How Metformin Can Be Used for Fertility


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Metformin is an insulin-sensitizing drug primarily used to treat diabetes, but it can also be used for fertility. Exactly how metformin improves fertility is unclear. 1  People who have polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) might benefit from taking metformin alone, with. Metformin for Infertility Treatment Metformin reduces blood sugar levels and is approved by the FDA for treatment of type 2 diabetes. In women with infertility due to polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), trials found Metformin plus Clomid to be more effective than Clomid alone in ovulation induction.

ANSWER. Metformin (Glucophage) may help you ovulate normally if you have insulin resistance or PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). Fro. The role of Metformin is to establish properly balanced blood sugar and insulin levels [source: Fertility Authority ]. Proper blood sugar and insulin levels can help prevent or reduce cysts. When cysts are removed, menstrual cycles tend to become more regular.

When menstrual cycles are more predictable, the chances of becoming pregnant increase. Metformin appears to have a positive effect on fertility. Metformin is commonly used to treat PCOS, or polycystic ovary syndrome. According to research posted to.

I started clomid again 150mg for 9 months with no success this time. I did ovulate every month though. My obgyn referred me to a fertility specialist and after doing more lab work decided to put me on a dose of metformin 850mg 2 tabs per day of metformin. I took 1. Metformin may stimulate ovulation in a premenopausal woman and may increase the risk of unintended pregnancy.

Talk to your doctor about your risk. You should not breastfeed while using this medicine. Metformin should not be given to a child younger than 10 years old. Some forms of metformin are not approved for use by anyone younger than 18 years old.

Metformin Improves Ovulation and Pregnancy Rates in Patients With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome We evaluated the fertility promoting effect of metformin in infertile patients with polycystic ovary syndrome. Treat polycystic ovarian syndrome with Glucophage / Metformin Alone Metformin Dosing and Protocol We start metformin at 500 mg once daily, increase to 500 mg twice a day after one week, then to 500 mg 3 times daily If the 3 times daily dose cannot be tolerated due to side effects, we remain on. If metformin does not help restore regular ovulation, your fertility doctor may prescribe Clomid, as well. If your doctor prescribes metformin for your PCOS, metformin can work within 4 to 8 weeks.

Insulin stabilization may balance other hormones in a woman’s body and reduce other symptoms of PCOS. Some women use metformin as a tool for.

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Treatment for fertility  Metformin alone may improve ovulation and achieve conception.

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One example is metformin, which has been widely studied for improving blood sugar control in PCOS and diabetes.337 The theory of using metformin to improve fertility in PCOS is that by returning insulin levels to normal, we could also rebalance reproductive hormones and restore ovulation.

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It is the drug of choice for anovulatory infertility.

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Metformin and Other Insulin Sensitizers Metformin, a biguanide used to control blood sugar in diabetics, has a role in ovulation induction in women with PCOS and has been shown to be superior to placebo.

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Abstract Metformin has been used extensively in multiple reproductive settings to ameliorate hyperandrogenism and chronic anovulation, to treat infertility, to prevent miscarriage and to prevent later pregnancy complications as well.

“Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility: Integrating Modern Clinical and Laboratory Practice” by Douglas T. Carrell, C. Matthew Peterson
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Metformin is frequently used in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome and type 2 diabetes mellitus to improve insulin resistance and fertility (Legro et al, 2007).

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Its use with folic acid appears to lower triglycerides and/or testosterone and improve ovarian function, including ovulation rates in overweight women with PCOS, working as well as metformin (Jellin and Gregory, 2018).

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Lifestyle measures and drugs that reduce KEY POINT insulin levels, such as metformin, have reversed the anovulation and improved fertility in patients with this disorder.

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The use of metformin for women with PCOS undergoing IVF treatment.

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Use of Antidiabetic Drugs to Treat Anovulation and Androgen Excess A logical approach to the management of PCOS includes using medications that improve insulin sensitivity in target tissues, achieving reductions in insulin secretion, and stabilizing glucose tolerance.

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Kutluk Oktay, MD, FACOG is one of the world's foremost experts in fertility preservation as well as ovarian stimulation and in vitro fertilization for infertility treatments. He developed and performed the world's first ovarian transplantation procedures as well as pioneered new ovarian stimulation protocols for embryo and oocyte freezing for breast and endometrial cancer patients.

