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    Old 02-27-2004, 01:30 PM   #1
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    Question PCOS and taking Metformin

    I have had pcos frome the age of 14 but never found out till this year.me and hubby have been ttc for 7 years.i have been taking metformin for 1 week and 4 days. Is ther anyone out there taking metformin???

     
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    Old 02-28-2004, 08:48 AM   #2
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    Re: PCOS and taking Metformin

    Yes! My dh and I had been ttc for almost 3 years. Six months ago we started seeing a new doctor. Although I didn't exhibit any physical signs of PCOS, my LH was 3X my FSH, and so she diagnosed me. About a month ago, I had an u/s which indicated the little cysts on my right ovary. So she put me on metformin, and I conceived that month. It was truly a miracle. I had the flu right before ovulation, and had a hard time taking my full doses. But, I am 6 weeks pregnant, and I believe the metformin helped. I am continuing on the metformin thru my pregnancy as it can prevent gestational diabetes. Good luck to you!
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    Old 03-01-2004, 04:06 AM   #3
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    Re: PCOS and taking Metformin

    I am also on Metformin and enjoy all the yuckie side effects!! Good luck to you!

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    Old 03-01-2004, 04:11 AM   #4
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    Re: PCOS and taking Metformin

    Hello everyone! i've recently been diagnosed with PCOS. i am 19 years old. i don't show any excess facial hair sysmptoms...is there a chance that i'll get them later? What r the side effects of metformin?
    Also, is it possible for everyone with PCOS to concieve and have a normal baby?

     
    Old 03-03-2004, 02:25 PM   #5
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    Re: PCOS and taking Metformin

    I have no visible symptoms of PCOS. I don't expect to, either. And, I just conceived my first baby after trying for three years. So yes, it is possible for women with PCOS to get pregnant!

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    Old 03-10-2004, 04:19 PM   #6
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    Re: PCOS and taking Metformin

    I have PCOS. I do grow these two annoying hairs on my chin and around my nipple area. I have to wax a lot. It's very depressing. I also have a weight issue. I'm still pretty even through out my physical condition but weigh more than I should. I took metformin for three months, did not conceive but it actually helped to stop the hair growth. But I developed severe heart burn and my Dr. said the metformin was hurting my liver. So I had to quit. My liver is healthy but it is an adverse side effect. My Dr.'s are basically the best in North Texas at the UT Southwestern Medical facility.
    I took follistim injections with an IUI. Didn't work but I did ovulate 3 good sized follicles . The IUI didn't take though. We start again March 15. I pray it works this time.
    Good luck to all!

     
    Old 03-15-2004, 05:34 PM   #7
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    Re: PCOS and taking Metformin

    I was diagnosed with pcos and amenorrhea( not having period for 2 years ) ,my LH was 12 and FSH 5 , I tried Gonal F and Follistim for about 4 cycles and didn`t work for me , and then I decided to tell my DR about Metformin and I had my first period after about 28 days and I had the 2nd period after 29 days and I didn`t have no more periods till now , I am pregnant , Metformin did a balance in my hormones and I get pregnant with Metformin only , I hope it works with u all ladies

     
    Old 03-21-2004, 07:23 PM   #8
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    Re: PCOS and taking Metformin

    My dh and I have been trying to conceive for 3 1/2 years. I was diagnosed with PCOS in December of 2003. My doctor put me on Metformin aka Glucophage. My periods had been irregular for awhile and after being on them for about a month, they have become normal so far. And it is still possible to become pregnant even after being diagnosed with this.
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    Old 03-23-2004, 05:03 AM   #9
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    Re: PCOS and taking Metformin

    what is metformin
    i have a history of pocs and hav ebeen trying to concieve for 6 years..
    could it help me i have never been told about it??
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    Old 03-23-2004, 01:12 PM   #10
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    Re: PCOS and taking Metformin

    I have been ttc for a year. I was diagnosed with PCOS last July and have been on Metformin since then. I started ttc in Jan of this year and I took 100mg of Clomid with the Metformin and I'm currently 14 weeks pregnant. I'm still taking the Metformin and will throughout the entire pregnancy!! Good luck to you!

     
    Old 03-24-2004, 08:28 PM   #11
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    Re: PCOS and taking Metformin

    i was just wondering; during my next visit to the doc, I plan on asking them about clomid. Is it a very expensive drug to buy if you have no medical insurance?
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    Old 03-25-2004, 12:04 PM   #12
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    Re: PCOS and taking Metformin

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    i was just wondering; during my next visit to the doc, I plan on asking them about clomid. Is it a very expensive drug to buy if you have no medical insurance?

    It isn't very expensive. I believe it usually costs around $50. Good luck!!

     
    Old 04-06-2004, 11:18 PM   #13
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    Re: PCOS and taking Metformin

    Metformin is an insulin sensitizer. For a lot of women with PCOS, one of the root causes may be problems with their body producing insulin, and not responding properly to it, therefore the average woman with insulin resistance (the medical term for this insulin problem) has quite a bit more insulin in her system than normal people do. What Metformin does is increase your body's ability to accept its own insulin, so that your hormones can begin to normalize. Another way to help is to go on a low carb diet, exercise regularly, and things like that, just to get the insulin to the proper levels. I'm not on any medication currently, but i got my periods because of my low sugar diet, exercising at curves (and doing ballet), and taking Omega-3 supplements. Hope this helps!

     
    Old 04-07-2004, 10:47 AM   #14
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    Re: PCOS and taking Metformin

    I was told i had pcos almost two years ago i was on metformin for six months trying to get pregnat but it was not untill i started taking clomid that i got pregnat, the first month. I lost it three months later but i am going to try again good luck, ask for clomid i really think that is what got me pregnat. Just make sure you doctor watches you, i had to get a vaginal sonagrame every two weeks.

     
    Old 04-27-2004, 03:30 PM   #15
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    Re: PCOS and taking Metformin

    Me and DH have been trying for a year now. When we realized we couldn't do it naturally, my dr. did all the tests and put me on Provera and then Clomid (50mg) 5-9. Well the Provera worked but then I didn't O on the Clomid, nor get a period. So I went for more tests, seen a specialist and found out that I have PCOS. So he told me to take the Provera again and Clomid (100mg this time), but with both meds I was to take metformin. So I took the Metformin and Provera...waiting for menses. The side effects were tolerable although once in a while I kind of get an upset stomache. Once menses does come, I take the Clomid 100mg from 3-7. I hope this works, I am very anxious and frustrated as I have been trying for a baby for about 5 years altogether (previous relationship).
    Well tty girls later. Baby Dust to all!!!

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