Posted by: Very confused! | 2004/02/06

Prescribed pills - after Clomid comes Metformin Hydrochloride and after that comes Glucophage????

Please help me to understand - I have been taking Clomid for around 5 months now - this month will be the last time I take it on it's own. The gynie told me from my next cycle I should start taking Metformin Hydrochloride (500mg), one pill at bedtime for one week. I need to take these pills with my Clomid for about 3 months and then start on Glkucophage - this is what really confuses me because the information leaflet says it is prescribed for diabetes which I do not suffer from. What does this mean - please help me.
I also had a miscarriage in November last year and my breasts are still leaking. I've had 2 sets of blood tests which have come back normal - actually just confirming the polysistic ovaries that I have - but what could be causing my breasts to be lactating without being pregnant??? Please advice.
Thank you

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If you have PCOS as the cause for not ovulating, this is often associated wth insulin resistance, a condition similar to diabetes.
The lactation may be from continued stimulation of the breasts. You should avoid squeezing or touching them and ask your partner to do so as well, until the milk production has stopped.

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Posted by: HEALTHCARE | 2004/02/09


Most women that have PCOS have insulin resistance i.e the cells of ther body is unable to utilise the insulin to regulate blood sugar, a similar situation that occurs in diabetics.
It has been found that this imbalnce leads to ovulation problems.
Hence, your doctor prescribed the Metformin to correct this.
By the way, Glucophage is the brand name of Metformin-they are not different, but the same "drug".

Posted by: Kippie | 2004/02/06

I only know glucophage as I took it myself for insulin resistance, however it is known to be given to women to help them ovulate as well. - Maybe this is what your doctor is trying to achieve?

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