Overwhelmed by PCOS - Suggestions Anyone?
Hi, my name is Emily and I am 16 years old, I was diagnosed with PCOS about two/ three months ago and was prescribed metformin and spironolactone.
I've been taking the medicine for a little over a month and a half and noticed no results even though my doctor told me I should start noticing changes right about now.
I never had mood swings or depression before finding out about polycystic ovarian syndrome but ever since going online and reading that there is no cure for PCOS, I feel absolutely helpless and cry on and off throughout the day every single day and have sudden moments where I'm filled with pure rage.
I watch all my friends becoming beautiful women and I feel like I'm just declining. I have dark hair on 70% of my body, my hair is thinning, I haven't gotten my period and I'm 40 pounds overweight.
I don't feel anywhere close to feminine. My mother constantly tells me that I'm being over the top and to just accept it and that "I shouldn't place my value in my looks" but I find it hard to be around her because she's beautiful and has men talk to her all the time so how could she understand!?
I feel so alone I try to talk to family about it and I always end up feeling like I'm self-centered brat.
I was wondering if any of you suggest taking a natural approach instead of medicinal route?
I'm really into solving illness naturally so while I was searching PCOS online it seemed like most women saw more results doing it naturally through diet, exercise and vitamin supplements than taking medicine.
One thing I have to ask is: will the hair stop or not be as dark, excessive and coarse? It is one of the things that REALLY bothers me besides my weight; I've had 4 laser hair removal treatments and saw results but just not what I was hoping. I wouldn't say the hair is as bad as it could be but, I feel like I shave and it grows back within hours and then on top of it I get covered in razor bumps that are yellow and painful.
I feel so overwhelmed with all the information on this condition and don't know what to do or where to start if any of you could respond with anything it would be really helpful.