Question about Clomid....

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Registered: 07-09-2010
Question about Clomid....
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Tue, 08-24-2010 - 8:56am
For those of you who have been on it, did you doc say anything about taking additional herbs or supplements while on it? I have been researching the use of it with maca, or vitex, and cant find any info if i can or should or shouldnt. If no one knows or I cant find any info, I will probably not, just to be safe, but I thought I would check here first...
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Registered: 07-28-2009
Tue, 08-24-2010 - 7:11pm
Well, I can't say for sure (and no one really can) but the most dr's will tell you not to go the herbal route while on fertility meds just because they will always err on the side of caution and most don't like the herbal route anyway. They can be powerful sometimes and let's face it most of us don't really know what we're doing. Most medical dr's will tell you to back off them but again no one knows for sure. I don't think it will do any harm to stay on them when it comes to hurting yourself but it may funk with your cycle and the effects of the Clomid. Personally, I would stay off them while on Clomid.

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Registered: 12-08-2009
Tue, 08-24-2010 - 8:38pm

Great question and one I have been wrestling with lately. I went off my chinese herbs when I started Clomid/IUI per my RE, but two cycles with no herbs and my period has reverted back to how it was before I started acupuncture and herbs. My acupuncturist supported my wanting to go off them per the dr but when I talked with her last night and told her AF was back to being like she was, she just said that most RE don't know anything about TCM and chinese herbs, so that which they don't know, they just tell you to stay away from. She said that there is no reason I shouldn't be on them with Clomid, that she's had most of her patients who have gotten pg on the herbs I'm on and once they found out they were pg, stopped and moved on to ones that were pg friendly. So I said screw it and I've started back on them yesterday. My periods were getting so good - red in color again, not as clotty, etc. but now it's back to dark brown and lots of clots... :( I feel like I've taken two steps back. But that's just my personal choice - I don't know anything about the maca or vitex - sorry I couldn't be more help but wanted you to know what I did... :( Such a struggle because we only want to do the very best for our bodies and TTC... Ugh. KUP on what you decide to do.... GL!

Ann

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Registered: 07-09-2010
Wed, 08-25-2010 - 11:42am

Okay so I decided to go the route of the doctors... Since there isnt much studies on it, dont try it... So I am NOT going to take my herbs this month... Just plain Clomid...

DH is getting mad at me though, cause already I have had more symptoms this time around than any other time I have taken it...

But maybe I shouldn't blame it on the meds. Maybe I am just an emotional basket case :) LOL

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Registered: 04-13-2010
Wed, 08-25-2010 - 3:41pm

I have read several times that you shouldn't take vitex while you are taking clomid - if you google vitex and clomid, you should see tons of stuff about the two.

I don't have any idea about anything else - I only knew that one cuz I have some vitex, but am not taking it while on clomid.


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Wed, 08-25-2010 - 5:26pm

Oh thanks Torie, I did google it and found lots of mixed info. Which is why i decided i would just play it better safe than sorry this cycle :)

I am only allowed 3 months on Clomid, not the normal 6, so if it doesnt work, then I will be back on au-natural in just a few months and can continue my vitex and maca then... But I hope i get to throw it away and get my BFP before then :) Heres for hoping!

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