Metformin and endometriosis

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I don't have pcos or diabetes or endometriosis, just my insulin is a little elevated, and that's why I am on it. I've read that Metformin helps you ovulate so that you can conceive.
last year i did 6 round of clomid with metformin but nothing happened and most importantly i lost about 10 kg last year but i didn't conceive. but recently my gyn found som prob with my hubby he is on medication now. he is fine now. my gyn told me to loose weight and everything will b fine.... neways let's hope for the best...
I have been diagnosed with mild PCOS and mild endometriosis. I've been through one unsuccessful fresh and frozen ivf cycle. Because I can't afford to go through another round of ivf right now my gyn prescribed 500mg of Metformin to help with ovulation. I know that I ovulate but she thinks the Metformin/Glucophage might help me. Has anyone been on Metformin that can tell me what to expect? Are there any success stories for people with a similar situation? Thanks!
We have been undergoing fertility treatments (now injectables - follistim and IUI) I have been diagnosed with Mild PCOS and also have severe Endometriosis. I have been closely monitored by ultrasound and we have found that my follicles typically don't rupture (one in four will actually rupture, even with an hcg trigger shot). I have been told the number one cause is PCOS and number 2 is endometriosis. I have been on metformin for three weeks now..
I was previously diagnosed with PCOS and endometriosis. The endo hasn't been too horrible since I had laser surgery for it about 9 or 10 years ago. The problems with the PCOS really flared up after having my daughter 3 years ago. Took quite a while to figure out what was going on. I finally went to see a reproductive endo, even though I'm not TTC. He had me meet with a nutritionist and got me on a modified carb "lifestyle".
I am 30 and I also have PCOS and endometriosis. I do NOT ovulate at all. I have like one period a year on my own. I've been on the metformin for about a year (give or take) now and the fertility doctor put me on clomid at 50 mg for 5 days and then my husband had to give me a shot of Ovidrel. The result was two mature follicles ready to go. I had my first IUI on Monday and now I am on day 4 of the two week wait.
I have been taking metformin for a week and have lost 19 pounds i am taking it for pcos and it has worked wonders i also have a normal cycle now i dont know if you have one or not but if you dont hopefully it will help
I also have endometriosis and PCOS (my LH is too high as well) they are not putting me on metformin, instead i'm just doing diet modification to help with the insulin effect that can come with PCOS.. so i used to eat a diet of pretty much only carbs! i loved my sugar!!!! and now especially around ovulation i try to eat a very low carb diet, which is SUPER hard! but i'm trying anything I possibly can since we will be moving to IVF soon...
I suppose I don't have endometriosis and I guess the only way to tell if I ovulate is by tracking my bbt. Is that right?
I guess my question is, has anyone here taken both of these meds and become pregnant? I too have PCOS along with Endometriosis, and im very low in the hope well right now :\. Help please...
c on me 3 weeks ago, the day after surgery i began taking metformin 500mg, one a day, and soon I will start taking clomid 50mg. My question is, how long do you think it should take for me to acheive pregnancy?
The funny thing is, when I got all the tests done to check for the pcos, the lab screwed up the vials they put my blood in, so about 70% of the results never came back, and the ones that did were NORMAL! My old and incompetent doc went ahead and Dx'd me anyway, based on my symptoms and prior history - WITHOUT reordering the tests. So now that I'm 5 unsuccessful cycles (most I O'd but no BFP) into the clomid game.... I'm beginning to wonder.... maybe he was wrong all along?
I'm preparing for IVF in December, and the Metformin is suppose to increase my ovulation and quality of eggs. Hope this helps.
I am getting ready to turn 28 at the end of the month and have endometriosis and pcos and will be starting IVF after several attempts to use oral meds and IUI nothing was a success. When I did oral meds (chlomid, progesterone, hcg injections) I did ovulate but no pregnancy. So I have to try IVF they will put me on injection and there are several steps such as putting me on the pill so I don't ovulate and they can retrieve my eggs.
i had pcos and endometriosis but went for surgry to have it removed but now i am worried that because i had it that it has lowered my chances of conceiving. i am now in the process of ovulationg and really trying but is there anything else i should do?
I've had 5 losses (and 1 daughter who is 2.5yrs old) with this last one being ectopic and received methotrexate. Every test they've done has come back normal which is so fustrating. I am wondering if I might have endometriosis.
and he switched me to Letrozole in Mar and did an IUI with it. He also put me on Metformin and Synthroid and said I have mild PCOS. Got laparoscopy done in Apr and found level 2 endometriosis. Have done all the tests from blood work to HSG and all are normal. Tested my husband too and he too is fine. I am not sure if we should try on our own without Letrozole or should go for IUI with injectables. Also, will doing intercourse every day help or every other day?
