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    Old 09-12-2008, 02:03 PM   #1
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    metformin to help Ovulate.

    Ihave been diginosed with PCOS and was given Metformin to help. Because of me having PCOS I have not be able concieve. My dr said Metformin as been know help women ovulate. I've been so depressed with the whole thing. Has anyone been successful getting pregnant with the help of Metformin?

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    Old 09-15-2008, 10:00 AM   #2
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    Re: metformin to help Ovulate.

    Hi, I could get very wordy here so forgive me. I will tell you my story and maybe it will help. I have PCOS, I had it as a teenager, but wasn't Diagnosed until age 22. I don't ovulate on my own and my husband and I wanted a child. So we started with a fertility specialist and used clomid. No metformin, it wasn't well known with PCOS in 2002. My body responded and I made a good egg every cycle for 2 years, we finally got pregnant using 150 mg of clomid. 4 years later we were ready for #2, we tried clomid and metformin. (oh for the year before that I was on metformin just to try to help the PCOS and insulin resistance, which I have as well...comes with PCOS a lot.) My body wouldn't respond to the clomid and metformin combo....no good eggs. My Dr. is a RE and the lead scientist in PCOS research in Minnesota and Wisconsin. I found him through the PCOS website for recommended Drs. He understands PCOS so much. He said the science in PCOS is starting to see that metformin doesn't work as well with PCOS as originally thought. I am currently doing my first IVF cycle. So I guess what I'm saying is everyone even with the same condition is different, PCOS gets worse over time, and if building your family is what is important to you then be aggresive in your treatment. If metformin doesn't work, then make them let you move on. I'm hear for support, also if you get going on trying there is a great group of ladies on the infertility board. Best wishes to you

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    Old 09-23-2008, 06:50 AM   #3
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    Re: metformin to help Ovulate.

    Met and Clomid work for some women. The don't work for other women. Because of this, many doctor's won't keep you on either med indefinitely. They usually do three to four cycles on the stuff(sometimes accompanied by IUI, and sometimes not). If that doesn't work, you can move to the shits or consider IVF. Many women I know jump to IVF right away because it has the highest success rate. problem there is the expense. Most women I know have had pretty good success with Clomid. it jumpstarts their system. Chin up...you will get pregnant soon

     
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