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Postby sunny » Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:05 pm

Hello Ghost and everyone
Can someone tell me if Metformin improves egg quality in PCO patients??
Has anyone tried it?
Thank u
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Re: Ghost and Ladies

Postby to_have_fun08 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:17 pm

From what one of the RE's i had said it did. She work in a huge clinic in Boston and she said they did lots of studies with PCOS and found that treating insulin resistance helps egg quality. The way she explained it to me is that when there is insulin resistance then the pituratory gland doesn't act correctly. A person with insulin resistance will end up having more testosterone in their ovaries then estrogen. Which isn't good for egg quality. supposedly treating the insulin resistance with metformin will regulate the pituratory glad and cause the production of estrogen go up. Or something like that. Hope that helps. She said i had insulin resistance, I went on metformin but it didn't help my egg quality.
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Re: Ghost and Ladies

Postby to_have_fun08 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:18 pm

also note that it only helps if you have insulin resistance. if no insulin resistance, I have read that metformin will not help.
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Re: Ghost and Ladies

Postby sunny » Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:18 am

To-have-fun: thanks for ur feedback, it really helps.
Did ur RE told u what is the duration of metformin should be taken before ivf in order to be effective?
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Re: Ghost and Ladies

Postby to_have_fun08 » Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:28 pm

I think i took it for 2 months before i started a cycle.
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Re: Ghost and Ladies

Postby sunny » Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:21 am

to-have-fun : thank u for ur reply.
may i ask one thing ? :oops:
when u started ivf, when did u stop metformin? during stimulation ? or on ER day ?? or .. ?
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Re: Ghost and Ladies

Postby to_have_fun08 » Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:34 pm

I took metformin during my whole pregnancy. My Ob had me do insulin checks 4 times a day and I was on the gestational diabetes diet starting @ 8 weeks. wasn't too bad and ended up being a great weight lose plan. I ended up being 4# lighter on the day before i delivered then at my 8 week appointment.
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Re: Ghost and Ladies

Postby sunny » Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:54 pm

oh i see, thanks to-have-fun for the replies :)
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