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Those with PCOS and using metformin...

(9 Posts)
Pickle0 Mon 23-Oct-17 22:28:15

I am only on day 5 of metformin, 1 tablet a day for 1 week before incresing it to 2 tablets, then 3 the next week. I have been taking ovulation tests with no positive result, just wondering from everyones experiences:

How long it took for AF to arrive
How long you first cycle was when taking metformin
& did you ovulate on your first cycle when taking metformin?

The success stories I have been reading about metformin are great!

Pickle0 Tue 24-Oct-17 12:22:46


peachesarenom Thu 26-Oct-17 18:38:13

I'm in a similar situation. Interested to hear too!

Pickle0 Fri 27-Oct-17 17:02:50

Not getting any replies, sorry not much help lol

Holdbacktheriver Sat 28-Oct-17 01:02:35

It’s been a long time since I’ve taken metformin so I’m not sure I’m much help but will at least keep this bumped smile

I really struggled with it if I’m honest. I got up to 3 tablets as consultant had said sometimes if you up it, it gets better. It didn’t work that way for me. It really messed with my digestive system. I couldn’t eat any meat, fish, eggs or cheese. No carbs or sugar or anything with any fat in like nuts or avocado otherwise the loo was my best friend blush

I did lose quite a lot of weight very quickly and this did give me 30ish day cycles, I was previously around the 60-70 day mark.

It didn’t work for me but I wasn’t able to give it long enough as I was spending more time in the loo than anywhere else or struggling with a very restricted diet and it was making life impossible. I have heard wonderful things about it though if you can stick with it.

JustPutSomeGlitterOnIt Sat 28-Oct-17 01:09:55

Hello, I got pregnant within 8 days shock! So honestly can't report on AF on it haha.
This was last year. No side effects that I remember, and I was on it a month before realising I didn't need to be taking it any more grin

We ended up with twins though, so be careful grin!

Good luck smile

anxiouswaiting Sat 28-Oct-17 11:37:49

I was already having periods when I started Metformin but I wasn't ovulating.

I started it in Jan and we started ttc july, I was pregnant in August.

I found my tummy couldn't handle standard Metformin but changed to slow release (glucophage) and am on 1000mg twice a day and clearly that got me ovulating again.

LG93 Tue 31-Oct-17 14:33:35

I found cycles regulated pretty much straight away, but I still never ovulate. AF arrived a couple of weeks into taking it, first cycle after that was 27 days, all others have been 32-33 days, with the odd anomaly a bit longer.

LG93 Tue 31-Oct-17 14:37:34

Should say, I'm another who swapped to extended/slow release. Once I got up to 3 a day I found I was permanently nauseous as by the time the morning doses nausea wore off I had to take my evening dose and it started all over again. Slow release is much more palatable

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