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Hi all,<br>
My bloodwork just showed that I am low in progesterone. Instead of taking progesterone cream I am taking vitex.<br>
Question is this, I was told that the first 1-2 weeks on progesterone cream might be hard because your body is trying to adjust to the hormone shift.<br>
Well, vitex does the same thing the cream does by raising your progesterone levels...so is it normal to feel wierd the first 1-2 weeks on Vitex too? I have asked my doctor, but she is clueless.<br>
I have been on Vitex for 5 days and have felt totally wierd on it for the first 5-6 hours. Today is not as bad as yesterday but I am debating whether to continue the Vitex. I am sooooo sensitive to everything. Does anyone know the answer to this or have had any experience with Vitex or anything like it? I tried the cream and I COULD not tolerate it, even at lower doses so I thought Vitex would be a better option...AARGGH! I have finally found SOMETHING that is wrong with me that could link me to my PPD and I am having a hard time treating it.<br>
Any comments or whatever would be so appreciated right now. Thanks girls
 

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I have PCOS and have taken vitex for months at a time (I'm taking it now). I have also used progesterone cream for a week or so to force start a period many times. I have never used either to help with PPD.<br><br>
I was uncomfortable with the idea of taking oral progesterone while BF, but I was much more comfortable using the cream. I am very comfortable using the Vitex while BF. I have a much less strong reaction to the vitex and generally feel better about using it.<br><br>
If you're reacting in the first several hours on it, maybe you could try a half dose in the morning and a half dose at night?<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 
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