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    Hey ladies. So we haven't been trying. We have been doing npp. Still no luck.. however I notice I haven't had a cycle since Aug 4th. I know I'm not regular just irregular. What can I take to get my cycle back. Is Metiform ( I believe I spelled it right) okay to take to try to get your cycle back? I'm so confused and upset with my body. If you have any adivce about trying to get your cycle back regular I will sure appreicated it. Thanks in advance!!

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    I don't know much about pcos. My understanding though is that metformin is to help regulate cycles, Provera is to induce a period, and clomid induces ovulation.

    If/when you're actively trying to conceive you can start metformin and provera together for 5 days and stop the provera. 5days after your flow starts you would begin clomid for 5 days while continuing on with the metformin.

    Again I have no personal experience...just sharing what I've heard/read :-) . I didn't want to read and not respond.

    (((Hugs)))...irregular cycles are so frustrating...praying they straighten out for you soon!

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    Here's a link to the thread about Pcos on the struggling to conceive forum here at apa:

    http://americanpregnancy.org/forums/...14-PCOS-Thread

    There are also other helpful stickies at stc :-) GL!

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    I have PCOS. I didn't try any drugs without talking with my Doc first, which is what I'd recommend. I'm sorry you're going through this! But I can tell you that I am evidence that despite PCOS, you can still conceive, it just will likely take longer.
    Leigh(36)/Matt(40)/Sonja Lily(4)/Damien Andrew(1.5)




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    Aww thank you ladies so much. I'm looking for a Ob-gyn that cares because the one I have now just keep telling me to lose some weight and that's it. I know I need to lose weight but that isn't all of it. All the good doctors are booked all the way to January. I don't know what to do I tell dh but he just say he is sorry. I'm going to keep looking for a doctor.

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    I have PCOS and one round of clomid is worked for us for our first baby. I know people who have had great success with Metformin. Not only did they lose weight, but they got pregnant after a few months.
    Good luck!
    ~Jenn~ Mom to Ethan - my heart surgery survivor - born 6/29/09

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    I have PCOS as well. I used Metformin along with Follistim and IUI to get pregnant both times. Good luck! You can definitely get pregnant with PCOS, but I would recommend talking to your doctor to find out what your first step should be.
    Katie (34) DH (33). DS1 Derek (3), DS2 Adam (1)



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    I have PCOS as well. I don't know that Metformin will necessarily make your AF come back. It never has for me. As I understand it, Metformin (a med used normally by diabetics) helps those of us with PCOS to process our sugars regularly. Which I suppose can then help you get AF if your body is functioning correctly. For me though I have to use Provera for 10 days to get AF. I take the Provera for 10 days and then 2-3 days later I start AF and just this past cycle started taking Clomid on CD 5 for 5 days. First go round on Clomid did not help me ovulate so we are using a higher dosage this time!

    I would definitely encourage you to find another dr if you feel that yours isn't listening to you though. I had the same issue with my 1st dr. She just said lose weight and at that point I hadn't had AF in a year! She never tested me or diagnosed me with PCOS. It was actually at the urging of ladies here that I even got tested in the 1st place and found a dr willing to help me. Of course losing weight will help, (I'm still losing weight but my dr is also willing to help now and not wait till I've lost X amount of lbs) but some of us still need an extra push. I hope you find someone willing to help you.
    Candice, 28, STC 7+ years


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    Hey, I know how frustrating irrgular cycles are, I too have them. I have been TTC for over a year and have been to my Dr twice, I am sure I have PCOS but she will not DX me with it. I have taken treatment into my own hands. My DH is diabetic and he takes two metformin a day but has a supple of 3 a day so I started taking one 500mg of metformin a day to see if it would help regulate me. Last month I started it and three days later I ovulated and AF came. I continued taking it and am due to ovulate within a day or two, my tempts just went down this morning so I'm hoping they rise for ovulation. I will keep you posted on if I ovulated for sure and if AF came afterwards. If it comes then metformin definately is working for me because I never get AF twice in a row.

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    I have just been DX with PCOS and am awaiting AF to arrive(suppose to be today) and I took Provera for 5days at 10mgs rather than the 10days at 5mgs because my doc wants to move things along. I'm on CD 64 now and it's exhausting from the emotional roller coaster. I stopped Temping for a few days to let myself relax. The Dr looked at my ovaries and he said it was PCOS due to my follicles not developing past about 8-9mm then forming cysts. I am going in for a dye test on the 22nd, if AF ever arrives! Then we will decide on a treatment plan at that point I guess, I hope! I think it's injects and we may have to do an IUI because I don't want to miss our chance. From what I hear from here though it the Metformin is a life saver but I have no experience with it yet, but maybe it's something my doc will do next, I am not sure. I tried 50mg of Clomid then 100mg of Clomid and it did not work for me at all. So that's why I went to a specialist at that point. I really think you should call around and I know it's hard with a new appt in January but it couldn't hurt to get one anyway because once you have that first appt it's not months out after that for your next appt, it's just the 1st appt takes longer so they have less openings. Give it a shot, what could it hurt?


    Cait[24] & Gene-Paul[28] Dx with PCOS & Left Tube Blocked Dec. '12
    03/22/13
    Sean Patrick born 3/11/14, 7lbs 13oz

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