Post # 1
After a recent diagnosis with PCOS my family doctor has prescribed Metformin. I, of course, came home and did lots of reading and from what I have learned it appears that Metformin isn’t necessarily the first choice for treatment for everyone.
I have no other PCOS symptoms; I am in a healthy weight range, my glucose levels are very normal, no hirsutism, etc
My only symptom is amenorrhoea. I haven’t had a period since March. Since we would like to start TTC going back on BC isn’t an option.
I am wondering if others can share their experiences with Metformin. Did it bring your cycle back or did it instead help with treatment of other PCOS symptoms? Did anyone succeed in TTC with PCOS on Metformin alone, or did you need further assistance to menstruate/ovulate?
I realize everyone is different and I do have a followup booked with my GP but I’m still curious about others experiences.
Post # 2
I was on BCP for 14 years for PCOS. I started Metformin a few months before going off of BCP and then when I went off it last September, I got AF on day cd35. My cycles are longish and a little wacky (avg between 35-40 days), but I’m pretty sure the Met is the reason I’m getting AF at all. Currently TTC and no luck yet, though I do seem to ovulate each cycle according to temps and OPKs (accept my current cycle, irk!). Hope that helps 🙂
Post # 3
Trueimagev2014: I am on metformin and have been pretty regular for the first time off BC in a long time. For me, I combine with excersies and diet as some of mine is weight related, but between those three, I have had my period every month. Diet and excersise alone helped, but my cycles would be very irregular.
I will say Metformin is tough on me. First time I went on it, I was SICK! My gyno put me streight on a 1500MG a day regiment. I went to my regular doctor after some research and we decided to try me at 500MG, moving up after two weeks seeing that my body could handle it. That worked well for me, and we moved up to 1500MG with in 6 weeks, in two week adjustment periods.
I did have a time around my wedding where I stopped taking it due to just being crazy busy (bad, I know, but it isn’t a do-or die med, and I am forgetful) When I went back on again, I found myself very sick again, and had to do the adjustments again. So if you do start, don’t stop!