I wanted to revive this thread also.
I've struggled (and I do mean, STRUGGLED) with PCOS since I was 16. It has been such a huge scourge in my life. Eating away at my self-esteem and body image. I'm now 21 and I have been through the entire mill. Birth control, spironolactone, metformin, keyhole surgury to remove cysts.... Nothing helped the least bit.
I got so frustrated, I dumped all my meds and went extremist. Without realizing it, I "cured" myself in three weeks by doing a water fast the first week, and then continuing a strict raw vegan diet afterwards, supplementing with evening primrose oil, spearmint tea and lots of soy. It was like being given a whole new body! My skin is clear and soft, my hirtuism is 75% gone (I had very severe hair growth, which was one of my biggest concerns), and I have energy, no headaches, and best of all, regular hassle-free periods.
It was as hard as kicking any other addiction (which is a whole 'nother story for another time) but eliminating processed foods of every kind, all gluten, lowlow carbing, and essentially eating raw and vegan of course, really will give you a gigantic improvement in your symptoms.
I wish everyone knew about this, as I would have done this YEARS ago if I only knew there was a natural cure. Or, as much of one as you can expect.
I'm going to my gynecologist in a few months to see if the cysts have gotten smaller. I'm sure I'll knock her socks off with my results though!
DON'T GIVE UP, GIRLS! Yes, it's hard, and no, it's not fair, but you yourself hold the key to getting better!