Side effects or all coincidence?

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Registered: 06-02-2010
Side effects or all coincidence?
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Sun, 08-08-2010 - 4:11am

I started taking 400mg vitex capsules on Wednesday. I noticed almost right away, for sure by Thursday that there seemed to be an increase in my supply. After my LO went to bed around 8 after a solid feeding I pumped at 11pm before I went to bed and was surprised by the amount. And one boob started feeling tender. The tenderness continued to what I am guessing is a blocked duct. This morning I woke up with a fever... last weekend I was feeling sick regardless so hard to say if that's all connected.

So just wondering when you started vitex did you notice any changes in supply or anything else? So hard to know what is coincidence, what am I reading too much into and what is for real.

TIA,
L

Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
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Mon, 08-09-2010 - 11:38am

Hmmmm. I didn't notice anything like that, but....I just looked up on kellymom, and it's listed as a galactagogue, so there you go :)


I hope you are feeling better and got rid of the blocked duct.
Sunday


 

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Registered: 06-02-2010
Mon, 08-09-2010 - 5:13pm

The world Galactagogue just cracks me up. Makes me think my boobs are ready for space flight...

Maybe it was just a strange day... things seem back to normal supply wise... My LO slept all the way to 5am and when I got up to feed him after no nursing since 10ish when I pumped it didn't feel like I was crazy engorged.

Who knows... so hard that I won't know if the vitex is working... part of me thinks if it is increasing my supply it's increasing my prolactin rather than helping to get me back on track... On the other hand it's supposed to take a while to work so maybe it was all just a fluke...

You could drive yourself crazy with all these questions! :?

L

Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
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Fri, 08-13-2010 - 3:20am

Everything seems back to normal... so now it's just a waiting game for the return of AF (she showed up 8 weeks PP). LO turns 6 months old tomorrow... so we're in cruise mode and hoping that our third doesn't take the same amount of time and treatments as our second did! :)

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