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March 18th, 2014, 12:59 PM
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Hello Everyone, Im new to Just mommies; I joined this group to help me find additional information and to make dealing with PCOS easier. My boyfriend is supportive but as a man he doesnt understand how this affects me. So here is a little information about myself.

I am 28 years old and i will be 29 May 2014. I found out I had PCOS in November after not having a period for sept, oct. I had been on birth control for 10 years before so I didnt ever know or have a reason to get checked for PCOS.

In November, my doctor put me on Metformin and another drug (cant remember name) to force my period to start. It worked. Since then I have only taken Metformin. I have had a fairly regular cycle since I started taking it. About 28-30 day cycle. This month was very strage, I was suppose to get my period March 15th, I did but it wasnt a period, it was more like spotting, that lasted for saturday, sunday and monday. Being a very dark colour (sorry if TMI) and then yesterday nothing. Today back to spotting. So I seen a lot of woman started taking vitex and said this helped them.

So my questions.

Have you taken metformin and vitex? If so were you successful? How long did it take? (I know its different for everyone)
What other advice do you have for someone like myself?

Thank you everyone
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March 21st, 2014, 11:25 PM
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I've taken vitex, but not metformin (yet, it might be in the cards this spring).

I took vitex for 3 months straight, didn't see much of a difference except my ovaries hurt ALL.THE.TIME. I switched OB's, this one's willing to actually help me get pregnant so I stopped the vitex. Ovaries still hurt.. I'm hoping it didn't make things worse. I had used it before in the form of fertilitea and had success each cycle I'd used it, but because I lack progesterone, I couldn't keep the pregnancy.

Good luck sweetie!
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March 24th, 2014, 12:31 PM
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Hi, I'm new to Just Mommies as well! We are kind of in the same boat. I was diagnosed with PCOS almost a year ago after not having a period for a few months. My doc started me on Met, which didn't bring on a period. I eventually had to be placed on Provera and Met, which finally brought me AF again. I was not able to conceive off of that combo and so my doc finally prescribed Clomid. I am currently on my 4th round 100mg and awaiting either AF or BFP.
My OB suggested that I lose a little bit of weight and try to incorporate exercise into my daily regimen. I can say that since doing this, I no longer have to take Provera. I am still taking Clomid and Met, but my cycles have returned and are normal again.
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April 1st, 2014, 02:18 PM
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Hello ladies, thank you for your replies.

So I just found out last week that I the Metfirmin did work for me. Thankfully. I willbe 6 weeks tomorrow.
good luck moorebaby1 and plan4fate, hopefully some baby dust will come your way.

plan4fate I agree, working out and eating healthy are key when you have PCOS. Thankfully I have had that lifestyle for as long as I can remember. Im sure it will help you too. Good luck and thank you again for your replies
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