Tuesday, January 15, 2013

TTC Update: Metformin

This is the third week I will have been on Metformin. I know I'm a neurotic person when it comes to googling for answers/reviews about things I'm taking like medicines or about when I'm sick. Don't use WebMD. You will diagnose yourself with all kinds of craziness. *pinky swear*

 I hope this might help someone who is trying to conceive (TTC) and stumbles upon my blog for this very reason.

Metformin, oh how I love/hate thee! The OB warned me that some women encounter bathroom issues and nausea with this medicine. She told me week one--take one pill. If I'm fine, up it to 2 the next week, and then eventually and hopefully, 3.

Week 1---- Metformin (0)    SB (1)   no issues whatsoever

Week 2----Metformin (1)     SB (1) tie. was taking both pills at dinner. occasionally nausea but nothing  
Week 3----Metformin (1)     SB (-0) can i even put a negative? nausea all day long.

Week 3 was bearable. I don't feel like I need to rush to the bathroom or anything; I just feel queasy. I take three pills a day. One with each meal. At first, I was taking them after I ate. I have found that taking them in the middle of my meal decreases the nausea. Sometimes, I get it, but it's not as bad doing it this way. Sometimes, I don't have it at all. I do find that if I'm up moving and busy I tend to notice it less than say when I'm laying in bed watching tv.

I want a baby. If going through a few months of nausea will make this happen for us, it is totally worth it.


Leslie said...

You poor thing. I hope that you experience less side effects soon.

Laura B @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels said...

I hope it gets better and I'm hoping you get pregnant soon. You'll make a great mom. : )

Sara Cate said...

One day you'll be able to tell your little one how much you wanted him or her to love and all the things you did for them. How special that will be. Wishing you all the best!

Catherine said...

My sister got pregnant using Metformin. She also had severe side effects, good news is that it worked! I've been sharing in your journey and pray God gives us both our little miracles soon.

allison said...

Thinking of you :)

Chrissi said...

We got pregnant using Metformin and just met our little guy in December. I know TTC is a long and sometimes lonely road, but you will be a momma & you will be great!! Wishing you peace as you wait and hoping it's not much longer! XO

Sara said...

Just wanted you to know that I'm following along and praying for you. I hope you get to hold your baby this year!


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