I got diagnosed with PCOS when I was 17; I was told my hormone levels were not too much of a problem but I had an ultrasound which said I had cysts on my ovaries. On average I have four periods a year ranging from 2 to 23 days at a time. I get such horrible pains in my ovaries where it feels like they're swelling and tightening and it gets so unbearable. I have other bad symptoms of pcos such as acne, body hair etc. Originally I was put on microgynon which was not helpful at all as I didn't bleed or I would bleed on and off lightly mid cycle. I'm now on provera 5 days a month, norethisterone 26 days a month and metformin every day. I am getting really bad side effects from these pills and I'm bleeding very lightly a brownish bleed mid cycle of norethisterone and I don't know what to do. My doctor is really unhelpful and not supportive at all as I'm "only 18 and not trying to get pregnant." I just need some advice really as I'm so confused and don't know what to do and I don't really have anyone to talk to about this who understands clearly. When I was first told I had pcos I was told my insulin levels were fine but now I am on metformin but have not been told anything different.