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User Reviews for Metformin to treat Female Infertility

Also known as: Glumetza Riomet Riomet ER

Metformin has an average rating of 6.4 out of 10 from a total of 25 ratings for the treatment of Female Infertility. 44% of users who reviewed this medication reported a positive effect, while 20% reported a negative effect.

Metformin Rating Summary

6.4/10 average rating

25 ratings from 29 user reviews.

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Reviews for Metformin

Ivyjoe March 7, 2021

“If you take the medication with food you'll avoid an upset stomach, avoid processed sugar (metformin basically just makes you expell it) and you'll avoid the worst diarrhea of your life, I started taking metformin in January 2019 for infertility and PCOS symptoms. It helped regulate my period. Within 2 months of taking it (coupled with a dietary change of no processed sugars I lost 40lbs in 4 months and I was pregnant by April 2019. Started taking metformin again to help with POS symptoms for ovulation in October 2020 (between then and March total weight loss 50lbs) pregnant positive March 2021 my doctor believes it's a combination of the metformin for ovulation and weight loss making it easier to get pregnant hope this helps you on your journey”

10 / 10
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HunnyBunny September 28, 2020

“I am 29 years old. I started metformin after having a large cyst rupture on my right ovary. I got a proper diagnosis of PCOS after that. I was on metformin for 10 months at 1000mg daily. My cycles became regulated. They still weren't the typical 28 days, but I got one every month at least. I tested positive with a pregnancy test after 10 months and am currently 10 weeks pregnant! We didn't take anything else. I only took the metformin. I hope this helps!”

10 / 10
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Hopeful Wife December 15, 2019

“I'm 34-years old and my DH and I have been TTC on and off for 10 years. I was diagnosed with "unexplained" infertility. I switched doctors, she diagnosed me with PCOS and prescribed me metformin. I took for a month (my dose of metformin was one 500 milligram tablet daily for 2 weeks/ then 2 a day) & took a pregnancy test. For the first time in my life, I recieved a positive!! At my first appointment, it was determined that I had an ectopic pregnancy. It was devastating. I had to wait 3 months after that to start trying again; however, I'm convinced the metformin worked! Good luck to you all!! I'll update when/if we get our miracle. Keep the faith ladies! Lots of prayers to those struggling to conceive. May God bless u all.”

10 / 10
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Blessed May 13, 2021

“I was diagnosed with diabetes in October. A doctor I was recommended to see has prescribed me Metformin to help me with my blood sugar level. It was pretty bad. But she forgot to inform me that this medicine help to ovulate women or help them get pregnant. I didn't know that all I know I wanted to get my sugar level on control. So after I took them about one month after I got pregnant. I really didn't want to get pregnant or wasn't trying because I have two kids already. And I wasn't planning to have more AT ALL. By January I found out I was a month and a half. I was surprised I cry so much because I didn't want this is not that I don't love kids because I do I have two boys and I love them so much. It just is hard is really hard to bring a baby in this life we live in. But I as a mother of two would bring this baby into this world healthy and full of love. Sorry my story is long but I just wanted to tell someone about this experience.”

7 / 10
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Acosta · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 18, 2020

“I am currently on Metformin, my husband and I have been trying for 3 years to no avail. So far I am having all the pregnancy symptoms and do not want to get my hopes up as its been a roller-coaster ride for the both of us. I have nausea, heartburn, sore/tender breast (only left one), and other symptoms. I am not due for a period for another week, but my last one was longer and lighter. Hopefully I can get a positive but at this time I am thinking it is the metformin side effects. Wish me luck!”

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Kitten · Taken for less than 1 month February 18, 2021

“I started taking Metformin at the end of January because I was diagnosed with PCOS. My period has so far gone back to normal. The next step is to see if it fixes my ovulation problems so me and my husband can try for our first baby :) Wish me luck! So far so good other than small tolerable side effects.”

