Jump to content
Vitex? Anyone else?
15 replies to this topic
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
1 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users
Get your free ticket to the Essential Baby & Toddler Show Brisbane (4-6 March). Register online now to save $20!
Police are trying to trace a woman who abandoned a baby boy in the manger of a church nativity scene.
The Humans of New York Facebook page is well known for sharing touching, real stories from one of the world's biggest cities – and it's just hit the heart of parents everywhere.
A Brisbane mum dressed up as a superhero to celebrate the end of her chemotherapy and created a moment her family will remember forever.
All you need to assess a child's future intelligence is a plastic cup and a raisin, according to new research.
Former Hi-5 star Tim Harding hopes a cannabis-derived drug will help control his daughter's epilepsy, which sees the four-year-old suffering between 50 and 100 seizures a day.
Whilst to the outside world little people may appear to have it easy, it's actually not always the case – just ask any toddler who's had their toast cut up the wrong way.
Australian cricket ledged Glen McGrath has spoken about the moment he thought he might lose his wife, Sara and their baby daughter, Madison.
Mother Bec Smith has been trying for months to access Centrelink payments. A "serious error" is preventing her.
Australia's peak childcare body has called for caution around the Turnbull government's push for childcare centres to charge parents by the hour, not by the day.
Cate Blanchett says her recent adoption of a baby girl had nothing to do with wanting a daughter after having three sons.
Grey's Anatomy star Kate Walsh has revealed she is unable to have children because she has experienced early menopause.
The Tsimane women of Bolivia are often revered as among the most fertile in the world - on average having 10 children in their lifetimes -- but some are even more fertile than others.
A Melbourne couple is suing the Royal Children's Hospital for failing to diagnose a genetic disorder in their first child - an error they allege caused them to have another child with severe disabilities.
While most women in labour focus on the upcoming birth of their baby, some women do more interesting things.
When Michael Clarke said he was wrapped around the finger of his little princess, he wasn't joking.
Our life is more or less divided into neat four hour parcels of time and it's hard to get much of anything done in the time between feeds.
We can make a conscious effort about how we react to those curly Christmas day scenarios that can send us up the wall, or should we say chimney.
The mum who was down to her last three tins of baby formula said she had received hundreds of calls and offers to send her formula.
It was last thing Rebecca O'Donnell expected at 30 weeks' pregnant. One morning, while putting on her bra, she felt a pea-sized lump in her right breast.
With so many awesome cot sheet options these days, we thought we'd put together a list of go-to brands for you to seek out for your baby's bed.
Top 5 Articles
Grieving father's letter to Bataclan terrorists: "...this little boy will threaten you by being happy and free"
A grieving father whose wife was killed in the attacks on the Bataclan Theatre last weekend has written an open letter to her killers.
Despite the smiles, the sloppy kisses and the pure magic children bring to our lives, it's hard to deny that motherhood can be tough.
Becoming a parent is challenging – and that applies to both mums and dads.
I was five months pregnant when I realised I needed help.
A boy and girl accidentally swapped on the day they were born will stay with the families who have raised them, a South African court has ruled.
A British study has revealed one in four men believe they have a monthly cycle.
It's fairly straightforward to calculate a house deposit, but how much money do you need to save up for a baby?
To anyone else it might just look like a picture of a mum having a nap with her toddler.
When his wife Kerryn was not well following the birth of their daughter, NSW Premier Mike Baird buried himself in his work.
A desperate mother has shared a heart-breaking video of her baby struggling to cope with a coughing fit caused by pertussis.
New US research found people who report drinking three to five cups of coffee a day are less likely to die prematurely from heart disease, suicide, diabetes or Parkinson's disease.
To live vicariously through your child is to rediscover anxieties you thought dead and buried.
Lizzie Cann is down to her last three tins of a special formula in short supply.
We're probably all familiar with the pouty bottom lip and tightly crossed arms of a tot mid-strop.
More sex during South Africa's World Cup meant a disproportionately high number of boys were born nine months later, a new study has found.
What a boon it would be to have your toddler's Christmas gifts covered this year. We have two awesome ABC Shop prize packs to give away to two lucky winners.
Fitness challenges aren't new. There's Michelle Bridges 12WBT and a bunch of other programs if you really want to lose weight.
Pregnancy is a huge change for any woman, so it's natural we'll have questions - and turn to Google to ask them.
Check out the Essential Baby Names section for some inspiration