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I hav pcos. What supplement can I take with femara (letrozole) to improve egg quality n fertility? Can vitex(chaste berry) be taken with femara (letrozole)?

I hav pcos. What supplement can I take with femara (letrozole) to improve egg quality n fertility? Can vitex(chaste berry) be taken with femara (letrozole)?

Not take: There's nothing useful for you to 'take' (at least without prescription) at home: healthy diet and moderate exercise is a good start. There's probably no harm in using vitex but there's also no benefit, I'd stay away from it. ...Read more

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Ca i get pregnant with microadenoma? Im also taking vitex (chaste berry) to help

Ca  i get pregnant with microadenoma? Im also taking vitex (chaste berry) to help

Yes, yes: Micro adenomas are the most commonly encountered pituitary tumors in women of childbearing age. . The drug most widely used is bromocriptine, which leads to tumor shrinkage in approximately 90% of non-pregnant patients. Cabergoline is generally administered twice weekly and is better tolerated than bromocriptine. Chase berry may or may not help you. Talk to your doctor about this. Good Luck!! ...Read more

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Is it okay to take Vitex/chaste tree berry while pregnant?

Is it okay to take Vitex/chaste tree berry  while pregnant?

Prob not: Here is the best information than I could find on the internet: Some herbalists recommend using it during early pregnancy to keep progesterone levels high, though there is no research on this (just lots of historical use) and with any herb, I would recommend talking to a doctor or health care provider before taking any herb, especially during pregnancy In short, no research done, take at own risk ...Read more

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Is it okay to take vitex / chaste tree berry during the 1st trimester of pregnancy??

Is it okay to take vitex / chaste tree berry during the 1st trimester of pregnancy??

Unknown: There is not enough scientific evidence to recommend someone take Chaste Tree Berry during pregnancy. Typically it is best to avoid unproven herbal remedies in pregnancy ...Read more

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I am taking spironolactione 25mg for acne and like previous inquiries, would like to know if chaste berry is ok to take alongside spironolactone. ?

I am taking spironolactione 25mg for acne and like previous inquiries, would like to know if chaste berry is ok to take alongside spironolactone. ?

Supplements: Its difficult for a doctor to reccomend for or against. There is no true regulation of what is put into supplements. The bottle can say what it is, but it may not be true. ...Read more

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What do you think of the medicine called "vitex-chasteberry?"

What do you think of the medicine called "vitex-chasteberry?"

Not a medicine: This sounds like a health food product- not monotored by the fda and always associated with uncentain contents and effects. ...Read more

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Can 'vitex'(chaste tree 410mg) help boost my chances on conceiving faster. 2capsules two times a day.

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

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Is it safe to take chaste tree berry supplement with the medication geodon (ziprasidone)???

Is it safe to take chaste tree berry supplement with the medication geodon (ziprasidone)???

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

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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?

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?

May need: to see a fertility specialist. To make sure everything is functioning well. Also will provide educational information for you and your partner ...Read more