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    Hi ladies, I have some questions about meds that can be taken for pcos.

    I have been on metformin for 12 months (2 x slow release per day). My cycle is still all over the place. I've had 3 cycles of 156, 107 and 51 days. I'm currently on day 52 of the next cycle.

    I've made an appointment with a gp on Thursday but I want to have some knowledge of what may happen.

    I know clomid can be used for ovulation. Would something like that help with my cycles?

    I'm so confused... I feel silly leaving it till now to speak with the gp again but I kept hoping that things would just fix themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie29 View Post
    Hi ladies, I have some questions about meds that can be taken for pcos.

    I have been on metformin for 12 months (2 x slow release per day). My cycle is still all over the place. I've had 3 cycles of 156, 107 and 51 days. I'm currently on day 52 of the next cycle.

    I've made an appointment with a gp on Thursday but I want to have some knowledge of what may happen.

    I know clomid can be used for ovulation. Would something like that help with my cycles?

    I'm so confused... I feel silly leaving it till now to speak with the gp again but I kept hoping that things would just fix themselves.
    I think after 12 months on metformin with still only 3 cycles, it's time to try something new!

    Clomid could definitely help you. It's not so much to help with your cycles, but to force your body to ovulate. You'll usually start on the lowest dose for a few months, then the dose will go up if you don't have any success.

    Clomid makes it about a million times easier, because you actually know when you are going to ovulate and you are on a regime which means you should get a good chance of ovulation/conception once a month (like all those other regular people out there - I'm not one of them).

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    I was put on clomid straight away and no metform. I didnt get periods until clomid. Just started it wheb I got it. took 5 months of that before bfp

    Ask for clomid straight away it was my saviour

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    Who put you on the metformin? It sounds like it's not working or you need a higher dose and clomid. I'd get a referral for a fertility specialist from your gp if you are ttc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clementine Grace View Post
    Who put you on the metformin? It sounds like it's not working or you need a higher dose and clomid. I'd get a referral for a fertility specialist from your gp if you are ttc.
    My previous gp put me on the metformin. I'm hoping the one I see today will look at clomid.

    We dong have any fertility specialists in our town (which is ridiculous but a whole different issue). The nearest is 1 and a bit hours away.

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    I was put straight on to medication to bring my period on, then chlomid and monitored by my FS and given a pregnyl injection when things were right. I'm now 26 weeks pregnant after 2 rounds. The chlomid definitely made me ovulate. I was going months without a period. Good luck

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    Hey Mellie
    Sounds like clomid might be the next step to get you ovulating.
    Unfortunately GPs can't prescribe clomid do you will need to get a specialist if that's what you are wanting. They can prescribe Femera (let toxoid) which some people have had success with. I think less chance of twins also

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    I took soy isoflavones while waiting to see a specialist about clomid and ovulated for the first time in 16 months. I'm now pregnant!

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    You may need a higher dose of Metformin. Vitex really helped to regulate my cycle and induced ovulation. Cheap too

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    Quote Originally Posted by beccaboobang View Post
    I took soy isoflavones while waiting to see a specialist about clomid and ovulated for the first time in 16 months. I'm now pregnant!
    What is a soy isoflavones?


 

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