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Vitex Chaste Berry
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)?
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
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
I am taking spironolactione 25mg for acne and like previous inquiries, would like to know if chaste berry is ok to take alongside spironolactone.?
Not really: No compelling science that says it does. ...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
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
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
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 have simple hyperplasia without atypia, my ob prescribed provera (medroxyprogesterone), (medroxyprogesterone) is it ok to take vitex (chasteberry) supplement together with provera (medroxyprogesterone)?
Herbals: Its my understanding that chasteberry is a phyto-progesterone. Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is a synthetic progesterone, which has been used I think since the late 1940's. The issue here is would the phyto Progesterone make the Provera (medroxyprogesterone) less effective. My guess is that it could, because both chemicals bind the same receptor sites in your endometrium. I would hold the chasteberry for now. ...Read more
Is there a natural supplement for lowering female libido? (besides chaste tree berry? , I'm on birth control pills)
I have pcos & my cysts in my ovaries had rupture two months ago. I was wondering will taking chasteberry vitex & prenatal vitamins help me conceive?
Avoid chasteberry: Vitex and prenatal vitamins will help keep you healthy and being as healthy as possible may help you conceive. Chasteberry changes hormone levels and should be avoided. Your best chance of having a child with PCOS is to work closely with a gynecologist skilled in PCOS. ...Read more
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