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Vitex? Anyone else?
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Posted 09 February 2013 - 10:18 PM
So this is my first cycle using Vitex. I am on cd 9, not too sure when I ovulate though. I was trying for months on end to pinpoint my day, but to no avail. Opk's, nope. Charting my BBT, nope (they were really erratic), my cm, yeah no; it's always creamy, or watery, never ewcm. I mean my cycles are a little crazy. From June last year they have been as follows: 23 days, 23 days, 42 days, 26 days, 26 days, 34 days, 25 days, 27 days.... I can never tell when AF will show her ugly face :'( until she just drops on in. Anyway, I was wondering if anyone else has had experience with this herd Vitex. How did you like it, did it help you fall pregnant, how long did it take to regulate your cycle... stuff like that
Baby dust xo
Posted 09 February 2013 - 10:36 PM
definatly do it!!! i took vitex this month after 6 months of late and irregular ovulation and pms, and in 2 weeks of taking it it has already made a massive difference!
i just ovulated at cd 19, the norm lately has been cd28 plus i did not get any of the crappy symptoms i normally get but felt extreamly horny and well lubricated instead!
i definatly feel confidant about falling pregnant this month! i would also suggest u take a lot of fish oil, flaxseed oil, red raspberry leaf and red clover tea also. and eat super healthy!!! oh and take milk thistle too!
Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:06 AM
That definitely instills confidence in me! Thanks I found I was wetter also, no ewcm that I noticed, however when we did the deed there was plenty to start with and I wasn't even that horny. Best of luck to you on your journey to motherhood <3
Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:14 AM
I was diagnosed with secondary infertility when TTC #2, and a Natropath put me on Vitex - I was pregnant 4 month later and DD is now a 9 year old
Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:21 AM
This is my first month of taking Vitex. I'm impressed so far, it's only been 2 weeks and there are noticeable improvements already.
I have low progesterone (6 instead of 15+) and I ovulate late because of this (CD22) which gives me a short luteal phase
Normally I have shocking PMS for at least a week. I am either crying, in a rage, or having an anxiety- induced meltdown. I also normally have really sore, lumpy breasts for a week before I get my period.
After two weeks of Vitex I have had No PMS or sore breasts. My period is now 2 days late (I am NEVER late) so I think the Vitex is already lengthening my luteal phase. I'm not pregnant, I tested.
I'm pretty optimistic that Vitex can help me get my progesterone levels up and my cycle regulated
Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:27 AM
My 3rd was conceived on Vitex, my other children are Clomid babies. Vitex still took about 10 months and I ended up with a fairly high dose, but it did help me to ovulate and increase my luteal phase. Just be careful about weaning off it, you're not supposed to take it when pregnant but if you go cold turkey your hormones will drop and risk losing a pregnancy. I weaned off slowly and was off completely by 12 weeks. Incidentally those 12 weeks I had not one bit of morning sickness (had it with both other kids), I attribute it partly to the more 'balanced' hormones thanks to the vitex.
Also, maybe look into a good naturopath who can actually monitor and treat you properly.
Edited by leisamd, 13 February 2013 - 08:28 AM.
Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:29 AM
Thanks for the replies lovelies. I think I may have actually ovulated on cd 16!!! I got a massive sharp pinching in me left side for about 5 minutes then a little bit of blood when I checked my cp, which I have ewcm!!! It was also high and open It stayed like that for a bit, and then yesterday I had some brown spotting, mixed with ewcm. I have also been feeling quite full in my lower tummy, crampy and such. I hope this all goes well for you gorgeous ladies and I would love to hear more from you guys <3
Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:34 AM
How long have you been trying for now? I suggest going to your dr and seeing whether you are actually ovulating?
If you do a search ive written alot about vitex on other posts. I recommend seeing a naturopath for the vitex.
Cut a long story short, i took vitex for a month and got pregnant straight away all the things i read told me to stop taking it once i got a positive test, so i did and a few days later i miscarried. I believe that stopping the vitex made me lose my baby as it was helping with the progesterone support.
I gave it a few more months and nothing happened so i went and seen a naturopath who then put me back on the vitex, once again i feel pregant first go, she also put me on a few other vitamins. This time though she told me to keep taking the vitex and weaned me off slowly over the first trimester which is when the placenta takes over progesterone production. All is good and my little DD will be here in a few weeks.
Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:39 AM
After 5 months of TTC I tried Vitex for my short lateral phase. O valuated a few days late but first time I had all the perfect ovulation signs and fell pregnant that cycle and am now nearly 20 weeks pregnant!
Had taken virtex from the first day of period until pregnancy confirmed so wasn't on it for long and don't know if it was a fluke but I believe it helped!
All the best
Posted 01 March 2013 - 01:47 PM
Been going to fertility clinic this month just for blood tests to help me track my cycle and pick the best time to get busy.
First cycle of vitex and I have actually ovulated on time this month, instead of day 21-22 like usual. I am THRILLED. Honestly i am happy enough just to have a "proper" cycle this month but its hard not to get my hopes up for a BFP. Now for the 2 week wait...
Posted 01 March 2013 - 02:27 PM
I took Vitex for 4 or 5 months before TTC & only 2 of those months were off any type of birth control, I had tried to go off the pill last August and was a mess, crappy, tired, sad, angry so I went back on the pill!
The 2nd time in late November I'd been on Vitex for a few months and I got pg in early Jan so I'm thinking it may have helped. The OPK said I was ovulating on day 13 so we DTD and the month prior I hadn't had any positive OPKs. The one thing the naturopath said was to stop taking each month around day 12 ant not begin again until you got AF. So each time I got AF I'd restart taking Vitex and set an alarm for 12 days later on my iPhone to stop.
Hope that helps!
I'm 6.5 weeks pg now
Posted 01 March 2013 - 02:32 PM
I was PG 6weeks after starting vitex, and once pg I slowly weaned off during the first trimester. Now have a gorgeous almost-11 month old
Posted 06 March 2013 - 09:41 AM
hi ladies, I have just started taking Vitex this month - hoping not only for that elusive BFP, but to regulate my cycles and hopefully reduce the pain and heaviness.
I can feel a huge difference - so far this month I have had loads of CM and really really strong positive OPK's.
Am just starting the TWW so we will see how that goes!!!
Posted 05 April 2013 - 03:40 PM
When ppl say they wean off, how do you go about this??
Is it best to see a natropath? Is it dangerous just to take vitex from the chemist if you dont really know what you're doing??
Interested in more info..
Posted 05 April 2013 - 03:48 PM
I took vitex last year, it regulated my cycle to a perfect 28 day cycle. I also used OPK's to pinpoint ovulation, and it worked for me :-) I am now 22 weeks pregnant. I took vitex from day 1 until ovulation and stopped once i ovulated. I read conflicting info on taking it in the second half of the cycle so to be safe stopped at ovulation.
Hope that helps!
Posted 07 May 2013 - 05:22 PM
Hi , I'm new to this forum. Hope all is well! I've been taking vitex for 3mnths now & I'm still not pregnant
And I've been seeing a naturopath to get my body right etc for that 3mnths , her name is Natalie Pickering! Has anyone seen her?? She is the best I've heard ! Last month I honestly thought I was pregnant as all the symptoms were there ! Very heady,- little fluey , tired, lithargic, a little sore in breasts & peed quite a bit but nothing !!! have just finished period today, so now we will try again! I really hope it happens this month! We need this! And I do believe it will happen real soon ! My cycles are slowly shortening so I know this is because of vitex & this tonic I'm taking recommended my my naturopath !
Hope to hear from someone soon
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