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Any chance a GP would prescribe metformin do you think?

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ilovethebeach Fri 06-Nov-09 16:37:44

I'm TTC no.3 and have PCOS. Somehow got pg with DC1 without help, with cycles 45-60 days long. Dc2 was conceived on cycle 7 but we paid for a private referral and I was given metformin which I was only on for a month and then conceived. I've been tracking my cycles and reckon my luteal phase is only around 10 days, cycle length 30 days. I'd like to give metformin a try again but without having to pay about £200 for a private referral. Does anyone know if a GP would prescibe it if previous proof of PCOS, blood tests etc etc?

LeonieBurningHeapy Fri 06-Nov-09 16:54:14

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yellowflowers Fri 06-Nov-09 16:57:00

please be careful buying your own online. They might not be good quality or the real thing plus I am on metformin and need blood tests every year to check it doesn't affect kidney function.

I think GPs can prescribe it now anyway without a consultant telling them to.

yellowflowers Fri 06-Nov-09 16:57:31

plus remember you need to build up dose slowly to avoid tummy trouble

YanknCock Fri 06-Nov-09 17:11:06

I've been prescribed it by a GP due to PCOS. Think it depends on the GP, so if one says no I'd try another, and bring evidence of your previous treatment.

ilovethebeach Fri 06-Nov-09 17:29:33

Thank you that's really useful to know. I wondered whether I could just buy it but not sure I agree with doing that in this situation.

yellowflowers- yes, would definitely build up gradually. I think I only got so far as 2 tablets a day last time but the first 7-10 days on it I felt lousy. Not looking forward to that but it did settle down.

Any other thoughts appreciated. Anyone been on this twice with success in conceiving?

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