So, I've run the gamut of endocrine problems -- I was hyperthyroid during high school, and they thought I had Grave's disease, For the past three-four years, I've been hypothyroid, and my family doctor thinks it's Hasimodo's. I take synthroid, and just recently had my levels increased.
I haven't been to an endocrinologist in a few years, but I'll finally be going back at the end of the month, and I think I might have PCOS. So, here's what's been going on -- does it sound like I'm on the right track?
Facial hair is getting OUT OF CONTROL. I used to have a few random chin hairs; I'd pluck every once in a while, it wasn't a big deal. But starting about 6 months ago, I have to pluck religiously, everyday, for quite a bit of time. The dark, thick hair growth has also spread along my jawline up to sideburns, and down my neck. My mom moved my hair aside the other day when we were at lunch and actually said, "When did you get so hairy?!" Humiliating.
Also in this six month period, I've had issues with weight loss/weight gain, and wonky periods. I was going through a bunch of emotional stuff at the time, so I chalked it up to that, but I don't know if it could actually be something else. I didn't have much of an appetite for about 3 months, and I dropped at least 25lbs. I'm a little bit overweight, so it wasn't really an issue, but I didn't consciously make the effort to lose that much weight. Since I've been home from school, I dropped another 10 -- I've gained five back though.
My period has been EXTRA SUPER WONKY lately, but I started taking Camila, a progestin -only HBC in May. Since then, I haven't had an actual period, and it's been making me crazy, because I'm not sure when/if I'm ovulating. Since starting it, I've spotted maybe every two weeks, but it's been so very light that I only needed a pantyliner once. I'm not sure if I should call my gyno about it. I go in for my pill check next month.
Also, I used to have really really thick hair on my head. It's been thinning out, and if I pull it back, I can see my scalp in some places, which has never happened to me before.
Whew -- that was long. Thanks if you read all of it and can offer some help.