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Vitex Dosage For Fibroids
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
Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. 1 of every 3 women of child-bearing age have these tumors and up to 80% of african-american women have fibroids. They are often asymptomatic but they can also cause significant symptoms. It is the most common cause of heavy menstrual bleeding. Pelvic pain and increased urinary frequency ...Read more
Safe; sometimes used: Progesterone or artificial versions (progestins) can be safely used to induce a period for women with pcos who have very few periods (less than 4 a year) or no periods. It does not improve your chances of conceiving because it induces bleeding, not ovulation (egg release). Progesterone can also be given for low Progesterone levels in the 2nd half of a cycle, or to support an early pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gynaecologist prescribed 75mg DHEA supplement for 3 months for infertility. Is it safe? Read about DHEA causing some cancers.
31yrs women trying for pregnancy. Doctor prescribed my-inositol tablets, estadiol valerate tab & clomipure 50. What are the uses of these medicines?
Increase fertility: These are all supplements & medications used in protocols for increasing chance of pregnancy. The myo-inositol is a b vitamin that has been shown in research to improve ovulation in women with pcos. Clomipure is a fertility medication. Estradiol may be used to control the endometrial lining during cycles. That's the one that is a bit puzzling used together with the myo-inositol and clomiphene. ...Read more
Can u explain how medroxy progesterone tablet taken cyclically for a irregular cycle of perimenopausal dub?
It helps: The lining of the uterus to stabilize, so the bleeding usually stops while a woman is taking the tablets daily. Once a woman stops the Progesterone that signals the lining of the uterus to shed. So usually 2-5 days after stopping the medication the period starts. After a cycle or two the periods become shorter lighter and regular. Taking Progesterone cyclically helps the period to be regular. ...Read more
Once the corpus: Luteum (maturing egg) starts producing estrogen/progesterone, it feedbacks to the hypothalamus and pituitary gland to inhibit gnrh/lh/fsh production. Clomid (clomiphene) selectively inhibits the estrogen receptor in the hypothalmus which 'tricks' the body to release more fsh, which inturn causes growth of more ovarian follicles, and subsequently rupture of follicles resulting in ovulation to increase fertility. ...Read more
Only for Lydia: Don't waste your money. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Who knows what's in it or what it will do. Do you really want to put that into your body? ...Read more
Can i take 25mcg thyroxine dose with 12.5 mcg for 37.5mcg dose achivement or 37.5mcg dose are available.
Choices: There are no 37.5 pill but the easiest to do is take half of the 75 mcg pill to get 37.5. ...Read more
Depends: First that depends on the diagnosis. If the problem is lack of ovulation, then it also depends on whether you take Clomid (clomiphene) and ovulate or dont ovulate. Usually i recommend if you ovulate 3-4 times on Clomid (clomiphene) and are not pregnant to either have more evaluation or change treatment. ...Read more
My obgyn prescribed glucophage, prednisone, and Synthroid (thyroxine) (for TSH levels) to help increase my fertility. I'm 38 & ttc for 7 months. Will this help me?
Depends: Presumably, the medications are being prescribed to address specific conditions to either improve chance of conceiving and/or chance of having a healthy pregnancy. Glucophage is usually prescribed in women with glucose intolerance/insulin resistance (common in pcos). Synthroid (thyroxine) is prescribed for thyroid supplementation in hypothyroidism. Important however that full infertility evaluation be done. ...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
I take one dose per day of 250 mg Glucophage (metformin) and homeopathic med Agnus Castus thrice a day (10 drops per dose) for PCOS. Will the 2 interact ???
Probably not: I ran a drug interaction program for Metformin and chasteberry (Vitex agnus-castus) and there are zero interactions. However make sure you are taking the drugs as prescribed. For Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Metformin is precribed as 500mg (immediate-release). 1 pill oral 3 times per day. or 850-1000 mg oral (immediate release) twice daily. Or 1500-2000mg (extended release) once daily. ...Read more
Primary amenorrhea,FSH 4.7,prolactin 7.5,TSH 2.69,DHEA-S 231,A1C 5.9%,Estradiol 22, uterus(4.5x2.8x2cm),period on bcp, no other issue. can i conceive?
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