Three weeks ago I started on an herb called Vitex or Chasteberry Tree. It is supposed to regulate pituitary gland function, especially in women. If you all remember, I went through the medical gamut to find out why I was having some clustering of symptoms that points to a pituitary problem. While my thyroid fluctuates mildly and my prolactin levels were a tad high, there wasn’t much the doctors could do for me. I would just have to live with menstrual weirdness, acne, and weight gain.
Enter the herb! I began Vitex right after the end of my last period and continued it onward through ovulation. Most folks I’ve referenced recommend taking the herb right on through the whole cycle, unless you find yourself pregnant and then one should stop immediately. Like most ‘natural’ remedies, it takes a couple of months before the more profound shifts occur in the body.
So far I have noticed my acne is like 50% better, not totally clear but much better than usual. The big test will be when PMS starts next week, the time when I get a flair-up. My energy levels have been consistently high and my head feels clearer throughout the day. These are wonderful things!
I will keep you all posted on how this progresses.