The surgery is laparoscopy and hysteroscopy which they will begin diagnostic and turn surgical if endometriosis is indeed found. If they perform ablation to remove the growths/lesions, will I be able to get pregnant in the future? And how long can I expect to recover? I'm going to be 24 a few days after the procedure and I do want children in the future. That's one of the reasons I'm concerned.
I had an HSG to make sure my tubes are open and they are. I had my first round of femara 2.5mg and metformin 500mg last month. Went back to the doc and he said no luck PCOS still in the way. Did a progesterone test and my level was 8.7 some docs say I ovulated some say I didn't I have no clue. AF arrived as to be expected and I did another round at 2.5mg amd metformin 1500mg. Went to the R.E. Specialist yesterday and had a u/s apparenltly femara does not like me at least not 2.5mg.
I spoke with my doc and he started me on metformin and povera. I stopped taking metformin after about a month because the tummy problems never went away! (sorry TMI ) Well I used provera from sept 2010 - May 2011 and did not ovulate once even with 3 of those months including Clomid. Provera does not make you ovulate it just induces a period, metformin lowers your insulin and clomid is for ovulation. Clomid doesn't work for everyone.
Hey guys, I am a 27 year old female and have been diagnosed with PCOS and endometriosis. I have taken 4 months of clomid up to 150mg and did not produce one egg. I recently switched doctors and am getting ready to start my first cycle of femara. I am taking 2.5mg two times a day of femara/letrozole and 1500mg a day metformin. I am curious about side effects, advice, success stories, etc. I am anxious and have been TTC for 3 years total, 2 with a doctors assistance. THANK YOU in advance.
I've been diagnosed with PCOS recently and will start Metformin and Clomid. I've heard the chances of having a healthy pregnancy with these meds are 40% for PCOS women which isn't too bad but wish it was more like 80% : ) Just wanted to hear any success stories to help cheer me up.
As I stated in my last post, I just had a lap done last week to remove endometrial tissue, and I'm wondering if anyone out there has both of these problems and had success TTC after a lap? We've been trying on and off for over a year and a half, and I already did 5 unsuccessful rounds of clomid. The clomid made me ovulate (they increased it almost every time so I was upto 250 mg by the end) but I never conceived.
My new doc found uteran scarring w/vaginal ultrasound and is pretty sure I have endometriosis. I am going through laprascopy tomorrow to verify and they will remove any excess tissue. I have read that this is supposed to give me increased chance of pregnancy w/in the first 3-6 months. I am just wondering if anyone out there has any advice or success stories for me?
cases only with endometriosis--164 patients; endometriosis and polycystic disease of the ovaries--11 patients; endometriosis and tubal sterility--42 patients; endometriosis and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)--56 patients; endometriosis and uterus myomatosus--6 patients. DISCUSSION: Diagnosis of endometriosis by laparoscopy effectively helps in the further treatment of sterile women.
i don't think my cycles have gotten any shorter but it is hard to tell due to the pregnancy (which would have been a 44 day cycle - ovulated on day 30). Overall I am happy with the metformin and have no side effects but I am 37y and don't have a ton of time to waste waiting around!! A paper just came out from New England Journal of Medicine that said there is no difference in pregnancy rates between clomid alone compared to clomid with metformin.
My husband (34) and I (32) have been trying to conceive for almost 2 years. Below is my med. history and tests that have been done. What is my next step/request? Age 17: began taking birth control (Ortho 777) due to VERY heavy, long, and irregular periods. Age 29: Went off birth control. Continued to have very regular periods (29-31 days), felt some minor ovulation pain, was confident pregnacy would happen quickly. Age 30: Continued to have very regular periods and ovulation signs.
Hello, I am 33 years old and I was diagnosed with PCOS and endometriosis 5 years ago. I have been taking metformin 1000mg for 5 years, I've been excercising and I've lost 20lbs. I started taking clomid 50mg. last month and I didn't get pregnant so on 7/13/12 I will start taking 100mg. of clomid I hope it works this time. My doctor said that I should use an OPK, I did and I did not get an lh surge. Has anyone had sucess on metformin and clomid 100mg or 150mg?
hi i hav PCOS and retroverted uterus what is the best way to concived a baby? is there a treatment for retroverted uterus?
Of course IVF will give you the highest success rates for pregnancy for a history of PCOS and endometriosis. Metformin alone has not been shown to be superior to ovulation induction with clomiphene in women in PCOS. So if you do not have diabetes or prediabetes, ovulation induction with Clomiphene would be superior to Metformin alone.
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