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I found out I had PCOS while TTC my daughter. I was started on Met, Clomid, and Provera. It took about 5 months with the meds, and I got pregnant. My OB decided to leave me on the Met throughout my entire pregnancy because he said it would hurt nothing and help many things. I really felt great the entire pregnancy, only gained 12 lbs compared to the 130 I gained with my first pregnancy (pre PCOS diagnosis)!!!I even stayed on Met while breastfeeding after she was born. I didn't have any of the problems you experienced, but I can tell you that staying on Met while preg is 100% safe. I would voice your concerns to your Ob and see how he feels about it. I don't know if it will help with the other probs you had, but as we all know PCOS throws everything out of whack, so it just might help.
Edited by: CONNORELLAMOMMY at: 1/26/2010 (12:24)
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I was taken off of all medications when I got pregnant. I didnt have any problems except for a gallbladder attack! THAT WAS FUN!! I also had my daughter at 36 weeks but that was a freak thing.. docs think it might have been stress from the gallbladder attack and other stress issues I had..
I would get some opinions from other ob gyns before making your decision.
I was diagnosed in May with PCOS, and my PCP is certain that I've been battling it most of my reproductive life, but according to the last two OB/GYNs I didn't have ALL the symptoms, so they wouldn't treat me. Since my son was born, which will be 4 years ago March, my hormones and cycles have been WAY out of whack (shocker- I know *lol*). After deciding enough was enough, I found a wonderful PCP who decided that just because I didn't have EVERY blasted symptom, my FSH was too far out of whack and I wasn't ovulating. She put me on Metformin 500 MG XR 1 time per day and low and behold, my cycles started slowly returning, and I wound up conceiving in November. I'm 10 weeks pregnant today. My doc says that we'll probably go off of the Metformin, but I've heard conflicting stories about Metformin use during pregnancy. During my pregnancy with my son I suffered Pre-Eclampsia and HELLP Syndrome starting at 28 weeks and delivered at 36 due to my blood pressure sky-rocketing to 160/110. I am just trying to figure out if there are any others of you that have been in the same situation and if you've experienced Pre-E and/or HELLP during subsequent pregnancies. If so, did you continue the use of Metformin or did your doc take you off? Just need a little encouragement and help with all of this since I'm fairly new to the PCOS world.
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