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26/03/2013 at 10:39
Any other sufferers? are you on Mettformin? has anyone found weight loss has helped there fertility? I do already have children but would like another one and we are just going through tests with the hospital and I have had my mettformin dosage raised to 1500mg (it was 3000mg when I fell pregnant before) but my periods have disapeared since last October
26/03/2013 at 11:39
I have PCOS and I'm on metformin. I'm only on 500mg though as every time I go up to 1000mg the side effects are just too much. I've ;lost just over 2 stone since I started taking it but have nearly 2 stone still to lose and my weight's levelled off now so dr says i really need to increase it and has prescribed the higher dose going forward.
In 2011 my periods disappeared, my last one was 23rd December 2010, I started Metformin in August after pleading with my gp for it and my periods restarted in October as my weight started to come down.
I still havent fallen pregnant but at least having cycles is a positive
26/03/2013 at 12:03
the side affects are horrible aren't they! I have the slow release version which I find easier, but it has taken me two months to gradually increase my dosage.
Great news about your periods returning, so there is hope! how have you lost weight?
26/03/2013 at 15:55
Literally just the metformin. I have been told I need to change my diet as I'm not eating enough but can't seem to physically make myself eat more. I had tried pretty much every diet going to lose weight and i exercise regularly but just never seemed to lose even 1lb. Then I started the metformin and it just fell off. It took about a month before the side effects subsided but they are so much worse when I up the dose than they were when I first started taking them. Good luck!
26/03/2013 at 16:30
I don't have PCOS but did struggle to conceive and losing weight was the single most effective thing for my cycles. When I lost maybe 7lbs at least I had my first 'normal' cycle in a year and then I conceived although miscarried. I put weight back on after the D&C and then again lost weight a few months later which resulted in another BFP combined with Clomid. Lost that pregnancy and had some chemical ones in between and went on a really serious weight loss mission with exercise and again conceived and finally now 31 weeks. I think it's too much coincidence that in the 2 years I was ttc'ing for the only time I'd conceive was after losing weight and being on a health kick. Good luck x
26/03/2013 at 17:00
im on metformin i have 2000mg a day, i have PCOS and insulin resistance. im yet to fall pregnant!
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