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Have pcos. Trying to conceive. Taking metformin. Feeling nausea, drowsiness and vomiting. Any idea?

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HI Doctor, Im 24yrs old, I gave birth at my 8th month of pregnancy in june2012 and my baby died because of some complications, his lungs are not yet fully developed. now my husband and i are trying to conceive, my last menstruation was October2012 and until now im still not having my period, i went to my OB in 8Jan2013 and found out i had PCOS, it shows that my uterus lining is so thin that its like for women reaching their menopausal stage but she assured me im not menopausing, im done with ultrasound and some tests such as PTs but it shows negative result. my OB prescribed metformin 500mg/day for 100days. She explained clearly that it will take effect for about 3mos. I have felt nausea,drowsiness,vomiting which is normal as per my OB because of the metformin, Now im feeling cramps,lower back pains and my breasts hurts. I just want to know if there is a meds i should take to induce my period? i dont want to take birth control pills to have my period regularize because we are planning to have a baby again. And if ever i will have my period what should i take to conceive? with prayers, i know you can help me.
Posted Tue, 19 Mar 2013 in Women's Health
 
 
Answered by Dr. Nilofer AR 1 hour later
Hello,
Thanks for your query.

To regularize your cycle you can take progesterone supplements on regular cyclical basis. It will not interfere with your trying to get pregnant.
You can definitely conceive with metformin and clomifene citrate. Discuss about these medications with your Gynecologist.
Symptoms of cramps, lower back ache and tender breasts are side effects of metformin. You need not worry as its severity will reduce in 3 months.

Hope this helps.
Fell free to ask more questions. I will be happy to help.
regards,
Dr Nilofer
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Follow-up: Have pcos. Trying to conceive. Taking metformin. Feeling nausea, drowsiness and vomiting. Any idea? 15 minutes later
I see. so i will just have to wait for 3mos and hopefully i'll have my menstruation then and we'll see from there. I really wanted to have my menstruation already. if theres just like a supplement i could take to have flow. i do exercise and all that but still no period.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Nilofer AR 8 minutes later
Hello,
thanks for your reply.

Your symptoms of pain will get relieved in 3 months period. But your periods can start in a month if you start progesterone supplements. Discuss about taking progesterone tablets with your Gynecologist. Good that you are working out on your weight. Weight reduction doubles your chances of getting pregnant.
Wish you good luck.
Hope this helps,
regards,
Dr Nilofer
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Follow-up: Have pcos. Trying to conceive. Taking metformin. Feeling nausea, drowsiness and vomiting. Any idea? 1 hour later
Okay. but Doc, Do you think if i would drink parsley tea, would that help me induce my period?
What are progesterone tablets? is that like a contraceptives?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Nilofer AR 38 minutes later
Hello,
Thanks for the follow up query.

Progesterone supplements are hormones which regularize your cycle without interfering fertility. It is not contraceptive. You need to discuss with Gynecologist for prescription.
There are no well controlled studies regarding use of parsley tea and induction of menstruation. Moreover your kidney function test needs to be normal before tasting such herbs.
Hope this helps,
regards,
Dr Nilofer

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Follow-up: Have pcos. Trying to conceive. Taking metformin. Feeling nausea, drowsiness and vomiting. Any idea? 15 minutes later
I just want to know as well if when is the right time to take a birth control pills? is it the first day of your menstruation or anytime? And how soon can i stop the pill if i wanted to get pregnant?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Nilofer AR 9 minutes later
Hello.
Happy to answer your follow up query.

Birth control pill has to be started on first day of menstrual cycle.
Once you stop taking birth control pill, your fertility is restored within 2 months. In simple words, you can get pregnant within 2 months of stopping birth control pill.
Hope this answers your query.
regards,
Dr Nilofer
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Follow-up: Have pcos. Trying to conceive. Taking metformin. Feeling nausea, drowsiness and vomiting. Any idea? 12 minutes later
What happens if i took a birth control pill not the first day of my period. lets say for example NOW? will i have a period? will i continue using it if ever i will have?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Nilofer AR 10 minutes later
Hello,

Since you have ammenorrhea, you can start birth control pill right away from now. You will have your normal period after 1 month. You need to continue taking pills for 3 more months to get your hormonal levels back to normal.
Please note: When you start second pack of pills for next cycle, start it on the first day of menstrual cycle.
Hope this is clear . Feel free to ask if you have further doubts.
regards,
Dr Nilofer
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Follow-up: Have pcos. Trying to conceive. Taking metformin. Feeling nausea, drowsiness and vomiting. Any idea? 9 minutes later
So doc, if i start now with the pill. i will also continue the take of metformin right? coz my OB said that can regularize my cycle and pills can do that as well right?

