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KittyKatJenn posted:
So, I have been on Metformin for 6-7 months now. I don't get af and I have to take prog. every month. I have been on clomid and had the tube test and all that junk.

My doc tells me to stay on the Met and call when I get af. Since I don't get af on my own, I have to call when I would be 14 days late. So I call and they have me go in to give blood. Then I get a call the next day that the pg test is negative (obviously) and they send in a script for prog. Then tell me to call when I start. Sometimes I do a 3 day bw and sometimes not. Apparantly this month I'm gonna go in for a us at some point.

I guess I just want to know wth??? It is the same thing over and over. I have been going to this doc for almost 2 1/2 years now. We have been trying to get pg for 7. I mean, how long until something else is done? Why is it the same thing over and over. I'm not even on the highest Met dose. I'm only on 1000mg. The first 2 months I was on 500mg. Has anyone else been in this situation? People keep telling me to find a new doc, but there isn't another one for hours. At least not one I can find and that takes my ins. What am I supposed to do? I feel like I am just going thru the motions and nothing. It obviously isn't working. Any suggestions?
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mominnov2 responded:
I would not handle that well at all. I started Metformin last September and they had me start with 500 mg for the first two weeks. Over the next month I worked up to 1500 mg (3 pills a day) and I was told to stay on this for the first 10 weeks of pregnancy. Where you checked for PCOS? To be going in that often is nuts.

I know you don't want to find another doctor, but would you see if you could get a second option from one? I would get copies of your records and see if you could get another doctor to look them over and maybe find other ways to go about this. To be going in over and over and nothing changes makes me question your doctor.

I have siblings that get pregnant at the drop of a hat and I waited for 10 years being able to have my daughter. You are not alone in what your are going through, but I would question why you are not seeing some type of result. Mine is PCOS and finding a normal cycle was a big deal. Although I am at a longer cycle, 35 days. I hope you can find the answers you need to continue on with your plans.
 
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KittyKatJenn replied to mominnov2's response:
Thanks for your reply. I should have mentioned, I do have pcos. I was seeing my regular gyn and he had me do 3 rounds of clomid. That was 3 years ago. I took a year when I had no insurance and then my husband got a new job that has really good insurance. So, I have been seeing this doc for about 2 years now.

I am very frustrated by all of this. I actually got my period by myself for the first time in years last month. However, my doc was out of town and my period lasted for 3 weeks so they couldn't do the us they had planned on doing. I needed provera to make me start this month per usual.

I thought my doc was an re, but I aws wrong on that and that is my mistake. My gyn sent me to him. He specializes in infertility, but is not an re. The closest re to me, or even another doc that specializes in infertility is over 2 hours away. I know a lot of people would say it is worth the drive, and it is if you can do that. I have a full time job though and I also go to school. So dropping everything and driving that far for bloodwork is not realistic for me.

Everytime I start to freak and call my docs nure she tells me we are almost there and to just hang on a bit longer. Then when I ask her what the plan is she either says he hasn't noted anything and I can ask him next time I see him or that we are continuing with what we are doing for a couple more months. I mean, I feel like I am just being pushed aside.

When I was 20 I awas in a car accident. I sprained my neck and back pretty bad. The doc I was going to gae me some pills and said I was 20 and I would be fine. I was basically pushed aside and that is how I feel right now. I feel like they are looking at me and thinking I have pcos, give me meds that induce ovulation and I will be fine. Obviously that isn't the case because it isn't working. I turned 29 on the 10th of this month. I know that isn't old, but when trying to have a baby and having fertility issues are considered, it is. I just feel like one day they are gonna call me and say sorry! Can't help...you need ivf! And then I will be stranded with nowhere to go and no hope.


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