Metformin and multiple births

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I have heard it makes you sick. how are the sucess rates? and do you know the % rates of having multiple births? I just dont know very much about firtinlity drugs. Can you ladies help me?
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
Has anyone suffered multiple miscarriages and then gone on to have a successful pregnancy without having any tests or taking any meds? I have had 2 miscarriages and my doctor refuses to do any testing until after the third loss. He has also told me that he won't perscribe any progesterone, baby aspirin, etc until after a third loss because he still thinks that the 2 previous m/c could just be a fluke.
My doc just told me multiple births ! Slight chance of miscarriage and ova than that nothing else !
I have not had af since august. I have been on metformin, estrogen, and will begin clomid on cd 5. (Today is cycle day 3, YEAH!!!) I have heard so many stories about multiple births from taking "fertility drugs." Is this true for any of you?
I am 32 yo and have had really bad menstrual pain to the point of vomiting and blacking out. Like Anya, I am on Diabex which is Metformin to trying and get Ovulation happening as I have been trying to fall pregnant for over 1.5 years. I have been told that Metformin works in about 50% of cases. This is my first month on the drug so don't know the results. Will have to take a blood test next week to see if it worked.
I've just been put on metformin and the GI diet (brilliant for both conditions) to see if i can lose the weight that way and have been told to take mega strength (1300mg per day) evening primrose oil and starflower oil. These, i'm told may take 3-6 months to start propoerly kicking in, so give it a chance. Relaxation classes are fantastic as is acupuncture, but if you don't have access to any of these classes, download relaxation exercises from the internet.
I just recently found out that a good friend of ours was also having a hard time conceiving b/c she was diagnosed with PCOS and after taking Metformin and getting off of it for awhile...she got her BFP..and is now happy to have been blessed with a healthy & cute baby boy...So that was encouraging to know and hear...We have hope...and We must remain faithful....We just can't give up! I will keep you and everyone else posted on my journey...You girls are amazing!!!
I got the number for a doctor who specializes in PCOS and reproductive health. So far he has put me on metformin, to lower my insulin which should help me lose weight, then causing my ovaries to sort of go back to normal. So hopefully I can get pregnant, if not then I have to take fertility drugs. I am not worried about taking the drugs I am just concerned about multiple pregnancy. Two wouldnt be bad, it;s just the thought of five or six that worries me.
The medicine, Metformin, also called Glucophage, which is used to treat type 2 diabetes, also helps with PCOS symptoms. Metformin affects the way insulin regulates glucose and decreases the testosterone production. Abnormal hair growth will slow down and ovulation may return after a few months of use. These medications will not cause a person to become diabetic. Fertility Medications. The main fertility problem for women with PCOS is the lack of ovulation.
I took provera for two cycles to induce my period since i had had annovulatory bleeding. I didn't get af until 10 days AFTER my last provera pill. AF was very heavy accompanied by major cramps. The second round after taking provera was a normal af for me. I took Clomid during a 3 rounds of IUI. I felt completely fine on Clomid as wel as the other hormones (injectables). In fact, I felt balanced. I have PCOS and maybe for me, that's why I felt so good!
I am willing to take whatever risks may come from fertility medications, such as multiple births(my doc was worried about this). Am I able to tell my doctor that I am okay with whatever side effects may come from the medications? These are things I will only be able to afford while I have insurance to help me out. :( I go to the doctor Monday to find out why I haven't started my period yet and why I am so late.
RE told me she is putting me on very lose dose of follistim due to my young age and i'm at high risk for multiple births. Also, she said pcos woman may or may not respond to injections alone so if thats the case then she will add in metformin on the next cycle. RE said if i produce more then 4 mature follicles then she will want to cancel the cycle due to the risk of conceiving triplets or more.
ive been told so many times that ill be having twins by different phsycics aswell and its quite possible as we have so many multiple births in my family. my uncle has twins and triplets 15months apart conceived naturally so its quite possible!! and its the most beautiful sight too see i might add too, those 5 little babes all lines up! good luck with everything - keep me posted! good luck with the job hunt too.
They actually advised me not to TTC, to avoid multiple births. I too have been trying to conceive for about 13 months now, and if there are 3 big follicles there, I am not going to let them go to waste in the chance that ONE may be fertilised. Anyone else at the ovulation stage of their cycle and had a scan??? I had a laproscopy in January and everything checked out ok, no trying the Clomid. Would be keen to hear about other people and their scan......good luck to all..
