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Can vitex (chasteberry) improve pcos symptoms and regulate menses?

Can vitex (chasteberry) improve pcos symptoms and regulate menses?

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

Pms (Definition)

Collection of emotional symptoms, with or without physical symptoms, related to the menstrual cycles. Common symptoms are irritability, tension & dysphoria, also insomnia, headaches, fatigue, mood swings, ...Read more


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Stopped taking progesterone supplements. Waiting for period to start to take clomid (clomiphene). Period cramps for 4 days now but no period?

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

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Is lydia pinkham herbal tablets good for menstruation and menopause?

Is lydia pinkham herbal tablets good for menstruation and menopause?

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

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What's the dosage for vitex for pcos?

What's the dosage for vitex for pcos?

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

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Been TTC for 4 years. (25). PCOS & no periods. Read online Cassava Root pills help with fertility, ovulation, menstrual cycles.. Any truth to this?

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

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Is felvin good for menstrual cramps?

Is felvin good for menstrual cramps?

Piroxicam: (Felvin) is an NSAID - so it could help to diminish pain. ...Read more

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Can PMS be something serious?

Can PMS be something serious?

Could b: There was a successful homicide defense in england based on pms. ...Read more

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No period since march. When to start vitex & natural progesterone to stimulate ovulation? Dr also prescribed clomid (clomiphene). Wait for period or start now?

No period since march. When to start vitex & natural progesterone to stimulate ovulation? Dr also prescribed clomid (clomiphene). Wait for period or start now?

Discuss with doctor: Since this question is regarding very specific questions about how to take the medication it is best to ask the prescribing doctor and clarify the plan with them. At age 45 i would clarify with the doctor your chances of achieving ovulation. ...Read more

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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.

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

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What to do for post Clomid (clomiphene) cramps, pms?

What to do for post Clomid (clomiphene) cramps, pms?

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

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Is felvin good for menstral crams?

Is felvin good for menstral crams?

Yes: Felvin is a NSAID and can help menstrual cramps. Take care. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Possible: Agnus castus is a mediterranean fruit that contains flavanoids and phytonutrients. The fruit has been shown to improve symptoms of pms- primarily mood, tenderness etc. The flavanoids can have a hormonal effect and this might help your flow. ...Read more

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Help please! is birth control good for PMS and ovulation pain?

Help please! is birth control good for PMS and ovulation pain?

Usually: Ovulation pain usually is eliminated because you should not ovulate when taking most birth control. Because of the lack of ovulation, we usually don't have the grand mood swings with the cycling. ...Read more

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Is gildess good for pmdd?

Is gildess good for pmdd?

Uncertain: Despite my review of studies, i can not seem to locate any information about the ocp gildess and use for menstrual related mood disorders like premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Premenstrual dysphoric disorder can be treated with fluoxetine (sarafem). ...Read more

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Does dong quai work for prolonged periods and or anovulation?

Does dong quai work for prolonged periods and or anovulation?

No ...: There is no good evidence it works for either. This is a good review: http://bit.Ly/vtmknd. See a fertility specialist (rei) if you're trying to conceive, or an ob/gyn if you are concerned about your cycles but not trying to conceive. ...Read more

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Could you suggest good herbal remedies for bad PMS mood swings?

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 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