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Vitex question :)

Postby Corvina » Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:58 pm

I've scoured the net and still can't find the answer, are you supposed to take it while on your period? or stop it while your on you period?
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Postby delightfuldoula » Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:26 am

I have read both. I have read that you should give your body a break but I have also read that it helps with cramps and pms ect so then its good to take during af...Honestly I wish I could help more but I have no idea wich is best.
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Postby emilee226 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:32 pm

My nutritionist said not to take Vitex during AF. The lady at the Health Food Store where I bought mine said the same thing. Hope that helps.
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Postby mrsh03 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:44 pm

I have read to stop during AF and to continue. Info on the web is so confusing. I usually give myself a break, not intentionally, but I get so bummed about AF coming that I forget to take all my supplements, Vitex included, and then I start up when I'm ready to get the next cycle going, lol.
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Postby Jamster34 » Sat May 26, 2012 8:19 am

Hey ladies I am wondering where can I get this and is it actually called vitex!
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Postby mrsh03 » Sat May 26, 2012 8:53 am

Hi Jamster!! I remember chatting w/ you awhile back. How are you??

Vitex is also called Chaste Berry. It will go by either name. I took 1000mg/day as the directions say on the bottle. I bought mine at Hi-Health, online at Amazon or at Whole Foods and Sprouts. Gaia herbs is what I used usually around $12 for a month supply.
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Postby Jamster34 » Sat May 26, 2012 6:18 pm

OMG hello and congrats sweetie I'm glad someone remembers me :) Oh thanks for the info on my way to get it now I'm starting back charting now af has'nt arived but hopefully with the vitex it will !
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Postby Jamster34 » Wed May 30, 2012 4:57 pm

Hey ladies well Im gonna be charting again tomorrow the first time in about almost a year so we shall see what happens!
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Postby JazzBaby » Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:30 am

I just ordered vitex. I am on CD 46 and no AF or LH surge. I use opk's 2x a day and havent see anything. Has anyone tried Vitex? Did it work? What were your symptoms? I am was trying to O naturally but it doesnt look like its happenning.
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Postby Jamster34 » Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:37 am

Hey ladies af showed her face this morning after91 days ugh I never thought I would be so happy about af. I didn't take vitex it finally came natural I am going to take soy cd5-cd9 100mg to help with O'l hope it works !
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Postby mrsh03 » Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:37 am

Jaime.....Of course I remember you!! I hope soy works for u hun! What a LONG cycle, my goodness!! I hope that O comes soon!!

Jazz.....I never took Vitex to bring on AF, but I have heard about it. I'm sorry I don't have more to share, but maybe searcch online or thru older posts here. I had a feeling my hormones were off by charting and it seemed to work well for me, making my charts more stable. Then I think I had an implanting issue and I made some adjustments for that too. Good luck!!
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Postby JazzBaby » Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:14 pm

I am so anxious to get my Vitex. I am trying to not get my hopes up but I cant help it. My last period was on 4/20 and I havent ovulated. I hear so many good things about Vitex, I just hope it works for me. I am going to take it as soon as I get it to see if I get AF because I want to get pregnant soon. I am trying to avoid Clomid since I am scared of getting twins and all other side effects. I wan to try Vitex 1-2 months just to see if anything changes.
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Postby Jamster34 » Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:52 pm

Thamks mrsh03 I sure hope the soy helps me to O'l this af is def a hard one
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Postby majestixangel » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:01 am

Im considering trying vitex. I can only find 80mg ones or 1000mg ones. I was gonna go with 1000mg. I had a unexpected twin pregnancy and loss in Jan/Feb. I did opk and ovulated, but my lp has been shortened. I was curious if any of you got ur bfp with vitex and how do I properly take them?
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Postby mrsh03 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:45 am

Take the 1000mg and remember it may take awhile for it to help w/ your cycle. I took it for 6 months and I saw a difference probably 2-3 months in. I had 2 chemicals and 1 sticky little bean, currently 25 weeks prego, so I believe this stuff works. Some take it the entire cycle, some take a break when AF arrives. What worked for me was to take it the entire cycle and take a few days off when AF arrived. When you see a BFP it says to stop, but in my opinion I felt it was best for me to wean myself off so that my hormones weren't thrown off w/ the lack of Vitex. It seemed to work w/ this last BFP. Good luck!!!
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Sept 2011- early m/c BFP 9DPO Beta 11
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2nd Beta 15DPO= 425
6 weeks :hb: 124, 10 weeks :hb: 180, 14 weeks :hb: 156, 30 weeks :hb: 132, 32 weeks :hb: 144
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