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  1. #11
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    Jun 2012
    As hard as it is, it would probably be best to try to loose some of the weight first. (age permitting) IVF is so emotionally and financially draining, you really want to set yourself up with the best chance of sucess from the beginning. For me that was to loose 15kg, give up caffine, sugar and alcohol, see a nutritionalist and get fit and start appropriate nutritional supplements and get some dental work done. All this took a year, but I was 33 at the time. If you are older, it may be better to start strait away. I have a great FS that worked with me on all this. Now 32 weeks ;-) Goodluck!!

  2. #12
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    Apr 2011
    Newcastle, NSW
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    Quote Originally Posted by butterfly2013 View Post
    Oh really, I had no idea I could still take it even though I ovulate ok?
    As far as I'm aware I'm on Metformin for my insulin resistance not for my ovulation because I was on Clomid for 2 months (and successfully O'ing) before I started Met.
    I've lost about 15kg's since finding out I had PCOS. I'm a bit stressed out with work and uni at the moment so I honestly have no spare time for exercise. However I think the Met has helped me to maintain a stable weight because I haven't put any back on since starting it.

    But my BMI is currently about 27, and was 29 when I started Met. So I don't know if the same goes prescribing it for higher BMI's.

  3. #13
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    Aug 2011
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    Thanks for your stories Yep, I'm definitely trying to lose weight anyway but I don't want to hold off from IVF any longer if I don't have to. I'm honestly hoping it's not going to be an issue but that doesn't mean I won't be trying to lose some weight.
    Thanks for the info in regard to metformin, I will speak to my GP, not sure if a gp can prescribe or if I will have to wait until I see FS. My last FS never mentioned metformin or losing any weight at all so we will see.

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