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Hormone Problems board


Hi, I'm new to this board, but am looking for anyone who has had similar symptoms as me. I am struggling to find a doctor who will retest my hormones. About 2 or 3 years ago my hormone levels came back abnormal. My prolactin and testosterone were off the charts. Based on the blood test my doctor diagnosed me with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). I started taking birth control and glucophage to treat it. I still take the BC, but had to stop the glucophage because it made me really sick. For the past 2 months it has been much worse. I have had extreme mood swings. I can go from crying to being enraged to on top of the world all within a day or two. I went to my doctor and she told me my hormones were irrelevant that they didn't cause mood swings and diagnosed me as being bipolar. So I started taking Wellbutrin, but I stopped because I couldn't sleep, eat, and I had the worst headaches on it. Now this week my breasts have been extremely swollen and painful, I have a sore throat, lost my voice, and I got my period 2 weeks early while on birth control.

If anyone can relate or has any advice please respond; I'd appreciate any type of information!