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Bromocriptine/parlodel and metformin after a bfp

Postby SEPT2014 » Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:07 am

Hi

I am 5w 1d after a recent ivf with pre genetic tested embryo. I have been taking bromocriptine/parlodel for elevated prolactin and metformin for high amh/pcos tendencies but now I am pregnant my ivf clinic want me to come off bromo but I can stay on metformin but my endocrinologist wants me off bromo immediately and to wean off metformin. I am incredibly reluctant to stop bromocriptine as I am afraid it will impact on implantation as I am still early. I have read about some women have miscarried when they came off bromo and next time they were kept on it for first trimester. This is only one of two PGS normal embryos ibhave I can't afford to have an early miscarriage just because they said come off bromo and then I have a miscarriage and then they will say oh next time stay on it.... I just don't trust doctors.....

Any advice would be appreciated.

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Re: Bromocriptine/parlodel and metformin after a bfp

Postby mglupe1979 » Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:36 am

Congratulation, the only advice i can give you is follow you instant, your gut feeling. Our body speak to us. Best wishes on your journey.
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Re: Bromocriptine/parlodel and metformin after a bfp

Postby Danaa » Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:13 am

Sept congratulations on ur pregnancy again,I don't know much about the meds but I think the question is if these meds can affect ur baby?!If they can well then I wouldn't continue taking them and if they are not well continue taking them until ur out of the woods or is safe to wean off.I hope u find the right answer.
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Re: Bromocriptine/parlodel and metformin after a bfp

Postby SEPT2014 » Fri Jul 15, 2016 6:54 am

Thanks girls. It is a tough one. I know dostinex (another prolactin reducing med ) is not good for baby but bromo is category b in pregnancy but I don't want the regret of a miscarriage if I come off it. I might just start splitting dose and gradually wean. I will have the endocrinologist up against the wall if something happens :roll: I have tried to get second opinion but every other doctor is on leave ffs.
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MC twin A 12.01.2014 @ 6w6d
Emergency Lap on 16.01.2014 @ 7w3d Twin B (ectopic) & ruptured right tube, left tube ok

May 2014 - CP/MC 5w+3, numerous chemicals since

Metformin (PCOS), bromocriptine(elevated prolactin)
April 2015 HSG - normal uterus and left tube fine
Nov 2015 - investigative hystero & D&C - normal
March 2016 - Start IVF+PGS - our last hope :omg: :love:
Day 9 : 11 measurable follies - egg retrieval March 2016 :omg:
8 eggs selected for fert by icsi - 8 x fert.
Day 5: 5 embryos for PGS biopsy & freeze.
PGS (ngs)results: 2 x normal & 3 x abnormal
FET June 2016 1 x PGS normal blast transferred :omg:
Trust your gut instincts.
Bfp July 2016 - please stay around little one :hb:
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Re: Bromocriptine/parlodel and metformin after a bfp

Postby johnnyswifey » Fri Jul 15, 2016 1:24 pm

Hey SEPT.
I would ask my RE what are the risks of staying on as to why he/she wants you off of it immediately. Maybe ask your RE if it is okay to wean yourself off of it instead of shocking the body with an abrupt stop. Maybe he/ she will be willing to work with that.
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