Hi everyone, so glad to have found some online support for this condition. I was diagnosed by 'chance' a few months ago - I had a cervical erosion which they did an ultrasound scan for as part of investigation - which showed polycystic ovaries. It was quite hard to understand but the consultant said the hormone imbalance linked to the polycystic ovaries is probably a cause for the erosion, and a possible explanation for why I had such severe acne previously. I don't appear to have 'typical' symptoms , but I'm now wondering if my struggles to lose weight may be linked to this. I am 11st 8, have typically been around the 11st mark in adulthood , and currently a size 12-14. Although this isn't extremely overweight I just feel heavier than I'd like to but I do feel that attempts to lose weight never get me very far. I wouldn't say I eat very unhealthily and even when I've exercised multiple times a week it didn't seem to make a difference. Just wanted to reach out and see if anyone else has more information or experiences on weight loss / with pcos? I have refused any hormone medication because I'm petrified of any additional hormones messing up my skin or giving me other symptoms. (I eventually achieved better skin by using roaccutane) I use a copper coil for contraception for this same reason. Would also like to know people's thoughts on hormone treatments for this reason - I do suffer with bad mood swings and wonder if this is also linked , and question if I'm being silly to avoid any treatment if it might actually solve these problems for me!?
Looking forward to speaking with some of you - apologies for such a long post!!