Metformin for thin pcos

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I was just curious who all has tried metfomin for fertility? I have mild PCOS, but i'm thin, so my dr originally didn't want to put me on it, since my pcos is mild.. but now we are trying any and everything to see if it helps.. so i'll be starting it tonight... What dose are you on if you've taken it? has it helped with ovulation etc? any success? does it make you lose weight or do you have to worry about getting hypoglycemic.. and what side effects did you have?
hi, i too have PCOS and iam thin. i never had regular period until i started metformin. as for trying to conceive i am having a hard time, so i have to take fertility treatments.
I recently found out that I have PCOS, but not the typical symptoms with regard to weight. I am very thin-115lbs. I have been told that it is more difficult for people with my type of PCOS to conceive. Is this true?
I believe all women with PCOS ahould go right to metformin and clomid (or femara) and not waste their time doing anything else (natural cycles, metformin alone, etc!)!! GOOD LUCK!!!
Sorry it took me so long to respond. I haven't been on for a while. As for metformin and pcos, your story sounds soooo similar to mine!! When I was your age, and all growing up I was 104lbs. Never more. I was always very thin and kept my same eating habits. In 2007 my fiance at the time (now husband) was being deployed to Iraq, he was in an accident and came home. After that he proposed and we started planning our wedding.
I have been on metformin for about a month and a half now because I have PCOS. Yes, it did cause some stomach problems the first 3-4 weeks (mostly diahrea...sorry tmi) but after that it only bothers me if I have too much carbs that day or sugar. On the upside though...it did help me ovulate for the first time ever. Good Luck!!!
I've been on Metformin for 5 months for PCOS and I'm taking Eltroxin for my Thryroid and was told to loose 15% body weight and then try IUI. Does anyone have similiar situation?
Hi! I have PCOS and have been trying to conceive for 7 months. My tests showed a high level of androgens, but no insulin resistance (although there is a history of diabetes II on my father's side). I went through two rounds of Clomid (50 mg and 100 mg), but I have not ovulated (small follicles up to 10mm). My doctor suggests now to up the Clomid dose to 150mg and to take Metformin as well.
I think it would be fantastic though if we could find some way to raise awareness and to get funding for PCOS research, because it does have a ton of complications as we all very well know. I'm 19 years old, I've had PCOS since I was 15 (at the official diagnosis, but I'm sure it started way before that) and my treatment is working for 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
i have pcos doc just placed me on metformin,am thinking of taking clomid with it but the problem now is that clomid thin out my uterine lining.what do i do?
You can be thin and have PCOS. For those who are thin seem to have a harder issue with it because weight loss is not an option. And if you have the tiny cysts on your ovaries, then that is a classic sign of pcos. I would say follow up with your doctor, and maybe get them to start you on Metformin and maybe a birth control (if your not trying for a baby now). Birth control can sometimes reduce the amount of cysts if you stay on it for atleast 6 months.
I've been on Metformin for clost to 2 year...PCOS. Other the nausea I felt nothing out of the ordinary.
Trust me, even if you're in pain, just take some Advil, get off your ass, and go for a walk... you WON'T regret it. Don't let PCOS get you down (or fat), ladies! Sorry for the novella, but I hope it helps.
From your list of symptoms, it goes beyond PCOS and you should be checked out for Cushing's as well. Cushing's symptoms vary a lot as well and no one person has all the symptoms - I never got the moon face, high blood pressure and some other things. I have pics in my profile. You should find a good endo - once you know you have a source of cortisol, find a neuro-endo.
Did your doctor also run tests for any thyroid disease? This can also have an effect on fertility. PCOS is not the cause of being overweight, it's the other way around. Don't use PCOS as an excuse to not to lose weight. Stepping off soap box now.... Losing weight is a great way to treat PCOS, along with regular exercise, and maybe a medication (like metformin). Each of these helps the body to regulate the over production of insulin.
