Middle Month 4:
I have some crummy news. Since being off of Spironolactone, my period is still irregular. I tend to have 35+ cycles. My endrocrinologist suggested that my irregular periods were due to the spironolactone, and did not indicate PCOS. However, since my periods are still irregular even off the drug, it seems to me that I do in fact have PCOS. To ad insult to injury, I started my period the night before last, and I've had 4 inflamed pimples pop up. For this reason, I decided to begin taking Spironolactone again, since is helps prevent cyclical acne. And since it seems as though I DO have PCOS, Spironolactone is an appropriate treatment.
I feel discouraged and frustrated. Because I am still getting acne around my menstrual cycle, and also because I appear to have a hormone disorder. I realize that in some ways I am fortunate because I'm not overweight or hairy, and I don't have any issues with diabetes. It's just irregular periods and acne. But I still resent the fact that there is something wrong with my body. My gynocologist told me that I would have a hard time getting pregnant, but that's not an issue because I don't want children.
This whole ordeal makes me wonder if Accutane is going to work for me. I wonder if people with PCOS have success on Accutane. I still have two months to go on the medication, so I'm hoping for a miracle.
I would love to get some encouragement. Anything will do.