I recently went to my doctor and was diagnosed with PCOS. The doctor put me on Metformin 500mg once daily and gave me a course of Provera to give me a period. Does Metformin really work to help someone with PCOS get pregnant? He also gave me provera to start a period after 6 weeks of taking metformin to give it a chance to regulate and I ended up pregnant!! My doctor won't prescribe me Clomid without extensive testing which I can't afford. I had success getting a period and then getting pregnant right after that period after being diagnosed with PCOS and taking Metformin. I started with 500 mg 2x per day and had to increase to 1000 2x per day in order to get a period. Good luck :)I went through a 15 week loss that pregnancy was a result of Clomid. I ended up at an RE doing femara, follistim, trigger and IUI to get my daughter. I've see posts from people saying you can get it online with an RX. Metformin has to build up in your system, and some doctors under prescribe. I was on metformin for a few weeks, got a period and then ovulated and got pregnant almost immediately. After the loss I tried Clomid again with no success. Now im just checking back on here because I ovulated on my own for the first time ever this month. Well, I used OPKs this cycle after I got done with the Provera. My OB sent me to a specialist who diagnosed me with pcos. We decided to start metformin again to get my cycles (54 days) back under control so we could start trying again. I was put on the same dose for ovarian cysts and non ovulation. It didn't show that I ovulated but it showed several days with the flashing smiley face. He put me in 500mg of metformin once a day and three days later I ovulated and got pregnant. Well 5 days after starting metformin I ovulated again on my own and I'm now 9 weeks pregnant. After 3 months of taking it and a year of trying, my husband and I conceived. I would give Metformin a try and if it doesn't seem like it is working for you, then you can try Clomid. Now my boobs are really sore and I'm getting these nagging types of cramps. Unfortunately that pregnancy ended in a miscarriage at 6 weeks. Had an ultrasound done recently and everything looks healthy down there and they said I have no more cysts in my ovaries. Cramps that feel like the muscles are tightened but not relaxing. I wonder if this means I ovulated and I will be having my period soon. It can treat insulin resistance, if you have it, and help you lose weight. (In my case, mostly by making me too nauseous to eat.) Both things can make you slightly more likely to ovulate. It also decreases your risk of developing diabetes in the future. However, metformin alone isn't a fertility treatment. It is usually combined with other drugs, like Clomid, Femera, or injectable medications, to stimulate ovulation. If you feel really exhausted, ask your doctor about adding a B12 supplement to your diet. Your doctors may try you on metformin alone for a short period of time, usually 3 months or less. Metformin causes a B12 deficiency in about 30% of patients, which can make you feel tired. If you don't become pregnant after that, they'll usually start the other medications. The intense frustration of not knowing how long I would have to keep trying drove me nuts. If your doctors are willing to start with just metformin, then your case is probably also fairly mild.
Metformin and other insulin-sensitizing medications lower excess levels of insulin in the body. Besides metformin, rosiglitazone and pioglitazone are other insulin. How long does it take to get pregnant with metformin? - Dr. 10 Signs Your Kidneys Are Crying for Help. PREGNANT WITH PCOS Metformin success.