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metformin stories ladies!

Postby char_ox » Fri Apr 24, 2015 4:25 am

So I have been on metformin for over 4 months. 1,500mg per day.
I had an extremely long 179day cycle, and in the middle of that I started the met, finally had a normal period on the 9th/13th march.
Today is CD47 and no AF YET.. Have done a few OPKS over the weeks and none positive yet, I used cheapy ones from amazon. I was getting lines but not as dark or darker.. My llast opk was basically 1 line only sso unsure what that means? If I was getting 2 then nothing lol

How long did metformin take to shorten and regulate your cycles?
When did you fall pregnant? This is technically my first proper cycle on metformin
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Re: metformin stories ladies!

Postby mylammie04 » Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:48 am

Hi char_ox!

I started Metformin (1500mg/day) in January 2015 and I immediately regulated and got my period 30 days afterwards after having a 100+ day cycle. After that I fell pregnant in March, but unfortunately MC'ed a couple weeks ago. I didn't use OPKs (less stressful for me, personally), so I can't say I've had the issue you have with them. However, when I did use them, I'd always have 2 lines, but the test line rarely got darker and if it ever did, I always did the "is it dark? Is it not??" game!

Here's to hoping that your cycles regulate and you can have regular cycles now. Good luck and baby dust to you! :)
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Re: metformin stories ladies!

Postby char_ox » Tue Apr 28, 2015 4:46 am

Hi mylammie04!
Thank you for your reply, I started with 500mg for 1 month then upped to 1500mg. I'm sorry to hear about your mc, I'm out of both tests now so I give up using opks lol!
Today is cd51 and nothing yet.. Lol :(
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Re: metformin stories ladies!

Postby mylammie04 » Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:12 am

Hmm...I hope you get AF soon! Have you talked to your Dr about the cycles still being rather long? Crossing fingers that you ovulate soon or get AF!
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Re: metformin stories ladies!

Postby inthemetro » Tue Apr 28, 2015 1:59 pm

I've been on metformin (1500mg, though it took a few months to get to that dose)) for nearly five years. After around six months it mostly regulated my cycles--meaning I went from having cycles all over the map to being consistently between 5.5 and 6.5 weeks, though sometimes things still go haywire (e.g. last fall I had a 12 week cycle and definitely wasn't pregnant). The good news, though, is it did regulate my hormones, and I went from (I suspect) not ovulating at all to ovulating most of the time. So for me, metformin was not a magic bullet that regulated everything perfectly--but it did help things. (And, just so it doesn't discourage you, I wasn't trying to TTC until 8 months ago!)
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Re: metformin stories ladies!

Postby inthemetro » Tue Apr 28, 2015 2:00 pm

And, just to add: your experience sounds really frustrating, but was totally consistent with mine (given that it's your first proper metformin cycle, it's probably taking some time to kick in).
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Re: metformin stories ladies!

Postby babydust530 » Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:53 am

I started metfomin 1,000mg in December 2014. By the end of December I was taking 1500mg daily. The very next cycle I ovulated for the first time on my own since I stopped birth control (almost 1 year earlier); that cycle was a 52 day cycle. The next cycle after that (February 2015) I ovulated on CD13 and finally got my bfp after 1 year of ttc.
I completely credit metfomin for my bfp. I tried vitex, fertilaid, acupuncture, because I really wanted to try a natural approach first. But, metfomin was the only thing that worked for me. I would suggest taking you bbt. It really helped me figure out that I had ovulated in that 52day cycle. Baby dust to all!!!
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Re: metformin stories ladies!

Postby char_ox » Thu Apr 30, 2015 1:14 am

Thanks so much ladies.. Nothing has happened yet but I'm feeling a bit bloated and crampy, hoping AF is coming anytime soon... Babydust your baby is the size of a peach now,.. How cute is that lol! Congrats again xXx
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