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#1 wizzbef

Posted 23 August 2017 - 09:51 AM

I'm pregnant. At the ripe old age of 43 :huh: . My brother (RIP) was a grandfather at this age. We have 3 childeren 17,12 & 8. I thought our 8 year old was a suprise!!!
Anyhow DH is stoked. I'm still picking myself up off the floor. Still very early 6w2d.
I was on Metformin but the dr I saw to confirm, whom isn't my regular GP told me to stop taking the Metformin immediately. I argued with her as my regular GP, who is on AL told me herself there is relevant arguments regarding the continuation of Metformin during pregnancy to help prevent miscarriage, which sadly I have also experienced. I am unable to see my GP for 5 weeks, so I have begrudgingly stopped the Metformin hoping that this little one holds on.
So I am really just dribbling on..... in shock. I have a physical job that I am not sure I will be able to continue with for much longer but don't want to tell my employer as they may try and terminate my job.
Also praying for zero morning sickness (who am I kidding?) I had terrible morning sickness with 3 pregnancies and zero with 2 others.

I have chosen not to tell a soul about the pregnancy until all tests have been conducted as I don't want to be judged on any decisions DH and I may have to make.


#2 CallMeFeral

Posted 23 August 2017 - 10:06 AM

Congratulations! (if that's appropriate?)

It sounds like you're still a little in two minds about it - but good luck with however you want it to go...

#3 born.a.girl

Posted 23 August 2017 - 10:10 AM

You made me smile.  :)

I was only able to have one due to a (non fertility related) medical condition, which was finally diagnosed and cured at 52.  If it had been cured at 42 I would absolutely have had another - and was still quite fertile.

I hope it all works out the way you want, whatever decisions you need to made.

#4 Elippo

Posted 23 August 2017 - 10:12 AM


My endocrinologist had me on metformin all through my preganacy. Metformin is the first line treatment for Gestational diabetes in the UK so it may be worth getting a second opinion.

#5 MayaTheGrinch

Posted 23 August 2017 - 10:25 AM


Could you consult a specialist about the medication? They would most likely know more then a GP. I know friends of mine were put on metformin for gestational diabetes in Australia before then moves onto injectable insulin.

#6 wizzbef

Posted 23 August 2017 - 10:30 AM

Thanks everyone.

I should have added we would only have a decision to make if it were thought the pregnancy was unviable.

I thought of rebelling and taking a lower dose of metformin tho the medication I have left wouldn't last for the next 5 weeks.

#7 Jingleflea

Posted 23 August 2017 - 10:31 AM

I would get a second opinion on the metformin, or wean slowly off it, not stop cold turkey just in case.

#8 Kreme

Posted 23 August 2017 - 10:35 AM

Congratulations! I continued to take metformin until I was 12-13 weeks pregnant to reduce the risk of miscarriage. I would suggest getting a second opinion.

#9 Expelliarmus

Posted 23 August 2017 - 11:25 AM

Congratulations. As far as I am aware There's no evidence metformin is contraindicated. I've been part of a trial and nothing negative I've has come from it. I too would get a second opinion.

Edited by Expelliarmus, 23 August 2017 - 06:47 PM.

#10 Kucingcantik

Posted 23 August 2017 - 11:33 AM

I took part in a study during my last pregnancy trialling the use of metformin in preventing excess weight gain for mother and baby. This was 2015-2016. I don't think they would have been able to get ethical approval for that study if metformin was a risk during pregnancy.

I would seek a second opinion.

#11 wizzbef

Posted 23 August 2017 - 11:42 AM

Thank you ladies. As I'm 95% sure that my regular GP (who deals with many antenatal cases) indicated to me that she would be happy for me to continue with Meformin if I was to fall pregnant, I have decided to continue with it. I have only missed one day. I was taking 1500mg per day and since the other GP wouldn't give me a prescription I have decided to take 500mg per day. ( I have enough to see me through for another 5 weeks when I see my regular GP).
In 2 weeks when I see the other GP I will DEMAND to speak to the GP regarding my concerns, if she is in the practice or at least have her contacted ASAP.

I have to go with my gut on this one.

Kucingcantik and Expelliarmus do you have any more details on the trial or where I could get more information on outcomes etc?

#12 akunazone

Posted 23 August 2017 - 12:24 PM

I took the metformin til i reached second trimester and then i was weaned off it. I would seek another opinion immediately either from a  gyno or an endocrinologist

Congratulations :)

#13 DragonsGrace

Posted 23 August 2017 - 12:35 PM

I was on metformin as prescribed by my FS/OB for my entire pregnancy. I was on it for PCOS with insulin resistance.

Another recommending another opinion.

Edited by DragonsGrace, 24 August 2017 - 04:48 PM.

#14 Expelliarmus

Posted 23 August 2017 - 06:52 PM

View Postwizzbef, on 23 August 2017 - 11:42 AM, said:

Kucingcantik and Expelliarmus do you have any more details on the trial or where I could get more information on outcomes etc?
Mine was for GDM and it was when I was pregnant with DS who is 14 in November. He has since been back for testing and measurements to test things like body fat and brain waves. He's perfectly normal BTW ;) So it is a long-term study and although it is for a different reason, I've had a lot of literature etc come my way!

Anyway, this is the study we were/are in:

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