Metformin?

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Registered: 03-21-2007
Metformin?
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Mon, 09-27-2010 - 12:50pm

When I did my initial consult with the RE back in February, he mentioned that my ovaries looked "very mildly" PCOS.

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Registered: 07-28-2009
In reply to: roxy2233
Mon, 09-27-2010 - 1:21pm

Aryn, I am the same way only I don't even O late. My ovaries are polycystic but I O on time every month and I passed my insulin resistance test with flying colors. They also put me on Metformin but I stopped taking it because I know in my heart of hearts I really don't need it but it sounds like maybe it could help you. It's super cheap and covered by insurance and to answer your question; no it can't hurt even if you don't need it. So there is really no reason NOT to take it if there is a chance it could help (and there is). Not only will it maybe help you to O earlier (that is a small chance but a chance nonetheless) but my RE also said there are a few studies that showed it helped improve egg quality even in women who do not have PCOS. I say go for it!

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Registered: 10-05-2006
In reply to: roxy2233
Mon, 09-27-2010 - 2:38pm

They put me on Metformin years ago when they thought that I had PCOS because my sister has it. My RE doesn't think I have it since I am so regular and blood tests ok. I took it for awhile but I stopped because it was causing issues with my digestive tract (diarrhea, etc). I would suggest making sure you have PCOS because the side effects kinda suck. At least it did for me.

Good luck! A side note, my PCOS sister has 3 kids and I have none yet. go figure!

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Registered: 07-28-2009
In reply to: roxy2233
Mon, 09-27-2010 - 2:56pm

It gave me diarrhea really bad also but I was forwarned about that and was told it would subside after my body acclamated itself to the drug and it did stop after about a week. It's very important you take it with food!

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Registered: 10-05-2006
In reply to: roxy2233
Mon, 09-27-2010 - 5:02pm
mine never really subsided but maybe I didn't take it with enough food. ? I know it really helps some people. :)
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Registered: 05-27-2009
In reply to: roxy2233
Mon, 09-27-2010 - 5:45pm

Well, I think Metformin helped me quite a bit.

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Registered: 04-13-2010
In reply to: roxy2233
Mon, 09-27-2010 - 7:18pm

I have just recently started metformin - I do have some of the symptoms of PCOS, but I do not have it either. I also passed my insulin test.

My doc said that it seems to help the body respond better to clomid - I too O late - even on clomid, last cycle cd21, the cycle before that cd18 and the cycle before that cd38 and all three were on clomid.

As for the side effects - definitely messes with the digestive system!!! My doc started me on 500mg a day for a week, then upped it each week until I was up to 2000mg a day - he told me if I noticed a severly upset tummy to back it down a pill for a few days, then go up again.

I did completely lose my appetite for the first few weeks - I lost 13 pounds in the two weeks after taking it! Mind you I'm still over my pre-pregnancy weight, so I've got plenty left to lose!

I still don't have the appetite I used to have, but at least it doesn't upset my tummy anymore!!!!!

Good Luck - if you decide to do it, I hope it works for you!!! This will be my second full cycle on 2000mg, so I'm hoping it works for me too :)



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she came on her own again, will the third time on her own be the charm... I'm over her coming - let her be gone!! doing the clomid & metformin thing... praying to God that it works this time!!! Please God, send me my rainbow!!!





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Registered: 10-17-2007
In reply to: roxy2233
Mon, 09-27-2010 - 7:37pm

Metformin is amazing!

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Registered: 09-24-2004
In reply to: roxy2233
Tue, 09-28-2010 - 10:54am

Aryn... I'm also a firm believer in Metformin.

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Registered: 03-21-2007
In reply to: roxy2233
Tue, 09-28-2010 - 11:20am

Thanks, everyone.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 07-28-2009
In reply to: roxy2233
Tue, 09-28-2010 - 11:27am
Oh no - you can start it whenever you want to! It's not really a fertility drug so it doesn't care what CD you're on LOL
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