Geeking Out on Cycle Stats

Long time blog followers will know that I was actually first prescribed metformin in 2012, but I took myself off it in 2013, as it was prescribed to help with the Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and with trying to concieve. Apparently what it can do is kick hormones into whack, which then means you’re more likely to ovulate and therefore more likely to concieve.

I didn’t really feel like it made a lot of difference at the time, but looking back at my charts I can see that it probably did! Here’s the stats for the geeky amongst us.

My cycles were as follows –

Feb 2012 – 36
March 2012 – 36 (chemical?)
April 2012 – 40
May 2012 – (soy cycle but no donation) 28
June 2012 – (anovulatory soy cycle) 60
August 2012 – 35
—started metformin—
September 2012 – 31
October 2012 – 32
November 2012 – 30
December 2012 – 36
January 2013 – 36
February 2013 – 25
March 2013 – 33
April 2013 – 32
May 2013 – 35
June 2013 – 30
July 2013 – 29

—stopped metformin—
August 2013 – 31
September 2013 – 42
October 2013 – 44
November 2013 – 29
December 2013 – 35
January 2014 – 32
February 2014 – 37
March 2014 – 37
May 2014 – BFP and loss – 60
July 2014 – 43
— started metformin again —
August 2014 – in progress…

Average cycle length off metformin – 39 days
Average cycle length on metformin – 32 days (rounded up from 31.8)

Many of these cycles have just my period and any fertile signs marked on them, so for many of them I can’t actually see for sure when ovulation occured, but I thought this was interesting nonetheless.

I’m hoping the metformin will have similar effects this time, especially with the addition of clomid if we haven’t caught in the next two cycles. Shorter cycles seem to be more successful for me, as the one time I ovulated before cycle day twenty was the month we got pregnant.

As usual with trying to make this baby… We will just have to wait and see!

I chart my fertile signs using Fertility Friend, which I have found incredibly useful whilst trying for a baby, you can sign up to log your own cycles by clicking the link below!

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