I've just had result from my FS to tell me that I am insulin resistant and they want to put me on Metformin. I don't have PCOS which is generally common for IR. Has anyone else had this situation? Did you go on the medication? Did it help you conceive? I'm confused because everyone keeps telling me to not go on the medication prescribed and try resolving with diet, I am worried about how long it would take to control that way and take even longer for us to get our long awaited baby!
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26-07-2012 11:39 #1
26-07-2012 12:29 #2
I have insulin resistance and don't have pcos. I'm on metformin for it. I wasn't aware insulin resistance affected fertillity though?
I haven't had any problems being on metformin. Initially my skin cleared up somewhat but that seemed to plateu over a while. Weight loss never happened which is dissapointing. I have no negative side affects from being on them though.
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28-07-2012 20:35 #3
I'm due to see the FS on Tuesday so will find out more. But I have been researching on the net and found that it can affect fertility due to cell imbalance. Not 100% sure so hopefully I get some answers soon.
29-07-2012 11:26 #4
30-07-2012 22:59 #5Senior Member
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I'm in the same boat. On metformin for insulin resistance without PCOS. I doubt your FS would prescribe it to you if it hurt fertility significantly. Women with PCOS get put on it to help fertility so I can't imagine why it would be different for us...
I'm curious if anyone has an answer here.
30-07-2012 23:17 #6
I'm on Metformin for slight insulin resistance (i do have PCO). My FS told me that Metformin can increase your egg quality and can also reduce miscarriage (which is more common if you have PCOS). So i think it would only help fertility rather than have a negative impact?
30-07-2012 23:21 #7
I was on metformin when I was trying to conceive (I have PCOS and tested positive for insulin resistance). It helped me go from having no menstrual cycle to more regular one, and when I got pregnant (with the help of Clomid) I stayed on metformin for the first trimester because my FS said it reduces chance of miscarriage.
I want to take metformin again before I start trying for bub no.2 but my new FS (old one retired) says I'm no longer insulin resistant.
30-07-2012 23:37 #8
31-07-2012 06:25 #9
Thanks for all of your information ladies! Will update more after I see FS this afternoon.
31-07-2012 17:23 #10Senior Member
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Just wanted to say that it is possible to fix insulin resistance without metformin, just with diet alone. I have PCOS and was insulin resistant but made huge changes in diet and was super strict and it's gone away! Basically it's a no sugar & low GI diet that is based around whole foods and plenty of protein. Low carb for me has worked best....the only carbs I get these days are from veggies & legumes. Worked a treat! Hope it works out for you, hugs ox
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