This post is going to be TMI but I thought I would post anyway…so when I went to the RE to setup a plan for our FET she gave me a prescription for metformin…for those that do not know what metformin is used for:
Metformin is a diabetes medicine sometimes used for lowering insulin and blood sugar levels in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). This helps regulate menstrual cycles, start ovulation, and lower the risk of miscarriage in women with PCOS. Long-term use also lowers diabetes and heart disease risk related to high insulin levels.
I do not have insulin resistance but my RE said it can help regulate my hormones and it cannot hurt to take it since I do have PCOS. I have taken metformin before years ago but I did not take it regularly and now I know why. The side effects of metformin are KILLER!!! The diarrhea and cramping is crazy. I started taking it after the surgery and I am kind of glad I did since I know that pain medication can cause constipation but the metformin counteracted that problem. I am on 500 mg 2x a day. The effects are mostly felt after you eat so I have been taking it after I eat lunch and dinner but I think I am going to start easing back. Since I am home recovering its easier to deal with the side effects but when I go back to work this is going to be a problem. I am going to take 1 pill a day and then increase it to 2 pills in a couple of weeks in the hope that my body will get used to it. The good side effect of taking the medication is the weight loss but that can also be correlated to the fact that your constantly in the bathroom, lol!!!
Sorry if the post is TMI…