Hi this is my second time on clomid the first lot i tried was 2 years ago and nothing happened so they took me of clomid and put me on metformin that didnt help so i had ovarian drilling done and stayed on the metformin and still nothing so now im on both, and if nothing happens in the next 3 months its back to the hospital again, its not easy i can tell you that much me and my husband have been together 8 years and it would be nice to have a baby or 2, 3 i really dont mind, it use to get me dow
I had a trigger shot on 12/31 and took Clomid 100 mg and am taking 1000 mg of Metformin. I should be testing around 1/13 since the RE told me to wait a full 2 weeks after the trigger. Has anyone ever gotten strong symptoms about 72 hours after the trigger?? I have been nasueated ever since and don't call me crazy but my stomach is swollen some and I have been having cramps on and off. Lisa: My RE said anything over a 5 is a + too!! Good Luck!! Thanks and SSBD to all of you!!
My husband and I are trying to get pregnant ... I'm on Metformin, Femara, vitamins and now Prometrium. We tried on all the right days and my not-so-patient self took 3 pregnancy tests before my period should have started. In two the control box didn't show anything so I assume they didn't work. In the third I accidentally bought the non-early test and it was negative. My period started very light two days ago. Now nothing.
I to have pcos and was on Metformin 825 mg. I also was put on Provera and Clomid and fell pregnant on the first cycle. I miscaried at 6 weeks. Baby dust to all of you all wish you luck!!
Otherwise, women would be having multiple births every time! It's just hard, when high quality embryos go in, and it still doesn't work... Again, thanks so much for your participation in this forum. The women are incredible and as you already see are grateful to have you here.
the only thing i can do is take garlic pills and a b12 pill to stop the burning tingling feelings but i think i may have multiple sclerosis and one more thing my chest and shoulders feel heavy when i walk but i hope my doctor finds out whats wrong with me been like this for 3 months straight now ....
Hi I'm already a whole week late, with subtle signs of pregnancy. I just turned 47 and was planning on tying my tubes here in the the next month or so -- and now this? I can't even find out what the odds of a natural pregnancy at my age are. Some very definite changes from my "routine" cycle. I've got some nausea, tender breasts and one negative pregnancy test. But with my youngest son, my home pregnancy test also turned out negative, even though I was pregnant.
I also have that annoying warm sensation that is in my right leg and it moves from my ankle and up about 4inches and seems to be very frequent. I too thought it was a little heater under the seat of my car that was warming my leg-but the heat was not on. Also, the balls of my feet are burning along with this sensation. I need to know what this is?
did confirm it does make you more fertile and there is an increase in chances of multiple births. So be careful if this is not in your plan. She did give me a diet plan but also said as long as I kept my calories under 1000 per day I would still lose just fine. I am very curious what the people that are on the 500/day diet eat? What is a typical breakfast, lunch, & dinner like? I will keep y'all posted on my loss.
It's been almost 2 weeks since my laproscopic surgery, I have learned alot both from experiencing it and talking to ya'll here on the forum. Time to share, because just maybe somebody is about to go through the same thing and has questions or needs help. It would be great if everyone added their two cents and we will have a nice "what to expect when your expecting laproscopic surgery" list...lol 1. Don't be fooled, this is major surgery. You could be having body parts removed.
) But I have been on Metformin for going on 3 months now and It still hasn't helped much, to date I have lost 18 pounds and still no AF. Not to say I have been on and off Clomid for almost a year now... (this would be my 6th round), and AF dosent come. But the crazy part is that I Ovulate..and still no AF. And I dont want to do BC because I am TTC, and when I was on BC AF came like every other or every 3 months. With all these drugs plus Provera...I don't know what is wrong with me!
I've been to vascular surgeons, cardiologists. hand surgeons and regular md's and no one can help me. This just happened again to my thumb after 10 years and my cardiologist prescribed high blood pressure meds...and I DON'T have high blood pressure, I've been running for 25 years! If anyone has a diagnosis please share...I know your frustration.
I got my IUD out on Aug 5th and am ttc. I have had lots of spotting and maybe a period but nothing regular. I called my doc and they said that it takes 3 months before the hormones are out of your system. The mirena website makes it sound as though you can get pregnant anytime after removal. Any advice/stories would be appreciated. Thanks.
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