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Is It Ok To Take Vitex Unprescribed What Does It Do For Pcos
Yes: This is an herbal product that has poorly-understood effects on the sex hormones, at least in part at the level of the pituitary. J fam pract oct 2009 open-label study found it effective for premenstrual syndrome; it's also used for cyclic breast tenderness. No poisonings or bad side-effects reported as of yet. Buy from someone reliable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pcos is a metabolic disorder affecting 8-10% of women that may cause irregular periods, acne or increased hair growth, infertility or subfertility, and increases the risk of diabetes. To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular or no periods 2. Acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound showing large ovaries ...Read more
Is it ok to take vitex and progesterone cream in the same cycle? Do i stop the vitex once i ovulate and just use the prog. Cream alone? Pcos, prog def
Don't use it.: There is no reason at all to 'take' vitex. Stop using it. Most 'natural Progesterone creams' do not contain any progesterone, and often contain plant extracts that are estrogenic . In my view there is no use for these creams. Talk with a doctor about pcos alternatives to what you need. ...Read more
Not Likely: Vitex has been used for problems with menstrual function, but no good studies exist for its use in pcos and its many issues. This is a very difficult problem with some serious possible consequences such as infertility and even the risk of developing diabetes. Best to sit down and explore the best approach for you, which is unlikely to be just vitex, or any herbal medicine. ...Read more
I have pcos & would like to conceive. I'm trying vitex to help w/ ovulation & have read conflicting info on how/when to take it. What's the best way?
See a doctor: If you are diagnosed with pcos and want to get pregnant, i suggest you to see a doctor. The treatment should under doctor's supervision. Because you have higher risk of miscarriage, gestational diabetes during pregnancy. Beside using ovulation induction medication, your doctor may also prescribe metformin or other medication to reduce your risks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have pcos I was taking vitex with the mini pill and now I'm a day late and throwing up am I fine or should I take a test?
I hav pcos. What supplement can I take with femara to improve egg quality n fertility? Can vitex(chaste berry) be taken with femara?
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 pcos or infertility. If you have pcos and are trying to conceive the safety of vitex when you're pregnant is unknown, so you should stop it when you get a positive pregnancy test if you conceive while taking it. ...Read more
What do you think of the use of vitex as a herbal supplement to aid woman with menstrating issues due to pcos?
Not much: Vitex has been used in greece for many years, but there is no scientific data to establish it's reliability. Diet, exercise and weight loss can help. Metformin is a more scientific and well studied option. It can help noralize menses and even induce fertility in many women, discuss w/your ob/gyn. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with PCOS irregular period want to have baby im taking vitex and maca and had 1 period 7 weeks ago but no change what should I ?
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