Natural anti-androgen supplements reduce testosterone or block its effects. In women, androgen blockers can improve the symptom of unwanted facial hair (hirsutism), usually associated with PCOS.
You’re ready. You suspect that hormonal birth control is no longer right for your body (and you have a sinking feeling it never was).
You have a few questions about the process of coming off birth control. What will happen to your skin? Will you get your period? Which natural treatments can you use to make it all go as smoothly as possible?
Vitex (also called Chaste tree or Chaste berry) is a popular and effective herbal medicine. I prescribe it all the time. I also frequently de-prescribe Vitex when I can see it is doing more harm than good.
Vitex is strong medicine. Please don’t use it casually.
PMS is my favorite thing to treat because it responds so well to natural treatment. I love to hear patients say: “I was surprised when my period just arrived. I didn’t even feel it coming.”
No irritability. No headache. No food cravings. It is possible.
The first step to easy periods is to value female hormones. Both estrogen and progesterone are powerful assets, and not something to be switched off with hormonal birth control.