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i have pcos

i have pcos doc just placed me on metformin,am thinking of taking clomid with it but the problem now is that clomid thin out my uterine lining.what do i do?
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Have you talked to your doctor about your thin lining?  sometimes they will put you on birth control for a month to build it back up.  I used flaxseed oil pills two a day, it's a plant estrogen i can't take birth control so it was my only option.  good luck hun.
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thanks dear
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i think clomid is a good way to go if you ovulate, if you don't it pretty much won't work.  A thin lining is not as bad as not being able to ovulate.  There are meds and vitamins out there to help with a thin lining, I'm sure you will have no problems.
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thanks. i think i will go for it in my next cycle
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Just be careful on clomid I too have the same problem but when I was trying to get pregnant dr put me on clomid and because not monitored every month I built up huge cysts on both my ovaries and needed to have a c- section to remove them in order to save the ovaries.  So make sure you are being monitored each month with a ultrasound because of this disorder very easy to build up those cysts.
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I agree with what yellow229 said, I did three rounds of clomid without being monitored and ended up with almost 100 cysts.  Mine were all less than 8mm so my doctor did ovarian drilling to remove them.  My (new) RE said women with pcos have a very high tendency to respond that way to clomid.  If that's not bad enough studies show that clomid also increases your chances of developing breast cancer sometime in your life!  
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Ask for femara instead it targets one follicle and tells it to mature, where clomid tells them ALL to mature.  That's why women with pcos either don't respond or have more cysts after clomid.
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i really  appreciate u all for ur contributions.i will have to look for femera if thats the case. the truth is that i did iui with injectable for two cycle and i got pregnant on the second cycle but baby stop growing at 9weeks so i did an evacuation and i ve not even gotten a proper af since january. we really need the baby so am trying everything possible to get pregnant  again . the cost of iui is very expensive. so i just want to try clomid or anything else before thinking of iui again.
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I'm so sorry for your loss.  
Femara is a pill so it's around the same cost as clomid.  Why did you have to do IUI?  I know it's not the same as IUI but some women swear by the "instead cup".  it's actually suppose to be for holding blood during af so you don't have to use a tampon or pad.  But women who are ttc insert it immediately after intercourse and it holds the sperm at your cervix.  Not exactly IUI but if it helps why not.  They are $8 for a 12 pack at the drugstore!!  Do a search for success stories they are pretty inspiring.  We are doing our second IUI on wednesday morning, I think I am going to try the cups Wednesday night, hey the more sperm the better right?!?  Good luck hun I hope that helps some.  
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i wish u success on ur iui  and a bfp.take care
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Hi.. I have PCOS also... took provera last week.. and got my period.. should start on Clomid 50mg in a couple of days.. lets see how it works,... its my 1st time taking clomid. also taking metformin 1000mg...
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