So just got back from my gynecologist to discuss taking Metformin (or as DH calls it “metrosexual”) for my PCOS. Conversation went like this:
DrT: How are you?
Me: Good. You?
DrT: Good. So what can I do for you?
Me: Well, I’ve been going to FCI and they’ve diagnosed me with PCOS for the past 2 years. I’ve read and heard from people that Metformin is commonly prescribed for PCOS so I wanted to talk to you about possibly going on that.
DrT: Sure, I can do that for you.
Yup…it was that painless! Actually, she was pretty surprised and shocked that my fertility clinic never prescribed Metformin to me after the PCOS diagnosis. Needless to say, I have been shocked and surprised by that as well! She also decided since I was over due for my pap and check up to do that today too. Usually I have some time to mentally prepare for that, but all went fine.
Okay, but here’s the kicker – she gave me Clomid too!! What the…what do I do with that?? I’ve read putting Met and Clo together often work better than either one on their own, but I don’t really know what to do with Clomid. We skipped that step with the RE because we only had so much money to work with and we wanted to jump straight to IUI since it had a better chance of working (which turned out to be true on the 1st try, it just didn’t last).
So…Clomid vets, HELP!!! All I know is that I’m supposed to take it on days 2-5 of my cycle. She told me to start the Metformin right away. I’m not going to have any monitoring for this, as her clinic is not set up for that. She did give me a referral to an endocrinologist, but I’m pretty sure insurance wouldn’t cover that, so I can’t really go. I’m going to turn to good ‘ole Dr. Google and WebMD, but any insight and help I could get from all of you would be great too.
Can I just take the drugs and then BBT and use OPK’s and go from that? Should I do anything else? I’m already working out 3x’s a week. I really need to start eating better, so that’s on the schedule too, but anything else? Pre-Seed lubricant? I’ve heard that supposed to help…I know with Clomid it can dry up your cervical mucus, so I should probably use something to help. According to DH, we’ll just have to, as he so elegantly put it “boink” every night (yeah, he’s at the bar with some friends right now…).