I have been on metformin for about 3 cycles now- I was up to day 45 when I started it and I think I got AF about day 52- who knows if it was the metformin that kicked it into gear....
Anyway since taking it my cycles are normalizing. I'm ovulating most of the time, which I wasn't, and they are around 30-34 days. I think this one might be even closer to 28!! Wooo!!
I take 2000mg of extended release daily. I have it with dinner, or right before bed. I increased the dose slowly, so 500, then a week later start 1000mg etc etc. I am now however on the 1000mg tablets so I only need two each night.
As for side effects, I was just super lethargic. A little nauseas occasionally, but hardly anymore. Maybe I was lucky, but I definitely think the extended release are a godsend and I don't know why more doctors aren't offering them!!!
Merls I'm glad you remembered to ask for them I think it will make a huge difference!
I have my fingers crossed that they start working as nicely for you as they have for us!