Metformin and pregnancy success

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HI, If metformin and prenatal vitamins have not helped then the next step is to go in for induction of ovulation. This when combined with IUI will give excellent results. Consult your Doctor. Hope this helps. The answer is based on information provided. Exact advice is not possible without a proper examination and investigations. You are requested to consult your Doctor. Take care and keep us posted.
My boyfriend and I have been trying to conceive for 2 years now, I recently discovered I have pcos and I have been on metformin since december. Has anyone actually has any success just taking metformin?
Hey ladies i just started Metformin today! can i get some stories of bfps using it? or just you experience on it?
Here is something I just googled about metformin and PCOS, and the way it could help! Hope this helps ya, it helped me in making my decision to take it!!!! RESTORATION OF NORMAL MENSTRUAL CYCLE. A number of studies have shown that menstruation can be restored in many women with PCOS. For example, in a study at Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati, 43 women who were not having periods took Glucophage, and 39 of them resumed normal menses.
Up until now I had been taking 100 mg of clomid and just getting maybe one follie and one very big cyst. This month, I took the metformin and 50 mg of clomid, and I had 2 nice sized follies and no cysts. I consider that a metformin success. Just had an iui today - my first one - will have to just wait now and see how it goes. Waiting...waiting...waiting.
Hi, Im new here. Im 22 years old and been ttc naturally for a year didnt success. A few months ago went to gyno to for hormone check up and have my hubby checked his semen. He was normal, but doc found out that Im not ovulating. I also diagnose of PCOS when I was 18. So, my doc gave me clomid 50mg to help me ovulate and on day 21 I was asked to check my progesterone, but Im still not ovulating. Now my doc dose up my clomid to 100mg and she also gave me metformin. Im hoping to get pregnant.
yes clomid 100 mg plus metformin 1500mg per day may work with success rate 20% per cycle . i hope you to be pregnant soon . PCOS is a simple disorder but need close monitore to check dose versus response .
I was reading some stuff online today and saw that a lot of people were told not to take Metformin during pregnancy. Has anyone taken it (or stopped) during pregnancy? I don't go to the doctor for another month, though I put in a call. I'd just like to hear people's stories. Thanks!
I continued to take until about my 12th week of pregnancy and in Feb gave birth to a baby boy. I swear by metformin, I think it is great and for me I am convinced that my son was born bc of it. Keep trying and dont give up. Did your doctor say anything to you about polycystic ovarian syndrome..just wondering bc thats why I was on metformin.
I am nervous about using Clomid and Metformin together but am reading it is safe. Anyone have a similar experience with success?
Anyone here on Metformin and have a success story? I have been on Metformin for only a month and a half for my PCOS to help regulate me and help me get pregnant. Last week (about 8 days ago) I had some very very light bleeding that only showed when I wiped and it wasn't every time.
Hi everyone, I've just finished my first cycle of Fermera (days 3-7 5mg) and have also started Metformin, the doc is cycling me up to 1500mg by week 4 (250/500/1000/1500)... I'm not entirely sure what to expect, I've started the OPK tests and nothing yet, I'm at day 15 now, but based on this App I have - it's predicting my fertile days to start on Aug 31 ...
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 am very new to this type of thing, but I do find that reading pregnancy success stories from other women who have PCOS, really helps me to cope with the fact that I have fertility issues. I am on my second round of 50mg of clomid and Im also taking Metformin. Are there any women who have successfuly conceived on Clomid and how many rounds did it take?
Have had a total of 2 miscarriages (1 ectopic) and one successfull pregnancy. I did clomid before and miscarriage both of the times I've gotten pregnant on it. My ectopic was this past Aug. I finally have a diagnosis of PCOS as of yesterday (I thought I had it for a long time but the u/s confirmed it yesterday) So my doc gave me metformin to try (my request as friends of mine had success with it). Has anyone had good results with just doing metformin?
it will happen for all of us! They say that using metformin and Clomis in combination has a much higher success rate than just clomid alone. I also heard that staying on metformin during pregnancy helps to reduce your risk of miscarrige (especially those who have PCOS as our rates of MC are alot higher) Good luck ladies!!!
