anyone try Fertility Blend or Vitex?

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Registered: 09-15-2003
anyone try Fertility Blend or Vitex?
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Mon, 09-15-2003 - 8:19pm
Hi,

I am ttc #2 at age 40. I am a 3 1/2 year old. I just started taking Fertility Blend which contains Vitex & B6 among other things. I started it on the 1st day of my menstrual cycle and my period has been very strange. It is mostly spotting. I don't know if I should stop taking it or not. I called the Company that makes it and they told me it is up to me. They also said that it usually normalizes your flow. The Dr. I spoke to at the company said that my symptoms are not the norm. Anyone have any insight or advice? I am trying to lenghthen my luteal phase. It ranges on average 9-10 days. I usually ovulate on day 19-21 according to my Fertility monitor.

Any responses would be very much appreciated.

Thanks,

Julie
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Registered: 02-11-2004
Wed, 02-11-2004 - 8:35pm
I'm 44 with a 4 year old and have been TTC for the past 2 years with no luck (1 MC last spring). Doctors are not encouraging and tell me that my FSH levels are a bit high and I may have perimenopause and "tired ovaries". So I turned to 'alternative meds" and have just started Black Cohosh - ovulated one cycle, no ovulation last cycle. Though my periods have gone from an abnormal 21 days to a more normal 25 days. So maybe there's hope for fertility blends. Am thinking of trying accupuncture next.