8 / 10
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Tatty · Taken for 5 to 10 years December 15, 2020

“I had hypothyroidism and ..I was extremely overweight..I lost 4 stone and took my metformin and became pregnant in April 2011 I think had a child every 2 years. I have 5 now, all down to metformin. If I don't take it I don't get pregnant. I went from 20 stone to 10 stone I ate no processed man made food full of chemicals and sugar and it just dropped off me now I've established diabetes type 2 the weight is creeping on so I need to start metformin but will need to use contraception Never give up xxx”

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Sherbess January 14, 2015

“I got pregnant in 2003 with no problem. Went on birth control. we started trying again for 4 years no pregnancy. I was told I now had polycystic ovarian syndrome. Pretty heavily. So I started taking 3 pills a day. I got pregnant Within 3 months. Healthy baby boy is now 2 years old. The only problem was I had diarrhea. It slowly got better. But I would take it again!”

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Teajeanny September 17, 2020

“I took metformin 500mg sometime 2017 for 6-8months my period came out few weeks after I started it, thinking my period is stable then I stopped after a while and my period stopped (off and on). Fast forward to 2019 I saw my last period 2019 December then it stopped I decided to visit my gyn and then she place me on 1000mg metformin daily few weeks to one month my period came out on the 7 Sept I am hoping to get pregnant wish me luck”

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Tiffany · Taken for 1 to 6 months April 24, 2020

“My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for 18 months with no luck. I went on Metformin back in February 2020. Before that my last period was December 2019. Now that’s it’s April I only had my period early this month. I’m hoping I have a positive test next month. I go back to the doctors May 5th. After my doctors appointment I should be on Clomid. I’ve heard great things about clomid. I’m just praying I can get pregnant by summer or sooner.”

7 / 10
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Jor · Taken for 1 to 6 months January 4, 2021

“I was prescribed the extended release metformin - can’t recommend it enough for femal infertility! After hearing so much about the bad side effects I don’t feel like I’m really having any/much on this? I hadn’t had a period for 6 months prior to starting & 2 months after I’ve had a period! I’m taking it in addition to aldactone for my PCOS. I’m considered “thin PCOS” I guess. So far with these my excess hair growth has slowed, acne has improved. Once in a while I have mild nausea or bloating but I feel full a lot faster and I don’t think I’m eating as much anymore. We’ll see if this is enough to get pregnant or if we have to add clomid!”

8 / 10
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Fourth time trying · Taken for less than 1 month May 23, 2020

“I have had a miscarriage 12 years ago then twins. Now another miscarriage and PCOS diagnosis. Trying again now with metformin; I have been on it for three weeks and have experienced hot flashes, emotional changes and a slight decrease of acne. I am hoping that my hormones will balance out soon. I have not gotten my period yet; but had it straight for 7 weeks before starting medication. ”

3 / 10
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Sree March 27, 2020

“I'm 32 years old and have PCOS. We'v been trying to conceive for past 4months and so the doc advised me to take metformin twice a day. I've taken it for 2 months and so far no good news. The only thing is that periods getting on correct time.”

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Anonymous May 14, 2019

“Starting taking metformin for try and get pregnant and have been on it about 2 weeks. I am having some side effects but my main concern is my period came and it’s heavy and staying longer than normal, hopefully it gets better”

6 / 10
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DarkShadow · Taken for 6 months to 1 year September 25, 2020

“Partner and I were trying for a baby for (at the time) 3 years and no luck, got diagnosed with PCOS. Doctor prescribed me Metformin and Clomid. Took it for about a year/year and a half. My periods were more regular, but then for a good month I had bad stomach cramps, diarrhea, nausea, and headaches. Luckily the side effects went away at the second month, but it (metformin and clomid) never did any good in getting pregnant. Going on 5 years with zero luck.”