Wow did I have a head ache this morning when I woke up! Metformin and Provera together gives me a headache! So far no side effects to the provera, taking it at night seems to be helping! Metformin 500mg per day (for now) is not so bad, I have some diarrhea but not like the last time i tried met at 1000mg per day to start! Talking about egg retrieval and maybe gestational carrier (that's what surrogates are called in Michigan) if my condition doesn't reverse!
Last month I did my first round of clomid 50 mg and no success on pg but I did ovulate on day 16 so my OBGYN upped my dosage to clomid 100 mg! Me and my husband want a baby really bad! I know I will have one in God's time! I miscarried in early 2009. we tried for a long time on our on then I decided to go to a specialist. I was put on Metformin 1500 mg and Prometrium 200 mg. There was no success on just that so I was then put on the clomid, estradiol and progesterone cream.
I take 2000 mlg of metformin and my boobs feel like someone is pulling them down continuously and my nipples are really sensitive. I was just wondering what side effect you ladies have with metforin. Also im nausea at least 10 hours out of the day.
I have a 5 year old daughter- I was not trying for a baby, but was having unprotected sex with my husband for 2 years and somehow she just happened. Since then, I was diagnosed with PCOS and was put on Metformin 500mg twice a day. I do not get periods on my own so I took Provera to bring down my period and then took Clomind days 5-9. I dont know if I ovulated or not, the sticks never do it for me....
I had serious diarrhea but eventually your body adjusts and MOST women start to tolerate it after a while. I've had much more success with an extended release brand name version called Glumetza. First of all, when I was on the regular stuff, I was supposed to take it three times a day, and I NEVER remembered. This is extended release, so I take it at night - four pills. It is very expensive though. I have insurance and I still pay almost $60/mo for it!
I have pcos as well and have never had regular periods. With my first child, I was taking metformin and using ovulation kits. I am now pregnant with my second child. This time I tried clomid (with no success) then switched to letrozole. I was about to go back to taking metformin, but found out I was pregnant. It is very difficult when you barely ever ovulate. Good luck!
She diagnosed me with pcos and put me on metformin 1500 mg (for PCOS), prenatals and progesterone 200 mg (to start my period). We had to not try for 3 months so my hormones could regulate and my cycles could regulate too! Well after about 3 more months of trying still for negative results so I asked to be put on clomid! She kept me on metformin, prenatals and changed my progesterone pills to the progesterone gel that you insert and she added clomid 50 mg!
Tamoxifen and gonadotropins are other drugs which can help women with PCOS to get pregnant. The pregnancy rate is about 15 per cent in patients with PCOD taking Clomiphene, but success depends on the length of treatment and other factors. It varies woman to woman. Technically, it only requires one sperm cell meeting up with a woman's egg cell to cause pregnancy. There are number of factors which play a role in fertilization and it varies in every case.
I would take metformin every day and provera for 10 days and on cycle days 3-7 I was taking clomid. And you can take provera and clomid together, its the only way to get a period so that you can start your clomid. if you dont get one on your own already. Athough it didnt work for me I was taking it for 5 months. I have heard of alot of people who get it on the first try. alot more got it on the third try.
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.
I saw another Doctor who prescribed me Metformin about 13 months ago. I always had irregular mentrual periods and with metformin and hardly ever had periods. I ended up taking Birth control just for two months ( actually this year on January 2009) But on the middle of February I decided to skip half of the birth controls and decided not to take them. I still was and am in Metformin till this day. Recently on March 30, 2009 I was rushed to the E.R because of a very discomfort abdominal pain.
Before that I had done clomid/iui's, ivf with chemical pregnancy, and failed fet. With the femara we were also trying "naturally", so i do think it can work well. I am now on my third round of it again after my mc. Hoping for a bfp on Christmas, if not then i am moving on to injectables. Good luck with the femara!!
I am just wondering if any women have PCOS and have conceived, and how the pregnancy is going? I have been trying for 4 years with no success and I am starting to get a little depressed since I have pretty much ovulated with every month of meds.. the other thing is I can not keep track of my ovulation and periods because I am so irregular, any suggestions on how to be able to know when you ovulate without having to buy test every month.
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