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Have started taking agnus castus for pmt and it says to take 2 twice a day- they are 400mg is this too much?

Hard to say

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Over the counter herbal products create some challenges. Each company has a different quality of product. Each product has a different amount of the active ingredients. The type of product (capsule, tincture, etc) are quite different. In general the dosing of such products is not as dangerous in terms of overdose as they are often taking for effect. Agnus castus is "relatively" safe, so likely ok
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What's the dosage for vitex for pcos?

No evidence it helps

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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
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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered:

Is it ok to take vitex unprescribed? What does it do for pcos

Yes

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This is an herbal product that has poorly-understood effects on the sex hormones, at least in part at the level of the pituitary. J Fam Pract Oct 2009 open-label study found it effective for premenstrual syndrome; it's also used for cyclic breast tenderness. No poisonings or bad side-effects reported as of yet. Buy from someone reliable.
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I've heard of women using femaprin (vitex) pills for anovulation. Do they work?

No evidence it helps

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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 ovulation disorders. If you aren't ovulating regularly 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
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Can you take vitex to prevent a miscarriage? Can you take it during pregnancy?

Possibly Unsafe

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Per Warning Label from one Manufacturer: Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Using vitex agnus-castus during pregnancy or breast-feeding is POSSIBLY UNSAFE. The concern is that vitex agnus-castus can interfere with hormones. Don’t use vitex agnus-castus if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
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I have PCOS & would like to conceive. I'm trying Vitex to help w/ ovulation & have read conflicting info on how/when to take it. What's the best way?

See a doctor

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If you are diagnosed with PCOS and want to get pregnant, I suggest you to see a doctor. The treatment should under doctor's supervision. Because you have higher risk of miscarriage, gestational diabetes during pregnancy. Beside using ovulation induction medication, your doctor may also prescribe metformin or other medication to reduce your risks.
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I am ttc & takin vitex wen shud i take it,i read u shud only take upto ovulation as it can cause miscarrage? How long will it take to work this way?

Don't take vitex

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There is some scientific evidence that Vitex agnus-castus (chaste tree) may help with PMS symptoms and cyclic mastalgia (breast pain) but no studies showing that it helps women who are trying to conceive. We don't know if it is safe to take vitex when you're pregnant either. So you shouldn't take it when TTC, but if you are already taking it and conceive stop it with a positive pregnancy test
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Should Serrapeptase (using to treat scar tissue in fallopian tubes) be used along with Vitex (to treat PCOS)?

Neither are useful

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There is no scientific evidence that Serratiopeptidase (serrapeptidase) affects any cause of infertility, including scarring in or around the fallopian tubes. There is evidence that Vitex agnus-castus 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 damaged tubes you need to see a REI specialist.
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Dr. Yash K. Khanna answered:

How safe is vitex as a supplement?

It has side effects

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Side effects to watch if you are taking vitex are rash rapid heart beat hair loss headache dry mouth nausea itching and bleeding between periods Not recommended during pregnancy or during breast feeding People with hormone dependant conditions like endometriosis,uterine fibroids,cancers of breast and ovaries,uterus and prostate should not use vitex. Parkinson disease,schizophrenia should not use
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Do brahmi and vitex have an interaction?

I was unable to

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