Hi everyone, a newbie from across the pond here. I’m Leonie/F/28/Eastern England. I’ve been dealing with superfluous facial hair growth for 10 years now. I want to share my story with you.
I was refered to an endocrinologist 2 and a half years ago and was diagnosed with having abnormally behaving testosterone. Basically I have the right levels of testosterone, but they don’t stick to the right proteins, and so I have excess testosterone running around in my blood. My endocrinologist prescribed Cyproterone Acetate (50mg) and Ethinylestradiol (2mcg) to combat the problem for two years and to my utter joy it was very effective, reducing my facial hair growth drastically. (These two drugs are the main components to Dianette/Diane35, only the Cyproterone is a much larger dose) However due to the cancer risk attached, I had to stop taking them last December.
Since then I have noticed a return of the hair growth, but I feel it has lessened off slightly. The facial hair isn’t as thick as it used to be and my leg hair regrowth has lessened too.
I wondered if anyone else here has tried these drugs, and also to raise awareness about them to those who are struggling with facial hair growth. The hair growth did not entirely go away during the two years I took the tablets, but was massively reduced and gave me a tremendous confidence boost at the the same time. I’d never had a boyfriend before then and have had two in quick succession during that time!)
Forgive me for waffling on! Hope this is helpful to you all.