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.
Not necessarily. Metformin assists in increasing sex hormone binding globulin that binds testosterone. This assists in decreasing levels that inhibit ovulation. It also may assist in decreasing weight which may help some patients ovulate. This is not all that is needed in most women with pcos. Provera (medroxyprogesterone) only initiates a period and does not effect fertility directly. Consultation with your doctors is important .

Related Questions

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

No answer. Unable to answer not knowing details of prior eval and schedule of medications. There are many possibilities. Read more...
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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
Probably help. The main thing we try to do to treat PCOS is to suppress the function of the ovaries. DepoProvera does a good job of this for most patients. You still need to be on the Metformin and Spironolactone. This is something you should discuss with your Doctor. Read more...