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Any PCOS women have success on Metformin and Clomid?

I've been diagnosed with PCOS recently and will start Metformin and Clomid.  I've heard the chances of having a healthy pregnancy with these meds are 40% for PCOS women which isn't too bad but wish it was more like 80%  : )  Just wanted to hear any success stories to help cheer me up. Thanks
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I have pcos and I'm currently 10 weeks pregnant with my 2nd child. I used glucophage and clomid. My first pregnancy I got pregnant on the first round of clomid. This time, the 4th round was the charm. Good luck to you! PCOS does not stop you from getting pregnant...it just means you need more help.
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I have not been diagnosed with PCOS, but I am on Metformin to aid in ovulation. I will begin Clomid on day 5 of my cycle, if it will ever arrive!!! I have also heard of many women who became pg on first round. I am wondering how long it takes to ovulate after beginning meds. Today is my 12th day on meds and still no ovulation according to OPK.
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Thanks for your comments, I feel much better.
Casey's mom: Just curious, did you stay on Glucophage throughout your whole pregnancy or just the first trimester?
Candie26:  Glad there is someone out there starting Clomid around the same time as me.  I'll be thinking of you.  I also haven't had a period since August (and it wasn't much either) My doc. is having me take Provera starting this week and she even said I may not bleed at all and to start Clomid 6 days after my last dose of Provera.  I'm trying to understand your situation, are you supposed to ovulate with Metformin only?  I guess some people do but my doc. thought it would be best to start Clomid right away.
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My dr. didn't say anything about starting clomid before af. She really wants me to have af...due to a possibility that an egg has become "old." Fertilization of that egg would result in my 3rd m/c. I have read that some women o on just metformin, while others need clomid also. I will take it either way!!! I took my last dose of Provera on Thanksgiving Day and am still waiting for af!! I have felt slight af cramps today. Keep me posted!!
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Oh, that makes sense.  If I don't get my AF after Provera, I'll ask my doc. about that possibility of an old egg being there before I start Clomid.  I'm starting Provera tomorrow.  Yay! I had very very little spotting today, probably just break-through-bleeding. How are you doing?   AF yet?
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Hi, just found this site, i was diagnosed with PCOS at 16, been very irregular for years, been ttc for 1 year 4 months, am on 3rd round of Clomid 50mg, but i have a fertility appointment 18th to increase dosage and begin Metformin.

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I was diagnosed with pcos in july of 06. I have been on metformin since then and have a few irregular af since then. I am about to start the first round of clomid/metformin. I will keep you in my prayers. I know it is hard when you don't know what is going on in there!!! :)
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Thank you! You'll be in my prayers too!  Good luck !
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Hi there I am about to start clomid tomorrow for the first time. I have PCOS and have had it for years I have heard that taking met and clomid is meant to be a higher risk of getting pregnant. All you girls are in my prayers because I know how hard it is.



