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    Kimnus- Hope your little man is feeling better now, scares you so much hey.


    Just a question... been using the ovulation strips and have not had 2 lines on them yet but i have had some clear discharge, you could see through it wat does this mean..?

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    Oh no I hope you both feel better soon Kim.

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    Thank you guys for the feedback!
    Just went to my GP this morning and she pretty much agreed with what you guys said - get to a specialist sooner rather than later!!
    She has ordered all the normal pre-conception blood tests and started me on folate and iodine - hoping everyhting comes back ok and I dont have to put off trying in order to get my rubella shots or anything.
    She has also ordered up to date hormone levels so I wont have to wait for the specialist to do that! I love my GP - lol!
    On her referal she has requested they investigate metformin and clomid sonner rather than later. For you guys who have been through this, what is the normal process? do you try one by itself first? or do they go together? I understand how clomid works but a bit more naive about the role of the metformin.

    Kimnus - I ope both you and your little one are feeling better

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    Metformin is a drug commonly used for type 2 diabetes to stabilise insulin levels. PCOS can also stuff with your insulin levels if you're insulin resistant and that is why I'm on it. The doctor hopes that by stabilising my insulin, my other hormones might balance out as well and I might ovulate and get a visit from AF (or better yet no visit) without the need for clomid.

    I have also heard of women who are not insulin resistant using it to balance their hormone levels. Balancing the hormones also helps after conception when the body needs the right hormones to prepare the womb for pregnancy. Our wacky hormones contribute to our higher chance of miscarriage and so we continue taking metformin throughout the first trimester as well.

    Clomid and metformin are used at the same time, however clomid is only taken for 5 days of your cycle. When my AF finally does show herself, then I will take clomid from day 1-5 of my cycle.

    Sorry it's so drawn out. Hope it helps though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by familyplanner961 View Post
    I have also heard of women who are not insulin resistant using it to balance their hormone levels. Balancing the hormones also helps after conception when the body needs the right hormones to prepare the womb for pregnancy. Our wacky hormones contribute to our higher chance of miscarriage and so we continue taking metformin throughout the first trimester as well.
    I don't have insulin resistant and my GP is hoping that with me on Metformin it might bring my cycles back into check.

    What is everyone doing in terms to multivitamins? I was on Blackmores pregnancy and breastfeeding with Lachlan but I am not on any at the moment.

    AFU: Lachlan seems to be getting better, although we still have some restless nights. I am still hitting the peak I think and I am hoping with some rest I will get better soon.

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    I was thinking of getting elevit and menevit for me and Josh. At the moment, I'm just taking the metformin but I've heard good things about elevit.

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    I know that some of the girls that I were pregnant with got constipated while they were on Elevit so just watch for that. I was thinking Elevit as well as it is just one tablet then instead of the 2 for blackmores conceive well gold.

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    Thanks for the info on metformin - I know I can ask all this when I go to see the specialist, but I want to be a bit more informed.
    With regards to vitamins, my GP suggested Blackmores I-folic (0.5mg folate and 0.25mg Iodine).
    She said I could also try elevit+iodine or blackmores gold which is more of a multivitamin, however it is apparently really big and you can't break it in half to swallow...
    Out of interest, how much do these things cost?? Are they all around the same price, or do they differ significantly??
    And how much does metfomin and clomid cost for that matter!!

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    My metformin XR costs $15 (120 tablets and I'm taking 2 per day so that will last 2 months) and the serophene (same as clomid) costs around $35. Don't know how much elevit costs yet. It's not a prescription medicine so it can't be that costly.

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    My Metformin is 100 tablets for $7.00. Not sure on Elevit


 

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