I was diagnosed at 16 with PCOS (Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome) and I got a Depo shot June 3rd of 2010 in an attempt to force my hormonal imbalance to regulate. All was well for the first month, then the excruciating migraines, cramps, mood swings and severe weight gain came on (40lbs in one month!!!) and my hair began to fall out. So when Sept. 3rd came about, I chose NOT to get another shot. And that very afternoon, my period began. It ended on Jan. 3rd of 2011. I have not had a single period since, but have had constant cramping daily.
During my 4 month period, the entire lining of my uterus shed in one solid piece. I would have taken this issue to a doctor, but I do not have one anymore, nor do I have health insurance or transportation with which to go see a medical professional.
It is now Dec. of 2011 and I am still without a period, still cramping, and have had severe hormonal changes, including the severe onset of hirsutism (hair growth that is dark and coarse in places typical of male body hair, such as on the face and torso) and it is driving me insane. Any suggestions on how to cope with this?