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[QUOTE=fawn512]I only have ammenorhea, is my PCOS mild? I've been taking met for 7 weeks now and still no period. I'm starting to get worried coz my dr said, it would take me just 6 months for my period.

Barton, what meds are u taking?[/QUOTE]

Fawn.......compared to the symptoms that many women experience, including myself.....some would say that your PCOS is mild. However, ammenorhea is one of the leading symptoms of PCOS and can turn into other problems as well. You may experience, and most likely would experience, infertility due to the absence of your periods. Another problem is that with irregular periods or the absence of periods, you might be at greater risk for developing endometrial hyperplasia, in which your uterine lining thickens to the point of becoming precancerous.

With PCOS, your body secretes far too much androgen, which counteracts your ovaries' ability to make enough progesterone necessary for a normal cycle. Because of your high levels of androgen, you may also be at an increased risk for cardiovascular disease.

So, while some would look at your PCOS as being mild......it really isn't. In my opinion, there is no such thing as mild PCOS because we all risk the same things.

I have tried a couple of different treatment options, all have included taking BCP as well. I was first on Spironolactone. Spironolactone can be very successful in the treatment of excessive hair growth. It helps to slow it down.

I switched from Spiro to Metformin because Metformin seems to do better at regulating the hormones, plus I am a Type II Diabetic. So, Metformin was the better option for me. That in combo with my BCP seem to be the best treatment for me.

You may have to try a few different treatment options before you find the one that best suits you. In my opinion, in your case.........the Met is a good place to start. Yes it can take up to 6 months to work, but do not be discouraged. Are you taking BCP in conjunction with the Met? If not, talk to your doctor and see if he/she thinks that would be good.





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