I was diagnosed with PCOS today - it's not surprising, but now that I know for sure, it's something I have to deal with both emotionally and treatment-wise. I also have fibromyalgia and possibly metabolic syndrome, but a lipid panel and fasting blood glucose test will determine that.
I am not sure what my options are for treatment. Though I've read a lot about PCOS in the past, I'm more familiar with the symptoms rather than treatment. I've had very heavy bleeding and clotting for years, hirsutism, and I'm sure other symptoms that fall under the PCOS category, but can't think of. My doctor prescribed spironolactone for the hirsutism, but I was told it takes about 3 months to start working and it can lower blood pressure, so it might not be something I can take. I am also on norethindrone, 5mg, for the heavy bleeding. It's somewhat helped, but I was also told that could take a long time to get it under control (months).
I also take Cymbalta and Tramadol for the fibro.
My questions are - is PCOS something that can "go away" if I lose weight? What are the available treatments for PCOS? The doctor mentioned an IUD, but I would rather not have something I need to have removed at some point. She said a hysteroctomy was a "drastic" measure, but I'm not opposed to having everything removed. I'm 40, so I'm not sure they would take the ovaries which are the problem to begin with, but without everything else, at least the bleeding would stop. What other options are there?
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