(Closed) Metformin & PCOS

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I was prescribed metformin when I started up with my RE. He basically diagnosed me as borderline PCOS – no cysts but just long cycles. If you are up to 2000mg and aren’t dying of stomach issues you are lucky! I was on 500mg a day for about a week and a half, instructed to go up to 1000mg. It was brutal – made me sick as a dog. I ended up going back to 500mg because I was miserable and feeling awful.

My RE did start it though in conjunction with Clomid… I did one Clomid round and got my BFP, which would have been about a month and a half after starting metformin. I know some people are anti-Clomid, but I had zero side effects on it and it gave the most beautiful 2 lines in the world – and I’d do it again in a heartbeat. Is there anyway you can go back earlier and ask for the Clomid? Waiting until the fall would be so tough, but the met might be all you need.

So, to answer you questions…did metformin help me get my BFP? Maybe.
How long was I on it? Started mid Jan 2013 and got my BFP March 15/13.
The side effects did not go away for me at all. Hated taking it! Immediately stopped after I got my BFP.

All the best and keep us posted on your journey!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

LuckyOne827:  Commenting to follow.  I have PCOS and just had my first clomid cycle without met and I did not ovulate. So I’ve been thinking that I want to go your route of met first then adding clomid later. 

@StaceyA:  Hey lady! How are you doing?  How are you feeling these days? 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@BOGB:  oh hun… I’m devastated to read that you didn’t O this round 🙁 Can you refresh my memory on what dosage they gave you? I did the 100mg which I know is uncommon for the first try (most people start w/ 50mg)… something to think about for your next cycle if you are thinking about doing it again. I am feeling really good, thank you for asking 🙂 I go for my first u/s Monday and I am terrified! I would definitely inquire about the met if you think that may help.. or get started on that this month and aim for your next clomid cycle the month after to let it do it’s thing. I have also heard of some people ovulating really well on Femara and not Clomid… so another option down the line if you have to think about it.

@LuckyOne827:  thank you! The met is really horrible, isn’t it? I totally understand the TMI moments.. it was BAD. I felt horrible on it.. always kind of.. hungover? It didn’t agree with me one bit. I’d say it’s worth getting in your system for at least a month or two and persuing the Clomid route then… but I totally understand you not wanting to wait for it! If you are really struggling try cutting back a 500mg dose a day until you start feeling normal, and then up it again then.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@LuckyOne827:  Indeed it is hard to know which route is best.  I’ve not heard anything good about actually taking met, seems to be an awful experience for everyone, but I do like the idea of treating the problem

 

@StaceyA:  Started at 50mg.  Talking to the doctor tomorrow to find out the possible next steps.  Glad to hear all is well! GL with the U/S

 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I take 3 500 mg pills of met a day. I  never had any stomach issues but I do randomly vomit now if I stop taking my met and start up again too quickly. I lost 60 lbs on met and went from one or less periods a year without birth control to ever 28ish days. I have yet to get a bfp but we also have other issues such as a blocked tube and mild male factor.

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