Hi, my name is Chelsea. I'm a 22 year old woman who was diagnosed with PCOS in June of this year. Recently, I've noticed I've been losing alot of hair, practically handfuls in the shower and patches near my temples. I started on Yaz about a month ago. I'm not sure what to think of this, as hair loss can be a symptom of pcos, but starting birth control can cause it as well. If its the birth control causing it, then obviously I want off of it asap, but if its truly androgenic alopecia, going off it could potentially make the hair loss progress faster and make it worse. I'm distraught, as I am a single mom and this will set me back even more being comfortable around men. Can they do an endocrine panel while your still on the bcp? If I switch brands could it possibly keep me from losing more hair? How would you handle this situation...?