| | Doc says no Spiro without birth control??
I'm new, and newly diagnosed with PCOS. I'm 26 years old, and about 105 lbs.
I have excessive hair on my legs, arms, and face. Shaving and waxing results in awful acne on my legs and ingrown hairs.
I have acne on my face, back and chest.
I tried Metformin, but it made me nauseous, lightheaded, and crampy. I also tried Ortho Tri-Cyclen, Ortho Tri-cyclen low, Seasonale and Seasonique. All of these made me vomit, and gain weight. I have a LOW tolerance for BC.
My doc suggested Spironolactone, but refuses to give it to me without birth control due to the potential for feminism of a male fetus. I am not sexually active.
I don't OBJECT to BC, but the side effects scare me. The benefits (potential acne and hair growth control) are subtle if at all, and do NOT outweigh the risks (weight gain, nausea, clots, etc).
My questions are:
1. What types of birth control work best with women who have PCOS whose primary concerns are excessive hair growth and acne?
2. Is it possible to be on Spironolactone without birth control, or are my doctors just being fickle?
Last edited by JuneStar; 07-07-2010 at 12:59 PM.