My daughter just got diagnosed, she is 16 years old. This was following hair loss and lack of regular periods. GP referred us to a consultant who took blood tests and then said she should go onto Dianette and asked us to come back in 3 months. The best thing she mentioned was the Verity website but didn't really offer much else. So we went back to GP who was much more helpful and when I suggested we wanted to try diet and exercise first, she agreed and also said that Metformin was probably a better option due to my daughter's weight. My daughter is very nervous and doesn't want to go onto long term medication. This is all so new to us and I am trying to find out as much as possible before going back to GP with a decision about Metformin.
How has Metformin worked for you and is this is a long term forever drug or will she be able to come off it if her weight comes down ? She is quite happy not having periods but I don't want to scare her with long term risk factors as she is already finding it hard taking everything in. Just trying to be positive but I am also anxious for her health future.