Originally Posted by MarineWife
Emily ~ Why did you choose maca over Vitex? I'm going to go the next 3 months completely drug and supplement free except for my regular vitamins. If things are wacky, or long or irregular, I'll probably try something about 3 months before dh is scheduled to return. I had heard of maca but haven't looked into it. I was planning to try Vitex. I'm also going to get The Infertility Cure as soon as finances allow it unless that book isn't good for recurrent miscarriage and there is something else that's better.
As to links to our charting pages, you can put it as your homepage on your profile on this website. That way anyone can access your chart from your username if they want. If you do that, I'd still appreciate it if we continued to put links in our posts when we are are discussing/asking specifics about our charts.
I chose the Maca because it supposedly helps to balance estrogen, and based on my low temps and copious CF, I figure that might be the problem. Vitex is very similar, but there are some cases of it preventing ovulation, and that's the last thing i need! And although Maca is not safe during pregnancy, either, it seems that it is less likely to cause a possible miscairrage when you discontinue it, sinc the Vitex bumps up your progesterone levels, and can cause them to drop when stopped (hence the recommended weaning from it after a BFP). Some people use Maca and Vitex simultaneously! So we'll see how my body reacts to the Maca.
I'm not even sure if it will make a difference, but I'm running out of options, I feel like. Oh, I also liked the maca vs. the vitex because maca is considered a food, while Vitex is considered a medicinal herb.