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lynnett11 posted:
So let me say that I am not TTC on purpose. I am in a long distance relationship that is fairly new. I am 33 years old, have PCOS and am on 1500 metformin daily, along with Yaz birth control. My boyfriend came to visit last month (feb 10 - 12) and we had unprotected sex for the first time in our relationship. Well my period was due on February 26 and I had my usual symptoms but it didn't come. On Feb 27, I thought I got my period and I just spotted. Yikes. I took a HPT on Feb 28 and it was negative.

I was officially diagnosed with PCOS 3 years ago, when I didn't get my period for 8 months after going off of BC and was TTC at that time. I had never missed a period before that time. When they gave me Progesterone to start my period and then on Metformin. I have never missed a period or been late. 28-30 days like clockwork. And now that I have been on YAZ for almost 2 years - its very predictable.

I am going to the doctor tomorrow for what I believe is a BV infection and I will ask for a pregnancy test there. I am nervous and scared and haven't shared any of this information with anyone, esp my boyfriend. I feel crazy because I am online searching for information.

So thanks for listening to me ramble on - I just needed to get this off my chest. Also I have a question. Firstly can Metformin and or birth control pills mask pregnancy symptoms? Because outside of feeling bloated and a little a nauseated (which is a side effect of the met) I don't have any other symptoms besides the missed period. Am I pregnant? AHHHHH ok thats out of my system! LOL

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KittyKatJenn responded:
Well, obviously I'm not a doctor, but I would think you don't have much chance because you are taking bcp. However, that depends on if you take it correctly.

And can I ask...why are you on clomid and met with your bcps?
 
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lynnett11 replied to KittyKatJenn's response:
I am not on clomid. I do take them correctly, at least I think I do. LOL I will know either way tomorrow!
 
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FrenchBulldogMom replied to lynnett11's response:
A lot of reproductive endocrinologists and ob/gyns prescribe metformin because it helps women who are ttc. I've heard that many women get pregnant while taking it, even when they don't want to. Even though you're taking bcp, nothing is 100%. I hope you get the result you want tomorrow.


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