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Agnus Castus

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happybus28 Mon 08-Aug-16 09:19:48

I am thinking of trying Agnus Castus to help regulate my cycles and just wondered if anyone else has tried it and had success in shortening their cycles?

danigrace Mon 08-Aug-16 13:57:37

Hi HappyBus, I take agnus castus amongst other things - it's been proven to be very beneficial and helpful with regulating cycles, but like all natural medicines can sometimes take time to have the full desired effect (up to 6 months). Do you have PCOS?

happybus28 Mon 08-Aug-16 16:57:07

Hi dani that's good to know, glad it's been helpful for you. I haven't been to the doctors yet still trying to be patient and give my body time to settle after being on the pill, been off it 3 months and cycles have been very long since, currently CD49 getting period type cramps daily but no sign of AF

Jokat Mon 08-Aug-16 17:13:18

Hi, I used it because a coupleof kmonths after coming off the pill I started bleeding far too often. So any egg never had a real chance at embedding before it all got flushed out again! Iirc, you should avoid getting pregnant while you're on it though. I think I took it for a couple of months and then stopped and then finally got pregnant. So I'd definitely recommend it!

happybus28 Mon 08-Aug-16 17:29:07

Hi jokat yes I have read not to take once actually pregnant. A few suggestions have been a take 1st part of cycle up to ovulation then to stop once ovulated. I have ordered some so going to give it a go. Do you think I should try and wait until AF shows to start it or just start taking straight away?

Jokat Mon 08-Aug-16 22:14:02

I'd start taking it straight away. Fingers crossed you won't have to take it for long! wink

happybus28 Fri 12-Aug-16 06:47:11

Update- started taking it on Tuesday, AF turned up this morning after a 51 day cycle. Probably a coincidence given how short a time I'd been taking AC for but maybe not! So relieved to finally get AF was starting to worry a bit! Will see how this cycle goes with AC, hope it's shorter!!!!

danigrace Fri 12-Aug-16 11:50:11

That's great happybus, never mind a shorter cycle - fingers crossed for your bfp!!

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