I was diagnosed with PCOS by my original Ob/Gyn in 2011 when we first started realized we were having trouble TTC. She diagnosed me based on CD 3 b/w that showed elevated testosterone and an elevated fasting blood glucose level. I was prescribed 1500mg daily Metformin which has since made my A1C and levels manageable ever since. When I visited an RE, the RE decided I did not have PCOS but kept me on it because she said it was good for my blood sugar levels and "wouldn't hurt anything"
I have also been under the care of a primary care doctor who agrees I should be on it PCOS or not, and in fact I switched Ob/Gyns in 2012 and she also said I would want to continue on it during pregnancy, if and when that happened. She said discontinuing Metformin during pregnancy could be harmful because it can cause miscarriage due to blood sugar fluctuations. Besides,it's a class B drug with no proven negative implications to a fetus. None. In 2012, I did a ton of research myself and found many reputable studies that confirmed that there has never been proof that there is harm to the fetus during pregnancy.
Fast forward to now. I have a new RE, and of course when I started with him I listed all of my current meds including Metformin during their intake process. It has never been brought up since so I assumed it was okay to continue taking it.
However yesterday, when my nurse emailed me telling me we were adding synthroid to the mix, I asked if there would be any interactions with it and Metformin. My nurse seemed surprised that I was taking metformin at all (despite the fact that I listed it at intake and should be on my file.) Well, today I get an email saying that my RE wants me to discontinue use immediately now that I'm pregnant.
Again, everything I have read and even heard from my new OB/gyn says it's safe, and can actually be quite harmful to stop. It has been proven to help decrease miscarriages, gestational diabetes in late pregnancy, and can even help with milk production.
I emailed the nurse back saying I was reluctant to stop for these reasons and asked for supporting evidence to discontinue, but I'm afraid they will put their foot down. I just have a really bad feeling about stopping it. I hate the idea of going against a doctor's direction which is something I've never done before. But technically, my OB has a conflicting opinion and says it's safe! Would you continue to take it even if your RE said to stop? Would you tell your RE you're disobeying (and probably irritate the hell out of them) or just keep taking it without their knowledge?
Thanks for reading all of this!