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Intro Recap and Metformin Q

I think I introduced myself before but I haven't posted in a while so a little back-story... I have PCOS and conceived my daughter (now 21 months) via clomid, stim shot (can't remember what it was called) and IUI.  Shortly after we starting TTC, I was diagnosed with PCOS and we were referred to the fertility specialist.  We jumped right to IUI the first time around because DH had lower motility.  It worked on the first try. Now, DH and I want to try for baby #2. 

We are saving for IUI and would like to do it in September.  I am going to call my fertility doctor this coming summer to get things started for the IUI.  I thought, in the meantime, we could try some TI.  My obgyn gave me a script for metformin which I had filled today.  I was going to start my first dose tonight.  I thought I would try the metformin for a few months, if I don't get preg, I was debating about asking my obgyn if i could take metformin and clomid (I read they work well together for PCOS).  Will my obgyn monitor me on clomid like the fertility specialist did or should I just call my fertility doc sooner and get started with him? 

Married DH September 2008
DD1 Born March 2012
DD2 Due November 2014

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Re: Intro Recap and Metformin Q

  • Welcome back. 


    It's a total crap shoot whether or not the OB will monitor you, so I'd try to get in with the RE.  


    Good luck. 



    Spontaneous pregnancy #1
    DD1 July 31, 2011

    Trying for #2 since Oct 11
    732973 Clomid Cycles
    2 IUIs 
    3 Fresh IVFs= 1 Ectopic treated with MTX
    Spontaneous pregnancy #2= Ectopic #2= lost left tube
    Spontaneous pregnancy #3= DD2 January 29, 2016
    Spontaneous pregnancy #4= Ectopic #3
    Spontaneous pregnancy #5= Baby #3 is a BOY!!! 



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    breeanne1974
  • Welcome back. I have no experience with Clomid but wanted to wish you luck! 



      


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  • Are you new to metformin?  If you are, brace yourself.  It may make you sick for a while, but you will adjust!  The first dose I took, I was so sick I didn't think I would be able to continue it.  Now, I can take the full amount no problem.  

    Good luck and don't plan on going out in public the first night you're on it. ;)
    Happily Mrs. C 
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    start ttc #1 in Jan 2009
    dx PCOS in May 2010, begin metformin
    Two failed clomid cycles (made lining too thin)
    Started acupuncture while saving for IVF in Sept 2011
    Add herbal infusions to the mix in Dec 2011
    Hoping holistic approach works!!!

    BFP on April 2012 at 11dpo
    Meepy Man born on Jan 2013 - Hip Hip Hurray!

    Ready to start ttc #2 April 2013, but plan to be an extended BF'er
    Back on metformin Aug 2013
    Restart herbal infusions Sept 2013 - currently drinking nettle, oatstraw, and red raspberry leaf
    DS weaned in April 2014
    Taking a break from herbs and just riding the healthy train.  
    Planning medicated cycle end of summer.  FX I get KU before then!!!
    breeanne1974
  • I too suffer from PCOS and tried Metformin and Clomid with no result. I didn't see your age, but I am 39 - all women and all TTC stories are different and have different outcomes. I sincerely wish you the best.

    However, IF I could do it all over again, I would go straight to the RE and skip the OBGYN. The RE will be (should be) much more thorough and will actually monitor you so you can take advantage of each precious cycle. And IF I knew better and could do it all over again, I would have my AMH and FSH (and all my fertility levels) checked on my first CD3 with my RE to have a better idea of what I was dealing with 1 1/2 years ago. I've gone through almost 2 years of TTC with no luck only to find out in the last 4 months that my AMH and FSH were not conducive to getting pregnant - it's devastating. I was disappointed that my OBGYN and the first RE I went to didn't conduct any of these tests. That alone could have saved me enormous amounts of emotional turmoil, money, and stress on my marriage. 

    I encourage you to become as informed as possible and to be your most diligent and most assertive advocate. 

    Much baby dust and best wishes for a positive outcome.  
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    Don't hump it, Love it! 

    Happily married since Feb 2010, Sweet DD born Oct 2010, 39 years old, blocked tube, low . 09 AMH and high 21 FSH

    It's not him, it's me!

    September 2013 failed IUI - left blocked tube

    November 2013 IVF - premature ovulation converted to IUI 

    December 2013 "We were <are> on a break!!!" ~ Friends homage

     

    November 2013 protocol: Menopur, Gonal-f RFF Pen 900, Ganirelix 250mcg, baby Asprin, Gonal-f RFF Pen 300, Z Pak, Novarel, Progestrone in Sesame Oil

     

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    edited December 2013
    Are you new to metformin?  If you are, brace yourself.  It may make you sick for a while, but you will adjust!  The first dose I took, I was so sick I didn't think I would be able to continue it.  Now, I can take the full amount no problem.  

    Good luck and don't plan on going out in public the first night you're on it. ;)
    +1 
    Metformin is a beast. It took me several weeks to increase my dosage and 2 months to get to the full dose. Everyone is different but in general it makes your stomach a mess. 

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    Don't hump it, Love it! 

    Happily married since Feb 2010, Sweet DD born Oct 2010, 39 years old, blocked tube, low . 09 AMH and high 21 FSH

    It's not him, it's me!

    September 2013 failed IUI - left blocked tube

    November 2013 IVF - premature ovulation converted to IUI 

    December 2013 "We were <are> on a break!!!" ~ Friends homage

     

    November 2013 protocol: Menopur, Gonal-f RFF Pen 900, Ganirelix 250mcg, baby Asprin, Gonal-f RFF Pen 300, Z Pak, Novarel, Progestrone in Sesame Oil

     

  • Thanks for all the well wishes!!

    I started metformin Friday.  Never took it before and, knock on wood, doing all right.  We'll see what happens next week when I take the increased dose.  Babies to all in 2014!!

    Married DH September 2008
    DD1 Born March 2012
    DD2 Due November 2014

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