The RE suggested I go on Metformin as a way to help increase egg quality.  I do not have any insulin or PCOS issues so I am still confused as to the reason why I am on it.  Has anyone else taken it?  Has it helped?

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  • I have insulin resistance and that is why I take it. That is a first for me, to hear of it improving egg quality. My doc never mentioned it. I would think that if you don't have any underlying issues that require it to be taken, you shouldn't take it. That's just me though, and I'm no doctor. If you're not comfortable taking them, I would discuss it and give my reasons why. Prescriptions aren't to be handed out like pez on the off-chance it could help. Good luck :) 
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  • I take Metformin for egg quality and I do not have PCOS or any known insulin issues. If you google search you can find many women who have said it's helped them with their quality issues. I have only been on it for about a month and I start IVF #3 in June so I don't know yet if it has helped or not.

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  • I have IR PCOS so I take metformin for that, but my RE also says that it should help with my egg quality.  Good luck to you. 

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  • I've been on metformin for probably about a year now. My GYN put me on it because my cycles were extremely irregular and we were TTC. First, he did an ultrasound which showed polycystic ovaries but my labwork showed I wasn't insulin resistant. For the first time in my life, I began having regular cycles. We did not know DH had severe MFI at this point. I haven't had any side effects on metformin and my RE told me to continue it as well as we begin out first IVF cycle.
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  • My OBGYN prescribed Metformin to me in the early phases of us TTC. Apparently a lot of women who were taking Metformin for insulin were getting pregnant. It can help if you have irregular cycles and are not ovulating consistently. 


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  • I'm on metformin and do not have ir or Pcos. The ri put me on it to help balance my hormones etc. I can tell you in july if it helps egg quality.
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