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  • 40 years ago the cholesterol number was under 250. 20 years ago it was under 200. Then 5 years ago under 150. After 4 stents and an aortic valve replacement my 2 cardiologists said THE LOWER THE BETTER. It is now 104. So I take 80 mgs of atorvastatin once daily and all my blood work is good and I feel great!

  • so I’m on the Marina now then getting a glucose test tomorrow then after getting on either Clomid or metformin if I want a baby in the next year should I get off the birth control they had me on it to level out hormones I guess my estrogen levels are high and they think my insulin is all messed up what should I ask about to get pregnant in the next year

  • Did you change your diet while on metformin? Did you eat healthier or drink lots of water? This week will be my 3rd week of metformin I started the beginning of May. & I’ve been eating better since March, but no period. so hoping this works.

  • I’ve been gaining weight despite eating low carb and sugars only from fresh fruits. I’m not eating processed food, no cake or breads. I am now considering metformin to help. Its really comblicated. Perhaps the combination would have a better effect:(

  • This is a serious subject. My friend with type 1 uses alphalopoic acid to keep down his neropathy and exersize it off. He is 54. He does quite well with diet, insulin shots, and other things. 100 years ago these people just died. What about alpha lopoic acid? As a doc, what do you think?

  • Helo mam i want to know ki agr mujh pcod hai or mera baby ivf ke through horha hai to meri body.kitna weight gain kr skti hai or after delivery may kab tak apna weight loss kr skti hu

  • Thanks for watching! My end screen got a little screwed up…whoops! Sorry! ��‍♀️

    What other things do you want me to do videos about?

  • Dr.Bailey, can you please comment on Berberine which some people commented here? Especially this study

  • hello doctor my gynic examined me by doing scan and said iam having pcos problem but am a allergitic patient so which. type of diet I prefer please man advice me

  • Congrats that’s awesome. Being a mum is the most amazing and challenging thing you will ever do. How exciting for you both, hope all goes well with your pregnancy ����

  • Good morning! I got my cycles ovulated with diet and lifestyle change. I use to take it but it never worked for me nor did it regulate my cycles. Now that my cycles are regular and I ovulate on my own but not getting pregnant do I need to seek starting back or is it just timing?

  • Mam mujhe 1 year se zaada ho gya metformine khatey but period irregular hi h medicine se hi aatey h and baby b nhi h 6 year hue shadi ko bhoot pareshan hu

  • mam ur sayng pcos patient should take milk nd its products but usually i read that one should avoid all pulses nd dairy products
    plz help mam by telling what’s true nd what is mith


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  • milk products r not health doctor plz give correct advice. don’t talk nonsense here it’s a serious issue. egg is not healthy for pcos. Badam and Almonds r one n the same

  • Hi r u suffering with pcod and want to conceive… Ayurveda siddha medicine is the best solution.. lots of ladies as found helpful.. for more information please call me +91 9741169412 Jaya

  • Dr. Sam thank you for sharing your knowledge. This is very informative, though I am not a diabetic. I know many people who are. These videos are super helpful and your smile brightens our day! ☺️☀️��

  • Not looking to conceive, nor do I have any wish to in the future. But I am interested in using Metformin to help weight loss with PCOS. I’m also going back on Orlistat for the same reason is this something you’ve tried before?

    Thanks x

  • Hi Dr Sam Bailey. I’m a medical professional from uk can I please have your contact details as I tried to find your social media but couldn’t succeed. Please give me your contact details I need your help. I will be waiting. Thank you

  • I am a diagnosed diabetic T2 in Australia on Metformin( Extended Release) 500mg once per day plus exercise and high fibre healthy diet. The 850mg dosage you mentioned is not available in Australia.-only 500 and 1,000mg. Possibly your video should have stated the relevant New Zealand.