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Hi, I am 26 and have been on metformin for almost nine months now. It has caused my periods to regulate, but still no baby news. Should I wait any longer before starting clomid? Do most women conceive on both clomid and metformin?
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Hi, my name is Latasha. I was diagnosed with PCOS about 4 months ago.  I believe I've had it for many years.  I am a 24 years old.  I've been taking metformin for about 3 months.  Before taking metformin I didn't have a cycle for about 3 1/2 years.  The first month I started taking metformin, I had a cycle.  It's n ot regular, but I had one.  Today, is my seocnd day taking clomid.  I have three more days to go.  My doctor told me to continue taking metformin with clomid.  Around the 12th of January my doctor told me to start using an 5 day ovulation kit.
My husband and I has been trying fo 2 years. It is very stressfull and painful (mentally).  I pray and hope that I will conceive this time.  Meformin 500 mg (bi-daily)  Clomid 50 mg daily.  Everyone please pray for me and I'll pray for you.   (SMILE)
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Hi, Latasha! I am also 24, and my husband and I have been TTC for a year. I also have been diagnosed with PCOS, and am going into my 2nd month on Metformin. I just finished my first round of Provera, and am expecting a cycle by the end of the week. Are you getting any of the skin discolorations? Let's try to keep up with each other's progress.
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Hi my name is Melissa and I was diagnosed with PCOS almost 3 years ago, although I think I've had it for 10 years or so! We ttc for over 3 years before i was diagnosed.  Took a break for 2 years while Doc put me on Metformin 500mg/Ext.Rel. and spironolactone, changed my eating habits and exercised almost everyday and I lost 40lbs in less than 8 months.  I just took my first dose of Clomid today (50mg) so wish me luck.  We both want this so bad it hurts sometimes...I work in the Birth Center of all places...go figure :)
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I am 24 years old.  My husband and I have been trying to conceive now for 2 years.  I was recently diagnosed with PCOS (very little signs of it).  I've had two miscarriages.  I recently had a laparascope done where they removed cyst from my ovaries as well.  I am now seeing a fertility specialist who has me on 1000mg of metformin (no diabetes, just to stimulate ovulation) and 50mg of clomid.  On Friday I begin taking ovulation kits and next Monday I go for an ultrasound to see how big the follicles are.  At that time I will also begin hcg injections and progesterone for 3 days.  If the sonagram looks my husband and I have decided to do the IUI.  However my Dr. also said plenty of sex afterwards.  This is our first round of meds so keep us in your prayers.  Has anyone been through something similar?  I look forward to your responses.
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Hi everyone! I'm a 26 year old w. pcos  :(  I've been trying to concieve for the a year and a half.  Got pregnant the first time with clomid 50mg, but miscarried in Aug.  It was extremely difficult for me; especially when you are given something you want just to have it gone so quickly.  no AF for a  while then took provera for the first time, got AF then took clomid 50mg again...no luck this time; to make my emotional state even worse, almost everyone me and DH associates with was getting pregnant one after the other...It made me feel like everyone but me is getting pregnant.  Well I have a positive outlook again and last week I got my period and will finish my new round of clomid 100mg w. metformin this week.  So i am trying to stay optomistic and hoping for the best!  This process has the ability to take a toll after a while; I went through a phase when felt like a failure for not being 'normal' and just getting pregnant; DH really wants this baby as much as me so I'm really hoping we get lucky this time.  Tons of baby dust to everyone!
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hi,
i have been diagnosed with pcos last year.
have been trying to get pregnant since then.
took 3 rounds of clomind and God knows how many provera
to induce menstruation.i am also on a 2000mg/day dosage(since 3 months)previously i was on 500mg with no improvement in weight.
of metformin.Still no ovulation.Should i bother about this
or will there be any improvement with my metformin in future?will i ever ovulate.please reply becoz iam very frustrated.
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Praveena, please don't be discouraged.  Some things take awhile to work.  At least you are in the middle of your program.  I just found out today about PCOS, and I've been having problem this for years.  It seems we are all working on the same goals.  I find this rewarding to know that I am not alone.  My husband and I are trying to concieve as well.  I have been on Provera and your AF will come, it just takes awhile.  My Doc started me on prenat vitamins today, to build my body up.  I will go for my ultrasound tomorrow, and meet with her next week.  By the looks of it, I have PCOS.  In a way I am glad, because I can start to feel better.  All I was ever told before was to lose weight, I was too heavy.  But no one not until today, ever called my condition by name, and for that I am glad.  I would like to keep everyone encouraged.  
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Hi everyone, i was diagnosed with pcos one year ago got yasmin,metformin and clomid. i was a bit reluctant so i only took the yasmin to help bring back my cycle and it did. so a bit of motivation started metformin, it make be sick like crazy so took it on and off. i took the clomid for one cycle then missed 2 cycle and started again. wasn't really expecting anything cause i got tired of seein bfn. In june my period was late but was having serious period cramps but no period. relunctant did a pregnancy test and there it was BFP. couldn't believe after 3 years of ttc. Hope every thing goes alright. gods blessings to all and hope everything goes well
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i was diagnosed in december 2006, my husband and I have been ttc for 2 years now, am currently on 2000mg of metformin a day.  I have had a couple of af's but nothing regular.  Ive been on metformin for 6 months only had two af.  Asked my endo to put me on clomid, but for some reason she doesn't feel as though its time, i go back to see her in december, hopefully she'll put me on it.  baby dust to all!!!!!!!!!!1
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i was diagnosed with pcos 2 years ago. my husband and i have been ttc for 3 year. i am taking 1000mg of metformin a day. i have been on this for about 5 months. i have gotten my period back.  but i have no ovulate. should i be doing something else. should i ask my doctor about clomid.
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I have had 4 children through IVF.  I am 42, and also have 3 adopted chidren for a total of 7.  I had 3 rough pregnancies with diabetes, and SOHS.  I also have PCOS and am on  1500mg of Metformin a day.  I have nearly normal cycles now, but no ovulation to speak of.  I have had a total of 5 miscarriages.  It does get easier....all of it.  To all of you, I've walked your path, just hang in there.  Someday the right combination will work for you all, and then you can look down from the top of the mountain that you conquered and smile again.  It will happen. (adoption isn't a bad alternative either, if the stress is just too much.  Haiti is a good place right now, new and quick. Around $14,000)
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We have been trying to have a baby for about 1 year. I've been on Metformin for 5 months for PCOS and I'm taking Eltroxin for my Thryroid and was told to loose 15% body weight and then try IUI. Does anyone have similiar situation?
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I was diagnosed with PCOS quite a few years ago, so as soon as we wanted to start trying my OB/GYN put me on 100 mg of Clomid.  I began ovulating right away and I got pregnant on my 6th cycle of Clomid with my first and very successful pregnancy.  I'm now 30 wks pregnant with our little girl and we're both doing great!  It happens, good luck!!
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I am so happy to hear that I am not the only one in this world.  It feels much better to know that there are alot of women out there can understand. :)  I am now taking metformin for a month and waiting for a local OB to see me Unfortunately,  it takes six months to see one :(  I am about to cry when I heard but life goes on.  I was seeing a doctor before in a different country and now that I am here in Canada I am hoping to continue seeing one,  but there was no luck.  

I continued taking metformin and I have enough to last for 3 months.  since I was diagnosed with PCOS

I am wondering if one of you ladies can give me the exact name of your clomid so I can buy for myself online.  I am desperate now and six months is alot of waiting time to see a Canadian OB for the first time.  Help please?

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