PCOS definitely causes mood swing because the ovaries are not producing proper amounts of hormones, they may work one day, too well, and then not again for months. This causes fluctuations in hormones. I don't know what bcps are but estrogen and other hormones really help. The behavior you describe is more indicative of hormonal behavior. I am very hypothyroid (though my TSH looks normal ro barely high, I have antibodies to my thyroid called TPOs and they are extremely high--like 1000 when they should be at most 60). High TPOs mean I have autoimmune thyroid disease. Because my pituitary is also effected, my TSH does not rise like others, but my thyroid hardly functions and I have all the symptoms. Fluctuations in one hormone creates fluctuations in all of them, so behavior and bloodwork may be off and hard to read. I would suggest she be check for autoimmune thyroid disease (hashimotos) since it often occurs with PCOS and several other diseases may also occur with it. You daughter is ill and working, but obviously not feeling really great, so you need to take it with a grain of salt. To jump to the conclusion that whe has mental illness when it has been determined that she has a hormonal imbalance probably isn't a good idea. I know you probably just want her to behave and be happy, but perhaps she needs encouragement to relax and take care of herself. PCOS can be extremely painful, doctors are jerks about
making sure you get pain relief and proper hormones. Also know that patches are better for hormone replacement than pills or injections because they deliver and even amount through the day. When a woman takes estrogen by pill, as in birth control pills, they get eight times the amount they need within the first hour of taking it and they have less than half what they by the last half of the day. Also, the behavior you are describing sounds like too much estrogen possibly, so maybe she needs different mixture with more progesterone or a lower dose and definitely suggest a patch, I think everyone will be happier without the daily rollercoaster. I cannot take estrogen by pill because my liver doesn't like some ingredient in it and I get the behavior you describe and eventually a rash, though I can take a patch perfectly fine. At any rate, she needs to go back to the gyn and get better regulated. Adding more drugs, like psych drugs will just make things worse, even possibly increasing a risk for suicide.
I don't think there is a woman alive that hasn't been through what your daughter has gone through and though we may not be proud of it, but we were all like this and we can deny it all we want, but we all have our glitches. I understand your concern, but obviously her hormones are raging and she needs to go back the gyn and get fixed up. It may only take a phone call to a nurse to get a different prescript
ion done. Its funny, mothers are very intolerant of their daughters, but they went through menopause once and were very very catty, and we had to deal with that, as teenagers or young adults and it wasn't very fun for us either. And mom's don't need to raise their voice to be really mean, we want so much to please them. Just try to avoid her if you can't deal with her and tell her in a friendly way that she's acting a loony and see how she likes the pills, how she thinks they are working, and tell her you think they can do a better job treating her condition and she needs to go back and get on something different, push the patches, they really work much much better if she can take them. I can sympathize, but you can tell from the post I've been on the other end, I went through a rollercoaster, but my mom was just a b**** all the time, very cold, though now we get along great. We both had problems. Just try not to judge her but to help her, and remind her that if you are seeing this behavior, it is likely coming out at work as well. I'm sure with the right hormone mixture and delivery whe will even out and be just fine. I hope both of you feel better soon and don't let this ruin your relationship. Its the doctors responsibiility to get this right, though she must communicate. Let us know what happens. I'm sure you'll do the right thing. Don't you remember ever feeling like she does, through menopause, postpartum, teenage years, ever?
--Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less in human beings of whom they know nothing.--Voltaire (1694-1778)
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus-like AI Disease, Hashis, Vitiligo, spinal stenosis/fusion with plate, salivary/lymphectomies, Diabetes, NAFLD, COPD, RLS, neuropathy, trigonitis, hystero, diffuse brain atrophy
Meds--Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, Estradiol patch, Prosed, Klonopin, Soma, Ultram, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol,steroid injections, Protopic & Triamcinolone Acetonide ointments