i am on 2000mg/day and have had pcos for years.
it is not first line of treatment for hair reduction, or for pcos. it was so hard for me to get hold of it.
it has helped me IMMENSELY for the pcos, but not for the hair. it tackles the issue of insulin resistance, which is thought to be the cause of pcos, strongly related at least.
my hair problem is mostly hereditary i think, my lutenizing hormone is elevated but my testosterone is very low.
if you have high testosterone and excess hair, you can better ask about spirolactone. it’s effectiveness has been questioned but it’s intention is to help lower the testosterone levels in your body, thus slowing the hair growth. i know of many women who have been successful in getting rid of acne and supressing excess hair growth whilst using this drug.
i do not recommend dianette/diane35, a contraceptive which boasts about getting rid of acne and slowing hair growth. it’s a pretty nasty contraception, many women’s healthcare professionals are trying to get women off the drug as it’s dreadful for your liver, amongst other things. ALL of my complaints got worse whilst on this drug, i won’t even go there.
fyi my test blood results returned “normal”. on second glance i noticed my elevated lh which suggests pcos. i was diagnosed under the rotterdam criteria with an ultrasound.