That's pretty dark and it looks positive to me. I just wanted to say that I have PCOS as well and a thyroid problem. It took 1 year for the metformin and thyroid medication to give me regular periods and pretty much regulate my cycles, I just started clomid this month so I am hoping it works for me. I have also lost the 5% of weight loss they say will help with fertility but I just started losing weight on the medicine. All I am saying is it might take a while to get the results you want but don't get discouraged and keep a positive outlook
Hi guys can I join? I havent taken metformin yet so I dont have any valuable inputs yet. I have some questions though if you dont mind. I went and saw my obgyn doc yesterday after a false positive (confirmed with blood test). He asked me if I really wanted to get pregnant and I said yes and he said "then I will put you on metformin, it should help you get pregnant" thats all he said, short and simple. I was too hungry and tired after over an hour of waiting so couldnt come up with any questions to ask at the moment. When he mentioned metformin, it didnt ring a bell for me at the moment since I was brain dead, but when I got home I was like "wait, isnt metformin for diabetics?" After doing some additional research I found out that it also helped women with pcos, which I dont have. I had a miscarriage in december, prior to that I was on bc pills for 3 years. Ever since my mc, my cycles have been a perfect 34 days, hasnt been late so far. I dont think I ovulated last month though, because there wasnt a lot of fertile discharge. Anyways, if I dont have pcos should I be taking it? I'm still pondering over this and hesitant to get my prescription filled. If all its going to do is benefit me, than I am more than happy to take it. Thanks
My thoughts is that metformin isn't going to HURT you, and might help...so why not?
It helps to regulate blood sugar from what I understand. If you're overweight and have PCOS (which you don't, but stay with me here) then sometimes you're insulin resistant too...so metformin helps to normalize blood sugar, which can help overweight women ovulate if they are insulin resistant as well.
Thanks! I just dont know if I should take it if I am not having problems yet. Like I said, I am not a diabetic or have pcos and this is only our first real month of trying. Last 2 months we didnt get pregnant because I didnt know my cycles well, we dtd based on a 28 day cycle each time and but I was in fact a 34nerso we ended up dtd a week in advance sigh. The reason that I am worried is because I read some reviews saying that metformin messed up their cycles.
Hello Kitty- That's really odd.. Well for patients who have PCOS metformin brings your hormone levels back to earth per say. See PCOS patients have more testosterone rather than Estrogen. It also makes our cycles normal again. I just took another OPK and this one is even darker I will post another Pic but Metformin has so many success stories I have been researching now for a few weeks. I have seen a few negative stories about it, and thousands of positive stories for woman who are taking it and have PCOS. If you dont have this condition Metformin may not work for you. I would look into something else , if you dont become pregnant. I have been on time every month since I started Metformin. Don't worry about this, and I would speak to your doctor as well.
Another nice side effect of the metformin for me, was that I lost 13lbs in a week and a half, without even trying. lol
My doctor thinks I have PCOS, but there's no real way to confirm it. I'm not so sure I have it because my hormones are normal (no elevated testosterone), and I don't have cysts on my ovaries (although you can have PCOS without cysts apparently) so I have no clue. For me, the metformin has still definately helped to do SOMETHING. My BBT used to be all over the place, and my temps since I started the metformin have been very stable and much more close together. I'm pretty happy with it. I'm on 500mg/2 times daily (morning and night, so 1000mg/day) which is less than a lot of the women on here. What dose did they reccommend to you?
It's definately a personal choice. I would talk to your doctor and your pharmacist about your concerns and see what they say.
So I took another OPK today ( 3rd day) and its still positive, I believe this OPK is darker than all the other ones. I am posting another pic Is it possible to have 3 days of POS opk's? Look at the last one in this photo it was taken today about 45 min ago. Thanks!
I had two days of positive opks this cycle, and another day before that where I wasn't quite sure if it was positive or not... don't know if it's a PCOS/metformin thing or not, but it's obviously possible! I did have a temp rise on the third day so hopefully that means I did actually ovulate.
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