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Old 10-05-2012, 08:13 PM   #11
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Hopefully this isn't too nosy, but why would your Dr. suggest you take clomid, but not be ready to prescribe it? I don't know anything about clomid, but it just seems odd that she would suggest you take it and not prescribe it.
I have no clue she said she thinks it'll help, but she wants me to take Metformin for a full year before starting something else. Irritating...

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I read so many different things about luteal phase length. What is the shortest that is still healthy and normal? Is it best to just treat it with herbs and such? What do dr's do about this issue if you see them for it?
According to Taking Charge of Your Fertility, it should be at least 10 days.

ETA: Progesterone Cream is usually the "fix" the a care provider will suggest (in my experience) but there are herbs/supplements that can help. Many women have luck with B6/Bcomplex to help lengthen it. And everyone can use some B vitamins - helps with energy!
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I have no clue she said she thinks it'll help, but she wants me to take Metformin for a full year before starting something else. Irritating...
While Metformin alone can help and did allow me to get pregnant with no other intervention, it only takes 3 months to hit its peak in your system. Once you are on it 3 months, you can take clomid to get pregnant faster than waiting a full year. I did this with my first. Metformin reverses the effects of PCOS and makes your reproductive organs "normal" again so that year would be like if you were TTCing for the first time. I did not want to wait that long after waiting 3 years and 5 losses. I asked for Clomid and got PG on round 2. I would ask why she is making you wait above and beyond 3 months to integrate the medication.
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