  • Hello, I want to ask you I am pregnant after four miscarriages and I have pcos. Is it normal to take metformin during pregnancy? All doctors ordered me to stop it, and I did not stop it. I am now 10 weeks and take a dose of 850 mg twice a day. Is it normal please answer me, all the best for you

  • OMG so it made me get testosterone instead of progesterone no wonder ever since I was young for some reason I just had hair way more than my sister and my mom I had hairy arms hairy legs hairy chin I even felt like I was so ugly I felt like I was less girly than a lot of the other girls I was so chunky I gain weight more than all of my family members did all of my brothers and sisters can eat a bunch of food and they won’t gain weight but if I eat a burger you can see it like I hate myself I wanted to be a boy for a couple years until I got about 16 almost 17 then I started to realize that I wanted to be a girl again but I’m 25 years old now and I just found out that I have PCOS and literally I am full-blown the signs of PCOS and I’m so mad that no doctor even was able to see that and I’ve been in and out the hospital pretty much since I’ve been born but luckily I am completely healthy it was just my insulin level and I think it was the exercising that I need to get together but I’ve been eating healthy I’ve been doing yoga breathing exercises I’m not big on exercising but I do dance taxes eyes and I can definitely tell that metformin has been working for me thank you for your video I also made a video but I don’t know how to make as good videos as you but thank you so much for explaining it and basically breaking it down for us you’re awesome

  • I’ve been on metformin for about 5 weeks now. We are doing IVF if I donf fall pregnant naturally this month. I take 2 x 500ml tablets at 6:30 every night.
    It can make you feel sick but if you eat something even if its something small before taking the tablets then you’ll be fine and not feel sick at all.

  • Hi doctor I suffering from pcod I consult doctor they prescribed drome X and Mac nac sachet for three months I taken MNS I get pergant old help me

  • Thank you so much Dr. Bailey for this information/education. I have been taking metformin for almost 5 years and I learned more about it today from you. You are amazing beautiful doctor. Greetings and big hugs from the state of Oklahoma. ��������

  • This is such good news. I’m trying to conceive and I will try to ask my OBGYN if I can start with metformin and other medications. I am going to buy prenatal & other healthy supplements for PCOS

  • My question is. I was recently told by a breast doctor for an ultrasound on one of my breasts for abnormal discharge. My Question is: When I see my OBGYN in July of 2020. Can I actually ask for metformin? Will the obgyn doctor give me the medication so I can conceive? (Of course, after he tests me for pcos) I have irregular periods (I didn’t get my period last month, of November)
    My symptoms of PCOS are: irregular periods, skin discoloration, hair thinning/loss, unwanted facial hairs on my chin, cheek bones and neck, & I became overweight… I changed my diet full of fruits & veggies. Less meat. I do my best to avoid any sugar/Caffeine. No dairy products. I have been eating grilled chicken & no beef because it gives me heartburn.

  • Hello Dr meri wife ko neodipar tab khane ko di he din me 2 time,is se kya pregnancy hoti he? Plz bta den,7 years se hamare olad nhi h

  • Did you experience any ovulation pain? I’ve been on metformin for a month and a half and got my cycle the second month, also got ovulation the end of September and released a egg so fingers crossed for a October baby

  • Hi doctor…I’m a type 2 diabetic male (diagnosed in july 2018 with A1C of 10.8)..and was taking 3 metfomins (@500) and glimepiride 2 mg…but fast forward to today…in the past year I’ve managed to get my A1C down to 5.1-5.3 range consistently, managing my carbs to about 90-130 grams/day. Fasting glucose about mid 80s to sometimes low 90s…I only take one metformin extended releae now (500) per day. My question is…..could metformin indirectly affect hairloss (I’m 48 this year)…I started noticing pretty bad hair loss three months before i was diagnosed with T2…been taking biotin on and off and putting olive oil/rosemary mix to my crown…but I’m curious if metformin causes the B vitamin deficiency in my body and causing my hairloss? thank you in advance for your answer!

  • Thank you for the clear explanation on metformin. Much clearer now. ( p.s. do you place your appearance on the babarella book on the self behid you.) Ha ha.

  • Interesting, has anyone here had the opportunity to read Dobbie Nerkstrol’s Infertility Cure? Well.. there’s this one certain plan she recommends for conceiving within 8 weeks, and start sensing your body react within the first weeks, not for everyone! But, to each their own.

