HI ALL! Can I join? I've been a lurker or a while and feel so much love from you ladies that I feel like I need to start spreading it too
! I jumped on the "No Testers" thread this past week but AF arrived full swing.....17 DPO!! I was completely convinced I was PG...oh well....on to next month. This is our 8th month TTC. I don't know if I really count the first couple of months because DD weaned and it took my body a while to remember how my reproductive system should work. Even now I think think I'm JUST getting on track. I've been taking Vitex for the past 3 months with great success minus mid-cycle spotting, horrible headaches the first day of AF, and super long LPs. I believe I truly did need Vitex to help me regulate because (1) my LP was consistently 10 days or less, (2) my temps were on the low side, (3) blood work revealed normal progest. but on the low side of normal and normal prolactin levels but on the high side of normal. I know there's other women in the same boat I'm in right now wondering if taking Vitex was a mistake but also worrying that stopping would undo the 3 months of work. I'm having trouble finding any research about whether or not Vitex is meant to be taken continuously to work or if it is an herb that "fixes" the problem and then you're good to go and can stop taking it. I just don't know if the effects stop when you stop taking it or not. I've been stressing about this every day and just can't decide what to do. Does anyone have any research or guidance? TIA.
Anyways....I'm on CD 4 so could you please add me to WAITING TO O
Good luck to everyone
and I look forward to seeing some BFP.....I LOVE the stories!