How To Take Metformin For Pcos

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Can Metformin Help Women With Pcos?

Home / Fertility / Boosting Fertility We asked doctors whether the drug Metformin really helps women with PCOS conceive, reduce miscarriage risk and increase milk supply. Here's what they say. If you have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), you're not alone. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information , this hormonal disorder affects between 5 percent and 15 percent of women of reproductive age in this country. In polycystic ovary syndrome, cysts develop on the ovaries, and the body produces excess hormones called androgens, which cause an irregular menstrual cycle. As a result, ovulation can be unpredictable, and getting pregnant can be challenging. "Since puberty, I've averaged one menstrual cycle per year," says Carrie, a mother from the Midwest who has PCOS. "I always wondered if I could have children." Carrie tried getting pregnant for several months, but wasn't able to because she wasn't ovulating. After evaluating her bloodwork, her OB/GYN suggested she go on either Clomid or Metformin to help balance her hormones to promote ovulation. "Because I had a very slight imbalance in my hormones, my doctor suggested trying Metformin before going straight to Clomid Continue reading >>

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  1. 1stbabyforme29

    I have PCOS and have been on Metformin for 2 weeks, does anyone have a success story?

  2. Anonymous

    I have PCOS and got pregnant literally right after I started taking Metformin (4 days!). I've heard it is very common to get pregnant within a couple months of taking Metformin. I am 5 weeks right now and am hoping everything goes well! Good luck to you too!

  3. Anonymous

    i also have severe pcos and i have been taking metformin for almost a year. i have lost over 60 pounds which was impossible before and i just took a pregnancy test yesterday and it shows postive no idea how far along , extremely excited and scared we have been trying for 5 years. the metformin is working and workng well i had a lot of intestional problem like going to the bathroom often but i hung in there and now i am doing well. keep taking the metformin it really works. i have not even takin any other meds to help get pregnant.

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