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Have any of you ladies started taking Metformin WHILE pregnant?
Is kind of an answer. :)
I started taking it a month before my BFP for PCOS, I took it my first trimester and then slowly got off of it after that. Within about 3 weeks, I noticed I was having a lot of blood sugar headaches, so I talked to my doctor and she said I could go back on it (I'm only doing 1 pill a day).
From what I understand Metformin doesn't stay in your system for long, which is why I think it kind of counts. :)
BrookieA:I was diagnosed with Type II diabetes last October. I was orginally supposed to take 500mg twice a day but that was actually causing my blood sugar to be too low. So, I went to one pill per day and the same thing happened. So, I was taken off of the Metformin and I just monitored my levels very closely. However, my OB is sending me to an Endo dr next week. My levels aren't all that high but it still needs to be addressed. I am just wondering if they will put me back on Metformin or start me on insulin. I didn't know if it was safe to start taking Metformin in the middle of pregnancy.
Metformin WHILE pregnant?? Double check with your doctor about that. As a nurse one of the things that was drilled into us in nursing school was absolutely NO oral diabetes meds while pregnant - Insulin only.
Insulin is safe in any disease or physiological state because it is naturally created by our bodies
I was put on Metformin 1 month prior to my BFP for Insulin Resistance induced PCOS. I am 18 weeks and still on it. My doctor told me I can come off of it whenever I'd like because I am not having any side effects with it and the baby is growing just fine.
On a side note, what are all of you having? Boy or girl? Just curious