(Closed) Anyone w/ PCOS use Vitex? Results with cycle and pregnancy?

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I used vitex, (Femaprin) a few years back, and i was finally able to control my PCOS symptoms (long anovulatory cycles followed by even longer periods). In maybe 2 months time, vitex had me on normal 28 day cycles, complete with ovulation. For whatever reason, I stopped taking it, and all my symptoms came back, along with weight gain. I started the vitex again a few weeks back, this time along with myo-inositol and D-chiro-inositol to help with the insulin resistance alot of us “cysters” have, and i definetly felt like I o’ed last week, the first time since April. If I am not pregnant from this cycle, my SO and I will be trying Soy Isaflavones, which work similarily to clomid for ovulation by tricking your body into more estrogen, and more fsh and lh. Our plan is to continue the femaprin until CD1, take the SI’s until CD5, and then nothing but the Myo and DCI until we test for pregnancy. If we are not we will do a full cycle of Femaprin, no SI’s, and then try again the cycle after that. From what i’ve read, taking vitex after SI’s will nullify the SI’s, as vitex tries to regulate imbalanced hormones.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Just bought mine 2 days ago. I’ll let you know. Lol

Post # 5
Bee
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

I took Vitex for several months to try and regular my long cycles thanks to PCOS & to bring on ovulation. No luck for me. Metformin worked better, though I still have 60+ day cycles even with medication.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m about to start taking vitex along with myoinositol this coming cycle. I’m really hoping it will help me O naturally. So same as @LEwife543:  said, i’ll let you know 🙂

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@NaijaPuertoDorian:  Have you found anywhere that has some good information about the Soy Isaflavones? I’ve never heard of them and am interested in doing some research.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

http://www.twoweekwait.com/newsletter/2006-01 . That has some info on how SI’s work. Also, if you google “soy isaflavones ttc”, a lot of good forums will come up, like in-gender and soulcysters. 2 of the benefits of SI’s are that, unlike clomid, they don’t impair the growth of uterine lining, and they don’t contribute to lack of cervical fluid like clomid; on the contrary a lot of women see an increase in ewcm with SI’s. I can’t wait to try!! 🙂

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@NaijaPuertoDorian:  Thanks for that. I’d done the google thing just wanted to see if you had found anything really good.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2010

@Ms Flamenco:  I took Vitex to help with my irregular cycles, and in the second months on Vitex I got pregnant (after having tried unsuccessfully for 6 months before that)

I don’t have first hand experience about PCOS + Vitex, but I’ve read dozens and dozens of amazing success stories in German forums (taking Vitex is much more common and often recommended in Germany), including women with PCOS.

I’ve been carrying on about how amazing it is here: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/amazing-tipp-that-might-help-you-get-that-bfp-pls-read-and-share 

I’m totally convinced that Vitex is a great first step to try to help with all sorts of hormonal problems. 

 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Don’t let yourself feel down, before you’ve even started. There’s lots of girls with PCOS success stories out there. I have no experience with Vitex, but I conceived on Metformin / Acupuncture during 6 months of NTNT. I didn’t chart or anything, and didn’t expect BFP due to lack of menstruation.
Once you start TTC, you may want to look into acupuncture.

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