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14/01/2016 at 12:41
Another newby to the site, i must have seen this site over a thousand times due to the amount of on-line questions i have had over the years.
Me and my fiance have been trying to convieve for over 9 years now, i was diagnosed with PCOS when i was in my teens. I have always struggled with my weight, never being fully successful in losing enough for IVF. I have been under the gyno for over 9 years, always to be told to go away and lose 2 stone. It got to much for me so i discharged myself from seeing them to give myself a break from it all.
I went back in June 2015 to start things up again, turning 30 in Oct 14 really made me panic about how i am still struggling to concieve so decided enough was enough i needed better help than i was getting over the past 9 years.
When i went back i was finally referred to the diabities centre (wasnt informed that Metformin could help PCOS until this point) I went to my appt in July 15 and was put on Metformin, 500mg a day first week then i went up to 1500mg a day. I have stuck to Slimming World and now lost 2s 2.5lb. I think the Metformin has been a huge help with the weight loss.
I just want to know if there is anyone who was on Metformin for over 5 months and still had success in getting pregnant, now i have lost the weight i feel it could happen soon but keep getting my hopes up, its driving me insane!
Any positive posts welcome :)
14/01/2016 at 19:36
I have pcos also! 2 of my 3 children were conceived with the use of metformin. The first one however I was also using it with clomid. My last child I was using only metformin. Are your cycles bbefoming more regular. Do you know if you are ovulating? FYI, my sister also has pcos and while she took metformin with all pregnancys 3 of her 4 were ivf. So it. Doesn't work for everyone but its a very good help for pcos treatment.
14/01/2016 at 20:54
Thanks for your reply.
My period has now started becoming more regular which is a good sign but they are 7-9 weeks apart so as far as I am aware I'm not ovulating :( but I think the days are becoming less and less in between. Metformin so far has been so helpful in regards to helping me to get my weight down which has made my periods come back. I should be due on this weekend so once that's out of the way I will do ovulation sticks each day to check (actually hoping I don't come on 😉)
I am back at the gyno next week so I think I will ask to try clomid again see if it works now I have lost weight and on metformin.... Fingers crossed ☺
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