chaste tree berry - anyone tried it?

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chaste tree berry - anyone tried it?

Postby charlieeex » Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:20 am

hi ladies,
I have been googling so much lately about infertility and natural ways to help and I come across the herb chaste tree berry (aka vitex angus castus) just wondering if anyone has tried it befoe with any success? Also, did you have any bad side effects?

Hubby and I both 26.

TTC # 1 since October 2013.

Diagnosed with PCOS, factor V carrier.

DH-- low sperm count - good morphology, low motility, also has a small varicocele.

June 1 2015 - Laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, dye test and d&c.

March 2016 - Round 1 IVF/ICSI 8 eggs, 6 mature, 4 fertilised. 5 day transfer of a perfect A grade blastocyst = Chemical, none frozen.

June 2016 - Round 2 IVF/ICSI 13 eggs, all mature, 10 fertilised. 3 day transfer :bfp:
Beta = 169!
EDD MARCH 20 2017
7w2d scan = hb 148
8w2d scan = hb 167!

We welcomed our little boy, William Paul into the world on 27th of February 2017, 4lb 14oz. Life is good.

We are very lucky to have 5 little embryos on ice
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Re: chaste tree berry - anyone tried it?

Postby lpalms84 » Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:05 am

I am taking it now! Not sure if it's making a difference, but I don't think I've noticed any side effects, other than perhaps increased energy. I take two 400mg pills a day.
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Re: chaste tree berry - anyone tried it?

Postby laomy » Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:41 am

I tried it for 2 months. I will stay far away from it though -- it made my cycle way too long (over a week longer than normal) however I did ovulate. There are better natural things to take in my opinion. It has the tendency to mess up people's cycles, so if you try it, do it with caution that this could happen... it would probably be better to understand just what aspects you're trying to address. For example, if your free-Testosterone is too high, then try spearmint tea. Or, if your progesterone is too low, try adding Vit C supplements, and progesterone cream during the last half of your cycle. Or, if you're not ovulating, ask about getting a Rx for Clomid or Femara.
Me and DH both 33 years old, TTC#1


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