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Metformin thread?

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charlsains · 31/03/2018 17:15

In 2013, after tests, tears, anger, sadness and all the inbetween, i was put on a Metformin dose of 1500 daily. Five months later and a week before a specialist appointment re: IVF , i had my BFP. We were told we needed IVF and that it was the Metformin that did it.

Here i am with my girl nearly 4, and another 2 years of no sign of baby number two, and now about to have all our tests again, and being started on Metformin again.

I hope i can post this here, being i have a child now, but still facing this crap regardless so, for you girls on Metformin for baby 1 or 2 and so on.....lets chat? Could really do with people to talk with. ☚ī¸â™Ĩī¸

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CBrown80 · 31/03/2018 21:25

I am on 1500mg Metformin and 50mg of Clomid too since early Dec 2017. I dont like the fact that it does make me go to the toilet a lot! It does interfere with my work 😔 I havent been trying as long as other people here, but I losing hope and sometimes I think f... it. I spoke to the doctor and she gave me a prescription for "slow release Metformin" to help me reduce my toilet visits. Im expecting my period next week or the week after. After that I will have to book another apointment with the consultant to see what are my options next xxx

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charlsains · 01/04/2018 15:17

Its still early days i suppose , has it helped periods or have you noticed any changes for the better? Toilet trips are awful , maybe slow release help!
Does the doctor prescribe Clomid? As we have to see our doctor again end of april and sort of want to ask for it! X

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CBrown80 · 01/04/2018 18:19

Before Metformin there were few times I had cycles as long as 58 days. My cycles arent as long anymore but are still long (35-38 days). My 1st cycle on clomid was 38, then went down to 33 and my FLO app says the cycle I am on now will be 31 days, which means my period should arrive this Thursday coming. My fertility consultant gave me the prescription for both Metformin and Clomid. But since I had to buy some more Metformin and ask my surgery to prescribe me again. Haven't you been referred to a fertility clinic yet? Ask him, you dont have anything to lose. They might need to wait for more tests before they decide to put you on Clomid? x

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charlsains · 01/04/2018 18:25

Ahh i see so it seems the Clomid is helping you with the cycles too? Fingers crossed though.

Nope it was February we went to the doctors, i have to have a blood test on 12th this month, husband needs to call fertility clinic to do a sample and then see a doctor end of april and go from there judging on results. Last time the results were bad so we were referred and told to prepare ourselves to think about IVF but i found out i was pregnant before the appointment. Been two years again and same issues so its like square one 😅

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CBrown80 · 01/04/2018 19:36

I definitely ovulated on my 1st month when taking clomid, imnt sure about the other 2 because I didnt had any blood tests or ultrasound scans. On another topic some people said that it makes your lining thinner so your periods get lighter and shorter. Im worried though. Whats the point of taking it to ovulate if my lining can not support the pregnancy. I will check with the consultant in couple of weeks. Wish they the doctors would give a list and tell us all the tests we need to do before hand. You never know this time you might get pregnant again before you go to your appointment!Flowers x

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Hedgehuggy · 02/04/2018 17:46

Hello!! I am new here so just joining in. It's nice to hear from people that are in the same boat, as when surrounded by friends & family that have children you can feel so alone.

I came off my pill in 2014 with a relaxed approach to TTC. I was irregular and never any good at tracking.

Fast forward to April 2017 we decide to start taking TTC #1 seriously. I made an appt with GP as by August as I had gone 4 months with no period. Multiple blood tests (21 day progesterone tests, etc) and scans (abdominal & transvaginal) later I have confirmed PCOS and started taking metformin October 2017.

So now April 2018 marking 1yr since I have been tracking my periods I can only presume that metformin has been doing its thing and helping regulate my cycles.

Cycle 1 being 152 days,
Then started metformin
Cycle 2 being 127 days,
Cycle 3 being 58 days
and I think the next one is starting, making cycle 4 possibly 30 days.

But I haven't been ovulating... I started temping and then gave up and also used OPKs but gave up on them too as I kept getting negative results, and heard that they're not accurate for people with PCOS anyway.

Was told after 6 months of metformin to make an appt to see GP again which is now coming up next week. Based on others experiences I believe clomid is a possible next option... I have a fair bit of weight to lose before I can imagine I am considered for it, so I am really concerned that everything is going to be put on hold until the weight is gone, but it doesn't come off as quick as I would like based on how much effort I put in, damn you PCOS :(

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charlsains · 03/04/2018 10:48

When I went on Metformin first time round they didn't really mention weight, i was just under 18st!! Just that it may help me to loose it and that it will be a good idea to diet to be healthy!
It looks like your cycle is coming down to normal so thats amazing! I would say try not to worry, keep on at it, looks like the Metformin is doing something right. I believe you can have blood work and a few things re: ovulation ?

My husband has to go do his sperm sample tomorrow! Preying its not as bad as it was some years back!

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