Metformin and pcos and infertility

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Avatar f tn We do use metformin in infertility, but we use it (as far as I know) to improve insulin sensitivity and increase ovulation rates. PCOS as you are probably aware is a catch-all term for irregular periods. You don't even have to have cysts to have PCOS! I'm sorry I was not more helpful--ask your RE again--you may be smarter than he/she is! Good luck!
4433579 tn?1354555348 My husband and I have been ttc for over a year, but in 2010 I got my left tube removed because of a softball size cyst. I am now on metformin and take B12 vitamins, are my chance nil on getting pregnant? I don't have periods unless I take provera for ten days...
Avatar n tn did take testes and said that i was ovulating and i have a reguler cycle and i also tock a HYSTERO exam to make sure my tubs was not blocked they was not, so i go back to the clinic on 3/19/07 he/ my Dr. want to start me out on Metformin, but will this med, help me get pregent because he have not said anything about clomid he do not want to put me on it.
Avatar f tn Soon after my menstral cycle came very few and in between. Over the past few years my husband and I have been trying to coceive. They put me on metformin and other stuff such as birthcontrol to force my menstral cycle but would only bring it for 2 days. Now im on nothing and not having a cycle at all. What are your suggestions?
950954 tn?1271214487 However, the most recent studies show that women with PCOS do better with taking fertility medication called Clomid then with Metformin alone and so it may be better for you to take Metformin and Clomid. Most people start with just the Clomid pill and try this for about 3 to 6 total cycles before moving on to IVF. I suggest seeing a fertility specialist called a Reproductive Endocriniology and Infertility specialist if you have not done so already.
950954 tn?1271214487 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!!!
Avatar f tn After i was dx +ve with PCOS i had a 3 months ourse of meds like Metformin, Microgest and Folic Acid. this dint help me out. Than went to doc2 3 weeks a ago and found I dint have much of a progress with meds from doc1. Then she(doc 2) gave me Clomid and metformin and Duphoston(not sure of spelling) for cycle that month. I have had regular periods this year. today is my Cd 20. I went to the doc again last friday. She then asked me to double my dose of Metformin from 500g/day to 1000g/day.
1653489 tn?1301888045 not all women who has pcos do not conceive. I have friends who have pcos and yet were able to bear a child. Was metformin the only medicine prescribed for you? no pills? Usually ob-gyne prescribes pill+metformin combo, and it doesnt really go away in just a month. Some doctors might tell you to take the pills for 3 months with the metformin then have another ultrasound. So try to clear it out with your doctor first. Hope this helps you.
415867 tn?1323369103 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.
330481 tn?1309491843 I am just wondering what all Metformin will do for me. I have PCOS and have been trying to concieve for about two years now. I have recently been put on birth control to regulate my periods after taking Provera and Femara for two months with no luck. My Dr. prescibed Metformin for me a few months ago, but for some reason I never took it.
Avatar n tn So I was just put on metformin for an insulin resistance issue which is causing infertility. DH and I have been TTC for 2 years...ever since a m/c in 2005. I am not sure what the metformin is actually going to do..my doctor predicted pregnancy in as early as 3 months...but I still don't understand what this medication is actually going to do or how soon it will do it...someone else on this med help?
330481 tn?1309491843 I will give metformin all the credit. Also... my cousin was having some problems with infertility and I told her to come talk to all the ladies on this site. She did and they suggested she get tested for PCOS.. they discovered that she had it, put her on metformin and she is now pregnant! That happened in less then a month I do believe. So, yes I think it helps getting pregnant. I will also add, I never had any side effects with it as many do.
Avatar f tn It's a very common problem. It just takes longer. metformin and clomid are both good places to start when trying to conceive. Make sure you're taking them as your doctor told you to. Ways that might help are to also lose weight and treat the depression. When TTC, and being depressed, you can actually make it harder to conceive because it's under the stress of depression so it doesn't do everything it should. The only thing you can do is to follow your doctors orders and keep trying.
Avatar f tn BUT ON MONDAY I WENT IN TO DO AN HSG AND I WAS WONDERING IF I CAN START TAKING METFORMIN AND WILL IT AFFECT MY OVULATION FOR THIS MONTH??? WOW BFP TOOK ME BY SURPRISE I WAS WONDERING WHAT THAT MEANT...LOL...IM GLAD IT WORKED OUT FOR YOU...STORIES LIKE YOURS GIVES ME MOTIVATION WHEN IM FEELING DOWN WITH NO HOPES OF CONTINUING. ABOUT THE STOMACH DISCOMFORTED I ONLY TOOK ONE PILL AND I AM FEELING IT. HOPING WITH TIME MY BODY GETS USE TO IT.THANKS AGAIN FOR TAKING THE TIME AND INFORMING ME...
