I could use some help. I am 35 and have had dark course hairs growing around my nipples since I was 21. I have asked at least 15 doctors about this over the years.(even an endocrinologist) They just say some women have this. I don't seem to have PCOS symptoms. I have very regular periods.
I noticed that the hairs are dormant or grow at a regular rate during most of the month. But the 5 days right before I get my period they grow like crazy. Sometimes 1/2 inch that quickly.
I also have terrible PMS. The 10 days before my period are horrific. Extreme bloating, migraine headaches, unbelievable hunger extreme depression, etc. But I don't get cramps and the day my period starts my symptoms disappear.
I have tried the pill. It causes extreme depression. I can't go on it.
I have had blood tests and all they say is that they are normal. They (doctors) also say the same thing about my thyroid. It always tests at the lowest possible number....I have symptoms of Hypothyroid...but they say I am in the range.
There has to be reasons for this hormone imbalances.
Does anyone have any info? Is it testosterone or is it Progesterone sensitivity...due to incredible hair growth during Progesterone phase.
I AM DESPERATE!!!
I am having total hormonal problems lately. My thyroid is low, my adrenal glands aren't working properly and my PMS stuff. Also eating carbs lately causes weight gain and bad intestinal distress.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!!!!! I am losing hope.
During puberty, young women and men begin to experience new, usually coarse, hair growth ó under the arms, around the genitals, and around the nipples. Finer hair begins to thicken on the legs and arms.
It's normal for women to have dark or thick hair on their bodies. But it can make many people feel embarrassed because it doesn't seem as though women are supposed to have much hair on their bodies. It doesn't need to be treated unless it really bothers you.
Many women remove excess hair by tweezing, shaving, waxing, or bleaching dark, unwanted hair. There are many low-cost products that can be purchased in drugstores for these methods.
Some women choose to remove hair by using depilatories, which dissolve hair right beneath the surface, or electrolysis. In electrolysis, a fine needle is inserted into the hair follicle one at a time. It sends out heat that burns the root ó the place where the hair grows.
Although electrolysis is the only permanent way of removing hair, it's not cheap! A complete treatment can cost anywhere between $700-$1000 and it must be repeated several times.
If you are experiencing a sudden, significant increase in body hair, this could be a sign of a medical condition and should be examined by a physician.
Perhaps your diet is causing a hormonal imbalance. In fact, if you eat a Standard American Diet, it is almost certainly a major part of the problem.
If you are truly desperate, then you will be willing to take desperate measures.
Stop eating all meat, dairy, eggs, and cooked food of any type. Switch to a raw diet.
Granted, this will take some time to do should you choose to do so. It will require you to do a lot of research to obtain the knowledge necessary to live this way. Becoming a "raw foodist" is not just a diet, it is a lifestyle.
I became a vegetarian a year ago, and switched to raw food about 6 months ago. More specifically, LIVING food. 90% of my diet consists of only 2 foods: oceangrown wheatgrass juice, and oceangrown sunflower sprouts. That is ALL I need in order to have excellent health. Everything else I eat is for enjoyment. The longer I eat this way, I more I simplify my menu. I used to make lavish salads with 10+ ingredients. No longer. Simple, clean, and satisfying.
If you make at least some of these changes to your diet, especially giving up the meat, dairy, and eggs, I would be very surprised if you didn't see an improvement.