Hi everyone, my name is Lindsay. I am 28 and have been diagnosed with PCOS about 5 years ago. I had started seeing RE about 5 years ago, but due to family issues, insurance changes, stress I haven't been doing anything recently. But my husband and I are ready to start this journey once again. I have had the whole fertility work-up a while back, but I am sure that the docs are going to want to redo all of those. Previously I had tried clomid, but was not able to ovulate on it. At the time the doctor I was seeing, had mentioned wanting to try metformin, but my husbands lovely work, switched insurance again, and we no longer had any fertility coverage. So we stopped pursing the issue at the time. But now, as we are getting closer to turning 30, we are determined to have our baby in the next 2 years... :) Again, it was a renewal time for insurance at my husbands work, and of course they switched, and we once again have no coverage for any fertility.
In the last few months, I have been reading alot of stories of metformin helping women with PCOS not only lose weight, but also help with achieving pregnancy. I would really like to try this, as I am currently not on any meds at all. I have a few questions, has any one had their primary care physician write them a script for their pcos or only OBs or REs? I have an appointment with my family doctor, on Monday, and I wanted to talk to him to see if he can prescribe me metformin, or if it has to be done by a gyno.
Also, I am very interested to see what everyones experiences were with metformin, did you lose weight and if so how much? Were you able to conceive? How long did it take? What dose were you on to conceive?
Sorry to write such a lengthy post for my first one. But I appreciate you taking the time to read and respond. Thanks, Lindsay