I’d be grateful for any advice please. I was referred to gynaecology for years of painful periods and they suspect endometriosis (awaiting laparoscopy) and they also diagnosed PCOS. This is based on ovarian cysts on USS and long period cycles (usually every 35-38 days but a couple have been 45 days). I am also really hairy in all the wrong places All my hormone blood tests were thankfully normal. The gynaecologist said the reason I don’t have acne or more irregular periods is likely because I’m underweight so that sort of controls my symptoms a bit.
I wanted some advice on how people with lower BMI have improved their PCOS symptoms... generally when you research all the advice is lose weight but I’m desperate to reduce my hairiness (I’m half Asian anyway so it’s really noticeable). My BMI is 17.5 and I’ve been underweight my entire life as is mum and I’ve been advised to try and increase my weight to see if that regulates my periods for future fertility as if I have endo I have to try and optimise everything else I can. But I am worried my hairiness may worsen or acne may develop as I put on weight and the gynaecologist seemed to imply this would likely happen but they still want me to get a normal BMI. To be fair they were focusing more on my endo pain than the PCOS bit so didn’t get chance to quiz them. I’m on the mini-pill back to back to try and stop periods for now (whilst I wait for op). Just wondered if there were any supplements / advice from people who have improved their PCOS symptoms, especially excess hair growth, without losing any weight (or even whilst gaining weight). Thank you so much for reading!