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Anyone have any info on this? I saw a blurb in another thread that it helps make more LH but not so much FSH, so that almost seems like taking it right now would be counterproductive for me. I'm 10 months postpartum this time and this is the longest AF-free time I've had, ever (cycles came back at 7 and 7.5 months with my other full-term babies).

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Hi, I don't have any specific info about how it works, but I have been taking it for 2ish weeks now, and I can say that I'm pleased.  I am 11 months post partum and hadn't gotten AF yet.  I had a chemical pregnancy, so obviously I O'd, but I believe my progesterone was too low to sustain it.  Anyway, it had been several weeks and I still wasn't getting AF.  I started temping in the AM and had temps around 97.5, then I took one capsule of vitex and the next morning my temp was up to 98.3.  The next couple of mornings my temps were still high, then after 3 days AF showed up, and it's been a really normal period.  I'm only taking 1 capsule daily (so it's a pretty low dose), but I think that's a good amount for my body.  Anyway, I just wanted to chime in to say that I've had good results so far, although I haven't been taking it too long.  I know it can take months for some people to see any effect.  Also, I did night wean my DD right after the m/c but again the vitex really seemed to help normalize my hormones.

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