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Old Jan 15th, 2010, 02:48 AM   11
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I wanted to post a link with for a website with so many information about PCOS, you donít need to read anything else. But this forum wonít let me. They wrote this: ďIn an effort to stamp out forum SPAM only members with 10 posts or more can post website links or email addresses.Ē

Anyway, if you google: INCIID and PCOS, it should be the 1st link proposed.

I was diagnosed with PCOS about 2 years ago. I am pretty slim (with a BMI around 18.5/18.8) and have been prescribed metformin and clomid. I started metformin in October (1500mg per day) and it regulated by cycles. They used to be around 70 days, but are now around 35 days. So they donít only prescribe it for overweight people. I started Clomid 50mg end of November but didnít ovulate. I then went to 100mg and had 4 dominant follicles. I also had an injection of HCG (Ovitrelle). Canít wait to find out if Iím pregnant or notÖ

I have another friend who has PCOS. Sheís very slim too. She irregular cycles as a teen, and went on the pill. When she stopped it (10 years later) she never had her periods anymore. Even Norethisterone didnít induce her periods. She took metformin for one year (200mg per day) and it regulated her periods within a month!! She only started to try conceiving after 10 months of metformin. And got pregnant within 2 months. She was on metformin alone. Sheís now 7months pregnant and all healthy.

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Hi, did your doc prescribe the metforim or did you have to get that from a gyne?

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Old Jan 15th, 2010, 12:25 PM   12
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Hey you all! Great posts about PCOS! May I ask if any of you have tried both Metformin and Clomid? Can you tell me the pros and cons of both?

Also, can all PCOSers use Metformin? Or is that only a type of Pcosers???



 
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Old Jan 16th, 2010, 12:33 PM   13
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This is a very indepth metformin thread on soulcycsters with lots of links to metformin related info:
http://www.soulcysters.net/faq-about-metformin-48708/

The only problem I encountered with metformin was the nausea but helps to take with food - I was on 500mg 3 times a day but had this changed to 850mg twice a day as easier just to have with lunch and dinner. Metformin is not a fertility drug but stabalising the insulin resistance can aid hormonal balancing. Clomid is a fertility drug here is a link re clomid :
http://www.babyhopes.com/articles/clomid.html

I have no experience with clomid but am sure plenty of PCOSers on here do!

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Old Jan 16th, 2010, 12:45 PM   14
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Hey you all! Great posts about PCOS! May I ask if any of you have tried both Metformin and Clomid? Can you tell me the pros and cons of both?

Also, can all PCOSers use Metformin? Or is that only a type of Pcosers???
I have been on both met and clomid now for almost 6 months and i do have regular cycles now. I am on slow release metformin so i take it with my breakfast and dinner and i've never really had any side effects from it.

The clomid is a bit different as it does mess with your hormones and can make you very depressed and upset all the time but now i'm on my 6th month i don't get any side effects. Its a small price to pay tho.



 
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Hey Milliemoo - is there a benefit to slow releasing met? Was on met for years came off when ttc, am going to specialist on Monday after mc last month so it may be worth me asking about this as will most likely be going back on.

Any advice appreciated, much obliged hx



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Hi Carrie29,

It's my gyne who prescribed Metformin. But I am pretty sure a GP ca do it.



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Yeah my GP prescribed my metformin x



 
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Old Jan 17th, 2010, 14:07 PM   18
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Hey Milliemoo - is there a benefit to slow releasing met? Was on met for years came off when ttc, am going to specialist on Monday after mc last month so it may be worth me asking about this as will most likely be going back on.

Any advice appreciated, much obliged hx
I think the only benefit of the slow release met is that the side effects are reduced. Basically the drug is released slowly into your system so doesn't mess with your body so much!



 
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Old Jan 19th, 2010, 05:30 AM   19
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hi ive got pcos been trying since i had my 14yr old been 2 the gyne for over 2yrs my bmi was 37 they put me on met and clomid was on them for 2yrs sill on the met now had 1 m/c last augs but now my bmi is down to 27 i start ivf on the 27th jan



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Old Jan 20th, 2010, 14:24 PM   20
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a huge well done on the weight lose good luck for the 27th x



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