Stef (morningapproach) wrote in vaginapagina,

Herbal Supplements for Starting Period - Dosages? Advice?

I posted in VP about 3 or 4 months ago, maybe longer, about using herbs to start my period. (I foudn the post, it was from December!)

Basically, I haven't had a period since the beginning of March. I had sex one weekend in May (Victoria Day weekend) and I had 1 day of spotting a week after that, and then again the 20th of June. I am not pregnant, I've taken multiple tests, and I've had the doctor check as well.  She ran a full blood workup, and the only thing that was slightly high was my red blood cell count, and it was within what she called normal range (the "optimal" range is 3.7 - 5.0, and mine was 5.06).  I don't see a TSH level on my test, however.

Yesterday I took 200mg of Black Cohosh in an effort to start my period. I wasn't sure of an exact dosage (the internet is less than helpful, and none of my herbal medicine books give me a dosage at ALL, which is mildly disappointing) so I just took 5x40mg pills around 5 pm yesterday. I woke up this morning at 8:30, and had blood on the tp when I wiped, so I popped my menstrual cup in. I checked the cup around an hour ago and there was only a very little of older blood in it. I do have some mild cramps however.

Should I take another 200mg tonight? Or should I just wait and see what happens?

P.S. Mods, are the tags still in use? If so, can we had an Herbal Medicine or Alternative Medicine tag? 
Tags: alternative-medicine
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