So if i start now with the pill, ill just finish everything out of it and wont stop even if i would have my period then? and so by next month i will start taking it on the first day of my cycle. i hope i understood it correctly?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Nilofer AR 3 minutes later
Hello,

Yes you got it absolutely right. I suggest you to take both metformin and birth control pill.
Hope this helps,
regards,
Dr Nilofer
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Follow-up: Have pcos. Trying to conceive. Taking metformin. Feeling nausea, drowsiness and vomiting. Any idea? 12 minutes later
Sorry if i have a lot of question. my OB is out of the country and i dont know who to talk to. I hope youre not bothered. One more thing. Lets say im taking the pill already and im done with the whole pack for a whole cycle and still i dont have my period yet. should i still continue taking another pack or wait for how many days for my period to come? Or should i just take it every day until i get my period then just stop if a whole batch of pill is done and just wait for the next cycle.
Now i understand. Sorry. but Thank you so much for your time Dr. Nilofer. I really appreciate it. i hope i can talk to you personally. Im from the philippines by the way. Thanks for helping! Godbless. ;)
 
 
Answered by Dr. Nilofer AR 6 minutes later
Hello,
Glad to reply for your follow up question.

In a pack of birth control pill, last 7 tablets are placebo. You will get your period in those days.
If you don't get your periods , then start your next pack without any break. The possibility of not getting periods is very minimum. so don't worry.

Hope i'm successful in clearing your doubt.
Please be free to ask for further clarifications.
regards,
Dr Nilofer
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Follow-up: Have pcos. Trying to conceive. Taking metformin. Feeling nausea, drowsiness and vomiting. Any idea? 24 hours later
Hey Doc! i have good news! :) I have my period today. First day! im not taking anything yet! now i want to know what meds to take for me to ovulate and get our chances in conceiving in the coming days! :))
 
 
Answered by Dr. Nilofer AR 8 hours later
Hello,
I'm so happy for you.
You can start taking Clomifene citrate(Clomid 100) tablet one daily from 3-7 days of menstrual cycle for ovulation. Continue taking metformin. I recommend alternate day intercourse irrespective of ovulation days.

Wish you good luck.
regards,
Dr Nilofer
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Follow-up: Have pcos. Trying to conceive. Taking metformin. Feeling nausea, drowsiness and vomiting. Any idea? 13 hours later
Thanks! i'll do that. but im just confused, what if i took it the wrong way? will it still be effective? what if i took it on my 5th day and have it 3x day? will it still be effective?
Is it true that taking clomid can higher the risk of being pregnant with twins?

Is it okay if i update you from time to time if ever im a bit confused? Thanks!
 
 
Answered by Dr. Nilofer AR 10 minutes later
Hello,
Clomid has to be taken under supervision of a Gynecologist. It is very effective. Increases conception rate to 30%. It is not effective if you start on 5th day. It has to be started on 2nd or 3rd day.

Yes, any form of drugs used for ovulation induction has increased chance of getting twins.
But the risk of twins is very small. Its about 5 %.
In simple words, 95 number of women among 100 users of clomid will have singleton pregnancy.

Hope this helps,
regards,
Dr Nilofer
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Follow-up: Have pcos. Trying to conceive. Taking metformin. Feeling nausea, drowsiness and vomiting. Any idea? 11 minutes later
So tomorrow will be the 3rd day of my cycle, ill be taking clomid then for 5 days so that would be until the 5th of march. when do you think its the right time to have sex for me to conceive? or my ovulation?
My sister was advised by her OB since shes trying to conceive as well, she was advised to take clomid on the 5th day of her cycle for 5days 3times a day. Why is that?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Nilofer AR 16 minutes later
Hello,
Exactly , you got me right.

Clomid stated in early part of cycle(3rd) day has better response than 5th day. Moreover,chances of twin pregnancy is reduced when you start it on 2nd or 3rd day as it promotes unifollicular development(only one dominant follicle develops).

I recommend you to get a folliculometry done to know the size of growing follicle and time of rupture.
I recommend you to have intercourse every alternate days from 8th day of your cycle irrespective of the ovulation day.
Hope it helps, feel free to ask if you have further doubts. I will be happy to help.
regards,
Dr Nilofer
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Follow-up: Have pcos. Trying to conceive. Taking metformin. Feeling nausea, drowsiness and vomiting. Any idea? 5 minutes later
Is there a calendar method on how to have a baby girl or boy?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Nilofer AR 11 minutes later
Hi.

Yes,there is something called as chinese calender method. I basically do not advice on these calender methods as the results are not very accurate. What is more important is to have a healthy baby at the end of 9 months.
regards,
Dr Nilofer

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Follow-up: Have pcos. Trying to conceive. Taking metformin. Feeling nausea, drowsiness and vomiting. Any idea? 3 minutes later
Youre absolutely right! thanks for your time though. Ill do everything that you said and ofcourse consult my doctor too. Thanks!
 
 
Answered by Dr. Nilofer AR 3 minutes later
Waiting for the good news from you as early as possible.
Wish you good luck and good health.
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Take care,
regards,
Dr Nilofer
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