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Negative Esperiences with Vitex?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

Hi all, I have a question for those of you who have used vitex and had negative experiences.  How long did it take for things to get back to normal?

post #2 of 10

I have a suspicion that vitex was messing with my GI system, no serious side effects like headaches or blurred vision or anything, just things were not normal when I went to the bathroom (TMI?). I stopped taking it about a month ago and things seem to be evening out since last week.

post #3 of 10

I also had crazy GI issues along with migranes. I seemed to just feel off too. It took a few weeks for the intestinal stuff to stop. Migraines stopped pretty quickly. Hope you feel better soon....

post #4 of 10
Thread Starter 

Thanks for your replies....I took it and in addition to the headaches, which I kind of expected, it made me super uber thirsty, at the same time stifling my hunger.  i only took it for about 5 days, but by the end of it i could tell the my electrolytes were off (feeling sick and still thirsty despite being hydrated), food was making me feel unwell, my urine was a weird color and started to smell funny.  Not good!


Anyway, I have been off of it for 4 days now, and the most severe symptoms are gone, my appetite came back yesterday so that is helping things a lot...I'm kind of worried that it pushed my fertility in the wrong direction too.  I really wish I looked into this more.  irked.gif

post #5 of 10

Yikes! I just ordered some...maybe I'll hold off on taking it...see what happens after a cycle or two.

post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 

Yeah, it was kind of scary...and there are so many general threads on vitex, it takes forever to see if there are negatives about it...I would definitely try to find a practitioner with experience.  Like I said, it only took a couple of days for things to get weird, and I was only taking 1/3 of the dose recommended on the bottle. (I was taking a tincture). 

post #7 of 10

For those of you with negative experiences: were you taking the tincture or capsules, and what dose?

post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 

i was taking a tincture with a recommended dose of 90 drops 3x per day...i took 90 drops 1x per day for 4 days (30 drops on the first night) for a total of 5 days.

post #9 of 10
I've been taking a pill version (recommended dose 2-4 capsules per day, 80mg capsules) and have not noticed any serious side effects. I do agree it may have been messing with my GI tract a bit but nothing bad, just different.
post #10 of 10

I was taking 3 - 80mg capsules a day for almost 2 months before I gave up. This was definitely not the herb for me. I'm doing well this month on Maca. You can see the thread here: http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1361684/anyone-tried-maca-for-fertility#post_17118528  It doesn't work for everyone either...but I feel like its helped me so far.  Keep trying til ya find something that works  goodvibes.gif

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