?s about vitex

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Registered: 11-27-2007
?s about vitex
Fri, 09-10-2010 - 1:04pm
I'm currently on CD 46 and no O yet. The weird cycles are starting to irritate me now. So I'm thinking about starting vitex for the next cycle, but had some questions first for people who've taken it:

1. Did you just start taking it or did you go through a doctor/midwife/naturopath?

2. How do you know you're taking the right dosage?

3. Everything I've read says don't take during pregnancy, but what if you're on it and you get pregnant? Can it be harmful during the 2-ish weeks before you get a BFP?

Sorry if these are dumb questions, but TIA!

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Registered: 02-08-2009
In reply to: vtana
Fri, 09-10-2010 - 2:28pm

Hi Anisha,

It's hard, there's so much conflicting info out there. Here's what I did....I took until 3 dpo, confirmed by temping. I just started taking it on my own, I didn't go through anybody. I started with the low end of the dosage it says on the bottle, and then moved up to the higher dosage after several months. I don't really know if it can be harmful in the 2ww....I know that I've also read that it's good to continue taking throughout the first trimester, so who knows. I just did what I felt most comfortable with.