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Thread: LTTTC & Taking Clomid/Metformin ~ July 2008 until 2009

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    Hi there,

    I'm new to this thread. I was diagnosed with PCOS in January and have been on metformin 3 times a day for a few weeks now. It is still playing havoc with my stomach which is hard because I am a teacher and can't just leave the room. Any suggestions to help with this?
    I head back to the doc this month and he has said he may prescribe clomid to help us.

    It is so frustrating that when I was younger I loved having next irregular periods and now its so irregular when I want a normal cycle! My last cycle lasted 85 days. I am really hoping these tablets start to work soon.

    Its great to see succes stories on here and to know that it is possible!



    Lou

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    same- tam- pm me for my details
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    Hi Tamara, Bonnie and Btlou...
    Welcome.. Tamara if you post any questions in this thread I will try and answer with what I know or have been through..
    Btlou - Sorry i'm no help with metformin as I don't have pcos but I know what it is..'
    Good luck to us all I say... May 2009 be our year..
    to Kylie and Lsk

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    Hi Lou

    When I was first prescribed Metformin my GP warned me about the tummy upsets so she prescribed Diabex which is slow release.

    I did o.k. on the Diabex but had a lot of nausea - I couldn't get into my GP to get a new script in time so I took DH's Met (he's diabetic) and the nausea stopped. When I told my GP she said that technically they're no different but she's had a lot of women say the same thing about diabex so maybe I was just sensitive to the ingredient that made it slow release?!

    I can imagine that it can make thing 'interesting' when you're in the middle of a class and the tummy starts to gurgle On the upside, Met did the trick for me and got me O'ing - the only reason I started on Clomid was because my cycles on Met were between 29 & 35 days and the Clomid has enabled us to pinpoint O

    I know exactly what you mean about the irregular cycles - when I was young and living life to the full I thought myself priviledged to only have AF every few months - I didn't realise what a hindrence it would be later on

    Anyway, good luck on the Met & I hope your tummy settles soon - if not,maybe suggest the Diabex to the doc when you go back? I also hope that your stay in this thread is short and sweet!

    Kylie

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    Hi Dee I hope you're travelling o.k. in the 2ww

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    bt- i did met first for about 12 months - my cycles were e liek yours 105,90 60 to finally 30 days!! took about 4 months- by that time we were ttc 2 years so really need a boost with clomid.

    it will shorten you periods hun.

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    Hi Ladies..
    Kylie - How are you travelling sweet.. You're AF is due same as me.. I'm not much of a POAS'er but I might consider it as I'm going to a theatre restaurant for a girls night out the night before AF is due..
    Bonnie - How did the testing go.. I hoping it was good news for you..
    Tamara - How are you travelling Hun... I hope you have found some answers to your questions and that your cycle is going well..
    Btlou - How is the nausea going.. I hope it's under control.. What did the Doc say...
    LSK and Erybery - Our goodluck charms.. I hope you are well.. To anyone i've missed so sorry...
    AFM - My hormone rage has subsided and apart from my BB"s starting to get tender as they do every month there's not much happening.. Doesn't mean i'm not constantly thinking about it all though.. 5 days til AF is due..
    Take care eveyone..

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    Hi Lilmiss

    I had a chat with Bonnie and she was helpful (thanks Bonnie) my cycle is very mental at the moment the last month or so has been a case of when DONT i have AF instead of when DO i get it, But im hoping (fingers crossed) everything is setling down now and my next period will only last a couple of days then i can start the clomid and have the xray and ultrasound and go see DR for an update on what is going on. I forget who was talking about metformin but if it helps, i have been taking it for about 6 weeks i think and i did have upset tummy a few times but i just made sure i take the tablets with meals everytime and it has been ok for the last 2 or 3 weeks so i think it is just my body getting use to it.

