(Closed) Metformin – Anyone on it to regulate ovulation?

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
2899 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I am! I take 2000 mg of the extended release kind. I think the extended release ones are much more gentle on my stomach. 

I was diagnosed with PCOS in my early twenties and went on the pill. About a year before TTC, I found a new endocrinologist who suggested starting Metformin, too. When I got off of the pill, I had four months of beautiful, textbook 28 day cycles with ovulation on day 14. Got pregnant the fifth month (our first month trying) but miscarried – got pregnant again on the fifth cycle post-miscarriage and stayed on Metformin through the first trimester. My healthy baby boy is six months old now! I recently went back on Metformin and while I’m still in the middle of my first cycle PP, I’m pretty sure I just ovulated right on schedule. 

I found the GI side effects are worse if I eat something with a lot of fat or sugar, so it’s a good motivator to eat healthy! Also, the first few weeks are the worst – but it’ll get better. 

Post # 3
741 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Jacksonville Inn

When I was TTC I took Metformin and also used Clomid and HCG injections. I took 2000mgs extended release Metformin because I could not tolerate the side effects from the regular form. Using the Metformin allowed me to take a lower dose of Clomid, I needed both to ovulate. I always had good sized follicles and good post ovulation progesterone results. I got pregnant twice and had early losses both times. I had PCOS and endometriosis, so I had other problems that wouldn’t allow me to have children. I hope the Metformin is helpful for you!

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