Is it possible to ovulate late (after day 20) for a women with PCOS? I have PCOS and sometimes I ovulate on my own. This is my cycle after a chemical pregnancy.My 20 th day test says my progesterone levels are low (1.6) and hence I did not ovulate in this cycle. I saw pink discharge once yesterday and once today morning.Its 35 th day and I am not having a normal cycle. I did a HPT 3 days back and it was negative.
Hey everyone!! I have PCOS, I take the BC and metformin but still keep with the cravings for sugar and it's really hard to lose weight...I was looking on the internet about this hcg diet fand found this forum... I know you wrote this many years ago but if you have the time... just tell me if any of you had ovarian hyperestimulation syndrom, read it is a possibility for people with PCOS having the hcg hormone...
My older sister had been diagnosed with PCOS for years. After a year and a half, I got the news I was dreading, I have PCOS. After 6 cycles with clomid, my obgyn told me ivf was our only choice. Not happy with that, I found an infertility specialist. She found I had polyps in my uterus and the lining was too thick (my obgyn had just done a trans vaginal ultra sound and found none of this).
I hate it when everyone knows (your family) that you have PCOS and they still rub it in your face that there is a baby on the way. You know, PCOS isn't a joke and could be really serious so I don't see why people take it so lightly. Some have even told me, well if you get your weight under control...blah blah blah then it should be ok, well news for that, it is easier said than done. Who else out there feels what I am saying.
whats the chances of conceiving on metformin and clomid i have pcos ttc for 2 years.
Hi, I was diagnosed about 3 months ago with pcos and i am currently ttc. I also have been thin my whole life in fact in highschool my senior year i was 101lbs. I did not have my first period until i was 18, my doc said it was bc i was underweight. I started bc at 18 to control af not knowing anything was wrong. I had a really hard time gaining weight my whole life until i had my period. I gained 25lbs in three years which doesn't sound like a lot but that's 25% of my whole body weight!
I am amazed and shocked by this whole thrilling emotions, but I am also scared because I still have to take Metformin for now. I still don't know how far along I am in the pregnancy but the doctor assumes I am 6-8 weeks pregnant by the levels of HCG in the blood. I will post more when I find out more. My first prenatal appointment is on April 28, 09. Good luck to all.
For those who are trying for children, metformin is a wonderful drug, as I will be trying that next. Complications to metformin, for the first few weeks, you will feel nausea and might have runny stool. This is common, I wish all you the best with your tests, and upcoming new additions.
My Dr has prescribed me to take some birth control pills and metformin for 6 months...will it be cured within 6 months???wat is the reason or cause for this to happen, though I am Under weight...???please suggest some diet as well...
I am on Metformin to attempt helping to regulate my cycle. I was diagnosed with PCOS in January. I recently had an HSG to see how my tubes are =which was normal, My Pelvic US was normal, but did show a thin uterine lining. Do any of you know any tricks to get pregnant without me having to go on clomid? Any foods that can thicken uterine lining to help me carry a child?
In all, if you do have PCOS, taking a pill on a daily basis will make a world of difference to help with hormonal differences. For those who are trying for children, metformin is a wonderful drug, as I will be trying that next. Complications to metformin, for the first few weeks, you will feel nausea and might have runny stool. This is common, I wish all you the best with your tests, and upcoming new additions.
hi boolebre, i have pcos and i noticed it when i was 15 years old . i was always thin growing up and my period was always on time ,but i had thick long side burnes and wild black long hairs on my back ,chin and stomack .....stressful just saying ........
I am brand new to this forum and I am hoping that some of my questions can be answered. I really don't know if I have PCOS for sure. I just went to my annual Ob/Gyn appointment today and I went to a new Dr. My last annual/pap was in the summer of '07. My results were normal. I was LONG overdue, for no other reason, but I finally went today. Anyway, just visiting with the Dr. I noted that my periods were usually between 34-38 days apart but this last time they were 50 days apart.
I am already married for 7 months.... and still I am not pregnant. I don't know why other people with PCOS got pregnant while undergo treatment. Are you guys skip days to take the pills? Please tell me the procedure. I need your help... Thanks a lot!
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