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May 2nd, 2013, 11:53 AM
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I was diagnosed today. The doctor is going to start me off on something called Metformin. Any of you ever try this?
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May 2nd, 2013, 03:14 PM
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I know what your going through, you sure not alone though.

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May 2nd, 2013, 07:54 PM
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I have zero personal experience with metaformin because I am new to this, but all the things I've been seeing have been extremely positive. Some people seem to mention some initial illness while adjusting to the medication and that sometimes the slow release tablets are better. It's something I intend to discuss with my doctor on my next visit.

Good luck on your journey!
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May 5th, 2013, 12:12 PM
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I've been on metformin more than once for my PCOS. As long as you start out with a low dose and increase it as your doctor recommends, the side effects should be minimal. The most common one is upset stomach. It helps a lot with weight control and also helps with infertility. It's the first thing most doctors put women on with PCOS because of the various benefits. Good luck!

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May 10th, 2013, 08:53 PM
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Hi. I took Metformin and Clomid for three months with DD and got pregnant on our third cycle. I stayed on the Metformin through my first trimester for fears of losing DD (I read somewhere that could happen and argued with the doctor so he let me continue) Anyways, some people experience stomach pains and loose BM's. It helps shed the weight, but should only be taken in low doses because it can lead to build up of some acid that is no good for your liver. I took 2,000 mg of Metformin and 50 mg of Clomid. I hope it helps you. Oh and I should say that I didn't have any of the side effects with the Metformin, so there is a chance it wont upset your stomach at all. GOOD LUCK
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May 11th, 2013, 12:10 PM
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Welcome, I was on Met. to help with insulin resistance PCOS. Clomid never worked for me, but with the Metformin and a strict diet I was able to get my body O'ing again and now have 2 perfect little boys. Metformin does have some stomach upset side affects, namely when you have not go you have to go right then. If you are on 500mg I suggest taking it before bed. The side effects seem less if you take it at night. If you are on 1000mg or higher check with your Dr to see if you can split the dose up during the day. AlwYs take it with food, and I've also heard the extended release caps don't have as many side effects so you could check with your Dr about that too. GL, I hope your TTC journey is short, and you find what works for you quickly.

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May 12th, 2013, 07:49 PM
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I am on Metformin right now. I have been on it since Dec. 2012. We are still TTC but as of this cycle we are adding progesterone suppositories to the mix since my blood work showed I have very low progesterone levels post O. I haven't really had much issue with GI symptoms. Wishing you the best of luck.
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