    Hope everyone is going well

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    Hi girls, I am hoping to join this thread! Have been trying naturally for 17 months and have now gone to a specialist and am on my second cycle of chlomid 50 megs. I have had the scans on day 13, got a postive for O on day 19 and have today just had my blood tests to make sure I did. I apparently had an egg on each side 19mm and 16 mm and had all the pains or more so a stretching feeling, am still getting it on day 27. You just sort of give up hope and get very negative each month, thinking that if I don't think it will happen, well then I won't be disappointed. I hope everyone is having luck and baby dust to all.

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    Hi everyone

    Dee - I'm doing o.k. now that everything has settled down (cycle from HELL!) which also means that AF is on her way (I know my bodyfar too well lol). I POAS yesterday and it was BFN, I was only 9dpo but the symptoms were getting so bad that I just had to know - when will I learn that I get pregnancy symptoms EVERY cycle and I need to ignore them??? Probably not a bad idea to POAS if you're having a girls night out - then you can either celebrate (non-alcoholic style lol) or drown your sorrows. I'm crossing everythng for you hon

    Tammara - It sounds like you've really got the ball rolling - here's hoping it ends in a BFP for you

    31becc - Welcome to the thread! Wow, things are looking really positive for you! I know exactly what you mean about giving up hope I'm crossing everything for you too hon cos it sounds so promising!

    AFM - Apart from what's mentioned above, I'm feeling good for the first time in a month so AF is definitely on her way and I'm looking down the barrel of cycle # 5. I don't think I could handle another cycle like this one but I'll keep batting on
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    Hi All,

    Well AF is arriving so here we go on cycle #3.

    Tammara. I hope things settle down and become more regular for you!

    Kylie - I know what you mean. It's frustrating when things still aren't working even with intervention. I hope #5 works for you.

    Welcome 31becc! Fingers crossed for you.

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    hey girls,
    just spreading some more babydust and + clomid/met vibes.
    kylie- 9dpo is very early both times i thought i'd missed the boat at 9 dpo. just wait a few more days.
    tam- glad you got soem questions answered.
    bec- looks great- i only ever had one egg form either side so 2 is brill!! let us know how you go.
    Bon- cylce 3 is still ealry days- somtime our ovaries jsut need to go thru a few times before they finally click and go "ahhhhhhhhhh eggie" will pray this will be your last cycle for 9 months!! checked out your chart- looks great each month- your lutuel phase is a good length and your O is at a good time of the month too.

    each time i waas on clomid i thought it was amzing i actually o'ed. i also used preseed with each cycle i think this helped too.. i could feel myslef O- it was crazy. with my first DS - I felt like i was getting AF for at least the first 3 months!! no joke.

    also is anyone here using fertily friend charting apart form bon ?- i found this helped me heaps too

    girls with enough posts- feel free to pm me too

    xoxo
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    Hi LSK,

    I was using fertility friend. But now I know roughly when I O I've decided to give it a break and swap to OPK's.

    I think I am ovulating. The sperm and egg just seem a little un-co really. In the right place, at the right time, and just can't get it together!

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    try some preseed- i felt it really helped with my egg- sperm thingy and i found clomid left me quite "dry" too.
    Has you DH been tested too?

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    yeah. He's all fine thankfully.

    I did have some preseed, but ran out for last cycle. Will buy some more for this one.

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    that's great- as i said - will pray that this cycle is your last!!

    i have some opks' too left over i thnk if you want them pm me girls

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    Hi girls, thanks for the welcome. yeah don't want to get my hopes up. i had a scan last month and I had one egg on one side, but seemed to miss the boat with the hubby's stuff. I am still getting used to the shortened words on this website! So forgive me.
    As for symptoms - I was taking chlomid days 5 to 9 - no more moody than usual and didn't have any symptoms that I noticed. I get a bit frustrated with preganancy symptoms because it seems like I get them each month and then the lovely AF arrives!
    Kylie - I know it is hard, but don't give up hope, fingers crossed.
    Crossed for everyone!

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    Preseed? Just from chemist?

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