i have missed my period for almost 3 months now. at first i was convinced it was pregnancy, but i got a blood test a few days ago to clarify that it actually wasnt (after having 10 negative hpt). so now im thinking that i have a hormonal imbalance, or its possible i could have a cyst on my left ovary.
i have been on and off birth control for about a year or so, trying different brands. when i didnt like the way it made me feel i stopped all together then start a new one a few months later. now i am aware that can cause hormonal imbalance, which if i knew that at the time i wouldnt have done that to my body.
these are symptoms that i have..
-weight gain around mid section
-major PMS symptoms; extreme bloating, extreme irritability and constant cramping.
-hair growth in unwanted places; chin area, neck, side of my face which ive noticed the growth has been more frequent within the past few months.
-irregular period/absent period (accompanied by extreme PMS symptoms).
-increased acne, usually along the chin area or jaw line.
-i have noticed in the shower that i'm losing a lot of my hair in clumps. which my hair is really thick so i just assumed it was shedding.
-ive also "developed" anxiety within the past year; not sure if thats relevant.
-i obsess about things. to the extreme. for example, when i thought i was pregnant i was doing research about it for probably 10 hours out of the day. everything revolved around it. now its this.. i feel like im just trying to figure out whats wrong with me, but i know that its not healthy doing it this way.
i have an appointment to see a midwife next week since my dr wasnt available, but i wanted to see if maybe there was someone who has experienced this and what they have done for alternate medications prior to seeing the doctor. i feel like i am lacking the female hormone. i dont want this hair on my face! i think thats what bothers me the most, along with the unexplainable weight gain and being bloated for 3 months constant.
input would be greatly appreciated!