Let's talk about Met.formin - the little pill that is trying to kill me. Prescribed by my Reproductive Endocrinologist it was intended to help treat my PCOS....
If it doesn't kill me first.
I can honestly say that I've had this prescription for about four years now which I've started...and I've stopped. Multiple times. Last fall Dr. H said he wanted me on it for four months prior to our IVF cycle as recent data shows a slight increase in IVF success rates for PCOS'ers who were on the medication.
But I couldn't do it. The side effects are just that horrible.
I was told the solution is to start with one pill for a week...increase to two pills the second week...increase to three pills the third week...and so on. Yeah right. I couldn't get beyond one pill. And that's with cutting out fatty foods, refraining from alcohol and changing up the dose time to see what works best for my stomach.
Anyone have experience?
If so, how did you survive the insane headaches, stomach upset, diarrhea, vomiting and nausea? I lost 10 pounds the first week but since I wanted to go further than 5 feet from the bathroom, I stopped taking it and wouldn't you know - the 10 pounds quickly came back.
Give me your advice if you know anything about Met.formin (and even if you don't).
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