Hello, i'm curious to hear of other user's experience using Vitex for a year or more.
I took it mainly to help even out my periods and prevent spotting and irregularity. I used Nature's Way Vitex and started with 2 - 400mg capsules for the first month then just took one a day.
So basically, the Vitex did not make my periods regular. I still continued to have irregular periods ranging from 22 - 30 days apart. I did however, get some very, very heavy periods which I did not have before i started the Vitex.
I have decided to discontinue the Vitex because I could not tell that it was helping me, in fact I think it was harming me. Depression runs in my family and I think the Vitex was exaggerating these depressive tendencies. For the last 3 months, I've been feeling blue and crying at everything. I really wanted to give this herb a chance and that's why I continued for a year, with no noticeable differences.
What made me finally stop was that my periods became even more irregular to the point of non predictable bleeding and spotting every week to two weeks. I am 41 years old so this could definitely be perimenopause symptoms; but the super unpredictable bleeding is just too much.
I weaned off of it in 5 days so possibly going off of it is still causing unpredictable bleeding. Curious to hear other users experiences! (I used Vitex for a year from Jan 2013 to Jan 15, 2014)