Sunday, November 4, 2007

Vitex and Clomid

I've been trying to do some research on whether I can take Vitex with Clomid. So far I've only seen message board posts stating that it is not recommended to take vitex and clomid. No luck on finding any concrete evidence.

So the search still continues....

I did find this website, which had the following:
"Vitex is not a fast acting herb and may take several months to build up in your system. When using vitex to treat infertility you can take it up to 12 to 18 months - or until pregnancy occurs. Should pregnancy not occur in that time span, seek the advice of a health care professional for the next steps in achieving pregnancy. Another note of caution - you cannot take vitex while taking the fertility drug Clomid - or any drug like Clomid. It seems that vitex and Clomid counter act each other. "

I will still see if I can find a better source of information.

I found more websites that had the exact same paragraph above. So I'm guessing I cannot take Vitex and Clomid together. I suppose it's a good thing I didn't take it today. I did take my 2nd pill to induce my period and I'm not getting any symptoms that it's coming. Well, I will have to keep waiting.


Anonymous said...

i am wondering if you can take vitex a few months before trying clomid, of corse stopping the vitex a couple of weeks before starting the clomid. will there be any problem with this? it is just a herb right, so how can it hurt?

cardensaraid said...

I am not a doctor or a specialist. Your best bet would be to ask your doctor for advice on taking herbs and other medications. I know that it does take several months for vitex to start to have an effect on your body.