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Old Sep 23rd, 2012, 12:55 PM   1
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Metformin & PCOS


Hi all!

So I thought I'd start a thread about PCOS & Metformin as treatment. I know for me when I started a few days ago I researched as much as possible about Metformin being used for PCOS, possible side effects, rate of success, & yadda yadda yadda. So I wanted a place where I could share my story as far as taking Metformin goes & maybe get advice and feedback from others (other than my ttc journal). I'll start by sharing my story... My names Jessica, I'm 20 and my hubby is TJ; he's 22. We found out I have PCOS in June of last year & tried Clomid. So far there has been no luck Me and hubby have been ttc for over 2 years now. I recently started Metformin 500mg daily, and the dose will be upped Oct 3rd to 1000mg daily. So far my experience with Metformin has been good. I started taking it Wednesday 9/19/12, and had a horribly upset stomach accompanied by diarrhea that night. Since then, I havent had any symptoms besides some gas here or there, and its now Sunday. The first & second day I took the Metformin with a meal as instructed, and so far yesterday and today I took it without a meal as soon as I woke up and havent had any issues. I'm hoping that the Metformin will help with my IR, and fertility as I do not O on my own. I have AF once every 5 months or so, so I'm hoping it will help with that as well.

I'm hoping that more ladies from bnb will join this thread and share their stories & experiences with Metformin also (and hopefully some successful!!). I'll post here often to keep it up to date on my experiences and my journey also.



 
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Old Sep 23rd, 2012, 15:30 PM   2
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Hi dear baby,

nice to read about your story i wish and pray you get success soon with healthy baby :-)

i have goen thru my follicular study two times, once on CD11 n second on CD15, and it disgnosed no change in follicle size after 3 days too and ovulation also not detected, US Dr suggestes as may be PCOS dere...

so now m waiting for my next cycle so wilk go for some hormonal tests on CD2...

let see what result is waiting for me... i hope n pray no PCOS dere.. rest leave on Allah :-)



 
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Old Sep 24th, 2012, 05:49 AM   3
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Hello Aein!!

Sorry to hear you might have PCOS, its definitely never fun to here that! But the good news is there are ways around it! So if you do have it, its not a death sentence like I used to think. Do you have normal cycles every month?


As far as the Metformin goes...Learned a lesson last night. Hamburger Helper may be quick, easy, and delicious...but it does not go well with Metformin! Or heartburn either hahaa. We hadn't had it in a while so I made some for dinner, and felt fine right up til about bed time. Then I had to make a run for it! Ohh, the price we pay to fix our bodies. But so far I think my experience with the Metformin has been rather good, although I'm not holding my breath for it to remain once we up the dose. Anyways, thats that!



 
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Old Sep 24th, 2012, 06:07 AM   4
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yea dear, my cycles are normal just 1 day lap thts it... just 2 months before while was taking clomid my cycle late for 5 days, and that time i felt too much positive for bfp.. but no

and my PCOS still nt confirmed, waiting for my cycle so go for test on CD2

and if it comes positive so i pray covered with medications,:-) i dont want any leproscopy thing m little worried about...

also tdy my DH is going for his semen test too,let see wt result comes out



 
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Old Sep 24th, 2012, 09:56 AM   5
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Oh I'm so sorry to hear that! I know exactly how that feels, when I took Clomid my DR said I should get AF after I O'd but I didn't. So the whole time I was soooo excited thinking that something had finally worked! I did have a miscarriage on Clomid after another month though. I hope his SA results come back good! Thats one less thing to have to battle!



 
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Old Sep 24th, 2012, 10:55 AM   6
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yup i hope so dear, keep remember in your prays

May God give u dozen of baby dust



 
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Old Sep 24th, 2012, 15:03 PM   7
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Thank you! You too (: Keep me updated!!



 
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Old Sep 24th, 2012, 17:00 PM   8
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Hiya babyjla, I was given Metformin to take in May this year..4 months later the box is still waiting unopened in my tablet cupboard I'm so nervous about the possible s/e that I keep putting it off.
Really hope it starts working quick for you and you've no s/e after your few hiccups.



 
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Old Sep 24th, 2012, 17:04 PM   9
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Hi babyjla.

Thats exactly what happened to me! When I first took Metformin tablets I had a terrible upset stomach and then had to run to the loo. Heartburn is also something I used to get often. I think this is because the body is adjusting to the medicine because after couple of days it was ok. I was told to have Metformin for 3 months. I also have PCOS and was told to go for a second scan which I did last week. Im going to make an appointment with the Doctor tomorrow to find out my result.

Best of Luck for u! I hope all ur dreams comes true. x



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Old Sep 24th, 2012, 17:51 PM   10
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I was put on it by the endo for PCOS, but I do ovulate on my own. I have lost 3 babies, but I also just found out that I have the Factor V Leiden mutation, so have to add Lovenox to the things I take during pregnancy.



 
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