Vitex – success stories? Is it dangerous?

posted 2 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
695 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Montego Bay, Jamaica

I was underweight too and having messed up periods, not ovulating and taking Vitex. It did nothing. Work on getting your weight up and then try taking the Vitex, IMO. Increasing carbs and good fats is a great start! My OB told me to quit working out completely. I gained 8 lbs and got myself back into a normal BMI range. Just waiting for my period to show up now that I’m here…good luck to you!!!

Post # 3
1601 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Don’t know anything about success stories, but I don’t think it’s necessarily harmful. My naturopath has me in in and wants me to take it through to my first trimester as a progesterone supplement since I had a MC. I don’t know if it would help regulate though. 

Post # 4
83 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’ve actually had some good experience with taking Vitex. A couple of years ago my period more or less stopped stopped. I had no idea why, and according to my doctor everything was fine but I was having 80+ day long cycles. (And I kept on having to take Provera to force it.)

Well, after about six months or so of this happening I was starting to get pretty fed up and decided to give Vitex a try (I think I first read about it on this site.) and the first month of taking it my cycle went down to 65 days, and then 45 days, and then 30 days … and it stayed stayed that way for the next year and a half until my husband convinced me to go on the Keto diet with him and it messed everything up again.  D:

So I started taking Vitex again and my cycle went from something like 47 days to 37 days the next month, and then the month after that I guess it was back to normal because I wound up getting pregnant.

So yea, I’d say it’s definitely worth a try anyway!! I mean, all that may have been a coincidence but I certainly don’t think it hurt any! 

ETA: Oh, and I also took red rasperry leaf vitamins along with the vitex. Again, I can’t say for sure whether they did anything or not but It’s worth a shot!! I hope that everything sorts itself out for you!! 🙂 

Post # 6
83 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

KB87 :  400MG, and I took two of those and two of the rasperry one a day. 

Post # 7
2169 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception/The Gallery

I took Vitex to help lengthen my LP a bit and it worked–from 8/9/10 days to 12 days on average. I stopped it cold turkey when I got pregnant and then miscarried at at 11 weeks. While I don’t know if those were related, when I got pregnant again (after taking Vitex again), I stayed on it and tapered off it once I hit the 2nd trimester. Currently 29+3 and baby is healthy! 

FWIW, I also took EPO, B6 and 12, Folate, as well as pre-natals. 

Good luck!

Post # 9
164 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2020 - City, State

I take vitex to regulate myself (not to get pregnant) and have had success with it. I have no weight issues like you mentioned though. It’s a pretty low risk supplement as far as I can tell, although I’m no doctor. You might be interested in in the podcast “Let’s Get Real;” episode 4 is about vitex and pregnancy.

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