Common symptoms of PCOS include:
- Irregular, few or absent menstrual periods
- Infertility resulting from a lack of ovulation
- Hyperandrogenism resulting in excessive acne and caused by excessive production and/or secretion of androgens
I suffer from all the above in varying degrees.
1. Thank Gd for Clomid as that keeps my periods fairly regular. 2. Infertility, DUH! 3. I am not too hairy but I definitely have a few stray hairs that shouldn’t be growing where they are growing, lots of tweezing and waxing ensues. But its 4. that I have a major problem with at the moment.
I have always suffered from spots, I cant say acne, as to me acne is constant and many pimple all over the face. I do not get acne as such, what I get are 2 or 3 pimples on my face, usually around my nostrils and on my chin. They start off mild, blind pimples and a lot of the time the go away but when they dont… Oh boy, they get huge and red and sore, I look like I have been stung by a swarm of bees and did I mention they are sore?
The last two months have been hectic, as one disappears another takes its place, right now I have a large red patch below and to the right of my nostril, this one is blind and freaking sore, I have three, evenly spaced spots across my chin, one smack bang in the middle and one on either side of my mouth.
I also have two small cysts/pimples on my panty line and these ones take forever to go away because of the constant pressure of my underwear. I have been getting these cysts since I started getting my periods 17 years ago. They are the bain of my existence.
I can deal with all the symptoms, I can even deal with red spots on my face, what I cant deal with is the pain! I live on pain killers. I’m grouchy and irritable and touchy and miserable.
I have tried face washes, supplements, facials, reflexology, the works! The only way to stop the spots is to either fall pregnant or go back on my pill… Need I say more?