I have a few questions and i hope people will respond. I am so confused, I need some advice. My hair started falling out this year at a rapid pace. I have lost almost 60% of it now - just over the past 9 months. At the same time I developed seborrheic dermatitis. SO now, I have oily skin, acne, and hair loss. I have been extremly stress out and have lost 23 pounds since 1/10. Anyway, after multiple test and several doctos - some things are looking off. My hormones at first were all normal. now they are not. My androstendione is slightly elevated at 3.2 (range .5-3.1) My testosterone was 31 (range 20-80) but now iis a 51 and my DHEAS is slightly elevated 242 (range goes up to 220) All my doctors say that my hormones are not too concerning because they are not too elevated. However, I am having all these symptoms. I had a nultr sound in august that came back perfect and one yesterday. My doctor stated that I may have a polycysitc ovary because I had 6 follicle in it and I was on my period. However, no diagnoses. Anyway, I went for a glucose tolernace test and waiting for results. I am very thin 5'8- 122 pounds. My doctors want me to go on birthcontrol. However, I am scared because I have read that this can make PCOS worse. Additionally, I am 40 years old and have never had a problem - ever. Can PCOS start at this age? SO, has anyone had any success with birthcontrol and hairloss w/PCOS? Please help! Oh - I am on spironolactone (50mg) for 2 months. No change in hair but less oil on face.