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  #1  
January 30th, 2013, 08:06 AM
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Ladies,

Has anyone tried Clomid & Metformin together? My OB/GYN wants to put me on this.

I've been on Clomid for 3 cycles with no success so he wants to add this in.

Any thoughts?
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January 30th, 2013, 08:52 AM
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I have only tried clomid so can't help with this one, sure someone else might be able to though or you could visit the ttcma board
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January 30th, 2013, 08:54 AM
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What is Clomid? Is it a prescription medication?
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January 30th, 2013, 09:20 AM
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What is Clomid? Is it a prescription medication?
Yes clomid is a prescription medication to help with ovulation.

I have never heard of using the two together.
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January 30th, 2013, 09:22 AM
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I've never tried both together, just 4 cycles of Clomid. My ob/gyn thought about putting me on metformin, though I don't have pcos (confirmed multiple times), but instead referred me to a RE, who did not want to put me on metformin--as I don't have pcos. Though, I've heard of women who have tried both together and don't have the dx of pcos, but I don't know how successful it was for them.

You can check with the ladies on ttcma, like Jen said. They are a great group. I'm on that board to share my IVF story/get info, support, etc.... GL and KUP!

Reba, Clomid is a prescription medication that induces ovulation. Some women don't ovulate regularly on their own and some need a little kick start to the ovaries. A lot of Ob/gyn's put their patients on clomid if they have been unsuccessful at getting pregnant--typically after 9 months of ttcing or so.
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January 30th, 2013, 09:46 AM
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Does Clomid have any side effects? I wonder if insurance covers it. I suppose it probably depends on the insurance plan.
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January 30th, 2013, 09:55 AM
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Metformin is a common treatment with clomid, if they suspect PCOS. It's main use is with diabetes and pre-diabetes, and since PCOS shares some characteristics with it, it will often work together with the clomid to increase the effectiveness.

I have a friend who used that combination for secondary infertility (infertility after having one child)/suspected PCOS and she became pregnant after two cycles.

Hope that helps.
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January 30th, 2013, 10:39 AM
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Yes, clomid has side effects! Mainly hot flashes, but also headaches, moodiness, sore bbs, etc....I felt worse side effects on clomid than I have on gonal-f! My insurance (BCBS) did not cover clomid, as it was taken for fertility purposes.
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DH (37)-slightly subfertile morphology and motility


Natural cycles-August 2011-July 2012
August 2012-October 2012 clomid and progesterone
November 2012-IUI
December 2012, cysts from IUI, on bcp

January 2013-February 2013, long protocol IVF
15 eggs retrieved, 11 mature, 7 fertilized with ICSI
All 7 made it to 5 day transfer, 2 were transferred
Only 1 frozen snowbaby
1st IVF


May 10, 2013, lap sx, Stage 1 endo

June 2013 - MA Round 2
Femara + hcg shot
IUI # 2


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January 30th, 2013, 07:24 PM
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As far as I know, there's no reason to take metformin unless you have PCOS. I have been on it since my PCOS diagnosis in December 2011, and I'm not convinced it's really helping me.
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February 14th, 2013, 11:05 AM
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I have PCOS and was prescribed Clomid and Metformin at the same time, so I have not taken them separately until just now. Some of the side effects of Clomid that I know about are mood swings, hot flashes, cramping, sore bbs, and it can also cause you to have enlarged cysts on your ovaries. This is my case. After taking one cycle of Clomid I went back to my OB and was told that I had two large cysts on my left ovary (they were prob there before since I have PCOS, but they were not that big). Because of the enlarged cysts I have been put on birth control pills for the next six weeks to shrink them. This cycle I will continue to take Metformin and see what happens when I go back for my follow up. Yes Clomid is a prescription drug and my health insurance does NOT cover it. From what I have read, it depends on what state you live in whether your ins will pay for fertility treatments. I live in NC. Without ins, Clomid was $20 for 5 pills. These were 50 mg tablets and you only take 5 of them per cycle so they aren't terribly expensive. 50 mg is the lowest dosage and OB's usually increase after each cycle if you don't become pregnant, so the cost does increase if the dosage increases. I hope this was helpful.
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February 14th, 2013, 02:31 PM
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Another side effect of Clomid can be thinned endometrial lining, so that should be monitored.
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