(Original post by brunettegirl92)
There is no cure for pcos, however there are medications and treatments to help you deal with the symptoms.
It won't be a waste of your doctors time, because although pcos is not as bad some other diseases, it can still have effects on your health and your life. I suspected i had pcos for a while as it is hereditory, my mum has it, and i displayed the symptoms. It got better once it was diagnosed, because I was advised on what action to take.
I was tested by blood test and an ultrasound of my ovaries.My periods were not regular, but they are improving. This could be because I was put on metformin, however, i also changed my lifestyle.
I had weight issues; women with pcos often have this as it is linked to insulin resistance. I avoided high carbs like pasta, bread and rice, stuck to protein and salad.
if when trying to lose weight, you find meat to be too fatty or calorific Quorn may be lower calorie, with good amounts of protein, depending on the product.
Don@t forget to do plenty of exercise.
I have small hairs on my neck and chin, and am having electrolysis to remove these as they are sparse. Like you, I have hair on my stomach - this is more dense so i am having epilight treatment.
I had acne, and it still sometimes comes back. for this I have been prescribed Retin-A face cream.
once my course of epilight/electrolysis is over, and i have lost weight (which is going well), i will still have pcos, but the symptoms will have no effect as long as I stick to the lifestyle.
did you know that victoria beckham has pcos?
having it doesn't mean you are doomed to a life of over-hanging stomach, shaving your lady-beard, covering a hairy stomach and being lucky to have children - i thought it was when it started. but these are all very treatable.
I hope this helps and you start to feel better about it