As many of you know I have pcos and I started seeing a new endo in september. Unfortuantely one side effect of the pcos that I was expirencing was male mattern baldness. Yes, my hair was falling out, and falling out fast. My new endo switched me from glipizied to metformin.(obviously diabetes medication) And she put me on spironolactone, a blood pressure medication. Both of these meds are used to help control side effects of pcos. My endo told me that these meds would help with my hairloss. I was very sceptical. And for the first month and half of treatment I saw no change at all. So we upped my dosage of spironolatone. Well, at the beginning of January I started to notice that when I woke up there was no hair on my pillow. I would brush my hair and there was hardly any hair on the brush or on the floor. My hair has finally stopped falling out! So not only do these medication control my diabetes and blood pressure, I believe that they are my miracle cure for for a devasting side effect of pcos.
I am writing this because if you are a woman with pcos there is a good chance that you are diabetic and have high blood pressure. Not all women with pcos have the same side effects but I suggest that if you have pcos and have diabetes, high bp, and you are expirencing baldness you should discuss taking these 2 meds with your doctor. I feared I was going to be bald within 6 months but thanks to my endo and her knowledge of pcos and the medication used for it my fear is gone and my hair is growing back and looking healthier than ever.
Just some advice for any woman that has or thinks she may have pcos. Please get checked by your doctor. Pcos left untreated can be deadly.
Love and Hugs,
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