Would anyone reccomend Metformin for weightloss and TTC?

Discussion in 'Trying To Conceive #1' started by mushy1981, Apr 2, 2011.

  1. mushy1981

    mushy1981 Well-Known Member

    Nov 24, 2010
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    Hi ladies

    Just wondered if anyone had been prescribed metformin to help lose weight and increase the chances of conceiving?? Doc has told me that until I lose approx 4 stone the fertility clinic will not touch me!! (great!!) What the hell do we all pay national innsurance for???? Anyway I know it's my fault for putting the weight on, but I do think this has been partly caused by the PCOS.

    Any advice is muchly appreciated girls

    Clare xx:coffee:

    ARRIELLE Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2011
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    No i didnt take any glucophage, but i heard that it great for pcos suffers to lose weight by controlling our insulin... They also say it helps the clomid, if you plan on taking that... With pcos we tend to gain weight easily but have the worst time losing it. I too have pcos, after i stopped eating sugar i lost 60lbs and conceived naturally, but had an missed m/c at 13wks. A year after my m/c(jan. 5 20011) i still hadnt conceived... So i took matters into my own hand and got clomid... I took it march 1, 2011 and got my bfp april 1. 2011. Metformin/ glucophage helps alot of women on clomid....but losing weight naturally(with metformin) really helps a lady to conceive!!!
  3. SKP

    SKP Well-Known Member

    Nov 16, 2010
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    I have 2 cousins, that were told it was impossible for them to get pregnant. They tried for years. Took metformin, now both have a child, one 2 kids.
  4. Maman

    Maman Guest

    its not about national insurance, its because the treatments are less likely to work if youre a certain amount overweight, dont be offended by it.

    i would wholly reccomend metformin to you. i went on dianette for 4 months to get the cycle going then took metformin to induce ovulation and got pregnant a week after going on metformin, 5 months before i had told that the endocrinologist thought it impossible for me to conceive without clomid or ivf.

    I also lost some weight.

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