thread: TTC Metformin vs Clomid

  1. #1
    Registered User

    Nov 2005

    TTC Metformin vs Clomid


    I am new to this. I have been diagnosed with PCOS and mild hypothyroidism. TTC for 18 months now. Started Metformin in May this year. First full cycle on Metformin was pregnant. Stopped taking the Metfomin at the direction of my Doctors. Unfortunately miscarried at 6 weeks ( missed miscarriage- so had to have a curette.) Just got my first period since then. Am back on the Metformin now, 500 3 times a day. Have been told that if my cycles don't regulate after 3 months on Metformin, ie are more in the 28 day range rather than the 45-50 day range, will have to start to try Chlomid.

    If we do conceive whist on the Metformin have been told by some Drs that b/c of the miscarriage to stay on it, and others to go off it as there has not been enough testing done.

    Was wondering if anyone else has been down this path, and if they have any suggestions.

  2. #2
    Kirsty77 Guest

    Hi EJE

    I also have PCOS and was put on clomid to make me ovulate.I have never been on metformin but was under the impression that if you take it to conceive then you need to keep taking it while pregnant as well, but someone else may have more accurate info.I also have never had a m/c.

    My cycles were completely haywire as well, before I went on clomid I hadn't had a period in 3 months!I fell pregnant on my second cycle of clomid 50mg, so there is hope out there.

    Goodluck on your ttc journey...................

  3. #3
    Registered User

    Nov 2005

    My endocrinologist is an expert in PCOS. He told me that if I was to get pregnant to continue taking met for at least the first 12 weeks. And to call him straight away so I can get GTT done again and see if I need to stay on Met longer. He showed me the results of a study where staying on met dramatically decreased the chances of miscarriage in women with PCOS. So I will definitely be staying on it!!!!

  4. #4
    alanah025 Guest

    Well i have been on metformin like 2 months( missed a week or 2 in between ) but today i AF arrived !!! WOOHOO first time THIS year!!!

    So the metformin is working for me so far , i have even noticed a difference just in how i feel each morning .

  5. #5
    Baby_Crazy05 Guest

    I had read alot of girls posts on her about met and most say (i think) to stay on for first 3 months (12 weeks) ... get past that big danger period and then you should go off it.

    I was originally put on met as a preventative for diabetes and also clomid to make me ovulate. I lasted about a month on met and got sick of popping pills all the time so just stopped.

    Got pregnant 2nd month of clomid ...

    Hope it goes better for you this round.

  6. #6
    Registered User

    Feb 2005

    Hi There, I too am going down this path.

    I was diagnosed with possible PCOS in March this year when I went to see a Sydney IVF specialist and was given Clomid only to take at the start. I got pregnant first cycle of Clomid (50mg), however miscarried at 6 weeks.. he has since then put me on Metformin 2000mg a day (2 tablets a day). Im on my 2nd round of Clomid since my miscarriage so still waiting to see if it works this time round. I take Clomid from day 2 to day 6 of my cycle and I usually end up having a cycle of 25 days to 28 days when doing this. Ihave been told that Metformin will help lower the risk of miscarriage.

    If you have any questions we have a thread in TTC Area called TTC with Met/andor Clomid. Im sorry I dont know how to do the link thing to get you there. There are quite a few girls in there taking both Metformin and Clomid. Look forward to seeing you in there!