(Closed) PCOSers….I have an appointment in a couple of weeks and want your advice!

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
754 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

orchidblooms:  I have pcos and my endocrinologist has me on metformin but not birth control because I developed a clot from using it. It’s actually really bad for overweight women to use. My endocrinologist made it sound like there are other things/ meds involved with ttc. I’m really really trying to lose weight too and will be trying also after October honeymoon but I think we will try on our own first. If I’m getting regular cycles with diets and metformin then I’m hoping we will not need much more. Metformin really messes with my stomach though and that’s partially why I am so bad at taking it. Sorry my answer probably wasn’t any help but thought I’d share what little I know so far:) good luck!

Post # 4
381 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Were you diagnosed with PCOS in the past? I didn’t ask for any specific tests and just trusted my GYN to run whichever she felt would cover the bases, but I know she tested my thyroid, insulin, insulin resistance, testosterone, estrogen, and I think one or two others. I will be starting Clomid in April/May to see if that makes me ovulate since I have shown no signs of doing so on my own since getting off the pill in May 2013. I do not take metformin – I am assuming it is for PCOSers with insulin resistance problems and I do not have that aspect – over ont he PCOS & TTC board they have discussed all having pretty good results with the met though. Hope you get some good answers from your doc 🙂

Post # 5
83 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

orchidblooms:  If you start Metformin, make sure to start this well before your wedding/honeymoon. It took my body at least a week to adjust to the medication. I had really bad stomach pains and diarrhea for the first 4 or 5 days. I would suggest giving yourself at least 2 weeks to adjust, longer if you are able to. I’d hate for you to try to start this and be miserable on your honeymoon.

I know the thing that eventually diagnosed me with PCOS is my testosterone levels. I’ve probably had PCOS for years, but they weren’t able to officially diagnose me until the last couple of months.


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