Metformin experiences

posted 2 months ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

waitingtobeemrs14 :  I haven’t tried metformin for my pcos, but I’ve seriously considered it. I just wanted to sort of throw in that PCO is often synonymous for PCOS. It has the same implication of having poly cystic ovaries. 🙂 I wish you the best of luck though. I was talking to my gyno about my pcos, and I know that the discussion of pregnancy and fertility is incredibly difficult for women like us. 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

Hey hey, don’t feel hopeless. My fiance is going to receive his md soon, and he’s planning his residency in family med, sort of a catch all. We talk about this a lot along with options, and there are a few other options that your gyno will present to you in time if the metformin doesn’t help. Just think of this as the first step of trying to find a solution. The gyno I spoke to said that it can definitely be very very difficult for some women to conceive with pcos, but not always impossible. He made sure to note that. Good luck, lady. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I have PCOS and I’m on Metformin. 1500mg . It didn’t make me get my period but it’s supposed to help me ovulate in addition to the femara my RE put me on. Then only thing Metformin did for me was make me nauseas for a good 2 months until my body got used to it. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

How did your doctor diagnose you with PCO(S)? Did they do blood work and an ultrasound?

I have the lean version and 1000 mg of metformin helped me tremendously. I didn’t have any of the bad side effects and it helped regulate my cycle- this did take awhile. After 3 months of taking it, I got my first BFP. The first 2 pregnancies ended in MC unfortunately but then I did a cycle where I added in clomid and am 36.5 weeks pregnant. Best of luck!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I was on metformin for 3-4 months after being diagnosed with PCOS. I’m not taking it right now because I’m pregnant. I was also on both metformin and femara  which worked for me. I don’t know how beneficial the metformin actually was other than I am pregnant now. I also had terrible side effects. The second OBGYN that I talked to mentioned introducing the dose slowly to give your system time to adjust. I wasn’t  told that initially, so it made me really sick. The way that I handled that was splitting the pills and taking half in the morning and half at night. If I took the full dose at the same time I had terrible side effects.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

waitingtobeemrs14 :  yep it’s true, you only need 2 out of the 3 criteria to be diagnosed! I’m glad they’re still doing an  ultrasound just to see what your ovaries and everything else are looking like too! I second what Keroppi said about introducing your full dosage slowly as well. I did 500 mg for a few weeks before going to my full 1000 mg dose. I always made sure to eat before taking it too. Best of luck!!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Best of luck to you. I also have insulin resistant version of PCOS, and I took metformin and it regulated my cycles and helped me to begin ovulation. Stick with it and give it some time to start working, it took me about 3-4 months for it to help regulate me, and the stomach side effects to decrease but its all worth it, as I am also pregnant! 

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2017

waitingtobeemrs14 :  I have insulin resisteace and possible PCOS which wasn’t ever fully diagnosed. I took metformin for 8 months, up to 2,000mg daily at the end, and it did make me start ovulating on my own. I had a really weak ovulation in month 7 with only a 2 day LP, but the next month I had a good ovulation and we got pregnant. I didn’t love how I felt on it at first, but the side effects did decrease eventually. And it was definitely worth it as we got a baby out of it 🙂

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

I think when my Dr put me on metformin, she mentioned that it would help me get pregnant easier – as a single woman who does not want babies, I was not really impressed by that. I recall her saying the last time that I saw her, that she has two daughters with PCOS and both of her grandkids are Metformin babies.

I don’t remember major side effects when I started taking metformin, but there was a period where I was on something like 1500 a day, and I felt like my heart was racing quite a bit then. However, I did have other major stressful things happening at the same time so it could have been the stress of the two together.

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