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Metformin/Clomid/Letrozole + TTC
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Hi all, my doctor told me to do research on the meds listed ^^ above. I was just curious if anyone has tried any of these singularly, or combined while TTC? My husband and I are trying naturally for the next three months before meeting with my OB to develop a medical plan to help us conceive. These were the only three she mentioned. So I am open to other suggestions, but these are the primary ones I'm looking at right now.

posted January 29, 2018
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I have used metformin before, it didn't work for me, but it does seem to work for others. I was familiar with it because my mom used it to control her diabetes, maybe it didn't work bc I'm not a diabetic. Clomid, however worked awesome for me. My OB wanted us to do a "test run" so that they could see what the potential problem was. I was having a cycle, but I wasn't ovulating. So they gave me clomid to make me ovulate and we got pregnant during the test run. You should definitely do your research and get an ovulation kit just to make sure. Wishing you the best of luck.

posted January 31, 2018
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Metformin did not seem to help me, but my doctor still had me take it while TTC. I conceived my first after three rounds of Clomid. I had HORRIBLE side effects from the Clomid (mood swings, hot flashes, visual disturbances). I conceived my second pregnancy on Clomid, but that ended in miscarriage. After many more rounds of Clomid, but OB/GYN sent me to a specialist, she said I might have better luck with Letrozole. I had no side effects and ovulated much earlier with Letrozole. I conceived twins on my second round of Letrozole.

posted February 11, 2018
A myPCOSteam Member

I took Metformin and Clomid as I have pcos. So 2 beautiful boys as a result πŸ‘. Both times I got pregnant on 2nd cycle of clomid. So glad 😊 I found 'GET4PREG' ❀️ in Google and got clomid and metformin (a way cheaper.).
Hope this helps.

posted March 11, 2020
A myPCOSteam Member

Thank you, Shonta! How was clomid for you? in terms of side effects? I know it's different for everyone, but its so helpful to hear peoples stories I think. I don't have diabetes either, but my doc said it does help pcos patients ovulate. But i think that depends on dosage? Thank you again! :)

posted January 31, 2018
A myPCOSteam Member

Hi there!
I recently started seeing a fertility specialist in Cleveland,OH. I was put on Letrozole last month with no luck. The difference between letrozole and clomid from what I was told is that letrozole (Femara) has less side effects and more effective rate of pregnancy. I am on Letrozole again this month with increased dosage from 2.5 to 5mg. The side effects are real ( for me at least) but hoping my body will take to the drugs. Best of luck!

posted November 1, 2020

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