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Chaste Tree Medication
Chaste berry: Chaste berry refers to fruit of chaste tree. http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=2358-0,2330-1540 shows no interaction btwn chaste tree & Geodon (ziprasidone) (seroquel) which is used for bipolar disorder & schizophrenia among other indications. However, http://goo.gl/kVyKmt suggests possible effect of chaste berry on dopamine & thus interaction w/antipsychotics. Best to discuss w/prescriber ...Read more
Can 'vitex'(chaste tree 410mg) help boost my chances on conceiving faster. 2capsules two times a day.
No proof effective: Dietary supplements are marketed by manufacturers w/o any requirement by fda or other 3rd party to prove safety and/or effectiveness prior to marketing. In other words, companies are allowed to say whatever they want to convince you to buy their products. Check out 2 recent news articles: http://goo.Gl/bbmdcw (usa today) & http://goo.Gl/uilodl (fda via nbc) re lack of oversight & contamination. ...Read more
Can u take chaste tree berry or vitex and ashwagandha together or is it not safe to take both of them at the same time?
Totally safe: Ashwagandha and Vitex are both wonderful herbs with many proven benefits. While it is wise to be cautious about interactions between pharmaceuticals, which are very common, interactions between herbs are relatively uncommon. Very often herbalists combine many herbs together for synergistic benefits. ...Read more
Hi,I am trying for baby more than a year.i found fertile aid medicine.it hv got red clover,Siberian ginseng root extract,chaste tree berry,ginkgo?
And can u have a skipped period if u stop taking the chaste tree berry supplement after taking taking it for a while . Then start taking it again?
Unpredictable: There are so many reasons for skipping a period (pregnancy is the most common), maybe your chasteberry sup could be involved. But chasteberry has no proven or predictable effect on menstrual periods, so I'd consider 10 other reasons first. If you are sexually active, a pregnancy test is step 1, and good wishes. ...Read more
Can I take Chaste Tree Berry for PMS symptoms such as anger and frustration? I'm on Lexapro and going to switch to Paxil (paroxetine)
May cause issues: It seems to affect a chemical in the brain called dopamine. Some medications for mental disorders help to decrease dopamine. Taking vitex agnus-castus (chaste tree berry)along with medications for mental conditions might decrease the effectiveness of some medications for mental condition. ...Read more
No evidence it helps: There is some scientific evidence that vitex agnus-castus (chaste tree berry) may help with pms symptoms and cyclic mastalgia (breast pain) but no studies showing that it helps women with irregular cycles. If you're ttc the safety of vitex when you're pregnant is unknown, so you should stop it when prego. See a reproductive endocrinologist to find out why you're irregular, whether ttc or not. ...Read more
Is there a natural supplement for lowering female libido ? ( besides chaste tree berry? , I'm on birth control pills )
My acne seems to be getting worse when I use very strong medication for the pimples. I tried using tea tree oil but it just made it worse. I need help.
OK: Have a talk with your doc about what acne is. By putting an oil on yr skin you are just blocking the oil glands on yr skin so I would expect it to indeed get worse. There are OTC preps with benzoyl peroxide (5% or 10%) which can help a lot. There are other meds by scrip. Good web sites are www.mayoclinic.com and www.johnshopkins.com ...Read more
Moringa capsules-Tree of life.. I have stopped my blood pressure, thyroid, diabetes medication as I want to see the benefits of this first, so I can know if I can eventually only take moringa.. what is your advice?
No: What are you abstaining from? If it is sex only have it when you are ready and do not be rushed. There is no reason to have sex before you know someone well enough to be able to ask them how much money is in all their accounts, their net worth, 409 k and all their investments. If they think that is none of your business, your private body is worth more and also private. ...Read more
See below: It depends on the state laws. However, many many studies in the U.S. And around the world have proven that abstinence is an ineffective means of birth control. It won't stop the vast majority of people. That is why, proportionally, the states that teach abstinence only have higher teen pregnancy rates. The debate has left science and entered politics and religious zealotry. ...Read more
Most parents do...: And agendas suggest it for schools, but the facts of its success as public health policy are not too hot. Moral education begins in the home, bolstered by religious institutions. Sexuality is a powerful force, best dealt with by frank discussion about facts, consequences, and keeping communications lines open. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abstinence from sex: There are no long-term affect. Things like television and the media have given an inaccurate perception regarding this issue. There are people who choose to be chaste and others who are due to age or health and are doing quite well. ...Read more
Pain: U need to seek md follow up to determine extent of injuries ...Read more