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PCOS, stopped medicines, got periods, took metformin, periods stopped. Missed periods caused by Metformin?

hi, i was diagnosed with pcos about 3 years ago... then late last year,about september i stop taking all my medications and haven t got a period since then. then come feb this year i had my period without any medications then the next month until june of this year.. then i decided to take metformin again mid july 1000mg per day and now i still dont have my period.. my LMP was june 26.. is it possible that my missed period is caused by metformin? thanks...
Asked On : Tue, 31 Jul 2012
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HI,
thanks for choosing HCM

no dear reason for not getting periods may not be due to metformin

metformin is used to reduce insulin resistance
it also helps to reduce your weight through this process

delay in periods is due to anovulation (no egg production ) or oligo ovulation(less egg production)
mainly due to hormonal imbalance that occurs in pcos

so you need regular treatment
first get a scan done,
get a view on the extent of the problem

go for oral contraceptives to regularise cycles,and clear hormonal imbalance

pcod is a pre diabetic state ,get proper blood tests done
take treatment
you may proceed with metformin

remember weight loss of nearly 5 kgs can regularise your periods without need of medication generally

so meet your doctor ,take proper and regular treatment
after that go for scan once again and when your condition improves you may stop the treatment

remember pcos may recur many times
so even after cure you need to manage your weight and follow good diet and exercise

wish you good luck
hope i answered all your queries
feel free to contact me for further queries
thank you
Answered: Tue, 31 Jul 2012
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