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Trying to conceive!

Discussion in 'Pregnancy' started by Nashie-Mendes, Dec 7, 2014.

  1. Nashie-Mendes

    Nashie-Mendes Type 1 · Newbie

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    Hi, I was wondering if anyone could help. I'm a type 1, on an insulin pump and I've been diagnosed with mild PCOS. Me and my husband have been trying for a baby, for a while. Recently, I got some Metformin from an online doctor. I just want to know if anyone else has any success with this, and if so, how effective is this medication, if one is hoping to conceive soon.
    Thank you!!
    #1 Nashie-Mendes, Dec 7, 2014 at 12:26 PM
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  2. catherinecherub

    catherinecherub · Guest

    Does your regular G.P. know that you are taking Metformin?

    Metformin and other insulin-sensitising medicines
    Metformin is a medicine that is commonly used to treat people with type 2 diabetes. It makes the body's cells more sensitive to insulin. This may result in a decrease in the blood level of insulin which may help to counteract the underlying cause of PCOS - see above. Other newer insulin-sensitising medicines include pioglitazone. This is not currently recommended for PCOS. For certain people with PCOS, a specialist may advise that metformin be taken. However, further research is needed to confirm the role of these medicines in the treatment of PCOS.


    I will bump your post up for a reply.
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  3. lizbet9

    lizbet9 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I was given metformin for PCOS after various medical procedures were done which didn't work for fertility and now I've got two lovely girls x
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