  • Thank you for sharing this vital and valuable information!!! June 16th 2020!!! ❤️❤️❤️������♥️♥️♥️������������������❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️����������

  • I’m not even going to lie I was talking to myself the entire 2 minutes and 22 seconds of the video but once you started to really explain it and show the graphics and stuff I said hold on she’s starting to teach her something for real for real because I have PCOS and yes I am trying to get pregnant I have been on it since January the third so it hasn’t been that long

  • I also pcos when I started metformien 5 month but not required but this one year counting period regularlly and I have no pregnancy then you have any suggestions

  • The amazing Dr David Sinclair out of Harvard takes it for anti-aging and so do many experts as of late for its anti-aging benefits. I have thin PCOS and it has helped a bit but I have had to up my B vitamins as it can deplete B12. Overall I feel better on metformin and have been on it for about 3 years now. Keep up the great work. Your videos are straight and to the point!

  • great video again. Could you please do a video on Tinnitus? I know there’s no cure, I’ve sinds 4 years, I’m 55 years, only on the right and it’s not always constant. I don’t know where it came from, not from loudness in any case and I don’t have ear-loss. Maybe from arthroses in my neck. I’ve seen all kinds of specialists but no luck so far.

  • I have pcos problem. I am taking metformin 500mg twice a day. I have thyroid also. Ovolution is definitely happens but I think there is an implantation problem. That’s why I can’t get pregnant. Can I take metformin along with letrozole?

  • Do you take metformin while menstruating? My dr gave me no instructions, told me he was giving me 500mg bid but actually gave me 1000mg bid. Which I decided to start at 500 and I’m working up to 1500 mg/day this week or next (depending on side effects) This is my 3rd week on it. I started spotting and cramping today. Plus my dr isn’t answering the phone.

  • hi I am also suffering from PCOS
    with irregular periods n I have thyroid problem
    I don’t have fat in my body n no other symptoms.
    please help me..

  • Hi im Jassmine i need some help i have pcos and have been taking metformin for 2 month now and i have absolutely no side effects i mean no side effects i feel normal like usual before metformin and im taking 3 tablets a day.. So plz tell me is there something wrong with my body is metformin gona help or what see that i dont have any simptoms on metformin not even a headache

  • doc my fertility eggs are weak and i dnt hve any other issue like irregular periods or polyistic overies etc plz help me i consult a doc he gave me multi vitamines and folic acid and in periods i use to take zeclom tablets for 5 days plz help me out

  • I wasnt ovulating. AAAAnd then i started metformin for PCOS and BAAMMM! pregnant that same month. They should really warn you about this! lol love my baby so it all worked out.

  • Hi,
    Loved your video. Thank you. I am also a mum… and have PCOS… and would love to have more kids. I am under the full care and advice of my doctor regarding all that… so I definitely won’t be taking any of your information as medical advice. All viewers are responsible for getting their own professional advice from their doctor. So I would really appreciate it if you could tell us your personal experience, whether you have taken Metformin rhroughout a pregnancy, or just for a number of weeks, and so on. Any research knowledge around this would be great too. Thanks so much. ❓❓❓

  • Meat eaters are often even more B12 deficient than vegans. Found that out in the Gamechangers documentary & What the Health documentary!

  • I came across your channel trying to get more info on my mom’s medication. First thing that came to my mind… “Dang! A doctor and so damn fine?!” Better watch out your head doesn’t swell up with all these compliments. I got your dose for that. ��
    Anyway, thanks for the info.

  • Next week I’m starting treatment for my PCOS and this was such a great help understanding what I could be on and more information then what the doctors in the past told me about what PCOS was doing to my body

  • Thanks for the very informative video Sam. I’ve been on 500mg Metformin BD for the last 18 months or so, without any side effects. I haven’t been taking it as you suggest though. I take it, with other mane meds before breakfast, and then my nocte dose, also with other meds just before going to bed. Do you see any problems with that, or the effectiveness of taking it that way? Thanks, Grant.

  • Hello! Ive had PCOS for a few years now. Currently attempting to get pregnant. The doctor started me on Metformin Oct 18 AND Birth control. I was kind of sceptical on taking the birth control he said it would only be for two months to regulate my period but while taking the birth control also take metformin 3 times a day of 500. Do you think it was a bad idea to take the birth control as well?

  • Hello DR. Sam. I liked your video as I enjoy all of them because I learn many thingas about medicine, which I like very much. I will send your video to my eldest son who has sometimes problems with blood sugar, so thank you very much for your help as well. Keep them up!! Best regards.

