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Old 02-24-2013, 08:43 PM   #1
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vitex and OPK questions

I have 2 unrelated questions, but I'm hoping some of you ttc mamas may know about both.
1. I started taking vitex (1 400mg pill at morning and night) at the beginning of my cycle last month. My cycle on the whole was actually 1 day SHORTER that before, but I don't know when I ovulated. Is that normal? Should it have started working that quickly, or should I give it another month or two? Should I take a 3rd pill (the bottle says to take 2 or 3)?
2. My OPK tests always seem to have a faint line for the test line. Is that normal? Will it be super dark if I ever actually catch an ovulation? I'm just testing every day this month, so hopefully it will be obvious when it happens, but I didn't see it last month and I want to be prepared.
Thanks so much, guys!

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Old 02-24-2013, 09:05 PM   #2
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I have 2 unrelated questions, but I'm hoping some of you ttc mamas may know about both.
1. I started taking vitex (1 400mg pill at morning and night) at the beginning of my cycle last month. My cycle on the whole was actually 1 day SHORTER that before, but I don't know when I ovulated. Is that normal? Should it have started working that quickly, or should I give it another month or two? Should I take a 3rd pill (the bottle says to take 2 or 3)?
2. My OPK tests always seem to have a faint line for the test line. Is that normal? Will it be super dark if I ever actually catch an ovulation? I'm just testing every day this month, so hopefully it will be obvious when it happens, but I didn't see it last month and I want to be prepared.
Thanks so much, guys!
When I was taking OPKs, I got a lot of faint ones then got some REALLY dark ones then faint again. So I assume I O'd on the day that was really dark.

I have no actual advice for vitex, but I was told it could take 2-3 cycles.
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Re: vitex and OPK questions

Oh, that's great to know that it could still work! I was so afraid that I was going to have to go to the progesterone supplements, I mean, not that I might not still have to, but I'm really hoping to avoid that. Thank you!
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Oh, that's great to know that it could still work! I was so afraid that I was going to have to go to the progesterone supplements, I mean, not that I might not still have to, but I'm really hoping to avoid that. Thank you!
I took vitex at my midwives rec.. And it took 2 cycles before I got a positive opk, fwiw. I meant to add that before, but got distracted
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Re: vitex and OPK questions

Vitex can definitely take a couple of cycles to work. I do find I ovulate a little earlier with it. OPks can definitely have a faint line a lot of the time and then get dark. That's what happens for most people. Around when you ovulate you should test twice a day so you don't miss the surge. GL!
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