Post # 1
I went to my OBGYN. Ive been having irregular periods and pain for the better part of a year. The sonogram didnt show PCOS, however my ovulation is all out of wack.
Anyway I’m waiting for the blood tests to come back, but in the mean time my DR put me on Metformin.
I ate a healthy dinner yesterday with the pill and seemed to be OK. I have read horror stories about the side affects.
Anyone have any success stories? Tips on how to manage the side affects?
I’m supposed to take two pills a day. I’m going to get all my outside chores done then hunker down and see what happens. If you see me a lot on here, you know I’m having a rough day. I’ll try not to troll the Bee on the Lou.
Post # 2
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
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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!