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Metformin/clomid & Ttc??? Need Help

Hi friends,

i went to see my gyn doc on 19/01/2006, since I have not got my period or a positive urine test for pregnancy. He asked me to start cycle #2 of clomid. This time he has added metformin for 4 weeks.

My medications:
metformin - 1500g daily for 4 weeks (3 x 500g pill)
clomid - 50g daily from day 2 to day 6 of period (1 x 50g pill)
dhaphagus - 20g daily from 19/01/2006 to 23/01/2005 (2 x 10g pill)


he also told me that even if I was pregnant, the medicines have no bad effect on the baby. He told me to take the medicines and the dhaphagus is to jump start my period. I should get my period within a week of stopping the dhaphagus medicine and then carry on with clomid. I should start counting from the first day the period comes to the 12 th day and go back for an ultrascan on the 12th day itself. The scan could tell whether I am ovulating and when r my fertile days to try for baby.

But if the period didn't come within the week, I should go back and see him, cos I could be pregnant or the medicine is not working for me and he would give me something stronger.


My question:
has anyone taken clomid and metformin together and has become pregnant immediately or it's still a waiting game.

What are the side effects of this medications that I am taking right now?

Please someone respond. Thanks in advance!
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replied January 20th, 2006
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I don't know why he would start you out on metformin and clomid all at once. You need to be on metformin for about 3 months before it will regulate you. Trust me, I have pcos. Metformin is a miracle drug. I have had regular periods since I started taking metformin. I would say you should give it three months then start the clomid for the best results. I have used them together, but I got my bfp on metformin alone.

Ashlee

p.S. Metformin is safe during pregnancy.
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replied December 13th, 2008
if he has sugested you start metformin and only take it for 4 weeks,and u do fall pregnant and are not taking the metformin still you will have a higher risk of a possible miscarriage, you should continue throughout your pregnancy as studies have shown that it is safe to use and can actually help the baby grow, prevent miscarriage,prevent birth defects and also help to prevent pregnant women from having gestational diabetes. and the good thing is you can continue to take it whilst breast feeding as only a small amount gets pased through and wont make the babies blood sugar drop.
ive fallen pregnant twice while on metformin and unfortunately i was told by my gp 2 stop the metformin,and both times my pregnancies have resulted in miscarriages. i wish smeone had told me b4 this happened instead of being told whilst in hospital having contractions and miscarring at 11 weeks gestation, 6 weeks ago.
im hoping next time everything will be fine and me and my husband can finally have our first baby.
i hope this info has helped you, i also have pcos,
is there an ideal weight you have to be to start taking clomid? does anyone know?
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replied December 13th, 2008
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~This post is 2 years old!
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replied February 6th, 2009
advice on metformin
i have pcos, and have done 7 cycles of clomid without success of becoming pregnant, although clomid did work to regulate my period and i did ovulate, i have an appointment to see a specialist for assisted conception for iui, but was wondering if i should suggest being started on metformin, all answers are greatly appreciated thanks
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replied April 12th, 2009
metformin+clomid early bleeding
hi everyone,i have pcos, i ve been on metformin and clomid for 50 days, 2nd round of clomid- had 2 follicles on each side day 13, one 14mm and 15mm, but then i started bleeding, which i thought was spotting, which is a side effect form metformin, but now i ve been on for nearly a week??
What can that be? Has anybody had early period on this combination?
Will appretiate any advise!
thank you.
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replied May 16th, 2009
so confusled!!
I wish my doctor would have told me about all of these medications....I haven't had a natural period since I stopped taking BC 8 months ago. All I heard about was provera so I asked my doctor about it and she said it might work to start my periods back, so I gave it a try. Right after taking it I got my period (very heavy for 10 days!!) and then waited to see if I would get another one on my own the following month but did not. So I called and asked for another round of provera and am now almost finished with it... This metformin sounds like such a better option! My Doctor never even suggested clomid and I see that all over to help with no ovulation? I am only 23 and I guess thats why shes not so worried, but my husband and I really want a baby!! She is blaming it on my weight when I just dont agree...(yes I am 220lbs but I've seen people much bigger get pregnant!!!) I'm so furstrated... should I be taking something other then provera to be helping me?? I've been searcing forever and can't find a single positive story about people getting pregant from taking provera....???
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replied September 3rd, 2009
My ob also put me on Provera, it has not helped in making my periods regular. My family dr has recommended me taking metformin. I am waiting for her to call in the medication to my pharmacy, so I can pick it up on the way home from work. Wish me luck, my husband and I have been trying, but it seems like provera is not helping.
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replied May 18th, 2010
i am currently ttc also.im on my first round of clomid
and i also have some metformin but im to afraid of taking
it so if something happen soon i will deff let you ladies
know
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