As you know, I have been having issues with my hormones. If you didn’t know take a second to catch up HERE.
After researching and blogging I really decided I wanted to DO something about it (hey, what do you expect from a control freak).
Since I am breastfeeding my options are very limited as to what I can take. I did, however, come across a herbal supplement called Vitex (otherwise known as Chaste Berry). The herb was originally used by monks to help curb their sex drive. Today it is touted as a hormonal regulator that can help regulate estrogen and progesterone, thus helping with PMS symptoms and even help nursing mothers produce more milk.
Sadly, like with most herbs, I couldn’t find a lot of empirical research in terms of clinical studies. Don’t get me wrong, I am a believer in both western medicine and alternative medicine. No surprise since my motto is “do what works for you”. Still, if I am going to put something in my body, I would like to have some.evidence it works and how.
I read through hundreds of anecdotal stories both positive and negative. This is not the first time I read about Voted, as I had come across it when we were trying to conceive. People on my boards called it “natural clomid”. I chose to opt for the actual clomid LOL.
So naturally I was hesitant at first, but my mood swings lately are really starting to infere with my life and I am getting desperate.
So, off to the health food store I went and purchased a bottle. Lucky for me it was only $10 (I was prepared for up to $30). I am now taking 3 capsules a day or 1200 mg.
The bottle says it takes three months to see results (which is what most of the supplements I have ever taken say) so I am going to keep my fingers crossed that there are positive results waiting for me at the bottom of the bottle.