I was just diagnosed with PCOS and type 2 diabetes. Could this be why I have been having issues conceiving? Also, should metformin help? They're starting me at 1500mg a day. I'm not having regular periods; it's almost June and my last one was in February.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is common in young women and is associated with infertility due to anovulation – the lack of ovulation. Normal ovarian function, and fertility, can be restored with treatment. Approximately 50% of women with PCOS are obese. For these women, modest weight loss can result in return of ovulation. Insulin sensitizing agents such as metformin have been shown to decrease androgen levels and increase rates of ovulation in women with PCOS. Metformin is not approved for treatment of PCOS, but you may benefit from this effect while taking metformin for treatment of your diabetes.