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question on metformin - February 9

Hi. My name is Joanne. I have been on metformin for a week now, and I was just curious if anyone else has put on this med to get pregnant. If so, how long should it take to get pregnant while on it?


tryin4baby - February 9

metformin is a diabetic drug and is not used for infertility. Both my OB and my R.E.told me it COULD help only if help is needed. There is a higher chance of pregnancy with it but not by much. I am on metformin as well. I was put on it because I could be insulin resistant and to see if it would help me in conceiving. My cousin was also put on it but to see if it would help her not produce so many eggs when she went through the infertility shots. It didn't help her much and she had to keep canceling her cycles because of to many eggs. Good luck


emma - February 13

I was diagnosed with polycystic ovaries 4 years ago jan 2004 they put me on metformin and within 8 months i was pregnant unfortunatly i had a miscarriage in nov 2004 started take Met gain and now i am 6 weeks pregnant again, so fingers crossed for the both of us ay'


Renee - February 14

I have been on Metformin for a few months now after 5 long years of infertility. I have only been able to take 1000mg a day and I am trying to make it up to 2000mg. Just yesterday I went up to 1500mg. It tends to make me very nauseous. I have poor egg quantity and high FSH levels. I am praying Metformin will be my miracle drug! I have been thru many IUI's, 3 IVF's and 2 Laparoscopy's.


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Traci - February 21

I am on metformin and glucotrol for diabetes...i was wondering if the metformin made you produce more eggs....i already ovulate on my own


Mary - February 24

I am on Metformin at first it made me sick(about 2weeks) now I am used to it. I was put on it for PCOS now my periods are getting regular. Not pregnant yet though. I only been on it for 6 months


luna - February 24

I'm taking metformin I'm on 100mg at the moment I have been told to build up to 150mg over 15's day as well as taking this med I'm also on clomid to help me get pregnant as I just been told I have PCOS after trying for a baby for over 2yrs. I hope everything works out ok for u goodluck!!!!!


Andrea - March 2

My doctor put me on Metformin in Sept and I took it for 2 months and nothing happened. I went to the doctors in the middle of Feb. and she put me back on the med's for 3 times a day which is 1500 mg. My doctor said I should be pregnant within 3 months. I hope so. I am so excited after 3 1/2 yrs of trying. If I take it everyday like I should I hope it works for me. How long Joanne have you been trying?


HI - March 6

Hi! I was put on Metformin for PCO. After 2 cycles I became pregnant but unfortunately miscarried at 8 wks. I will be trying again this month with Metformin and Clomid and baby asprin. My doc wants me to take Metformin for the first 12 wks of pregnancy and some women take it their entire pregnancy. There really is no risk to a developping baby from the research I've done, but I am not a doctor. It worked for me within two months after 9 months of trying without it! Good Luck!


Trisha - March 8

I started Metformin 3 1/2 weeks ago, but was also on it several months ago for 2 months. I started having periods more often. Although I didn't get pregnant I have done a lot of reading and from what I've read a lot of women get pregnant within 6 months. My doctor is going to put me on Clomid on my third cycle this time around. I got pregnant once about 3 years ago on Clomid but miscarried. After that, Clomid did nothing for me as well as Clomid + shots. I have higher hopes for the Metformin since I have had good results with periods coming. I am also looking into Progesterone cream as women with PCOS have higher miscarriage rates and this has been known to help.


samina - March 8

i have also been on it for about 2 months to help with my infertility but have had no sucess so far so i will keep on trying.good luck


sonia - March 8

My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for nearly 2 years. I was diagnosed with PCOS in December 04 and have been on 1500mg of Metformin, my periods have started to become regular which I am hoping is a good sign, my doctor has told me it should take about 6 months to see any results, so we live and hope. Good Luck to all of you.


Heather - March 9

I just started taking Metformin this past week. I have been trying to get pregnant for six years. My husband and I are going through the adoption process, but we still have hopes of getting pregnant. We are keeping our fingers crossed about this metformin.
I feel somewhat better about taking it after reading everyones feed back.
Does anyone have mood swings (like when you are on Clomid)?
Thanks and God Bless


Joanne S. - March 10

On March 30, it will make me being on Metformin for 8 weeks. My last period was on Jan. 25th. My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for 7 years now and we have been together for 11 years. I don't know if I should take another hpt or not, in fear that it will be "NEGATIVE" again. I have been pretty regular for the last 2 years. I have not had any signs of being pregnant. The only thing wrong with me now, after getting the Metformin into my system, is that I have been getting lightheaded more than normal, and I get extremly tired of the evenings after I get home from work. Let me know how long it takes you guys to get pregnant after taking Metformin..Let's keep our fingers crossed for each other...thanks...


Joanne S. - March 10

I forgot, I have been extremely "MOODY" here lately too..



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