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Fertilaid/Vitex/soy isoflavones?
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An_246450 posted:
Just curious if anyone can give me any info on either of these supplements. I stopped using birth control pills over a year ago and still haven't had my period. I wasn't regular before either, but my Dr. ruled out PCOS and couldn't really give me any other advice other than to take BC pills. My husband and I haven't been really trying to get pregnant, but we haven't been preventing it either. We've been married for almost 2 years and are starting to get a little anxious about getting a family started. I'm really interested in trying natural methods (Fertilaid, Vitex, soy isoflavones, chiropractor, acupuncture, etc) to regulate my cycle before seeking help from a fertility specialist. I've recently started charting bbt and cm but it seems really erratic and unpredictable. No ovulation yet as far as I can tell. I know that Fertilaid has Vitex in it but would appreciate any info you can give me on you're experiences. Thanks so much!!
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Joel Bernstien, MD responded:
I do not have much experience with the products you mentioned. Your irregular periods indicate that you are almost surely not ovulating in any regular pattern. Pregnancy is this unlikely without help. I would set up an appointment with your doctor and discuss this with him/her. There are medications such as Clomid or Femara that assist with ovulation and have well published medical literature on their efficacy.

One "non-medical" intervention that is proven is weight loss. But if you are not overweight then I would strongly recommend at least meeting with your OBGYN to discuss ovulation assistance.

Take Care,
JB


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