(Closed) Meformin for PCOS and cycles

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2002

hi! i just started metformin at the end of janurary… i wasnt having any cycles for the last 11 months and with my first month of metformin still nothing… so then my dr added provera which made me have a cycle. this month, nothing again. im going back on friday because she wants to add provera again, do another ultrasound and talk about chlomid.

so far i havent gained or lost any weight using it, but it hasnt been long since i started either. without the provera though, it hasnt had any effect on my periods. one effect the metformin is making me have – im SUPER tired. im to take 3 a day now, and i have to take them all at night or ill never make it thru the day.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I started metformin late last June, and was pregnant using that alone by the end of August. That was my first normal cycle!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i started metformin a bit over 2 months ago…. my cycles are still long… and i think i am ovulating based on my charting…. but i could be wrong because my temps are a  bit crazy.

 

so yea…. no baby yet. 🙂 but i have lost 20 lbs…. with dieting and exercise of course.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I have been on increasing doses of Metformin for the last year and don’t really have any side effects. I did have some of the infamous “bathroom issues” when I first started taking it, but my body seemed to get used to it and now I don’t have a problem at all as long as I take my pill with a full meal. I started on 500mgs twice a day and am now up to 1000 mgs twice a day. Weight loss is still like pulling teeth and my cycles haven’t improved at all.

 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

Apart from a queasy tummy for the first few months, I had no real side effects. I take 2000mg daily now.

Unfortunately it didn’t help me with either the weight loss, PCOS symptoms – but it got my cycles from 120+ days down to around 60 or so. I needed drugs to get it more regular, and I’ve never naturally ovulated.

Good luck!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I take 1500mg per day.  I started the Metformin in September and have lost 18lbs.  My cycles have definitely regulated, and I am ovulating again…not pregnant yet though.  I also had some tummy troubles when I first started, but after a couple of months, those went away, and now I’m fine! Good luck!!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2002

@Ms Mini:  YAY! There is hope! Thanks for sharing with us 🙂

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2002

@ctbridetobe:  i havent had any bathroom side effects, so hopefully nothing for you either!

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I started in taking it in January of this year. I have lost a bit of weight (13 lbs.) but I think most of that is becasue I continuesly have a quezy stomach and “bathroom issues” My cycles have regulated (some) and I am ovulating- based on my chart- but am not pregnant yet. Heading back to my RE next week to see what my next step is and looking forward to finding that out! Good Luck!!!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I have been taking it and it has helped. I started a few years ago and had the bathroom issues. I went back on it in January and it has helped me lose weight and regulate my cycles. I am fairly certain that I have been ovulating on it – haven’t checked officially because we aren’t quite ready to start TTC but the signs seem to be there. Have lost 10kg since October and cycles have switched back on since then. I didn’t bleed for about 7 months after getting my implanon out. Touch wood that I can lose another 6-10kg before our wedding so I can be under 100kg and start TTC in July!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

For quick reference:

10kg = 22 pounds

100kg = 220 pounds

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