Wishing you all well with your journey here.
I am pregnant, but I have a question that I felt some of you here would know the most about.
Before I conceived, my holistic doctor determined that I had low progesterone. She put me on a twice-daily Chaste Berry (Vitex) supplement to increase progesterone so that I wouldn't miscarry next time.
Now I'm 9 weeks pregnant, and have had serious morning sickness, so for many days recently I haven't succeeded in taking both doses, or sometimes taking it at all. After a little while of taking less than I should have, I started to get headaches, and my nipples became less tender.
I googled it and found that headaches are associated with low progesterone, or with coming off of progesterone supplements. So I worried, of course, and have managed to make myself take the full supplement for a day or 2 now. My nipple tenderness returned. But the headaches, though milder, continue. I don't think they are from dehydration.
Anyone have any experience with how to figure out progesterone stuff? My doctor has been hard to get in touch with. My instinct is to take a little more of the Vitex than normal - like 3 a day instead of 2 - but is higher progesterone dangerous to a pregnancy? And can progesterone stay mildly low without causing a miscarriage?
Thank you for any advice you have!