Can you hear me gag? Because if not, listen closer.
If you guys haven’t figured out by now, I am stubborn. I like to try to control things on my own. I tried to conceive our second child for a year without medical help and that was a complete waste of time. Now here we are, entering our 7th medicated cycle, and I am finally admitting to myself that I need Metformin (Met) back in my life.
I was on Met the year we conceived Zoey. I combined it with Clomid for great results and we conceived! I stayed on the Met through my first trimester, then weaned off of it. I never went back on it. I told you, I’m stubborn. I didn’t want to have to rely on a drug every day.
For those of you who don’t know, Met is a medication used to treat diabetes. It is also used for women with PCOS because the insulin imbalance caused by our ovaries basically puts us in pre-diabetic mode. Met has been proven to help restore hormonal balance in the body as well as help women with PCOS ovulate and lose weight. Met is extremely successful when paired with a low glycemic index diet, like what I was doing before, only modified further.
Getting started on Met sucks. My response five years ago included being in the bathroom constantly with an upset stomach. After my recent bout with the stomach flu, I think I can handle a little Met. Once your body gets used to it, it really works. It helps keep things a little more in control. It also makes you very sensitive to carbs (or at least it did me anyway. I’d get an upset stomach anytime I consumed more than a very small amount).
Now that we are increasing my dose of Clomid to 150mg, we’re adding Met back into the mix. I was reluctant at first, but folks, we’re nearly two years in on this journey. It’s time I quit being so stubborn and just give in to modern medicine. Met paired with my nutrition plan will be extremely successful for me. My ovaries are not happy with me at all. Diet alone will not fix them, I tried that. They still looked like garbage and I still wasn’t creating quality follicles on my ovaries. I got skinnier, that’s about it. Met will help tremendously. It did before and it can again. The hard part now will be figuring out what dose I need since I’m clearly in worse shape today than I was five years ago.
I do plan on using all my natural methods to re-thicken my lining post-“george” again. I may even increase my pomegranate juice and red raspberry leaf tea consumption and see if they make a positive difference. That stuff is so good for your uterus! I don’t want to overdo it, but hey, I am willing to experiment a bit.
Say a prayer as I re-introduce my body to Met. It’s not going to like it at first and it will be kicking and screaming, but once I adapt, I’ll be glad I caved.