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If I been on Depo-Provera for 2 months can I take metformin to get pregnant?

If I been on Depo-Provera for 2 months can I take metformin to get pregnant?

Metformin is not: Going to have an effect that helps to override depo-provera. It can help some women with polycyystic ovarian syndrome to ovulate but you are going to have to let the depo-provera run its course. Good luck. ...Read more

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On October 1 I had a still born. On October 13 I received metformin 2, 000 mg and Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone). On the 19 I had intercourse. Can I get pregnant?

On October 1 I had a still born. On October 13 I received metformin 2, 000 mg and Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone). On the 19 I had intercourse. Can I get pregnant?

Highly unlikely: At least for the next 3 months. By the 19th, the depo-medroxyprogesterone had already primed your hypothalamus-pituitary-ovary pathway, tricking your brain into thinking you were already pregnant. So, your ovarian follicles aren't going to pop out eggs, and your uterus is not going to build up its endometrial lining key for implantation. You may have some spotting, or stop menstruating for a while ...Read more

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Almost 6 days after provera (medroxyprogesterone). I feel cramped no period. I need varicella shot. Is it important? On metformin and insulin. Nothing else to get pregnant fas

Almost 6 days after provera (medroxyprogesterone). I feel cramped no period. I need varicella shot. Is it important? On metformin and insulin. Nothing else to get pregnant fas

Varicella important: Exposure to varicella in pregnancy can be devastating. If you have no medical reason not to get it and you need one, have it. Then continue your other medications so you are as healthy as possible when you get pregnant. ...Read more

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Took Metformin, was told I didn't ovulate, put on Provera, (medroxyprogesterone) and now I'm getting 4 positive tests. Can I be pregnant or false?

Took Metformin, was told I didn't ovulate, put on Provera, (medroxyprogesterone) and now I'm getting 4 positive tests. Can I be pregnant or false?

Check blood levels: If you had 4 positive tests, then you are probably pregnant. This can be confirmed with blood levels ...Read more

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76 day cycle no period. Took provera (medroxyprogesterone) 10 day ended 6 days. Did pregnant urine not preg. 1 month ago. Started metformin. What is happenin was norm till now?

76 day cycle no period. Took provera (medroxyprogesterone) 10 day ended 6 days. Did pregnant urine not preg. 1 month ago. Started metformin. What is happenin was norm till now?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I had the Depo-Provera needle and I started taking metformin which has cause me to get a painful period is this normal and safe?

I had the Depo-Provera needle and I started taking metformin which has cause me to get a painful period is this normal and safe?

Depo needle: You don't give enough information for me to try and help you.

For example:

What is in the Depo-Provera needle?
Why are you on metformin?

Happy to help if you can give more info. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of PCOS ovarian cysts naturally? I am taking metformin and provera (medroxyprogesterone)

How can I get rid of PCOS ovarian cysts naturally? I am taking metformin and provera (medroxyprogesterone)

Part of you: PCOS is not something you get rid of....it's something that's part of your nature. You can do things that keep your weight at a reasonable point like diet and exercise. The more weight you gain, the worse the PCOS can get. Metformin helps some, doesn't help others. Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is just to keep your periods regular. You may need fertility meds to help you ovulate when you want to conceive. ...Read more

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Can metformin and provera (medroxyprogesterone) help you conceive?

Sometimes: Metformin lowers your Insulin levels and may help women with pcos ovulate. Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is a progestin and sometimes will induce an ovulation in someone who is not ovulating but is mostly used as a tool to regulate menstrual cycles and prevent cancer in women who do not ovulate. Women with irregular periods should see their gynecologist or a reproductive endocrinologist for advice on these treatments. ...Read more

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1mth 3wks no period! Take provera (medroxyprogesterone) and metformin! Still no period.4tests neg. Bld test neg. Wht cloud it be?

1mth 3wks no period! Take provera (medroxyprogesterone) and metformin! Still no period.4tests neg. Bld test neg. Wht cloud it be?

Anovulation: I am going to presume that if you are on Provera (medroxyprogesterone) and metformin that you have pcos.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome defined as anovulation, hyperestrogen and hyperandrogen (testosterone). Symptoms include irregular menses, weight gain, hirsutism and Insulin resistance. Metformin controls your blood sugar and in some instances can cause ovulation to occur. The Provera (medroxyprogesterone) which is Progesterone counters. ...Read more

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I was told I have pcos a year ago I have been on metformin ER 500 three times a day and also take provera when II don't have a period. I talke provera 10 mg 10 days and usually have my period within 15-20 days pf taking it. I have taken it but it's been 2

I was told I have pcos a year ago I have been on metformin ER 500 three times a day and also take provera when II don't have a period. I talke provera 10 mg 10 days and usually have my period within 15-20 days pf taking it. I have taken it but it's been 2

Ovulation with PCOS: Pcos requires expert management. Consider your goals in treatment - do you want to conceive, or are the symptoms of pcos the main problem?

Insulin regulating medications like metformin are useful, but the adrenal hormones should also be assessed. Ovulation induction using clomphene or Letrozole helps with conception. Ocps can assist in controlling androgens. ...Read more

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Age 20 w/ pcos+anovulation. Ovulated last cycle on just metformin+provera. Now taking 50mg Clomid (clomiphene) cd5-9. Chances of ovulating this cycle? Conceiving?

Age 20 w/ pcos+anovulation. Ovulated last cycle on just metformin+provera. Now taking 50mg Clomid (clomiphene) cd5-9. Chances of ovulating this cycle? Conceiving?

Varies: About 75% of women with pcos will ovulate with clomid (clomiphene). About 75% of them will conceive with in the first 4 cycles. Some of the others will eventually conceive if they continue to ovulate with the clomid (clomiphene). ...Read more

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My wife has pco. She's on Depo-Provera povera for contraception. Can she use Metformin. Can it induce ovulation and affect the contraception?

