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February 26th, 2011, 03:27 PM
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Hi everyone!
Ok so I am new to this site and I was just diagnosed 4 Days ago with PCOS. I have been TTC for 3 years(yeah I should have went to the doctor a longg time ago).Anyhow I am overweight my doctor think that it is partly due too the PCOS, So I got a prescription for adipex and that with diet and excersize he wants me too lose around 25 to 30 pounds.After that He wants to start me on Metformin or Chlomid. So my question is, is there any other vitamins or supplements that I should take besides a prenatal while having PCOS?And does anyone know how much the Chlomid generally costs? I know metformin isn't THAT expensive.Anyhow thanks in advance if anyone answers these questions.
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February 26th, 2011, 08:06 PM
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Hey, welcome to our board!

I'm Natasha (32) DH is Price (44), we have been ttc for 17 months with one loss...

I take Metformin, Flintstones, folic acid, vit D....
I got pg on Femara, so I don't remember how much the one round of Clomid was I took a long time ago (sorry)....
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February 27th, 2011, 07:27 AM
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Hi & Welcome!

I hope with the help of Adipex, you are able to get the weight off in no time, so you can actively TTC!
Clomid isn't too pricey, either, I don't think. My insurance covers it, but I don't think it's too bad.
You should take a cinnamon tablet daily to help with your PCOS.

Good Luck!
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February 27th, 2011, 02:59 PM
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hello! I was just diagnosed with PCOS the same day you were, my dr is thinking of starting me out on Metformine which from what I understand is a bit cheaper than clomid, maybe that would be an option for you?
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February 27th, 2011, 03:29 PM
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Hi, welcome to the board i am Emma (22) Married to Gary (25) and we have a 3 year old little girl. We have been TTC#2 for nearly 2 years now. I was diagnoised over a year ago with PCOS.

I have lost 30lb and we are just waiting on AF to show so we can start our first round of clomid.

MrsMixon - As far as I am aware Metformin isnt used to help you ovulate its used to help loose weight
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February 27th, 2011, 03:33 PM
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Emma, Metformin is used to help regulate ovulation.
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February 27th, 2011, 08:55 PM
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Welcome!! I hope adipex works for you and you are able to lose the weight fast. I tried the adipex and it never worked to well for me. Clomid was around 20 dollars for my. My insurances don't cover it at all so it's not to bad. I took metformin also and it never really helped with my Oing!
I am glad you found us. There is some amazing ladies here with lots of information to help you!! Good luck and keep us posted!
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February 27th, 2011, 09:52 PM
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Metformin most certainly helps you ovulate...

After the surgery i was put on met - 1700mg a day! 3 cycles of ovulation on my thanks to met so far!
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February 28th, 2011, 02:46 AM
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Metformin isn't used to help you lose weight or ovulate. It helps correct your bodies imbalances, and that is what assists with both. I just wanted to clear that up! Also, Clomid is on Walmart's cheap prescription plan and I believe CVS's as well. My insurance covered it, but you can still get it cheap even if yours won't. I hope things move quickly for you and you get your BFP soon!
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February 28th, 2011, 11:08 AM
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Sorry to hear about your Dx with PCOS, but welcome to a wonderful board of people with great information and support. :-)

I was started on Metformin, b/c my bloodwork showed a 'slight' insulin resistance and I needed it to help me ovulate. A side effect to the metformin, is that it helped me lose weight, b/c it was able to help me process my carbs/sugars the way my body is supposed to do it.

I lost 30 lbs within a few months and kept it off. That is without changing my diet or adding any exercise. Then I plateaued.

It did help to regulate my periods and help me ovulate when I was going through IUI cycles... however my ovaries stayed polycystic. Even with the weight-loss.

Now that I'm pregnant, they had me stop taking it.

I will probably be put on it again as a preventative measure against diabetes at some point after pregnancy.

Good luck with everything - PCOS can be very frustrating. I find losing weight with an insulin resistance is very difficult, but not impossible. I don't know if I could've done it without the help of metformin.

Also wanted to add : Not sure where you are from, but Metformin at Shoprite pharmacy and some others in NJ is FREE!
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February 28th, 2011, 11:21 AM
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Hi there Sorry about your diagnosis, but as you can see, many women with PCOS get pregnant! I think it's just a matter of finding what works for you and sticking with it. I think a lot of women take Vitamin D too, generally that deficiency goes hand-in-hand with PCOS.

This is a great group of ladies and we're here to support you as you start your journey with PCOS! Good luck
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February 28th, 2011, 01:21 PM
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I think a lot of women take Vitamin D too, generally that deficiency goes hand-in-hand with PCOS.
Yes! Vitamin D3 specifically. I take 8000 IU's DAILY ... (drop form, each drop contains 4000IUs).
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February 28th, 2011, 04:01 PM
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I'd also have him check your thyroid. From my understanding if your thyroid is out of whack, you won't ovulate either. I take the generic of Synthroid for my thyroid issue combined w/Met (which is actually a diabetic medication but I don't have diabetes). Clomid didn't do tidally-squat for me but it's worked for others. Apparently, it helps develop your follicles so that you ovulate mature follicles. Even with Clomid developing my follicles to a mature size, I still needed what some of us here call a "trigger shot" to force ovulation. Sorry, this is all kind of random.. hope I said something to help you!

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March 1st, 2011, 07:50 AM
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In studies Met and Clomid tend to have the same success rate but Met is technically a diabetes medication and is more to regulate imbalances which helps with O-ing. According to my Dr he wants me on it b/c my hormone levels are a little off but I am considering talking to him about not starting Met but rather try Clomid first since from what he was saying my insulin levels are fine
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March 1st, 2011, 05:46 PM
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Thank ya'll for welcoming me! And all the suggestions are greatly appreciated! Sorry it took me so long to reply I don't have internet atm. I go back to the Dr. Monday to get my labs read and my prescription for adipex so keep your fingers crossed for me that the adipex work! Thanks!
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