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Old May 12th, 2012, 16:28 PM   21
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Metformin Success


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Hi, I am asking if anyone has any success stories using metformin? I am currently TTC #2 and I can't for the life of me remember if I was using metformin when I conceived my son. I done some research regarding, and I have read more positive and than negative. I have tried clomid 3 rounds and havent been successful. Does Metformin really work for woman who have PCOS? I am 33yrs old am I too old to try for baby #2?? Any feed back would be greatly appreciated..

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I was diagnosed with Polly cystic Overy desese 2 years ago before I had my tubes reversed and the doctor proscribed metformin just before my surgery in February of this year the surgery was quite extensive there was a lot of damage but it was successful. I saw him for my 6 week check up in march and got the go ahead to try to conceive and we got pregnant right away mind you we lost the baby after 4 weeks Pregnant but we got pregnant



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Old May 13th, 2012, 14:32 PM   22
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I was diagnosed with PCOS in 2007 after no period for 6 months. My cycles have always been very irregular and in the past few years, they have gotten even worse. My doctor prescribed me Metformin from the very beginning when I was first diagnosed, but I didn't like taking it because it made me feel nauseous if I didn't eat and as a college student, I was always on the run so I hated taking it even though it was beneficial.

Last year, I decided to get more serious about my health and started taking the Metformin consistently, every day without missing a dose. I was on 2000mg a day (2 pills, 2x a day). I was getting period consistently but then in December, I didn't get my period. I decided to take a pregnancy test to see if I had gotten pregnant. It was negative. I got very sad because I felt that if I couldn't even get my period on Metformin while I was watching my weight and what I was eating, I would never get pregnant. I decided to lose more weight to see if it would regulate my cycles.

I didn't get my period in January either although I continued to take the Metformin. I started getting cramps but no period right after Christmas and got worried. I googled possible causes of this and one of them was pregnancy. I figured I might as well take another pregnancy test to make sure that I wasn't pregnant. I expected disappointment so my hopes were not high at all. I took a test and waited. The test line appeared darker and more quickly than the control line . I took 3 more just to be sure. All came back positive. I was shocked.

My first test came back negative in December because I tested too soon. My cycles are almost 40 days long, I believe. Although my last period was November 5, I am only 25 weeks along. I was only taking Metformin. No Clomid or anything else.

I hope the Metformin works for you!



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Old May 14th, 2012, 00:03 AM   23
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I was born with cleft uterus and had that removed plus my left tube, Pcos for most of my life and finally insulin resistant put me into diabetes. I take Metformin 1500mg, this is what combats the output of testosterone. Took me 2 months to regulate to it.(it messed with my tummy)

I do femara 7.5mg with it and am now ovulating on my own WITH viable eggs.
The metformin also helps with the absorbsion of the femara!
This is success for me, ive been ttc for 10 yrs and this is the closest ive gotton so far!



 
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Old May 14th, 2012, 12:36 PM   24
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I have PCOS, was placed on 1500mg of Met combined with 7.5 mg femara. I was pregnant after 3 cycles. In made me very sensitive to the femara. I discontinued taking it the day I got my positive pregnancy test.



 
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Old May 16th, 2012, 14:41 PM   25
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I am 34, I conceived my son 3 years ago on Metformin 1000mg per day. Healthy pregnancy and baby. I had tried for 10 years and after 10 months on Metformin to regulate my cycles boom! (I don't know how many of those I ovulated because I had given up and just wanted regular cycles) I am trying for baby #2 now and tried for a year with metformin alone. No luck. I went to a specialist and he said Metformin is less effective over time. I am now on round 2 of Femara (similar to clomid) and I did ovulate and progesterone levels were great so Dr is very optomistic for me. Make sure and do OPK tests to make sure you are ovulating. Another possibility is you may be ovulating but not producing good quality or mature eggs (so opk may be positive) but you may need more help than Metformin. I found out Metformin was not doing the trick after a year of trying then got blood tests for 2 months indicating progesterone levels were too low meaning I didn't ovulate or egg was not mature. Your Gyn can test for this usually on cycle day 18 to 20.

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Old May 18th, 2012, 02:43 AM   26
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I'll be reading this thread with interest as I was put on Metformin yesterday by the consultant. I was recently diagnosed with PCOS and she has recommended that we try this for 4-6 months before starting Clomid. My BMI is about 31 (I am really short!)... I am really hopeful for Meformin to regulate my periods and hopefully get us our BFP! Husbands SA was great so hopefully if we can fix my issues it will sort everything out! On 1g AM and 1g PM, though having to titrate from a low dose so started on 500mg last night. Fingers crossed! x



 
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Old Jun 8th, 2012, 12:08 PM   27
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Hi ladies, just thought I would share my experiences with Met. I am 28 and have been TTC #1 since August 2011. After getting off of birth control, my periods were very irregular after many months of trying my doctor had some blood tests run and it turns out that my insulin levels were a little high. I was put on Met in May , I have not had any symptoms of the pill and am hopeful that it works. I had a cycle in May and am hoping that the one in June is right on time. This experience has been very stressful and I am thinking about it all the time and just want it to work. I want to be a mother. To make it worse I am surrounded by friends that are PG or having babies. I am very happy for them and can't wait to meet the little ones, but the jealous and depression is overwhelming. Any advice on how to overcome this?



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Old Jun 8th, 2012, 16:41 PM   28
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I was diagnosed with pcos in may 09 and put on metformin. Along with that I was given clomid to try for 9 months but it didn't work. All the while I was taking metformin and my cycles were now like clockwork. Then in jan 2011 I got my long awaited bfp and now have an 8 month old little girl. I credit it all to metformin. Stick with it as its a long term drug! I also took it until I was 3 months pregnant as my consultant said it reduces the risk of mc. Good luck!



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Old Jun 8th, 2012, 17:09 PM   29
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Thanks for your post. After a long day of chatting with others that have been in the same situations I am starting to feel a little better.



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Old Oct 24th, 2012, 21:12 PM   30
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Hi Ladies,
I came across this tread when googling "PCOS success stories with Metformin." It seems like a good amount of you got pregnant!

My story is I found out I have PCOS Aug 24, 2012 (though I knew i've had it longer) I was put on Metformin ER 500mg by my primary doctor the same day I found out. I went off my BCP back in Nov 2011 and never got AF. After 50days being on 500mg and losing weight I got my AF Oct 12. I went to my gyn and she upped me to 1000mg.

I was wondering how long you were on Metformin and the mg to get pregnant. Did some of you need Clomid as well? I got back to my gyn in Jan and if i'm not pregnant by then, then Clomid will be added for me.

This thread really gives me hope



 
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