That's very interesting about taking inositol on an empty stomach. I'm definitely going to try taking my chiro-inositol (glucosmart) on an empty stomach and if I get a bad reaction then I may pick up myo-inositol and try that instead.
Ya, I have blonde hair, so it's not like I have a full moustache or anything, but concurrent with this resurgence of acne, I have noticed more stray facial hairs.
The low progesterone versus estrogen dominance versus high androgen versus PCOS symptom overlap is very confusing! I'm very much hoping that using progesterone cream will balance my hormones in general and ultimately heal my acne.
One more thing about inositol. The myo-inositol I'm taking is best taken on an empty stomach. Glucosmart is supposed to be taken with a meal. I read that inositol is absorbed better on an empty stomach, but taking chiro on an empty stomach might cause dizzyness, whereas myo is better tolerated on an empty stomach because it's not as strong. If you take it with food, it will help with blood sugar/insulin, but if you take it on an empty stomach it will have therapeutic purposes. It's kind of like digestive enzymes - if taken with food, they have an impact on the meal you take, but if taken on an empty stomach they help the immune system and the digestive system in general. So maybe if you switch to myo you might try that instead.
Also, you mentioned you've been getting some facial hair? Low progesterone can also cause facial hair, not just high androgens. That's why it's so hard to be 100% sure which specific hormone(s) is/are causing your imbalance, because so many symptoms overlap. I'm glad the NPC is helping you with other issues...this might be a sign that it's the right treatment for you. And if you feel that you need another supplement, you can always try myo and see if it works bc it's been a multitasker for me.