Avatar f tn You just need some help from meds. I am taking provera, metformin and clomid. My PCOS makes me not able to get a cycle on my own. which means I dont ovulate on my own either. So I need the meds to help. My sister has PCOS to and she has no problem with her cycles and got pregnate on her own with no help. So everyones PSOC affects them different. Just remember theres hope no matter how it affects you. Good luck!
608553 tn?1389506411 I had a pap and they ruled out thyroid and other things. I told the clinic I STRONGLY feel like I suffer from PCOS and they asked me why. I explained how I have EVERY symptom of it... Infertility, excessive facial/chest hair, etc. and they made me an appointment for a sonogram but then cancelled it and keep giving me the run around. I think it could be that I don't have health insurance. Anyway, I've registered in a PCOS website where I get news letters because I feel THAT strongly about it!
1007532 tn?1332771526 hi yeah you do need to ovulate my body just magically did some how - i still dont ovulate properly now as got endo and pcos - and have been giving clomid to help fall with baby number 3.
Avatar f tn Hello me and my boyfriend have been trying to conceive and nothing has happened ? Im wondering and starting to become worried if I can have children !
Avatar f tn I have PCOS, fibromyalgia, depression, 2 miscarriages, 3 failed IUIs and now Im on first round of IVF and Im producing lots of follicles and my levels are good. I truly believe its going to happen for me. I have been trying for 4 years with my lovely husband. I am 33 years old. IT WILL HAPPEN XXX try a whole foods diet for fibro and depression - read eat to live by dr furhman.
415687 tn?1228749875 My coworker went for an HSG to start the infertility route, got her Clomid and a shot ready to go and she gave it one ol natural college try and wound up pregnant. So it can happen for some that an HSG "clears you out" although not officially documented by the docs. I'm still hoping for that to be true (mine was in Jan) but an ovarian cyst is probably not going to make that happen. Stupid cyst.
706214 tn?1244526649 If you are overweight even moderate weight loss and exercise will improve the symptoms of PCOS . because weigth gain makes the hormonal imbalance worse. although i hate medicines and their side effects metformin may help with weight loss aswell .
Avatar m tn Pcos is very common, and usually metformin is the first prescribed thing for it, as usually with pcos, you get insulin resistancy, which contributes to infertility and weight problems. So metformin helps with the I.R. and thus hopefully restoring normal ovulation and alot of ladies i know have lost alot of excess weight while on it, It's also been shown to reduce the m/c rate abit if taken till at least 12 weeks.
Avatar f tn HI, Women with PCOS can have problems with ovulation and conception. Weight loss if overweight and insulin sensitizing agents like metformin will help with the PCOS. For induction of ovulation, drugs like clomiphene and femara can be used. If these do not help then gonadotropins can be used. Consult an infertility expert for an opinion. The answer is based on information provided. Exact advice is not possible without a proper examination and investigations.
Avatar f tn Hi everyone, I just found out that i have PCOS and it is scaring me crazy - in addidition to infertility - we have a history of diabetes in my family and iam scared about getting it. I started on Metformin. Through my googling - i found a good site that has supplements that can be taken to reduce the effects of pcos. "Pcos-insulitelabs". I already started an aerobics class, 3 times a week and iam def going to cut out carbohidrates in my diet.
Avatar f tn I have pcos and I'm trying to conceive, I have been taking metformin but currently stopped. I ran out. I hope to start up again within a week. After taking it for a month I finally got a period. No spotting for days before or after. It was perfect. My breast even got sore! I am using this as a place for woman trying to conceive with pcos and help each other out, give advice or tell their story. Any one is welcome!
Avatar f tn I have been diagnosed with PCOS. My question is can I still get pregnant with PCOS?
Avatar f tn What are the odds of getting pregnant when one suffers from pcos??? and how will you know when is the right time to have sex, since i dont have regular periods??? plz plz help somebody?????
Avatar n tn I also have PCOS and was told how important it is to lost weight (especially because I am experiencing infertility and women with PCOS who lose at least 10% bodyweight typically start ovulating more regularly). Weight loss is a real struggle with PCOS. My doctor gave me a drug that is used to treat diabetes called glucophage (also called metformin). It has helped me to lose weight - but VERY slowly. And it definitely won't do it on it's own, but it can certainly help.
Avatar f tn PCOS is no big deal because its THE most common infertility in women. i myself have PCOS and got pregnant and suffering with MC. when i found out for the first time i was disappointed. but later when i lost weight and started medication such as clomid and metformin i got pregnant. PCOS can easily be treated its not some untreatable. so i would again say ask your RE. i hope you hear a good news. do not stress and pray to GOD.