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anyone else out there experiencing a Vitex Headache?

Do they stop after awhile of taking it? Any tips to make it go away?

I just started Vitex this cycle, and yesterday had quite the headache. I am also trying to cut out coffee, which obviously could do that too, but I dropped down on the coffee so slowly I really don't think that is it. (I am down to a third of a cup now!)
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anyone else out there experiencing a Vitex Headache?

Do they stop after awhile of taking it? Any tips to make it go away?

I just started Vitex this cycle, and yesterday had quite the headache. I am also trying to cut out coffee, which obviously could do that too, but I dropped down on the coffee so slowly I really don't think that is it. (I am down to a third of a cup now!)
Hiya...just wanted to say that when I was researching Vitex before starting it I did read that side effects are uncommon but that they include headaches and that if you are going to experience a side effect it will manifest within a few days of beginning vitex and that you should stop taking it straight away. I'll look for the web site where I found the info.

ETA: I can't find the exact cite but I'm realizing that none say you should definitely stop, they say that the side effects that 2% of women experienced ceased as soon as they stopped...hope this helps
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I started taking this 2 days ago, and the headaches are really getting to me. I never get headaches.
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My first two AF's on vitex were preceded by horrible 1 to 2 day headaches. They came out of no where and then within 24 hours or so I would start my period. This only lasted the first two cycles and has not bothered me since. It may be hormonally induced as your hormones begin their reorganizing... The benefits of the vitex far outweighed the headaches so I never considered stopping. Where are you in your cycles?
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Update

I am now on week 5 of Vitex and my headaches have ceased. The first week was the worst. Also in this first month a had a 13 day LP (up from 11). I am satisfied with Vitex so far.
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I did not experience any headaches until this, the third month, on vitex. It lasted about three days. I went off caffeine at the beginning of my cycle, no problems. The headache didn't start until like CD 17. It was notably different from one of my old "caffeine headaches," so I'm blaming the vitex.
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Update on me too

My headache stopped after a few days and my BBT chart looks like the stock market crashing... that is ok though because before it looked like tidal waves every other day. Low, steady temps look good to me! Having some AF cramping type of feelings, and I know it's not a BM.

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I just went to a midwife yesterday about headaches...I always get them, so getting them while on Vitex was no surprise to me. She says that many people are susceptible to headaches during hormone shifts (i.e. right after ovulation, right before AF). Maybe with the vitex regulating hormones differently, you are experiencing headaches?
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