PCOS and Hair Loss
I was diagnosed with PCOS 2 years ago only by 2 missed periods and ultrasound. My case is very mild. I have no hirsutism issues, and I'm underweight at 110 pounds and 5'5''-and I've always been thin. (I used to be a dancer) My hair used to be babyfine, then in puberty/adolescence it became wild and woolly, and finally babyfine again in my 20s. After a short course of metformin (I reacted well to 500mgs and never had to go up from there) I became pregnant and had an event free pregnancy and easily delivered my son. My hair, during pregnancy, was full and silky. But about 4-6 months after pregnancy it started falling out and sort of held steady until recently, when I switched from Ortho Tri Cyclen to YAZ. Now, I'm noticeably having hair changes with lots of thinning and my derm and I both think it's AGA, but my testosterone is only 31 (on YAZ. Before it was 56. We're waiting on free testosterone, but before when I was unmedicated it was not even 1%.) He's put me on iron because even though my iron is "normal" at 29 he'd like to see it at least double and said that might help my hair. Here are my questions:
-Aldactone has been suggested, but I think I would like another baby in the next year or so. Should I wait until after that before going on Aldactone?
-How safe is it to take Aldactone for indefinite periods of time?
-Is hair thinning in women always progressive?
Thank you for your time.