Post # 1
hi ladies! Trying to regulate a 45 day + cycle… coles notes I had amenorrhea, took Provera, 45+ day cycle and miscarriage at 9-10 weeks pregnant…. super long 47 day cycle
pre miscarriage the dr said my hormones looked fine but i just wasn’t ovulating —— I was reading online about Vitex and thinking of taking it this cycle. Just not sure I am am web-mding myself and could do more harm than good?
…I am trying to increase my body weight too, which probably plays into things… I have cut down on wine, was a competitive athlete and I am cutting my workouts in half, increasing my carb and fat intake
Post # 2
- 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
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
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 # 5
tommywantwingy : Thanks for your response!! I’m not underweight anymore – more so just do a lot of HIIT style training, my boyfat has just always been on the lower end… but hoping it’s good now. Hoping that helps 🙂
ceamoste : Interesting!!! I have read a lot about it helping regulate cycles…but obv nothing concrete…
yayhamlet : What size were the tablets you were taking i was going to do 2 80mg tablets a day….
Post # 6
KB87 : 400MG, and I took two of those and two of the rasperry one a day.
Post # 7
- 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.
Post # 9
- 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.