I am a 21 year old female, 5'3 and an athletic 135 pounds. I have experienced a small amount of facial hair growth in my life- just a few hairs here and there (i am of middle eastern descent) but recently my body hair has gotten totally out of control.
Been paleo for over a year now. Initially when I was very strict about it and while doing my whole 30 it seemed to be getting a little better, but not much. I have since gotten a little looser about my diet (a little dairy here and there, occasional corn, tequila, cigarette) I i used to drink from 3-5 cups of coffee a day but quit doing that about three weeks ago. since then I have experienced what feels like an explosion of body and facial hair!!! I replaced the coffee with a dandelion root beverage and have started taking a little milk thistle to help my liver detox hormones.
i also take calcium d glucarate and dim daily, as well as some omega 3s
the hair springs up on my cheeks neck and chest as well as some on my stomach around my navel. i tried taking iodine once and the next day a large black coil of hair sprung from the middle of my chest! super gross. not sure if that information is helpful or just TMI. also suffered with bulimia nervosa and anorexia until I was 18, and was on birth control pills for about a year (but that was a while ago). unsure if those things factor into it
i want to figure out what i can do to get my hormones balanced, let me know if you have experienced anything similar or have any insight into what kind of imbalance this is and where is stems from!
HELP ITS DRIVING ME CRAZY