So my doctor just put me on metformin and I was just wondering those who are taking it, if they had any side effects and what their success rate on getting pregnant. I'm hoping this will do the trick!
I wasn't taking it to help with fertility, so no comments there. However, I do have some side effect advice. GI upset is very common with Metformin. The first few months on Metformin were terrible for me. I felt like I had constant morning sickness, I had diarrhea several times a day, etc. It was terrible. Now, I only take Metformin once a day, and I take it right before I go to bed. That way, I can sleep through the worst of it. If I wake up in the night though, I almost always feel nauseated. I read online to take it with peanut butter, and it actually helps. I'll eat a 1/2 piece of toast with peanut butter before taking Metformin, and that helps a lot. Good luck!
I started taking it the cycle I conceived and I'm 19 weeks now. I took it for fertility. I didn't have any blood sugar issues. My doctor recommended it after 8 unsucessful cycles. We went to her to ask what else we could do and this is what she recommended. I took it through the first trimester. I did have diarrhea a few times. I was constipated through a good part of the first trimester, and when I stopped taking it, I was fine. I also lost a few pounds and noticed I had less of a craving for sweets. Those are good things. My doctor advised me to avoid simple carbs like pasta and potatoes and sugar while taking it along with fried foods/fatty foods. Good luck to you!
Thanks ladies for your replies. I am on day 3 now. The first 2 days I only took one pill and today and tomorrow I am up to 2 pills and then moving on to 3 pills a day. I do have some sugar problems since I had my son a year ago, so my doctor thinks this is a great choice for me right now. I haven't had really any symptoms except for major nausea, I think its worse then when I was pregnant with my son. As for everything else I am good.
I am hoping to lose a couple of pounds on this pill so keeping my fingers crossed that this is the trick!