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Trying to get pregnant....on metformin and starting clomid......will this work???

hi everyone, I am currently on Metformin and due to start Clomid in 2 months. I have been on metformin now for over a month and still no period. How long does it take? Does it work? .......I am trying to not let this get me down but i am worrying whether it will or not and when.......can anyone help me?
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1514494 tn?1333584884
Hi Hun,

Unfortunatly i dont know much about metformin only its suppost to regulate your periods.

However i do know a little about clomid. I took this last Dec and i conceived 1st go, unfortunatly this ended in a ectopic pregnancy but i have just started taking clomid today!

My doc told me a woman with no fertility issues has a 10% chance of conception every month and that with clomid its 70% (( big difference right )) although there is no guarantee this will defo work, your chance of a multipul pregnancy goes up too!. Clomid works by helping you produce more,bigger and better eggs.
You can only ever take this for 6 cycles tho (( so my doc said )) and if it doesnt work then it never will.

***plenty of baby dust your way hun***

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With the metformin. Your period will come my doctor put me on 1000 twice a day than he put me on 2000 a day than back to 1000 a day that was about 2yrs ago I have not taken it since and my period comes on every month faithfully
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Thanks both of you, i am on 500mg 3 times a day and nothing!! I can only hope it kicks in soon :)

Oh Amy, so nice to know other people are in similar boat to me, my doc also said he will give me 6 months worth to try then to IVF if no luck.....i am hoping with metformin then clomid on top something gotta happen, i just need a period to start cos at the moment, no period, no baby!!! :(

Vernell - just out of interest, how long were you taking metformin for it to start working??

Best wishes xxxx
1514494 tn?1333584884
Aww well i hope AF arrives soon then you can get on with the fun part haha.

Iv been refered for IVF i was accepted last year infact i still have all the injections in my cupboard i was suppost to start 9thOct then did a test and it was positive unfortunatly ended in miscarriage @ 5wk6d.
I only have 1 tube you see so therefore that entitiles me to IVF but i have no problem conceiving ( 2 miscarriages, 2 ectopics) its just getting it or keeping the buggar there lol.
So weve decided to give clomid 2 months if no joy were going for IVF, its all a little silly though with IVF when we went for our appointment it all depends where you live as to how many rounds you get, im entitiled to 2 but if i lived a mile up the road id get 3 silly right?? Also because of my age ((25)) they will only transfer 1 embrio at a time unless they only get 2 and i get a choice then weather or not i want both silly again right??

Are you taking anything else like multivitamis,folic acid & asprin?

Best of luck hunni :-D
1187113 tn?1320691496
You will need your period to start before you can start the clomid...I too take 1500mg of metformin day...without the metformin clomid doesn't work for me, but together they work magic...now we are just waiting for the sperm to meet the egg...good luck to you on your journey TTC...
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Well guys i am 6 weeks into metformin and still no period......how long do these take to actually work? :(

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I have a period every month but and the doctor does an ultra sound every month on day 10 of my period and says Im gonna ovulate but still have no luck. I have 2 daughters that are 7 and 9 since them Ive had thyroid problems and now pcos so its had for me my doctor is talking about IVF but I dont think my insurance will pay for it
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I have been on metformin for over 4 months nothing its just not working for me either it is so upsetting when you have high hopes and then nothing I know. but on the up side I have lost 2kgs  
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