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No period not pregnant hair growth mood swings

I've had no period for nearly 4 months now (4 months coming up on the 28th August), i've not been sexually active so i'm definitely not pregnant, since i started my period at 13 it's been a normal 28 days (once every 5 months it's a couple days late but that's normal), now i'm not getting it at all and i keep feeling like i want to be on it on and off. I've experienced severe mood swings on and off too, for a long while i've always felt incredibly icky like how you eat something and it makes you feel disgusting...

I've always had a lot of hair growth on my chin, chest, lower and top of the back, around the nipples and around the stomach area, my chin is the worst as it grows down the front of my neck too, it grows very thick and dark and looks like a beard if i let it grow, i have put weight back on but not rapidly just slowly since i stopped working out so there isn't any reason anything should be effecting me. I've been de-stressing and not really been that stressed apart from when i've had an interview but after that i calm down again, the last mood swing though was the worst one yet though

Again i calm down again, i feel like a total idiot after though as i haven't a clue what happened it just comes on so randomly. Many women and teens have experienced the same symtoms, hundreds in fact from what i've read on other pages, when it first starts we get brown blood and might bleed for 2 or 3 days and then after that nothing...  some women experience major pain but i don't get cramps i did experience the brown discharge and bleed for 3 days though. What could it be? a hormone inbalace? too much testostrone?.
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Hormonal imbalance and the hair growth is the over production of testosterone. I was put on spironlactone and it helped with the hair, thinned it out and slowed the growth a bit. My doc tells me that losing weight will really be the only thing to help. I don't think they realize how hard it is to lose weight with PCOS. There is also a fine line between PCOS mood swings and bi-polar disorder. I have horrible mood swings as well but for the life of me can't seem to take myself in to be checked for bi-polar. Have you seen a doctor? Maybe a visit to a reproductive specialist will help.
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So it definitely sounds like PCOS? before i put weight back on though it was fine, it started up when the heatwave started here in the UK too, heatwaves don't really effect us the same as overseas but it goes unbearably humid, my sleeping is also terrible i stay up untilk 7:30am most nights, some nights 8am, then i get up at 5:30pm, some days i manage 5pm and whenever i need to go to an interview i barely sleep because i've got myself into that bad pattern.

Maybe what triggured it was my bad cycle but i know PCOS can cause insomnia too but i do get 8 and a half - 9 hours sleep but for the life of me i can't go to bed earlier before an interview, i could try for the next 2 weeks to get to bed earlier but i'm gonna have to do it an hour at a time so it's gonna take over a month to get better (if i could possibly do it). I'm always on my computer too but problem is my mind takes so long to close down... it takes up to an hour every night on any sleep cycle to get to sleep so every night i'm missing out on an hour sleep.

If i try to go to bed earlier for the next week or so i'm gonna just be lying here awake because my body doesn't want to go to sleep yet until when i have been, so i will probs be moving around restless for 2 or 3 hours till i finally fall asleep, it's just getting into a better cycle is the problem, getting myself to do it is a nightmare or doing anything really... indeed losing weight is hard too, when i lost weight it took me 8 months to lose 3 stone, i finally started getting bored and just gave up altogether, i lost 1 more stone after that but again took 4 months to lose that one as then i hit a platue and then i just started eating more again lol.
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One way to tell if you have PCOS and are overweight, is the lower pudgy tummy...and the hair growth.  A visit to the doc and some meds will help I'm sure.
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Yeh... i get hair there too... do you always feel a constant ickyness? i just can't bare it any more... for so long i've so icky even ony my best of days, for the past couple of days i've been in a good mood but then it's only once a month at least i feel in a better mood but i can't take every day any more... it's so hard dealing with this and everything else... I feel a mood swing coming on... right after i feel in a better mood my mood just swings the other way and i get a really bad mood swing and i feel so angry when nobody has made me angry lol, i just want to feel good for more than just 2 days but without the ickyness, it's so misty every day of my life i can't concentrate half as much as i used to and i just have no energy at all, even when i lost weight and went swimming i didn't feel much better... just ickyness... is that how PCOS feels?.
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Yes. I feel like that all the time. You really need to go to the doc and have your hormone levels checked along with your thyroid. The doc will be able to prescribe some meds to make you feel better.
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Yeh i definitely will i can't hande it no more... i've also asked my mum to get me some multi-vitimins incase it's a deficentcty too,  i've also noticed i'm allergic to larger, once i tried it and i got stomach cramps, i only took a few sips as well, i tried it again to see if i was just having a lot of gas that day, same thing... but if i'm allergic to yeast that's in a lot of beers that's also related to problems ith gluten, i don't drink really as even 1 drink makes me feel even worse, last night in fact i had a small little glass thing of coffee irish cream, suddenly for the rest of the day i've felt really really awful!, but even if i don't drink alcohol i feel awful and i'm up and down all the time, i'm going to see what the multi-vitimins do.
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There is one thing that is bothering me, right before my period stopped i went to a concert and i felt like i over done myself a bit but thing is i felt so tired, i like like something was really wrong and weak in me, it felt different to the usual fatigue, for 4 days i felt so ill, i didn't want to do anything, it felt like the flue but never did i experience anything like that before, and then right after that is when i got the brown discharge, i was bleeding for like 2 days after that and then right after that nothing... that was really different for sure so there was a definitely worsening and health in whatever is wrong with me, i'm not going to wait another week i'm really worried... going to relax as much as i can until monday morning, going to get to bed earlier tonight and try to for the rest of the night too.
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