has any one got pregnant using metformin?
I DON'T HAVE PCOS JUST IRREGULER PERIODS.I HAVE BEEN ON METFORMIN FOR A MONTH 500MG.
- trevnmeLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
Many women have gotten pregnant by using metformin. Chances are that you really do have PCOS. If you are taking the metformin to help with your periods..then you have PCOS. THe only other reason you'd be on it is because you have diabetes. It sounds like you are on the right track to getting pregnant...but I think you need a higher dose (the recommended dose is 1500-2550mg per day). Here's some basic PCOS info and links:
I recommend seeing a reproductive endocrinologist. They are generally more knowledgeable about PCOS and the correct treatment. Unfortunately, many doctors are not aware of the proper treatment.
The underlying cause of PCOS is insulin resistance (IR). The best treatment for PCOS is going on an insulin sensitizing drug such as metformin (1500-2550mg per day) combined with a low carb diet and exercise. There are a few important things to know:
1. Many women "pass" the test for IR, but still respond positively from the metformin. No one knows exactlly why..my thought is that the test is not a sure fire way of detecting the IR.
2. You must be on a high enough dose of metformin. I've heard women complain that their bodies dont start working even though they've been on metformin for awhile. Some doctors are hesitant to up the dose past 1500mg...but for some of us it takes more. I don't respond until my dose is around 2000mg a day.
3. It can take a few months on the correct dose, before your body is regulated.
4. It is important to treat your PCOS even if you are not trying to get pregnant. There are higher risks for many things (high blood pressure, blood clots, diabetes, and many other things) when you have PCOS, but if it is treated properly, then those risks are lowered.
When the PCOS is treated properly, all of your symptoms may not disappear, but they should improve some. It will also be a lot easier to lose weight (and keep it off). Our bodies work against us when we try to lose weight on our own, making it nearly impossible to lose weight.
There are TONS of books about PCOS and dieting. There are two that I recommend. Here's the links at amazon for those:
I also recommend a couple web sites:
http://messageboards.ivillage.com/iv-bhp... This one is a great message board where you can ask all your PCOS questions or just chat with the women who are also dealing with PCOS. Good luck.Source(s): I have successfully been treating my PCOS for years (and have 2 children). I am co-leader of a PCOS support group.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Long story short I think my specialist diagnosed me with PCOS and didn't tell me but put me on birth control pills and metformin to control it telling me that it had something to do with being hypoglycemic.
Okay, I don't remember the dose I was taking a day but I do remember that I was taking 5 metformin a day. I went off of it when I was trying to conceive, I went off all other medications except celexa because I really needed to keep taking that, but went off it too once I found out I was pregnant.
I have been reading lately on a few sites for PCOS that you shouldn't take metformin during pregnancy and I think they still don't know what it can do to the baby as it along with most other medications travel accross the placenta. I didn't think it was worth taking the chance when they couldn't give me a straight answer yes or no.
If you are trying to conceive, good luck to you.
- eveleenLv 44 years ago
I too have PCOS and have been taking Metformin for 6 years, I stared taking it at age 15. I even have 2 little women (2y/o and 3mos). My scientific expert did warn me that i ought to unquestionably get pregnant as taking could make you "large fertile" good success!
- 1 decade ago
It depends if it is working to begin w/ or what they want to use it for, you know?