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Old 12-13-2012, 10:40 AM   #1
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Hey Ladies. I was looking to maybe go the more natural route rather than do another round of provera. Has anyone else used Vitex to bring on AF (this would be my PPAF) and have you had any luck with it? When are you suppose to take it and stop taking it if you do get pregnant? Thanks

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Old 12-13-2012, 10:49 AM   #2
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Re: VITEX to help bring on AF??

Check out the book Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year by Susun Weed. She has lots of good info about herbs for fertility and I believe discusses vitex (aka chaste tree berry). From what I know, it helps balanced hormones and promotes fertility. Red clover can be helpful as well. I'm not sure it would "bring on AF" if your body's not ready yet.
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Re: VITEX to help bring on AF??

My thing is that even prior to pregnancy I had irregular periods. I mean I would literally have like 4 a year. I had to get on clomid to O. Then for my 2nd son I had to get on Prog. to bring on PPAF and then clomid again to O. I know nothing will work if my body is not ready though I would like to try some things to see if PPAF just isnt ready or if my body is just being crazy like usual
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I used Maca after the stillbirth of our son back in 2010. I delivered him on 10-22, started the Maca around Nov 15 and had a period PPAF exactly 7 weeks to the day of having him. I then went on to have 35 ish day cycles until doing another IVF to conceive the baby I am carrying now.

I never, ever had regular cycles before this unless I was on birth control.
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:23 AM   #5
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My thing is that even prior to pregnancy I had irregular periods. I mean I would literally have like 4 a year. I had to get on clomid to O. Then for my 2nd son I had to get on Prog. to bring on PPAF and then clomid again to O. I know nothing will work if my body is not ready though I would like to try some things to see if PPAF just isnt ready or if my body is just being crazy like usual
I still say check out the book. Some herbs can help regulate your hormones enough that your cycles will even out more. There's lots if good info in that book.
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:36 AM   #6
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Re: VITEX to help bring on AF??

It helped me during an anovulatory cycle. I didn't ov and I took it. One week later got my period, two weeks after that I got pg. I am usually pretty regular, though, and that was a weird cycle for me so I'm not sure how it would help in your situation. I don't think it would hurt to try, though. Lots of people find it helps wonky cycles.
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Re: VITEX to help bring on AF??

Vitex helps regulate your cycles and is often paired with wild yam, so look for that combo.
Maca root helps regulate things as well.

I'm also taking eveing primrose oil to help with CM.
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Thanks for all the info Ladies I appreciate it so much!!
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Re: VITEX to help bring on AF??

I've read that vitex can regulate you. I haven't tried it yet because it raises progesterone, and people are afraid of miscarriage if they stop taking it but you are suppose to because it can cause brain damage (must not be TOO likely but...) Sounds to complicated to me. There is alot of stories of people using it with success though. just wean yourself off of it as soon as you feel comfortable.
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Re: VITEX to help bring on AF??

Oh yes, I take Maca as well. I don't think it's as powerful as vitex, personally, but everyone is different.
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