Hey, Im new to the community but was diagnosed with pcos back in 2008 when I was 16, but I have had symptoms since I was 13 (it took them some time to figure out what was wrong with me). At first I was put on the pill but I stopped taking that within two months as it caused my weight to shoot right up!
I haven't had a natural period since I was 14, I'm over weight and have a serious case of hirsutism. Over the years I have tried almost everything to combat the hair! At first I would bleach but I had to switch to waxing as I was literally walking around with a blond beard, the waxing became too painful and my skin suffered a lot so now I just shave EVERYDAY. I have brothers and I have a bigger beard than any of them and its embarrassing. I'm asian and have jet black hair so even when I shave you can still see the little hair follicles (foundation does nothing to help hide them!). My entire body is covered in hair as a result of this I have 0 confidence. I hate going out I hate meeting new people, I haven't been with a guy in 4years (last guy broke up saying he wanted a real woman not a man and he wasn't gay and couldn't overlook my issues).
Recently I have tried to ask the gp for help esp with the hair and I feel like this guy just didn't understand me at all; I practically broke down and begged for help to which his response was "there isn't a lot I can do heres a leaflet and you can refer yourself for counselling and how about we do a blood test to check for diabetes" i had by this time started balling so he said he would refer me to a dermatologist but he doubted that they could do anything to help.
I am at the end of my whits I have no confidence and no hope left, I referred myself for the counselling and I know that will help with my mental well being but what about my physical well being?? I just feel so lost and feel like I should call it a day let my beard grow and just start dressing like a guy at least that would be easier than putting myself through so much on a daily basis and still have a 5 o'clock shadow within an hour!!