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Vitex For Pms
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
Not really: No compelling science that says it does. ...Read more
Stopped taking progesterone supplements. Waiting for period to start to take clomid (clomiphene). Period cramps for 4 days now but no period?
Give it some time.: A period usually starts within a few days of finishing a round (usually 10 days) of progesterone, but it can take up to a couple of weeks. If you don't start, check a pregnancy test. If it is negative, you need to discuss this with your GYN. You may need further workup. ...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
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
Been TTC for 4 years. (25). PCOS & no periods. Read online Cassava Root pills help with fertility, ovulation, menstrual cycles.. Any truth to this?
Need Medication: Infertility is very fustrating. BUT, even with PCOS, there are proven medications to help you concieve (metformin, Clomid, (clomiphene) letrozole). Additionally, other tests may be needed like a semen analysis and test of Fallopian tubes. Don't concentrate on a variety of herbal treatments that have not yet been medically proven, or FDA tested. Take a prenatal daily, and start a medical infertility program. ...Read more
No period since march. When to start vitex & natural progesterone to stimulate ovulation? Dr also prescribed clomid (clomiphene). Wait for period or start now?
Ttc. My doctor prescribed me vitex for mild PCOS along with progesterone drops. What does vitex do exactly. All I have read is regarding PMS symptoms.
Alternative medicine: B"sd Is your dr a herbalist? "Vitex agnus-castus, also called vitex, chaste tree ... long believed to be an anaphrodisiac but its effectiveness remains controversial..modern uses include premenstrual syndrome, uterine disorders and mastodynia". See Activation of the mu-opiate receptor by Vitex agnus-castus methanol extracts: implication for its use in PMS. J Ethnopharmacol. 2006;106(2):216-21. ...Read more
NSAID + SSRI: Definitely talk with your pcp or even a psychiatrist to get evaluated for pms with mood symptoms in conjunction with fertility trt. Depression is very common during and with the preg and postpartum from fertility process. Antidepressant trt can protect you and your baby from the damages of depression and anxiety process! www.Postpartum.Net (to find specialist). ...Read more
I am taking agnus castus for 17 days till yesterday(till cd1).I noticed that this month menstrual bleeding is significantly reduced, related to agnus?
Many: Soy-based products are considered estrogen-like compounds and may help with some symptoms of pms. Also, if mood symptoms are the primary problem, exercise, the use of st. John's wort or same may be of help too. Lastly, there is some evidence behind the use of omega 3 fatty acids for mood too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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