Originally Posted by wantads
Do any of you take any herbal supplements to regulate your cycles or bring on ovulation? I read something about grapefruit juice bringing on o. Has anyone heard that one?
Thanks ladies . . . baby dust to you all :-)
De-lurking for a moment - see, can't saty away!
A few vitamin/herb tips -
Vitex is helpful in bringing back AF and regulating your cycle. It helps encourage your hormones to regulate your cycle. Possible side effects some woment experience are lowered supply, increased supply(more rarely) and for some women mild PPD-like symptoms. It comes in pill form or liquid and is also called Chasteberry. Most folks who take it do about 3 doses a day - most effective in the evening.
B-complex can help lengthen LP.
RRL tea - can't remember the point of that one. hmmmm.
EPO - can't remember that one either. But both are generally good for you, so why noy?
There are more, but Ican't remember them either.
You also asked about nightweaning - yep, it can certainly help lower nighttime prolactin levels, which interfere with your cycle returning to normal. But the decision to nightwean is personal. Some members of this thread have chosen not to nightwean just for the sake of increasing their feritility. I nightweaned at 15 months b/c my dd was ready for it - although of course I hoped it also would help Af return - and it was definitely the right thing for both of us (although my af didn't return until she weaned completley - but I'm in the vast minority)
Mizelenius - I think most people experience one or 2 anovulatory cycles upon the return of af.
Good luck ladies!! Thanks for all the good wishes!