So I'm thinking I need to get some vitex for a short lf and probably low progesterone. But I’ve read on the label that it is not to be used when pregnant. So, those using it – do you just take it for half your cycle and stop during the tww or just are you just going to go off it when you get a bfp? Thanks for any advice.
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09-02-2016 11:35 #1Senior Member
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Vitex and ttc
11-03-2016 19:24 #2
11-03-2016 19:36 #3
Short AF isn't always a problem. What makes you think you have low progesterone? Do you track your cycle? Is it regular? If so I'd avoid vitex.
11-03-2016 20:03 #4
Vitex and ttc
Maybe she means luteal phase?
11-03-2016 20:33 #5
I take it up until O
18-03-2016 10:50 #6Member
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I'm a big, big fan of vitex, however I didn't have regular cycles to begin with, they were anywhere 29-35 days month to month, when I take vitex I'm bang on 28 with O at CD 14.
Vitex is good for low progesterone, I've read studies and books that say it is better at helping you produce progesterone than progesterone pessaries. Not sure about it lengthening a LP as I didn't have that problem, however I've read that it does. People also take B6 for that don't they?
I tried for over a year without success, self diagnosed myself with low prog, took Vitex and was pregnant within 3 cycle Could be just a coincidence, but probably not if it did what it's meant to - after that pregnancy ended in M/C I went on to be diagnosed with very low progesterone in my LP and a type 3 LP defect where my LP rises normally before dropping off dramatically.
I took vitex it in my previous 2 non successful pregnancies, scared to wean myself off, I'm very early preggo again and I only took it this time until ovulation and then went on to my progesterone pessaries to save myself the worry.
18-03-2016 14:43 #7
I've been taking vitex for about 4 weeks & fell preggo in the first cycle of using it. I had a short LP where I could feel AF starting to come about 7 days past ovulation. Not enough time to sustain conception. I am still taking it and researching it. Some claim that stopping it abruptly can cause the progesterone to drop and cause a miscarriage. I have read a study that concluded vitex does not have any toxic/damaging effect on the fetus so that is important to know.
Personally, I will probably continue to take it until 12 weeks when the placenta is producing enough progesterone to keep baby safe and healthy. And then cut down the dose over a week or two and stop taking it by 14 weeks.
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18-03-2016 16:50 #8Senior Member
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I have two vitex babies and took it all the way through pregnancy with both kids.
Fwiw they are healthy, happy kids.
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