I think she gave me Dianette just because I have PCOS rather than to alleviate any specific symptoms. I never really felt anything but could not stop crying. Colleagues got used to me crying at my desk and stopped asking me what was wrong.
The pill has always been prescribed to me as a catch-all for hormonal dysfunction and gynae issues.
The pain and misery endocrine disorders can cause is often minimised and people accessing care are treated as hysterical women exaggerating pain or discomfort, often regardless of whether they're women, non-binary people or trans men.
It's so frustrating that the gynaecologists I've had aren't able to really talk seriously about mental health — I feel like I can't trust their advice.