- 2 years ago
- Wedding: October 2016
Also, I’m just trying to get a handle on how these meds work & how my body would react in an ideal situation. Provera obviously makes me get a period. Does the Metformin help regulate my periods so that I start to get them monthly? Does it actually help ovulation or only when linked with Clomid? I only have 1 dose of Provera is that all I’m supposed to get in a 3mo window?
So ideally would Provera kickstart my cycle in hopes that mh body remembers to have a period & make it more regular with the help of Metformin? Does the Synthroid(thyroid med) help to regulate my hormones & calm the PCOS? Just guessing..
Sorry for all the questions ! Funny how after we leave the Dr. We always think of a million things to ask lol also not in my comfort zone yet with the Dr. I am now seeing for this. I usually see a midwife so this is my first time meeting with him.
I was then referred to a specialist and put on metformin to regulate my periods, then given femara to help me ovulate. The third month of femara I conceived.
Now, I’ve found Keto, like PP mentioned, it’s a great ‘diet’ to regulate your body, and it really does work.
My periods have dropped into the normal range of a 33 (predictable) cycle, which is huge for me! Annnddddd, I’ve started ovulating on my own! We’re not TTC#2 yet, but it’s exciting to know that I might not have to take so much medication next go ahead.
PCOS does make TTC more complicated, but it’s definitely not a game ended, I know many ladies with PCOS who have kids. Myself included. 😊
My doctor told me that it would take around 3 months for the metformin to really start taking effect. It did help me ovulate and shortened my cycles by quite a bit eventually. You probably only got one dosage of provera to induce this period- then the doctor will want to see if the metformin helps regulate your cycle and brings back your period on it’s own. If it doesn’t, they may give you another round to bring on a bleed before starting a fertility Med like clomid or letrozole.
I’m not going to disagree with MrsMellyBean about vaginal vs oral. I only did oral and was able to track my cycle. I did ask my doctor about it but he didn’t think it mattered too much. However, everyone is different, so one might work better for some than others. I think the most important part is to pick a method and stick with it. If you switch back and forth, then it will mess up the data.
I’m not sure how you are charting, but I would recommend an app like Fertility Friend. It makes it easy to enter data and see all your charts. I’ve printed them off a few times to take in to the doctor so they could more easily see how my cycle was regulating. Also, Fertility Friend has lessons that you can access and it explains all the ins and outs of charting and what you are looking for. I found it very helpful!
I hope that makes sense. I’m a little sleep-deprived at the moment. I reread my previous comments and I think I forgot a sentence here or there, so hopefully it was somewhat coherent.
Also, to anyone that has taken Metformin- did you experience any of the side effects? I’m only a few days in and I already have nausea, abdominal pains, and such. I’m really really hoping that my body adjusts to it although I know in another week I will have to up my dosage.
If you have experienced this, is there anyway to relieve the symptoms?
Really hoping my body adjusts like yours! So this is strange.. my BBT for 20 days was never higher than 97.3. After starting meds it went up to 97.46 & just this morning it was 97.82! Was this because of the meds? I really don’t think I ovulated…
In theory if it was ovulation, it would stay elevated right?