I’m new to this website, so my apologies if I am posting this question in the wrong place.
I’m 22 years old and I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 18. After that I have tried various different pills (microgynon, dianette and yasmin) and spironolactone…however, none of the pills suited me well, one caused high blood pressure, one caused mood swings and depression. So my GP has decided to put me off medication completely and told me to just follow a healthy diet and exercise, which I do already. I have tried laser hair removal for the facial hair but it grew back and I don’t see any point in doing it without medication as I’ve heard its ineffective. I have now started electrolysis and am happy with the treatment but will the hair reduce at some point or will I have to keep on having weekly electrolysis sessions? At the moment I am having a one hour session weekly. Also, will electrolysis be successful without medication? My electrologist said she had someone else with PCOS and in 6 years was able to clear her facial hair? Also, would it be worth getting laser for other parts of the body when I am not taking any medication? I do have a high testosterone level and insulin resistance. The only medication I am taking is metformin. I am also trying to lose weight but I have a healthy BMI of 23.
To summarise, my main questions are:
- Will the electrolysis treatment work without being on medication to treat the underlying hormonal problem?
- Is it worth getting laser hair removal on other body parts when not taking medication?