PCOS and Metformin

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
2187 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I had a similar story to yours. I just had long cycles but otherwise no other typical pcos symptoms. My doc referred me to a specialist who more or less “diagnosed” me with pcos because of the long, sometimes annovulatory cycles even though my ultrasounds showed no cysts. I was put on 1000mg of metaformin as soon as I started seeing the specialist, and eventually did a round of clomid. My first round of clomid/met we got pregnant and are due in Nov! The met was hard on my stomach and made me feel icky, but with a dose of 500mg you might not feel any different. It is totally worth a shot and a lot of ppl do go on it with great success! Keep charting as it will really help you if you ever get to the point  of having to see an RE. 

🙂 I hope it’s a short journey for you and you don’t have to see that specialsit! You most certainly can get pregnant and if everything else is looking good, hopefully it won’t take you too long! 🙂

Post # 4
4474 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Perhaps you should see an endocrinologist? 

Post # 6
757 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

i *just* did a google search about this- as I have PCOS and am very concerned about TTC in the near future.  Most everthing I’ve been reading has said that metformin is what works the best. 

Also, your blood work can vary depending on the time of your “cycle” (I feel a PCOS cycle deserves quotes!) you might want a second opinion to be sure.

Good luck!

Post # 8
166 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013



I too have PCOS, was put on 1500mg of metformin in May 2012, and I’m currently pregnant! When I was diagnosed I was depressed, but I started taking Metformin and eating better, lost 50lbs.. And suprise!! We got pregnant without trying/preventing in January! 


I would suggest if you are even a little over weight, lose it, take the metformin even if it makes you feel like crap, and stay positive!!


Best of luck! <3

**just to add, my cycles were pretty regular before also! 


Post # 9
137 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I have PCOS and my doctor had me on 2000mg ER metformin. I tolerated it for a few months but after adjusting the dose many times to help with side effects, i couldnt take it anymore and went back to the doctor. She put me on a different form of metformin called Glumetza that is supposed to be easier on the stomach. Im on 1500 mg right now and so far no side effects! Best switch i ever made!! 

Best of luck to you!

Post # 10
1044 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m not a doctor but I do know about PCOS. Its not a death sentence. And it doesn’t mean you won’t get pregnant. Your SIL is right to shrug off for now, your stress will affect things more if you let it. Also, look into natural remedies. Eat less sugar, more healthy foods, reduce stress and up your exercise.    people with PCOS really need to watch weight, we have a higher chance of Diabetes type 2 & heart disease. But then again, you should get a 2nd opinion. Maybe a specialist.

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