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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 7, 2021

“It is my 5th month of being on metformin for PCOS (also have endo and one fallopian tube due to unilateral hydrosalpinx) anyway still no positive pregnancy test. Been trying for 5 years and so far no luck. Horrible medication.”

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Sophie · Taken for less than 1 month December 12, 2019

“I have PCOS and had a successful pregnancy with clomid 2 years ago at 150mg after taking clomid for 5 months. 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 tab for 1 week and the 2 tabs on the second week. The first week I had diarrhea , nausea , headache but was tolerable . I also got my period 6 days after starting metformin after not having one for almost 6 months .. so that’s a plus. On the second week of metformin dosage of 1700mg my side effects got worse I still have diarrhea, light headed , stomach pain and also vomiting . I take it at dinner time. Once I get home since I work in the day time. Hope this works with all these side effects lol . When I was on clomid I did not have any side effects. I’ll update You ladies and see if I ovulate :)”

10 / 10
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Not loving it · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 21, 2013

“I must be the small percentage who seems to suffer all side effects. I have had the diarrhea, sweats, insomnia, stomach pain, weight loss, and the list goes on. I'm on 1.5 pills per day and have to find a way to work myself up to 3 pills a day. I suffer from polycystic ovarian syndrome and endometriosis and am hoping this will help with that and my infertility.”

6 / 10
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Zee · Taken for less than 1 month November 23, 2019

“My endocrinologist recommended metformin for a few reason, to reduce hair and acne on my back and chest to help with fertility. Speaking of fertility, me and SO had been trying for 2 years. We took the step to go through IVF. We went to see the specialist did all the tests and was going back to see him when my period was 2 days late, however my cycle is on time every month so it seemed a bit odd. Took a pregnancy test came back positive, it was pure shock as the following week had my appointment with IVF. We were ecstatic, which was short lived as I had a miscarriage. It has now been 4 weeks and I'm late again for my period but I've taken 3 pregnancy tests and all came back negative. So I'm confused as to whats going on. I started metformin yesterday and the specialist said it will not affect my pregnancy (if I am pregnant) or conceiving. Any chance my cycle has changed due to me miscarrying or could they be false readings? Just would like to hear everyone else experiences if similar to mine.”

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FoxLady · Taken for less than 1 month June 27, 2019

“Tried the metformin three times to help me get pregnant. I apparently get a very odd side effect where I become like a zombie. I can't work, can't think, can't do anything. Just very fuzzy-headed. Someone would tell me something and I'd forget it before the whole sentence was out of their mouth. It did give me diarrhea but the inability to function made this impossible for me to take more than three days.”

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Jr916 · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 26, 2016

“Tried ivf 4 times to no avail. Took this the fifth time and it worked! I was never diagnosed with pcos.Don't think I have it. Don't know why metformin worked but it is awesome. Makes me feel full and gives me diarrhea but whatever.”

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missJ2 November 11, 2011

“I just started taking metformin. This was given to me by my ob/gyn because I just got married and my husband and I are trying to have baby. Just started this week so the side effect haven't hit me fully, I do get the stomach pain. I haven't been diagnosed with PCOS but I think I have it. So far things are looking okay. Just waiting to see if everything fall in to place.”

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Irish · Taken for less than 1 month September 26, 2018

“My husband and I have been trying to conceive for 17 months. As directed by my doctor I have been taking metformin for 1 week, 500mg. Today I took the second 500mg. I have not lost any weight, no side effects at all. I will be starting Clomid on Saturday for the first time, I’m hoping the combination will bring on our BFP (big fat positive pregnancy test)!”

5 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month April 8, 2015

“I had Polycystic ovarian syndrome since 3 months. My doctor suggested to take metformin 3 pills per day. I suffered form side effectes like nausea, vomiting sensation. Me and my hubby are trying to get conceive, hope it will works.”

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Anonymous September 8, 2011

Glucophage (metformin): “Did 5 failed IVF and 2 months on this and got pregnant naturally.”

10 / 10
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