  • Dr Sam, lovely Dr indeed. Could we get too know you a little bit better? Husband, Children, Hobbies etc.
    it would be so much more fun to know who’s behind the pretty face and even more beautiful mind.

  • Awwww. Congratulations girl, my question is did you continue taking metformin after finding out that you pregnant? I will be waiting for ur reply thanks.

  • Hi Doc-I’m certain the information you give us is beneficial and all, but the truth is THAT SMILE is the ONLY medication I need. In fact, I subscribe just to get my DAILY dose!

  • British practice is different: I was put on my full dose immediately. And, oh God, bowel problems!
    Yoghurt (which I hate) or kefir (which I hate more) can both help to re-balance your gut bacteria and reduce flatulence and diarrhea. You will almost certainly need something because metformin really does obliterate your “good” gut bacteria and can make you very anti-social!
    Tingling in your nerve ends? Insufficient vitamin B12 may be the cause. It works for me but I’m not qualified to say whether this is a recommended course of action.

  • Hi, I tend to lose my balance specially in dark. I can’t walk on straight line. It is not as bad as if it would be obvious to others, but I notice it myself clearly. It is worst if I try to walk the kind of straight line that sometimes a police man/woman may asks you to do if he/she wants to check wether you are drunk or not, I tip to one side or the other even within a meter distance. Although, sometimes I can do it for few meters. In such ocations, if I look down at my feet my balance is worst, but if I look straight in front I tend to have a better balance. When my legs are tired this happens more, however, even in the morning when I am fresh I still have the same problem, but maybe not as bad. Please can you help? Thanks.

  • Someone may have mentioned this already and I just haven’t seen it. I recently discovered that Metformin uses the same carrier system in your body as Thiamine. So in essence it blocks Thiamine which you need. What I have been unable to learn is that if taking additional Thiamine (quantities?) will overcome the blocking properties of Metformin (dosage?) There is also a form of Thiamine named TTFD (the scientific name is too long). It uses a different carrier system. Still learning about it. I am not a doctor and I don’t mean to cause anyone to stumble, health wise. I urge individual research. I am just seeking knowledge and boy do I have a long way to go.

  • Very informative video. I just started on Metformin but I couldn’t tolerate the diarrhea. Can I split the 500mg Metformin tablets and take the 250mg daily dose for a week or two? and then increase the dose to 500?

  • Hey. I was diagnosed with Pcos. Gyn gave me glucophage xr.. I had Letrozole and pregnyl shots the same month. But I didn’t get pregnant.
    I got my periods again this month. I asked doctor if I can repeat the same again she said yes. But I am not yet sure so I did not take Letrozole..
    I. Am just continuing with glucophage Xr (metformin). Do you think it will be enough for pregnancy

  • Hello, I’m not sure if it’s known in other places but late last month here in the United States, there was an announcement that our FDA has recalled Metformin and it is no longer available due to carcinogens discovered in it.. My wife just got off from it a month earlier because her diet allowed her to stop. She wasn’t on it long but the announcement was kind of scary, Would you check and see if this is something just in the USA? Thanks

  • I love your videos Dr Sam. I wish you’d do a video on benzodiazepines, because most doctors kinda just sweep them under the rug. Because they concentrate more on the opiate epidemic. But alot of ppl suffer from benzo dependence and not addiction. Anyways ill keep watching while you keep making these great videos.

  • Thank you for this video, Dr. Sam. I recently took myself off of Metformin after taking it for over 10 years. I did a lot of research and decided I wanted to try reversing my type 2 diabetes. Now I avoid all sugars and I completely changed my diet. I never eat breakfast anymore. I eat twice a day now. My diet consists of mostly raw vegetables in olive oil and Balsamic Vinegar for lunch, and whatever my wife cooks for dinner. I don’t eat anything after 7:00 p.m. I’m also intermittent fasting, so I gave myself a window for eating between 12:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. My A1c went from 7.8 to 5.1without Metformin over the last 4 months. Needless to say, my doctor would rather I stay on medication. Where’s the sense in that? Can you please do a video on Atorvastatin. I hear so many things about the side effects such as memory loss, dementia, and joint pain. Don’t know if it’s true or not. I decided to stop taking Atorvastatin last nigh for now. I have a doctor’s appointment in two months and can’t wait to see how that goes. Are you accepting new patients, just in case he throws me out?�� Thank you in advance, Dr. Sam.

