PCOS is ruining my life..
(claremont, CA, US)
I am 24 years old and was diagnosed with PCOS after having emergency removal surgery of one ovary due to ovarian torsion at 11 yrs old. I took all the basic medications prescribed (metformin, spiro, and BCP) but stopped in my teens. I feel as though my case is very unique as I have never heard of any stories from others with PCOS that were quite like mine, which is a very lonely feeling. The hirsutism issues are horrible and depressing and are actually causing me to not be able to move forward with my life. I have never had a natural period- only forced through birth control pills that lasted weeks and were very painful. PCO is seriously the bane of my existence but taking all those medications never sat right with me and doctors have never seemed to care to help me explore more natural options. I would like to try progesterone cream but am unsure how to go about it since my periods are completely absent?? Help!