Due to a whole host of medical issues, my doctor has taken me off Depo Provera. The problem is now they’ve found I have Polycystic Ovaries. Or a polycystic ovary to be correct. This can often result in darker, thicker hair on your face (on top of all the really bad symptoms I mean). For years this not only went undiagnosed, but the depo kept my hair situation at a good level. Now, after being off it for almost a year, the hair on my upper lip is starting to darken and thicken, noticeably.
I hate that I care about this, but I know that everyone else does. So now, do I do something about it, and continually do that for the rest of my life, or do I pretend it’s not there and hand out verbal smackdowns where needed? Or do I ignore my emotional wellbeing and go back on the Depo? I would need to find a new doctor as my current one would refuse to prescribe it for me.
I know I’ll end up ignoring it, but I’m VERY bitter that it’s even an issue. And I wish I was strong enough for it not to be an issue, but I’m not.
Hormons, birth control and hair: why I’m bitter tonight.