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Thread: Huge Weight Gain After HCG....this may be your answer!

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    Huge Weight Gain After HCG....this may be your answer!

    Hi all,

    This is only my personal experience and please take is as that only.

    Let me give you some background. I have insulin resistance and was diagnosed with PCOS back in 2002. I would gain weight so easily and could not lose it. I have four children and after each pregnancy I would seem to become more insulin resistant. I also had gestational diabetes with my last two children and I was borderline with the first two. I said all of that to say this, I have an hormonal imbalance, hence the weight issues. I am 44 years old and have been premenopausal since my 20's.

    Fast forwarding to January 2, 2010 is when I started the HCG diet. I did one round and was quite hungry for the first 1 1/2 weeks. I lost about 20lbs and it seemed like everything was going good. My husband started in the middle of my round and fell off of the wagon. He decided he wanted to start up again as I was going into phase 3 so I wanted to be supportive and started up hcg again after about 3 days. Needless to say he stopped again and I also stopped after a few days. I immediately started having problems with weight gain.

    To get to the point. I recently had my female hormones checked. Although my estrogen is low, I am still estrogen dominant and my progesterone is very low. The bottom line is my estrogen to progesterone ratios are out of balance. My doctor started me on some natural progesterone and an another hormone which I did not do well on. The natural progesterone makes me gain weight.

    So I started using vitex.

    Vitex acts on the pituitary and hypothalamus glands by stepping up the manufacture of luteinizing hormone (LH) while inhibiting the release of FSH (follicle stimulating hormone). The effect of this is to force progesterone levels to rise so that the balance of estrogen to progesterone is equalized.

    Before I started using vitex, if I ate any starches, grains and other carbs I would gain on average of two pounds the next day and sometimes more. Yesterday I went to Panera bread and had the half sandwich with broccoli chese soup (I usually gain off of the soup too) a peice of french bread, and half of a brownie. I also had cereal twice yesterday. I did not gain any weight. Thank you Jesus.

    A little word of warning. Vitex does have some side effects. Do not take too much. I take 12 drops of vitex berry extract at night. I found that if I take more I get depressed, emotional and irritable. I take it at night to minimize the side effects I feel during the day. In addition, the bottle states to take 2ml (approx 56 drops). Which is way too much for me. So please be cautious, more is not always better.

    Also, do not expect to eat whatever you want right away, this is a slow acting herbal supplement. I think I started seeing it help with the weight gain after about one to two weeks. I don't remember exactly how long. Btw, I still have problems with rice and so I don't vitex gives me the license to eat anything I want. Everything should be done in moderation.

    I am not sure why HCG effected me the way it did, but it might have something to do with HCG interfering with the hypothalamus and hormones. When I was pregnant, I gained 50lbs with the first two children. During my pregnancies with the 3rd and 4th children I gained 40 lbs on a restricted carb diet and insulin injections. As we all know HCG is greatly increased during pregnancy.

    By sharing my experience I hope it can help someone else. I prayed for an answer for nearly three years and started asking others to pray for an answer. God finally gave me the answer and He gets all of the glory. This is my personal story.

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    Do you have a brand of Vitex that you recommend?

    "If hunger is not the problem, then eating is not the solution."
    -Author unknown

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeacePilgram View Post
    Do you have a brand of Vitex that you recommend?
    I use Natures Answer brand and I purchased it at Natural Grocers. I have not used any other Vitex in liquid form so I am not sure how others work. It is Vitex Berry (Vitex agnus-castus).

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    I know it really cause side effect. My neighbor suggest me that if you want to lose your weight then try HCG diet. And according to his suggestion i go to market and bring it but haven't try it yet just because i was afraid about its side effects. I have seen many other peoples who are now extra fat then they was before.

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    Interesting. I use Vitex and never found that it helped with weight loss. I will say, though, that I prefer Vitex to my Bioidentical progesterone.


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