Hi, I have finally been diagnosed with pcos at the age of 33, although I have alwyas suspected I have had it since I was about 18 and I have had most/ all the syptoms. Have been tested a few times (blood tests and an ultra sound) but they all came back negative. Finally had an internal scan and low and behold, I have been proven right! I do feel like a huge weight has been lifted as I know what the hell is worng with me but I am a bit worried about what comes next. I have the goatee chin that needs "dealing with" twice a day, I had really bad acne when I was 21 which is when my weight ballooned, but acne is gone now. I am slightly overweight (need to lose about 1 stone to get me into "normal", but have always struggled, despite eating healthily and being active! Now I know why!, My periods are regular, the odd hic up but generally ok, heavy one month then really light the next, but now I get a mini period every couple of weeks, my hormones are all over the place though and my self esteem is rock bottom! I had depresseion at uni and I think I am a bit boarderline now. I am now absolutely paranoid about my hair thinning or falling out tho, so much so I am checking everyday. I have long, very thick, naturally curly hair which is my pride and joy. I really couldn't cope if that disappeared or started falling out. Does this happen a lot? Also I have had 5 smears come back "boarderline changes". Noone seems bothered (except me!) so I am having smears every 6 months. Is this related to PCOS?. My next one is Aug so if that comes back the same I will demand further investigations! I have my first gyne appointment in a couple of weeks. What should I expect? Will they give me drugs to help the hormones/ hairy man chin? Can I get lazer treatmnet on the NHS? What drugs are the best for the hairy face? I can cope with everything else but the hairy chin is getting me down (it stops me going out) & I really don't want my hair falling out. This sucks. I wish I had pushed it more when I was younger. It's so hard. My younger, model sister is getting married and here am I with a hairy chin, hormones all over the place and I am having dental treatment for florosis which will include having to wear a brace for a few weeks and a bleaching tray for 20 hours a day, I have poor eye sight, bad excema and am chubby. No wonder I am single. I am ugly betty. Could be worse I guess, but please god, not my hair!! I have read a few posts on PCOS so I know there are lots of us out there. Ho hum, back to dealing with the hairy chin!