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Lotusflower999 1 child; Maryland 621 posts
Jun 15th '12
Quoting Asher's mommy:" What is PCOS?"

I just wanted to share my story. I recently gave birth to my son who is 2.5 months old, but I have pcos and was given metformin to regulate my cycles before starting chlomid. I got pregnant right away on metformin, and my doctors still dont believe thats how I got pregnant! Even though I hadnt had a period for over a year or so. Now my cycles seem to be regular since I had my son.

Jan.2013Momma Due July 27; 1 child; Fountain valley, CA, United States 824 posts
Jun 16th '12

Yay! That is great to hear! I too got pregnant just using Metformin and I am almost 12 weeks now! I hope my cycles stay the same after our lil one is born too! Congrats!

Muffin1182 TTC since Oct 2009; Nashville, Tennessee 1 posts
Jul 2nd '12

I am glad Metformin has worked for you . I have had PCOS for 11 years. Diagnosed when I was 18 just by symptoms alone but my blood work was always fine. Besides those darn cysts. Then I went to the doctor about 4 years ago and my insulin is high, glucose high, and testosterone is elevated. I was in denial for sooooo long that not treating my PCOS has now came back and bit me in the butt. I have taken Metformin for 3.5 years now, my endocrinologist (I also have an auto immune thyroid disease) thought surely I would get pregnant off the bat. I started my first round with Clomid this month. Exciting news....I ovulated!!!! This is something I have not done in probably years. I was so happy then my aunt said "you dont need to have a baby right now because you are too big and will get diabetes". BOM my bubble burst!!!

Ashlie ♕ 66 kids; Minnesota 3388 posts
Jul 2nd '12

I have pcos, I had a mmc in november, after that i had ZERO cysts! I started doing the follistim shots in my april cycle, and I got pregnant from the first cycle! this baby bean is healthy!

Emily Grace's Mommy TTC since Jan 2012; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Oak Harbor, Washington 639 posts
Jul 3rd '12

Hi Ladies,

I just got diagnosed with PCOS, my doctor put me on 50mg of Clomid and I finished taking it on the 30th. Fingers and toes crossed that we get pregnant this month! Any suggestions or success stories??

KokO BuTTa 32 kids; Fort Worth, Texas 4081 posts
Jul 4th '12

hey my dr just prescribed me with metformin but its not for pcos....what dosage do you on 1000mg a day but i only take 500 cause it messes up my tummy

Ashlie ♕ 66 kids; Minnesota 3388 posts
Jul 5th '12
Quoting KokO BuTTa:" hey my dr just prescribed me with metformin but its not for pcos....what dosage do you on 1000mg a day but i only take 500 cause it messes up my tummy"

I got new prescription..but they had me on 1850mg/day and i couldnt handle i stopped taking it. I was takin 1000mg 2x a day(so each pill was 500mg) and i ended up pregnant but mmc last november.

mz rivers TTC since Sep 2012; 18 kids; Irving, Texas 153 posts
Jul 14th '12

Hey ladies i just started metformin 5 days ago. I was ordered to take 500mg once a day for 2 weeks then 500mg twice a day thereafter. I wanted to know if i could go up to 500mg twice a day after only one week instead of the two? I have an appointment in october for clomid if I dont get pregnant on just the metformin. So im asking you ladies what you think.

}i{Jenn}i{ TTC since Apr 2009; Russell, Pennsylvania 34 posts
Jul 16th '12
Quoting KokO BuTTa:" hey my dr just prescribed me with metformin but its not for pcos....what dosage do you on 1000mg a day but i only take 500 cause it messes up my tummy"

I was on metformin and I felt terrible. I cannot remember the dosage I took but I found out from the last doctor I had that I am metformin and chlomid resistant. Best of luck to you!

Pregger momma Due March 20 (twins); 16 kids; Texas 82 posts
Jul 18th '12

Can you take metformin while pregnant?

L♥vey +2 Due October 2 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Nevada 2322 posts
Jul 25th '12

Hi Ladies, I need some advice...In 2009 I was put on Metformin for suspected PCOS because I had the symptoms and weird hormone levels. I was on it for 3 months before TTC and got pregnant the first try. I think I was on Metformin until about 15 weeks and was put on progesterone from like 6 weeks to maybe 15ish weeks too due to a slight drop. It turns out I have no cysts on my ovaries but I have like every other symptom of PCOS (so technically I don

DannyPete&MaggieKate's Ma 2 kids; Weymouth, Massachusetts 4325 posts
Jul 25th '12
Quoting L♥vey:" Hi Ladies, I need some advice...In 2009 I was put on Metformin for suspected PCOS because I had the symptoms ... [snip!] ... and then miscarried off of metformin? Should I ask to go on it again before TTC since I had a successful pregnancy on it?"

Supposedly metformin decreases the risk of m/c. I took it up until 12 weeks in both of my pregnancies.

Ashlie ♕ 66 kids; Minnesota 3388 posts
Jul 26th '12

With this pregnancy, i was not taking metformin, so I can't really give any advice. When I got pregnant this past september, i was taking it...but i had a mmc 11/11 @ 8.5 wks. this time around, i didnt take it and baby is fine.

Lotusflower999 1 child; Maryland 621 posts
Jul 30th '12
Quoting Pregger momma:" Can you take metformin while pregnant?"

Yes, you can. Some doctors/people think it is harmful to the baby but studies have shown no effect on a developing fetus as long as you take it during the first trimester only.

A.K.'s Mommy❤ TTC since Jul 2013; 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 1803 posts
Aug 1st '12

Hey mommas. My name is Sherry, & I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 13. Here is my little story:

I got my first period on January 1st, 2003. I remember it clearly, because it was New Years day.. & the day my Grandpa had a heart attack & was taken to the hopsital. In the middle of all the chaos, I went to the restroom at the hospital, & noticed I was bleeding. I ended up bleeding for 7 days. I stopped bleeding, but then 2 weeks later, I started bleeding again. I bled for 2 weeks. I stopped bleeding, & went 2 months without bleeding. Bled for another week, & didn't have another period for 6 months. After that, my mom thought something could be wrong, so she took me so a gyno. After various tests & ultrasounds of my ovaries, I was diagnosed with PCOS. I have the acne, excess facial & body hair, cysts on my ovaries, & they are enlarged When I turned 17, my weight started getting out of control. There's more & more, but I'm sure you've heard it all before.

I have had 3 miscarriages. I was determined to not let it happen again, & my husband & I went see a fertility specialist. I was put on Metformin, Provera to get my period, Clomid, & then I took an Ovidrel shot to release the egg. After just ONE round of treatment, I ended up pregnant. I had a high-risk pregnancy & had ultrasounds almost every 2-3 weeks. I had horrible Hyperemisis, & was diagnosed with Placenta Previa at 15 weeks, only for the placenta to move around 25 weeks. I ended up with Pre-eclampsia, & had to have my son at 32 weeks, & 4 days.

But it was all worth it.

Here I am, almost 9 months pp. But of course, still dealing with the PCOS.

We're wanting to TTC once Aidan turns a year old, if not a little later.

But I really need to get my diet & weight under control.

What are some PCOS-friendly diets & exercises out there? Any information will be greatly appreciated. Thank you! :)