Metrformin Anyone?

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Metrformin Anyone?
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Fri, 04-17-2009 - 10:38am

Did anyone take Metformin for their cycle?

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Fri, 04-17-2009 - 10:53am

I'm currently taking Metformin (500 mg pills, twice a day) for my gestational diabetes and have been doing so for about a month now.

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Fri, 04-17-2009 - 12:15pm

Hey Sam,

I have been taking 2000 mg of metformin XR for my pcos. It can definitely upset your stomach, but usually subsides (once you've reached your max dosage) within a week or two. It doesn't last forever. If you want to help curb the stomach problems a bit, eliminate as much fat as possible from your diet while you max your dose.

Sorry you're having problems with it!









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Fri, 04-17-2009 - 1:11pm

Andrea -


Thanks for the tip on the fat.

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Fri, 04-17-2009 - 9:01pm

Ahhh good old metformin. I use it everyday and did way before my cycles. I was on 2000mg a day prior to getting preggo - MY ob insisted I go off at 13 week - I will fight MUCH harder to stay on next time - anyway - I am up to 1500 now - I have IBS so the stomach issues take me a while to get over - I tried 2000 last week and I was in such trouble I had to go off all together for a few days to get back to normal. Guess I'm not ready to go to 2000 - typically it takes me more then a month for the stomach issues to go down. Why do they have you on met For egg quality? Do you have PCOS issues?

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Sat, 04-18-2009 - 11:18am

Andi,

I have borderline high FSH, so the metformin is for egg quality. Fingers crossed it works. Last time we had 17 eggs (on a pretty low dose of stims), 15 mature and 10 fert.

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Sat, 04-18-2009 - 12:48pm
Hey if you get that without the Met then I bet you have even more this time!!! When do you officially start your cycle?
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Sat, 04-18-2009 - 10:56pm
hi, I was on it for all my cycles and the tummy issues were always there for me. I started at 1,000 and went as high as 2,500 at one point. But even at 1,000 i had issues. Some people it goes away after 1-2 weeks. Hope it does for you! My RE told me to stay away from sweets, not so much fat-when on the meds.
Good luck with your cycle!

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Sun, 04-19-2009 - 5:00pm
I am currently on BCP, start Lupron 5/14, with ER/ET the 2nd week of June.
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Sun, 04-19-2009 - 9:50pm

Sam,
Ahhh! I can't believe you are gearing up for your next IVF cycle! Boy, time flies...

Yeah, just give your body time to adjust to the Metformin. I know it can be very patient specific, so hopefully it won't be too bad for you.

I just got a letter a few weeks ago stating that the fertility clinic I went to for ER & ET (2 hrs away) now has an office just 15 min away from my house. (My RE moved to Florida when I was about 6 months pg.) I dunno, I've mentioned it to DH and he just says, "it is your body if you want to go through IVF again. I'm fine with just Maddie if you are." I'm having a hard time deciding and it will be more difficult as 2 of my best friends will likely both get pg in the next several months.

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Tue, 04-21-2009 - 9:01am
good luck sam!! keep us posted - my fingers are crossed for you that it works the first time. :)



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