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pcos, metformin and clomid?

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spaceal Mon 04-Feb-13 10:23:21

Hi. We're TTC potential DC2 - I'm 40 and have PCOS and I'm just trying to work out what to do about metformin and/or clomid.

I've been on metformin a few times and it's had varying effects on my PCOS, periods, weight etc. I conceived DD1 (almost 2) after I'd lost a load of weight (but was still overweight) and was on metformin, but was having very long and irregular cycles. I was seeing a consultant gynaecologist and had an appointment to consider clomid in the November but got pregnant in the June - we weren't really trying and it happened very easily, which I was enormously surprised about.

Now that we're actually trying for DC2 it's all a bit different. My cycles have been long (up to 60 days) and very irregular since I stopped breastfeeding in about June.

I've just gone back on metformin and am upping my dose to 1500mg, but when I saw my GP she said that metformin and clomid were now the recommended treatment for TTC with PCOS.

Is that other people's experience? I'm going to do some research on clomid and make another appointment with my GP but thought I'd ask around here.


Sarahb8990 Mon 04-Feb-13 11:31:19

Hi I have pcos, and I'm ttc #2 i haven't been told anythin about metformin but have been put on 100mg of clomid an responding well so far. I go back to doctors and see what they think is best a they know your background and what you will most likely respond to.

tanyatanya Mon 04-Feb-13 21:38:20

Hi, i have pcos and was TTC for 4 years. I finally conceived my DS son using metformin and Clomid in 2011. I went on met to regulate my periods and help me lose weight for around 5 months and was then given Clomid. I got pregnant the 2nd month on Clomid. It worked for us and I would consider using this again. Hope this helps and lots of luck!

spaceal Wed 06-Feb-13 09:37:37

Sorry for the delayed response - but thanks for your replies. I've got an appointment with my GP in a couple of weeks so we'll see what she says.

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