Anybody tried agnus castus?

(12 Posts)
TeaOnEverest Mon 21-Mar-16 12:41:25

I've got a bottle of oral drops to try. Thought it may help with PMS if nothing else. It says on the side it's not to be used if trying for a baby though.... Still, after 2 years what difference will it make?

LittleLionMansMummy Mon 21-Mar-16 13:01:35

After 2 years ttc #1, irregular periods and days and days of pms I gave AC a try and was pregnant within 2 months.

Started taking it a month ago, this time having only been ttc #2 for 3 months and mostly to help with pms. Got what I thought was awful pms which appeared to begin as soon as if ov'd, thought I'd made a huge mistake trying AC again. Turns out I'm pregnant again! grin

No.1 wasn't harmed at all, pregnancy was a breeze and he's now a happy and healthy 5yo. It's very early days with no.2 but I stopped taking it as soon as there was a BFP.

There's been some research into its use for fertility so I would think that providing you stop taking it as soon as you get BFP it would be fine. It basically stabilises your hormones throughout your cycle by stimulating progesterone production. Obviously the hormonal balance changes when you get pregnant which is probably why it's best to let your body do the work on its own when you get pregnant.

TeaOnEverest Mon 21-Mar-16 13:05:06

That's brilliant grin we're throwing everything at it now, good to know something might have a chance of working

LittleLionMansMummy Mon 21-Mar-16 13:12:35

Good luck! It was definitely a last roll of the dice for us with no.1 - I thought it couldn't hurt to try and I'm pleased I didn't wait too long this time.

Jod1985 Mon 21-Mar-16 21:33:30

I tried it with my second and conceived on the one and only time I DTD on month one!

TeaOnEverest Mon 21-Mar-16 21:58:23

Brilliant grin well I took my first lot today, hope it eases PMS and cramps if nothing else

Jod1985 Mon 21-Mar-16 22:19:20

I took Angus cactus and something else but I can't remember what it was called

Faye12345 Mon 21-Mar-16 22:40:15

Been taking it a while. No change for me. Im giving up

BoBo90 Tue 22-Mar-16 08:53:44

I took it for the first time last cycle. First cycle was 76 days and second cycle with AC went a straight
back to a normal 35 day cycle!! I also had zero af pains! Didn't et y bfp but taking it again this cycle 😄 I'm only taking it up to ovulation as then stopping. After ttc and kids I would probably still take it on af days to get rid of pains 😊

Good luck to you!! Really
hope AC gives you your bfp!!

Bambooshoots14 Wed 23-Mar-16 18:53:07

I just bought some yesterday after reading online that it would be good to make my cycles more regular as TTC. However packet says not to use when TTC or pregnant? Does anyone know why this is?

BoBo90 Wed 23-Mar-16 19:30:05

I read that Agnus castus brings on periods which is why you should only take it up until you ovulate. If you stop in the tww you will be fine 😊

Bambooshoots14 Wed 23-Mar-16 22:17:29

Ok perfect thanks

Now just need to be sure when I ovulate. Day 39 today.
Positive opk day 11
Ewcm day 16
Positive opk day 18
Period cramps day 32
Ewcm (a lot) day 33
Ewcm day 34-6

Still no af. Bfn

Any ideas what's going on?

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