I have been told I have PCOS as well, but really haven't had any of the major side effects except weight gain and irregular cycles. I was put on birth control to help protect my ovaries and just recently had surgery to remove one of my ovaries due to a large dermoid cyst. I don't have any cysts anymore though, as my left ovary is clear. I was hoping the other cyst was the problem and that I would start losing weight and feeling better, but no such luck. I think my biggest problem is that I feel tired a lot. Not so much anymore, but before I was really lethargic. Has this happened to anyone else? Right after surgery, I noticed major hair loss. I am still losing some hair, but not nearly as much.