So I was on Vitex, started it in november last year and I was getting really, really good results, so much so that I thought I had found the answer to my prayers when the manufactuer I get it from (Holland&Barrett) changed the doseage in the capsules (from 100mg per capsule to 0.6mg!!!!!!!!!!!!!) and it stopped working. I must have been taking this useless reduced dose for about 2 months and my skin was getting worse and worse - anyway I figured out what was happening and went into Holland&Barrett and the sales woman told me that UK Gov have made Holland&Barrett reduce the doseage so that it pretty much renders them useless - this is to push people away from using holistic meds and back in to pharmaceuticals because they are taxed!! I was so angry - I still am. It's like one step forward two steps back constantly.
Anyway I ordered Vitex from amazon getting Nature's Way so that I can take my original dose. Must have been on this for only two weeks again now so I'll have to wait months before I get my skin back on track again- I have a wedding to go to with my new bf in June and the thought of it makes me want to throw up - the last time i met a boyfriends family it was at a wedding I was 17 and I had just started dianette and my skin literally exploded in acne and my self-esteem was at an all time low I spent the whole night with my head low not looking anyone in the eye and trying not to cry and running to the toilets to check my make up every 5 minutes and it ended with a huge argument with my bf who didn't know why I was acting this way...worst night ever... this CAN'T happen again...so much so that I've considered going back on roaccutane just to clear my skin up for this event but i really do not want to do this as it pretty much made me bald last time. I've heard vitamin a in largeish doses works to clear skin quickly and I'm thinking of doing this. I want to be smart about it though - I've read about the risks of toxicity and stuff. Anyone ever done this before and thoughts?
thank you x