My wife has pco. She's on Depo-Provera povera for contraception. Can she use Metformin. Can it induce ovulation and affect the contraception?

Ulikely: metformin is a common medication for treatment of PCOS. In people not on contraceptives, it may improve fertility. It is unlikely to affect the ability of Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) to provide effective contraception. ...Read more

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PCOS + anovulatory cycles. Can metformin or one 7 day course of provera (medroxyprogesterone) help jumpstart ovulatory cycles? Will using both be more effective?

PCOS + anovulatory cycles. Can metformin or one 7 day course of provera (medroxyprogesterone) help jumpstart ovulatory cycles? Will using both be more effective?

Provera (medroxyprogesterone) will: Induce a period if you have built up sufficient lining of the uterus due to prior estrogen levels. Metformin will reduce the basic metabolic defect of PCOS which is insulin resistance. They don't jumpstart menses. Metformin needs to be taken long term and the dose gradually increased as tolerated to a optimum of 1000 mg twice/day. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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I gave birth to a still born on October 1 and started Depo-Provera and metformin 2, 000 mg on the 13th. And had intercourse 5 days later. Am I at risk of preg?

I gave birth to a still born on October 1 and started Depo-Provera and metformin 2, 000 mg on the 13th. And had intercourse 5 days later. Am I at risk of preg?

Pregnancy?: A stillborn birth may not have the same levels of estrogen produced by the placenta, and consequently, ovulation may occur sooner than with a live birth. Pregnancy is possible with intercourse on the 18th of October, but unlikely. Wait another 12-14 days and obtain a serum (HCG) pregnancy test to be certain. ...Read more

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Will Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) make PCOS worse, help, or keep it the same? Do I need to continue Metformin & Spironolactone while using Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

Will Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) make PCOS worse, help, or keep it the same? Do I need to continue Metformin & Spironolactone while using Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

It all depends: It depends on "why" you are using it: it will not make anything "worse." DMPA generally stops (after few months) irregular bleeding from PCOS: It will NOT 1) make you ovulate (the contrary,) 2) it will not cure your PCOS, 3) it will not help you get pregnant. It stops periods and will reduce (or eliminate) your risk of endometrial hyperplasia. ...Read more

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Thin pcos (normal bmi), low carb diet metformin (1500 mg daily for over 5 months) exercise (running and weights 3 times a week), provera: no period?

Amenorrhea: Unfortunately this requires an evaluation by a physician. This could be cause by many things: pcos, another hormonal disorder such as hyperprolactinemia or thyroid disease, Provera (medroxyprogesterone) use, excessive exercise, or even pregnancy. Talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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I menstruated on sep 7.I have irregular periods after Depo-Provera and stillbirth, doc put me on metformin. No pcos just a little insulin resistance when will I ovulate? Ttc

I menstruated on sep 7.I have irregular periods after Depo-Provera and stillbirth, doc put me on metformin. No pcos just a little insulin resistance when will I ovulate? Ttc

See a REI specialist: Sorry about the stillbirth. Insulin resistance can be part of pcos or type 2 diabetes. Depending on how long you took the Depo-Provera shot and when you stopped, it could still be affecting your periods. A reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist can figure out why you're irregular and determine whether and when you're ovulating based on your history, with blood tests and/or ultrasound scans. ...Read more

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Can I ovulate and get pregnant while taking Provera (medroxyprogesterone)? I'm TTC and took my last Provera (medroxyprogesterone) tonight and supposed to start Clomid 3 days after I start.

Can I ovulate and get pregnant while taking Provera (medroxyprogesterone)? I'm TTC and took my last Provera (medroxyprogesterone) tonight and supposed to start Clomid 3 days after I start.

Yes: And that is the point. The provera (medroxyprogesterone) is to start your period and prepare the endometrium for implantation. Hopefully the clomid will result in sucessful ovulation and if sex is timed correctly you will be successful, Go girl go ...Read more

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Is it possible to get pregnant while taking the Depo-Provera shot?

Is it possible to get pregnant while taking the Depo-Provera shot?

It is possible: It is possible but unlikely. Depo-Provera is 99% effective at preventing pregnancy. Usually with Depo you do not have periods and do not ovulate so this prevents pregnancy. If you think that you may be pregnant please take a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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My doctor just put me on provera (medroxyprogesterone) 10mg so I would get a period. I was wondering if it is possible to get pregnant while taking it?

My doctor just put me on provera (medroxyprogesterone) 10mg so I would get a period. I was wondering if it is possible to get pregnant while taking it?

Not usually: The medicine in there, medroxyprogesterone, is usually taken to stop a period for a while then have you restart it normally when stopping the med. Injectable (depot, or long acting) forms of the medicine are used for birth control. Depo-provera shots are usually given every three months. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant from taking metformin? 500mg?

Allow not "get": If you have pcos, metformin can "allow" you to become pregnant by decreasing your Insulin resistance. However, it usually requires a high dose than 500 mg a day. 2000 mg/d is the most effective dose. Talk w/your doctor. ...Read more

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In how little time could I get pregnant after taking only one Depo-Provera shot?

Depends: On how your body metabolizes it, it can linger in the body for 6-9 months after sometimes, if u were considering fertilty I would never just give someone 1 Depo-Provera shot for that reason. ...Read more

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For what length of time can I expect it to take to get pregnant after taking the Depo-Provera shot?

Depo & ovulation: Ovulations after discontinuing depoprovera. Mayo clnic says "after stopping depo-provera, it may be 10 months or more before you begin ovulating again. If you want to become pregnant in the next one to two years, depo-provera might not be the right birth control method for you.". ...Read more

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