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Chasteberry Vitex

 So my understanding is that this community is largely based in Australia.

I am in US and kind of curious if there are different views on PCOS is treated over there.

One thing I am currently trying, in combination with diet change, exercise and Metformin is that I am taking an herbal supplement.  This wasn't something my Dr. recommended, but I researched it and it seemed like a good idea...

Has anyone else tried this??

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jadeejf
Jan. 28th, 2011 11:15 pm (UTC)
I'm in the U.S. I tried herbal supplements at first for about six months), before even trying Metformin, but alone they didn't seem to do much for me. But then, neither did Metformin as far as I can tell. However, I have heard anecdotal stories about Vitex working wonders. I think so much of PCOS just depends on the woman and the treatments that work for her. I hope it works for you!
mslivewire
Jan. 29th, 2011 12:33 am (UTC)
Here's my humble opinion - until you know your ovarian health, and the health of the sperm involved it can be a waste of time to try herbal options etc... now I have know a few women that got pregnant while taking vitex, but their issues were not as severe as others and would never be diagnosed as having PCOS.
mslivewire
Jan. 29th, 2011 12:40 am (UTC)
I realize I didn't answer your question - sorry it's friday evening and I'm a little fried.

I have found my treatment for PCOS to be as varied as the RAINBOW ... depending on the doctor, specialist or not, determined the conversation I had regarding approaching PCOS symptoms and over all fertility.

I've heard excellent things about the combination of a south beach diet, weight loss, metformin (coupled with B12/Folic suppliment because metformin can decrease bodies ability to absorb these), and vitamin D3 suppliment have gone a long way to helping women heal their pcos symptoms...which in turn should improve fertility (age dependent of course).
sphyg
Jan. 29th, 2011 09:58 am (UTC)
I'm in the UK and have just started taking Vitex as my gynae says it can't hurt.
thesmallonerae
Jan. 29th, 2011 03:12 pm (UTC)
I can tell you that I hadn't cycled for over 3 months, started taking it and Aunt Flo showed up in about 3 weeks.

it might have been a complete coincidence.....waiting to see what my cycle does now.. (I'm on CD 12 or 13 ATM)
angelchrome
Jan. 29th, 2011 10:06 am (UTC)
As far as I understand it, vitex can make a difference for people who are already ovulating and want to get pregnant. It only improves the length of the luteal phase. So if you're ovulating, give it a try, it couldn't hurt. But if you're not ovulating currently it probably won't affect anything that you will be able to quantify.
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