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2/1/08 8:16 P

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so far the Met has really been working for me in addition to BC. I have been on met for about 3 months and my cycle has been regular ever since.


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2/1/08 11:10 A

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I haven't had the best of luck with drs either. My family doctor finally got a diagnosis after I had a visit to the ER because of abdominal pain. When my doc told me I had pcos, she told me what the initals stood for and to go to webmd.com!! Ha ha!

I'm now seeing a Gyn and she is AWESOME!!! Finally someone who is listening and knows what is going on!!

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1/30/08 11:24 A

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I guess I have been lucky, I have such wonderful doctors. I see my family doctor, ob/gyn, and an endo doctor. They all are keeping up on my progress. I know for me the Metformin has really helped, it took a while to get use to some of the stomach problems. But, now I am not having any problems, except on a rare occasion. It just takes a while to get everything right because one set of medications does not helps everyone the same. The doctors have to find the right one that works for each individual, it is a working progress.

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1/30/08 8:55 A

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I think you're right that an endo is more aggressive. I just went yesterday for the first time and they are starting me on 500mg of met, upping the dose over the course of a month to 2000mg (two pills twice a day). Hopefully I'll be able to keep it down, but we'll see!

My GYN only put me on the depo shot since my periods were so painful, I guess he figured that was the best way to solve the issue at the time, for me to just not have a period. Of course now, I don't want to go off of it, who wants to have a period if they don't have to?

 
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1/29/08 1:39 P

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Right now I am in the process of finding a new GYN because I recently moved, but in the past both my OB/GYN and Internal Medicine doctors treated me. My internal MD put me on met and birth control, and my OB/GYN put me on clomid and progesterone when I was trying to get pregnant. I think an endo or internal medicine (not family practice) doctor tends to be more aggressive. Make sure you show up educated and don't be afraid to ask for what you want!

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ROMANO31 Posts: 22
1/29/08 12:25 P

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i take met twice a day, they start me once a day then after 6 months did more labwork and upped it. my gyn never did anything except put me on the pill. so right now i'm dealing with my family doctor and i'm in the process of searching for a new gyn.

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1/29/08 10:44 A

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How much met do you take and how often? I am frustrated with my dr's . They keep blowing me off. Who treats you for your PCOS? A GYN, Endo or Family Practice?

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1/29/08 9:31 A

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when i was diagnosed i was put on yasmin and no medication and my periods were fine, two years later they put me on metformin and fortunately i didn't have any problems with my periods, it actually made them shorter, although they are a bit heavier. however, when i started the metformin i wanted to give up it made me so nausea

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1/28/08 7:56 P

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I have also been on Loestrin for over a year now. I started taking the metaformin and missed the next month's period but did have some spotting during the rest of the month. But it did return back to normal the next month! So i think it's just something your body has to adjust to. Hope this helps!

 
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1/23/08 11:46 P

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I've been on Loestrin for about 2 years now and that's really helped to regulate my period. However, I started Met 3 days ago and I'm having a period right now even though according to my BC I'm not due for one for another 2 weeks. Anyone else experience this?

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I've been on Loestrin for about 2 years now and that's really helped to regulate my period. However, I started Met 3 days ago and I'm having a period right now even though according to my BC I'm not due for one for another 2 weeks. Anyone else experience this?

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1/20/08 12:55 A

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I've been on Metformin since 2003 and my cycles have never returned, nothing can bring them back that we've yet found.

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1/17/08 8:22 P

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I know what you mean! I went without having a cycle for so long and not knowing why, that when I found out why and was put on birth control, I am thrilled now to have a cycle because I know that my body is doing what it should be doing now! Bekah

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1/17/08 12:43 P

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Thanks! emoticon

I was on BC pills for 14 years and never thought that I would be anxiously awaiting a cycle -- I hope that the cycles continue. With weight loss and proper diet, I hope that helps.. I've been focused and working hard.



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1/17/08 11:57 A

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My cycles are still wacky. I did go from like one or less cycles a year to maybe 4 or more on the met.

The thinner I am the more regular my cycles. Isn't it funny how women are taking the BC pill in such a way to avoid cycles (skipping the period pills and starting a new pack or using the new ones that you only have 4 a year or whatever) and we are excited to have one? emoticon

Although it sounds goofy to say it, CONGRATS on your "own" cycle! I hope you have many more happy returns! emoticon

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1/17/08 9:02 A

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After starting metformin, how long did it take for your menstrual cycle to return??

I started metformin in November but had to use Provera to force cycles. I started my first cycle on my own last night (without Provera) -- I'm SO excited. But my cramps are terrible!!

Making progress though.. feeling great!!!


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