is Gabby and my email is

I hope the past posts can help you!

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