Thanks re clarifying Vitex - I saw it in the store and didn't ask what it was because I was more "concerned" with the higher mg I am taking - 450mg Saw Palmetto - the fine print says "not recommened for use by women" but the herbalist explained that is "marketing" and to take that dosage once every other day. I researched it a bit more and it can make you bustier - wild for me as I'm not well endowed but I actually have a cleavage now
I've also read that the apple cider vinegar tablets are good because they help balance the body's acidity.
I also use only Head & Shoulder to shampoo and will wash my face with it - it contains zinc.
I hope everyone finds their niche because for a good few years the horrible breakouts really got me down - shallow but it did affect my overall well-being and I'm happy to have it somewhat under control.
Hotty Totty - I wish you and your husband the best. I too suffered from infertility for many years. There are some great support sites for those trying to conceive.
Daphne, I hope it works, I'll look for an update - I did want to let you know about the recent info I found re Saw Palmetto - it's interesting stuff to read about. I will return to 100 mg daily when the 450mg's run out. Insurance is huge - I would never go to the derm if we were without which we have been previouslyl
Tired, I've been thinking about a hysterectomy for a couple of years now but have been told that those symptoms are about the same as perimenopause. I too suffer(ed) from PMDD. Another "natural" herb I used daily is Valerian Root .
I too was told that Evening Primrose oil helps with hormonal acne and started that last Thursday.
Best wishes all.