I have PCOS and am taking Yasmin for it (insurance company just dropped it due to ppl having strokes and blood clots).
My PCOS Symptoms:
Depression / Mood Swings - I'm angry and irritable all the time too.
Weight gain - I'm 100 pounds overweight. I've gained 10 pounds a year for the last 10 years.
Diabetes - Taking Metformin
High Blood Pressure - Taking Blood Pressure meds (this is due to weight gain)
Sleep Apnea - (do to weight gain) I have stopped breathing in my sleep before.
Dark Velvety Skin Patches under the arms, on the neck and groin area.
Male-type hair growth (hirutism) on the face and body - I have to shave my arms daily and pluck my neck and face.
Hyperandrogenism - Too many male sex hormones (androgens) in the system.
Living with PCOS symptoms has affected my sense of well-being, sexual satisfaction, and overall quality of life. This too has led to depression.
I have thought about having my ovaries taken out. Will this cure it? There seems to be no cure, no causes, just the symptoms and cause of this disease. I don't want to treat each symptom and I don't want to be on birth control for the rest of my life. I'm on too many medications!
Anyone else out there with this???? Can you help???