(Closed) Metformin but normal blood sugar?

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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Mrs.Dew:  glad it was helpful, I was a little self-conscious about the length, lol. I enjoy science and am surrounded by doctors so I can go overboard 🙂 Birth control before Clomid is not commonly done. It’s sometimes done because birth control pills reduce your androgen levels. PCOS women with high DHEA-s are more likely not to ovulate in response to clomid. For those people, a month or two on birth control pills brings down the DHEA-s so it can improve the response. But it doesn’t sound like that applies to you. There might be other reasons to do it but I haven’t heard of them. Today is my husband’s day off work so I’ll look up the studies I read for you tomorrow or Monday.

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

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Mrs.Dew:  I can 100% relate. About 2 and a half years ago when I went for my annual checkup with the GYN, the substitute NP who was covering for my doctor that day said some bizzare cryptic “it seems like you’re going to have trouble having children but we’ll cross that bridge when you’re ready to!” And i didn’t ask for her to explain what she meant because I was so caught off guard. For an entire year it was in the back of my mind until I went back for my next annual checkup and a different NP saw me and I asked her to explain and she said all that was in my chart was my ovaries are “PCOS indicative”. No one has ever officially said “yeah you definitely have PCOS”. Every doctor I’ve seen just tells me my ovaries are textbook PCOS, in fact theyve never seen ovaries with as many cysts as mine have (one of the nurses actually told me she was ‘excited’ because you never see such a textbook example..thanks?). So this whole time I’ve pretty much just accepted this diagnosis, it seems i have most symptoms of it anyway. 

A really good website that I just started reading is PCOS diva.com. It breaks down PCOS to the bare minimum and helps you gain control of the diagnosis and what you can do to manage everything, to not let it rule your life. 

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