(Closed) TTC && Ovulation Cramps?? && PCOS

posted 4 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
604 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@mlford0531:  the only advice I can offer is to make sure you take your metformin with food. If you really cannot tolerate it there is a slow release formulation called Glumetza that is easier on the stomach. 

Post # 4
169 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@mlford0531:  Hello! I have PCOS and I’m 32wks pregnant! So there’s hope 🙂

The regular periods/exercise makes sense, since PCOS can mess with hormones/blood sugars (which is why metformin is taken).

I suffered through and kept taking my Metformin, lost 50lbs (both which regulated my period) and got pregnant!! I heard even if you’re alightly over weight, weightloss and exercise can help!

Sounds like ovulation pain, I would make love on days I felt that pain on one side and they few days after! 

Keep your head up! And take Metformin! 🙂

Post # 5
28 posts
  • Wedding: July 2013

I would recommend getting a basal body thermometer and buying the book either the Art of Nautral Family Planning or Taking Charge of your fertility.  Then you will know when you are ovulating, so you know when to try or if your body skips releasing an egg and it can give you a feeling of more control over conception.  Also the cervical mucus is an important part of conception because it helps the little swimmers get to where they need to be. Unfornately a side effect of clomid is it dries up the CM which makes conception more difficult.  Getting to know your body and respect your fertilitly as a woman is a big plus of the charting. Best wishes to you and your DH on the TTC journey.


Post # 6
942 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@mlford0531:  sounds like it could have been ovulation pain– I bought the serious cheap ovulation test strips off of amazon and they have actually been spot on. We are not ttcing yet– I just wanted to chart my cycle. I felt ovulation pain hours to 24 hours later after testing positive on the cheapies. So if you continue to use them, be cheap about it rather than wasting a ton of money.

Post # 7
145 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014


Hey, not sure about the ovulation thing but wanted to share a great site with you.

I have PCOS and have just come off BC (yasmin) in preparation of my fiance and I TTC after the wedding next year, I will be interested to see how my cycles are seeing as previously I could go up to 10 months without a period in the past! 

I found a really good website and forum – she has recommended taking Inositol and Folic Acid for PCOS sufferers TTC and even just to help with symptoms if you are still on BC.

I have been taking it for about a month now and have noticed it has helped control my weight a little.

The website is http://www.pcosdietsupport.com/

i have only joined up to the free bit and so far it has been really informative so hope the info helps.


Post # 8
122 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I’d agree with getting a BBT thermometer, The only issue with that is, that it only tells you that youve ovualted AFTER it has occured. If you observe your cervical mucus, and use the cheap opk strips from the bay or amazon, You can get approx 50 for £8. These methods will help you pinpoint ovualtion.

Post # 9
978 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@deedeelicious:  question for ya- do you take inositol? I’m on 1500mg of Metformin and I’ve had 2 natural periods for the first time ever/since coming off BCP in Sept. Wondering if adding inositol to the mix is beneficial or not really necessary based on the fairly regular cycles (33 and 35 days). 

Sorry for the thread jack!

Post # 10
145 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Kabatchy2be:  If your getting regular cycles I dont think its neccessary, i actually stopped taking it because it wasnt doing anything in the end :/




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