Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
JACQUIEJ1210's Photo JACQUIEJ1210 Posts: 30
6/28/12 2:47 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I took both about 11 years ago when I was ttc my youngest daughter. I was on met for a month and lost 10 lbs. (yeah) but mostly because anytime I ate sugary stuff it went right through me (not yeah). I also took the vitex and the combo of both is what I contribute to getting pg. After being on met for a month, losing 10 lbs, and taking the vitex, I got my first period on my own - before they had been induced by BCP. And after that I got pg. I think it was a good combo. But I also have to say that I have tried to take met now to help with weight loss and it hasn't had the same affect. So not sure why that is... gl though. emoticon

Married for 19 years
Mom of 2 girls, 16 yo and 9
Mom to three cats, Fudgy, Pinata, and Momo



 Pounds lost: 5.0 
 
0
10
20
30
40
BUTTERCUP28905 SparkPoints: (164)
Fitness Minutes: (0)
Posts: 5
6/18/12 9:48 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I lost 120 pounds since last year and my periods, sugar/insulin levels, and hormones became normal so I stopped taking Metformin. However, when I was heavier with full force PCOS symptoms I took metformin regularly and it helped with my insulin levels, and to normalize my periods some but I still had my months where I would just spot and it never helped me ovulate like it does for some. I think metformin works for people differently because some cases of PCOS are more severe than others, but I also think diet plays a HUGE role in the effectiveness of these medications and how well they work for the person taking them. Even after I lost weight and started having a normal cycle on time every month I still never got a positive ovulation so I was very bummed because I had done everything possible to control my health. Instead of doing clomid I decided to go herbal and try the vitex because I heard so many positive reviews about it. I'm on my second month of taking the vitex because I had done the clomid once before when I weighed more and not only did it not work but it made me sick and depressed. Good news though I ovulated this month for the first time in 6 years that I know about so I'm super excited and highly recommend vitex. I think my low carb diet and exercise played a big role also but the vitex is supposed to trigger your pituitary gland to release your hormones effectively at the right time of the month so ovulation will occur and I guess it worked! I have had regular non-ovulation cycles since September of last year and still been dieting and exercising so in my mind it had to be the vitex! Also, while taking vitex I noticed a difference in my hormones because I got acne and I have not broke out since I was about 15 so that was a major sign something hormonol was going on to me. I have heard others complain about the acne while using it also but honestly I will take a face full of pimples if it gets me closer to having a baby-_- Also I get all my herbal meds off of Amazon!

Edited by: BUTTERCUP28905 at: 6/18/2012 (21:49)
ANSMITH2010's Photo ANSMITH2010 SparkPoints: (902)
Fitness Minutes: (162)
Posts: 17
6/10/12 10:25 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
It's suppose to help regulate your cycle and can help with fertility. I looked mine up on amazon and looked at the reviews and a lot of people say it has helped them. I am planning to start mine next week.

 current weight: 575.0 
 
575
513.75
452.5
391.25
330
ARTILLMAN's Photo ARTILLMAN SparkPoints: (7,484)
Fitness Minutes: (2,302)
Posts: 82
6/10/12 10:10 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thats a good question!

I would like to know too if you find out... I have only ever heard of Metformin. What does Vitex do?

 October Minutes: 0
 
0
250
500
750
1000
ANSMITH2010's Photo ANSMITH2010 SparkPoints: (902)
Fitness Minutes: (162)
Posts: 17
6/8/12 8:50 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I was wondering if anyone is taking or has ever taken metformin and vitex or one of the other? I have been on Metformin for about 3 weeks now and I have a bottle of vitex which I havnt started taking yet. Has this helped anyone if so?

 current weight: 575.0 
 
575
513.75
452.5
391.25
330
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other PCOS & Losing Weight Medical Info & Discussion Posts

Topics: Last Post:
Good book on PCOS? 3/29/2014 3:16:22 PM
Metformin ER and diet changes 9/17/2013 2:34:08 PM
*PCOS SITES THAT YOU WOULD RECOMMEND TO OTHERS* 12/9/2013 11:30:41 AM

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=604x136x48438679

Review our Community Guidelines