Hi there, I'm not sure if I'm posting in the right area but here goes.
My main worry is that over the last few months I've noticed more hair growth on my face (I'm female, aged 33). It started on my top lip but is now also all over my chin as well, it's fairly downy and not dark, although there are a few dark ones on my top lip. I've been having my top lip waxed but the hairs start to grow back in a few days and it's more or less all back within 2 weeks.
I've also noticed dark hairs sprouting in other places e.g. around my belly butten, a bit on my chest and the backs of my thighs. I'm so upset about it all, especially my face.
I started having IVF 2 years ago and then I had Prednisolone (steroids) 20mg per day from March to May 07 and again November 07 to January 08. I was expecting the hair growth to reverse within about 3 months but it has now been 6 months since I stopped so I now don't know if it's to do with the steroids.
I've had my hormones checked which have come back normal and am waiting for a dermatolgist appt in July. I'm just so worried that there is an underlying cause that hasn't been diagnosed and so worried that I'll have this excess hair for the rest of my life.
Can anyone advise? Can this be caused by having IVF / steroids or both? If it's because of this should the symtoms have gone within 6 months or can it take longer? Will the hair growth reverse in time?
Other things I've noticed:
- tired a lot of the time
- shorter menstrual cycles
- lighter mentrual cycles.
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.