  • Thanks for this and all your videos! I am a 68yo white male and was diagnosed with severe insulin resistance this past January, and have been taking Metformin about 4 months now. Luckily I was able to quickly titrate to 4 x 500mg tablets daily. As you say, together with diet and exercise, it has helped me to lose 60 lbs so far! I feel fortunate, not only to lose the weight, but to have hopefully avoided a future Type 2 diabetes status. This drug has been a real boon to me….I say all this mainly to offer some degree of optimism to those who might be in a similar situation. I have read that insulin resistance is quite prevalent among “seniors” these days. Cheers!

  • When you had your initial blood test before taking Metformin, was your Glucose regular? Also, did you notice any secondary side effects from when you stopped the Metformin? Thanks!

  • What do I like about your videos? ell, first and foremost you’re not some 30-something guy wearing a white doctors jacket. I like that you dress informally yet professionally. I started watching your vids about 2 months ago. I only watch those that pertain to me or someone I know. They are vary informative. And here is where I say you have an uncanny resemblance to actress Jeri Ryan (and that’s not a bad thing).

  • Have you heard of Dr Jason Fung. Cures diabetes with closely monitored diet and eating regimes. Super human being. Another option for people with diabetes.

  • Mam,eniku hypothyroidism,B/L PCOD unde.njan epool RX cheyunnu.urine test cheytunoki ovulation ottum illa ennanu.njan married anu. ovulation undavan enta cheyandathu.

  • hi everyone,I’ve been ttc about 3 years now n nothing happen,later on i found out i wasnt ovulateing, on June the 11,I start taking metformin,500,n today I ovulate. I’ll keep u update if I got pregnant.

  • Thank you! Great video. I also take metformin. With exercise and diet, I keep my A1c at 5.6 or 5.7. I’ve never had the upset gut but I’ve heard for those that have experienced it that it’s quite unpleasant. Thank you for for your wisdom and knowledge.

  • Finally Dr. Sam you have got to my topic although all of your videos are very helpful.
    I just turned 66 years of age, I’m type 2 diabetic for a little over 10 years, I was on Januvia for few years before my doctor decided to switch me to Janumet XR for couple of years before to switch me again to Janumet 50mg/1000mg (twice a day) in addition to Jardiance 25mg. I’m also taking Allopurinol 100mg. Now to let you know, my before breakfast reading is range between 175 and 120 mostly on the low level. Thank you for taking your time to reading me. and By-the-way, I love your smile.

  • Hello mam
    I want to ask you. I have pcod. I’m using metformin 500mg since 1 year 4 month regularly as daily once. I can’t go for vacation to conceive now. Should I continue metformin regularly. Is there’s any problem in my future. Now my periods is regular. What should I do. Thank you for hearing me..

  • Hi doctor, I’m suffering from pcod,I trying for pregnancy for over 1 and half year
    I’ve heard about metformin a lot and I wanna try it
    Please suggest me the dosages

  • During pregnancy.. i stop metformin at 8 weeks of pregnancy. Two week later i had a miscarriage baby stops it development.. This year i stop metformin at 16weeks of pregnancy and two weeks later i had a miscarriage..

  • Hi dear u r so kind♥️♥️♥️ can I take metformin for fertility but I take levothyroxine thyroid and can I use for weight loss. only one tablet.

  • Congrats I’m starting metformin soon I pray for good luck. I’ve been following ur journey I hope you do pregnancy blogs I’m so happy for you

  • 1. I love the smiles.
    2. You make it sounds so beautiful it almost seams that disbetes is not a bad thing hehe��.
    3. I keep picturing you as an angel without wings.
    4. Your doing a fantasic job here on Earth and one day you will carry on in heaven and we mortals just hope we will be there to see you for eternity with the Lord.
    5. There will not be any need for medications so I guess you may be playing the harps then and singing.
    Bu the way sing? I wonder what it would be like.����

  • Thank you Dr. Baily, for this very informative and comprehensive video. You have answered questions that I hadn’t thought to ask my own doctor. I do enjoy your sunny disposition very much, also.