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7/4/11 8:00 A

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I have really worried about that myself with this pregnancy. I didn't get it last time but each time I would have "bouts" with PCOS before I was finally diagnosed the symptoms would get worse. The doc just said hey, you're getting older, closer to menopause and your horomones are changing naturally as a result, of course you're symptoms are getting worse. The metformin has helped me stay more controlled but I still have those hormonal fluctuations occasionally (when not preggers).
When I mention low blood sugar, I should also mention a sensativity to sugar. If I go too long (more than a few hours) with out eating something or don't have substantial meals, I can feel it - drained, heachache, nausea etc. OR if I indulge too much with sugar I feel MISERABLE. Early on in the pregnancy I ate two cupcakes a friend brought me and I got sooo sick and it happen too several weeks ago when I drank a huge sweet tea after being in the sun and was really thursty. Now, you couldn't make me eat a cupcake or drink a sweet tea (I'll do half/half) if at all, I guess my body/mind remembers the terrible feeling.
I still eat normally - drinking 1-2 regular cokes a day and will eat sweet stuff like doughnuts occasionally but I try to balance it with fresh fruits and veggies. I know I feel better when I eat that way which makes that choice easy. ;)
I am not sure what role the Metformin plays longterm in pregnancy because I definately have had "sugar" problems I didn't have before. However, both Docs have been on me about taking care of myself regardless and eating right or "else" stating there will be bad things to come like Gestational Diabetes or Preeclampsia (which I had before). Like I said, I have felt better overall this pregnancy than I did with my daugther. I don't know if it is attributed to the metformin or just this is a different pregnancy.
Feel free to email me if you have any questions or want to talk. I am not on here often since I got pregnant but will definately be back once he's born. The tools and support were invaluable to me in making some life changes.
Take care. :)

Chrystal
Dx PCOS - 4/2008
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CHRISTINA0125's Photo CHRISTINA0125 Posts: 2,701
7/4/11 12:42 A

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Thanks for the advice. I guess I'll just have to wait and ask a doctor once I can get one. I'm thinking it shouldn't be more than 8 more weeks. I just feel so gross, and I'm worrying that I might have gestational diabetes already.

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C2OOPER's Photo C2OOPER Posts: 25
7/3/11 10:38 P

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Congratulations on your pregnancy! I am currently pregnant (23 weeks) and am taking it. My OB and Endo both stated I should stay on it (when ask seperately). I was initially hesitant but I have to say I have had a better experience with this pregnancy than with my daugther (I was diagnosed after her birth) less sickness, more energy but I do have occasional bouts of low blood sugar. Not sure what to tell ya. If I were you and stopped taking it I probably wouldn't start again without the advice of a Doc.
Wishing you an easy and healthy pregnancy. Take care. :)

Chrystal
Dx PCOS - 4/2008
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TRYINAGAIN3's Photo TRYINAGAIN3 Posts: 1,597
7/1/11 6:26 P

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It really depends on the doctor. Some let you stay on it and some want you to come right back off of it once your pregnant. However since it's been a whole month since you stopped I'm not sure that you could start right back to taking it again during your pregnancy. I have a friend that took it her whole pregnancy too but I too was also told to stop if I fell pregnant. In your shoes though having already stopped I don't think I would want to risk anything with the baby if the pregnancy is going along healthy without it. Try counting how many calories your taking in with the dairy. The fruit and veggies shouldnt add to many to your calorie intake since most are low.




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7/1/11 4:33 P

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Anyone here made it to pregnancy who's taking metformin? After 2.5 years of trying, we're finally pregnant, and I'm so excited. But I stopped taking my metformin a month ago when I found out, and have gained 10lbs this month, with not much food change (besides adding back in dairy, fruit, and veggies, which I didn't have access to before).

I talked to someone a few weeks ago that said her doctor told her never to stop taking metformin throughout pregnancy and breastfeeding. I don't have a doctor now, so I what everyone else was told? My doctor from a year ago said to stop taking it if I got pregnant. Thoughts?

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