Im not sure if anyone would be interested, but thought I would offer, as I know it would of helped me a lot while ttc.
I am a clomid & metformin success story - currently 30 weeks pregnant after 18months of trying.
I had a really long, up & down adventure to get to where I am now and appreciate how difficult it is when everyone around you seems to have a pregnant belly and you dont!
Not sure if anyone else can relate to this, but I also didnt tell anyone other than my best friend & obviously OH what we were going through so i had no support, other than reading posts on here. I cut myself off from friends that were pg as i felt everyone around me was falling pg so easy, and I was some sort of failiure.
Anyway, eventually in April 2011 I got my precious second line and if anyone reading this would like a support buddy/someone to chat to/ask questions please feel free to message me. I would love to help someone out, or support them on what can be, a very difficult journey
hey, I'll be starting metformin today! I'm not sure the dosage yet.
I'm currently on my first clomid cycle at cd 17 and am unsure if I ovulated. If cd 30 comes and still not ovulation then I will be taking provera to bring on af and taking clomid again at 100mg instead of 50mg. Really hoping this works!
I am in need of a clomid and metformin buddy!! I took one round of clomid alone 50mg and no ovulation and then another round alone 100mg and no ovualtion again (they were confirmed no ovualtion from a 7dpo progesterone test). So yesterday I started prometrium to start AF, I also started metformin. I have PCOS and have a slight glucose intolerance. I am not overweight and exercise regularly so hopefully this will help. I was devestated to find out I was not ovulating with the help of clomid! I would love to hear success ppl had with adding metformin with clomid?!?! I will stay on 100mg clomid this cycle but will take 1500mg metformin daily! Oh and I am a little scared the metformin will give me stomach problems?? I have heard many ppl say it made them sick, I really don't want this to happen b/c I want to see if it helps with clomid! Thanks for any input... this site has been a lifesaver these last few weeks
This is such a wonderful thing for you to do!!! Congratulations to you and your partner!!! I really needed this lift this morning and you have helped me feel so much better. We have been ttc for 22 cycles and this is my second round of Clomid and I have been on metformin for 2 months. I'm 11dpo and losing hope fast. Clomid has really been affecting my moods and we are not sure whether to try a third round. I can handle the cramps, nausea, hot fluses, sore breast etc but it's the moods that are becoming a problem. Some days I feel like a screaming banshee lol. Thank you for being so kind and offering support to us as you know how hard this journey can be! Xox
Hey babyteach, I just wanted to add that metformin did make me sick in the belly for the first month but now I have no side effects at all. Make sure you always take it with food and try and stay away from carbs and sugar as eating them made things worse for my tummy upset. Hope you are one of the lucky ones with no side effects from it!
Thanks Chook!! I started last night with one pill and this morning one more and tonight another. Then tomorrow I will take 2 in the morning and 1 at night. I noticed today my stomach is a little upset nothing to bad though but we will see once I am up to 1500 a day (which will be tomorrow). Thanks for the tips, if I have to deal with a stomach ace for a bit I can deal as long as it helps my ovualte! Did it help you ovulate?? Sorry to hear about have mood swings from clomid, I never did only hot/night flashes for me. Which are not fun but I can deal with it. Maybe ask your doctor about ferama I don't know much about it but I heard it is like clomid but with less side effects. I don't know if it's more expensive though.
Thank you, I'm going back to gyno to discuss option this afternoon. I'm in Australia so it's morning here. I have a history of mental illness which years of therapy and hard work is now under control but the Clomid seems to be making it raise it's ugly head again. I know it's artificial and it will stop when I stop Clomid but it still scares us when the old me shows up. Hope that makes sense lol. I'm not crazy just had a terrible child hood that caused the mental illness and I was finally settled and "normal" for a couple of years until Clomid came along. I started metformin with one 500mg in the morning for a week then morning and lunch for a week then three times a day. We will forget the upset bellys and side affects once we have that precious baby in our arms.
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