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Old Jan 1st, 2012, 19:57 PM   1
rdy4number2
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Metformin for PCOS: How much do you take?


My general dr. diagnosed me with PCOS and put me on 1000mg of metformin a day. It just doesn't seem like enough to me. Everything I look at online leans toward 1500 mg a day. What dose do you take??



 
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Old Jan 2nd, 2012, 22:02 PM   2
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Hi My name is Carla and I am new to this website.
I too was diagnosed with PCOS. I am on Clomid (50g) and Metformin (1000mg a day). I have been on Clomid since May 2010 and just recently (Dec 1st) was put on Metformin. My OB/GYN told me that Metformin will help get pregnant faster as it increases the chances of becoming pregnant. Hopefully it works because I am impatiently waiting to take a pregnancy test and getting a positive result...
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Old Jan 5th, 2012, 08:51 AM   3
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Hi,
New girl here. I've been diagnosed PCOS and I'm on 500mg metformin once a day, mainly because I have such a bad stomach with it. Doctor has assured me it will still help.



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Old Jan 6th, 2012, 10:30 AM   4
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I'm on 1500mg of ER metformin daily. I have irregular cycles (ranging from 32-45 days usually) and have only been on it for 2 full months now. I did get pg the 1st month but it was a chemical. I have yet to see if it'll help even out my cycles or not. If you don't notice a difference on the 500mg I'd definitely ask for an increase.



 
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Old Jan 11th, 2012, 11:33 AM   5
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I only started taking it yesterday. I was told to start on a VERY small dose and increase it over a period of time so I don't get sick. I took progesterone 200mg for 10 days to bring about AF, which isn't that much, and made me extremely sich so had to start taking vaginally instead.

I started with half a tablet (425mg) a day, after 5 days I have to take 850 (half a tablet after breakfast and half after dinner, then after 5 days start taking half at lunch time as well.....etc. The final goes is 3 tablets daily (2550mg), but if it makes me very sick I have to lower the dose a bit to the one that didnt make me sick.... Confusing I know.

So pretty much the goal is 2250mg a day, but I might not get there.



 
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Old Jan 13th, 2012, 06:00 AM   6
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Hello, i also have PCOS and have been prescribed 1500 a day of metformin and 100 of clomid. Fingers crossed!



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Old Jan 24th, 2012, 13:02 PM   7
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I have PCOS and was put on Metformin 1500mgs a day - my RE warned me that it would be hard on my stomach and to ease onto it by taking 500mgs a day for a week then up it to 1000mgs a day for the second week and the 3rd week to take the full 1500mgs a day - I felt like I was always going to the bathroom those 3 weeks but I was determined.



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Old Jan 24th, 2012, 18:09 PM   8
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I'm on 1275mg right now and so far so good. Had a few episodes of nausea n lose bowel movements, but only when I over ate sugar or carbs, nothing major though. Uppin the dose to 1700 tomoro...let's see how it goes.



 
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Old Feb 14th, 2012, 14:25 PM   9
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I am getting ready to start metformin hopefully tomorrow, I don't yet know what dosage I will be on, will know when I pick up my prescription.

I had a scan last Friday and I do have some cysts, but not big enough to make my ovaries enlarge or anything, but enough to not make me ovulate or get periods.

Now I dont recall my blood sugar levels being off EVER, so do I really have the insulin resistance that goes with pcos?
Yes I have weight, and it is all in my abdomen.

I am hoping that metformin will hopefully help me lose weight, get my periods on track (I dont get any without provera) and help me ovulate. My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for over a year.

I have also heard that eating basically ANY carbs will make metformin not work right, is this accurate?
As of now I am eating a high protein diet, but it also includes a bit of carbs, but all whole wheat, brown rice or beans and etc, and obviously minimal sugar and NO soda.
On top of that I walk on the treadmill at 5kmh for 3km at least 5 days a week.

How long after starting metformin should I maybe expect a period and maybe even ovulation?
Any experiences?
Any opinions on my situation?



Thanks, any help is really appreciated!



 
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Old Feb 15th, 2012, 17:58 PM   10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mandie831 View Post
I am getting ready to start metformin hopefully tomorrow, I don't yet know what dosage I will be on, will know when I pick up my prescription.

I had a scan last Friday and I do have some cysts, but not big enough to make my ovaries enlarge or anything, but enough to not make me ovulate or get periods.

Now I dont recall my blood sugar levels being off EVER, so do I really have the insulin resistance that goes with pcos?
Yes I have weight, and it is all in my abdomen.

I am hoping that metformin will hopefully help me lose weight, get my periods on track (I dont get any without provera) and help me ovulate. My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for over a year.

I have also heard that eating basically ANY carbs will make metformin not work right, is this accurate?
As of now I am eating a high protein diet, but it also includes a bit of carbs, but all whole wheat, brown rice or beans and etc, and obviously minimal sugar and NO soda.
On top of that I walk on the treadmill at 5kmh for 3km at least 5 days a week.

How long after starting metformin should I maybe expect a period and maybe even ovulation?
Any experiences?
Any opinions on my situation?



Thanks, any help is really appreciated!
It's hard to say. Some women get pregnant within a few weeks of taking it. I have been taking it since Oct.28 and still no baby. I have heard it can take a year to be fully effective. I still eat carbs, but the med. is making me want them less. My diet said to take the metformin, lose weight, and exercise. She said those 3 things would greatly lower my testosterone. So far I've only lost 20 pounds. Need to lose like 40 more.



 
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