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Hi Everyone,

I'm new to this community but enjoy reading it since everyone is so open in sharing!  I'm not squirmy about talking about my period at all since that is how my mom raised me but some friends are, so I can't always talk to them about it.

Anyways, I was wondering what people know about speeding up or delaying your period not including contraceptives and such.  I've heard random things here and there and I'm not sure if they are true or just myths.  They are:

Stress can delay your period (I'm pretty sure this one is true).  Worrying about getting (or not getting) your period seems to delay it a couple of days as well.

Eating potatoes can speed up the arrival of your period and give you a heavy flow. (My friend told me this from experience...when she went to camp all they did was feed them potatoes so her flow was super heavy compared to her regular flows).  Once on a trip I also attempted to delay my period so I stayed far away from fries and chips and it seemed to work.

Sex or orgasms can induce the period to come?  I'm not sure about this but I've heard like when you know that it's about to come but it hasn't yet, it seems to come soon after an orgasm.  

Fasting can delay the period.  I read that this is because your body goes into survival mode and since it's not getting any food, it knows it can't have babies... I wouldn't recommend this one since it's not very healthy =P

So are there any other ways that you've heard or experienced in delaying or speeding up your period?


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From:nakedfaery
Date:March 29th, 2009 09:25 pm (UTC)
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If I'm due for a period, PIV sex or internal play seems to bring it on. I'm glad it happens to someone else and it's not just me :-P
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From:uozlulu
Date:March 29th, 2009 09:39 pm (UTC)
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I don't know about the potatoes thing. Keep in mind being around other women affects your period, so it might not be that your friend was affected by potatoes but by the fact she was at camp. Potatoes don't seem to make any bit of difference for my periods at least.

And yes, malnutrition will stop your period. It's why women who are grossly underweight do not get them.

I hae noticed that orgasm can help urge my period to come but it's more like it's the day of my period and it hasn't started yet, but an orgasm can help bring it forward. I don't know if it can make it come the day before it should.
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From:dindin
Date:March 29th, 2009 10:13 pm (UTC)
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Your body is an interrelated system. If you put stress on one part, it can reflect in other ways. If you're sick or stressed or have a significant change in lifestyle including eating, it can affect ovulation. An earlier or later ovulation will have an earlier or later period. Generally your luteal phase - the time between ovulation and your period doesn't vary by more than a couple of days.

Keep in mind that just because two things happened at the same time doesn't mean one thing caused the other. There could be a third factor you're not seeing that's actually causing the action, or it could be a complete coincidence. I think the sex causing/initiating your period thing is more anecdotes than something with any real cause and effect behind it.

Anecdotally women claim parsley tea can induce a period, since parsley is an emmenagogue.

Most things are either anecdotes or complete myths.
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From:sabishii_kirito
Date:March 30th, 2009 12:40 am (UTC)
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I have delayed periods from stress fairly frequently. I'm currently about two weeks late since I'm waiting to hear back about a job. Pretty much any time I have anxiety or stress, my body freaks out on me, so I can definitely attest to this.

Sex does induce periods for me. I almost ALWAYS (like 98% of the time) start in the morning, but if it's really close to when I'll be starting, a rough night with my fiance can make me start earlier.

I've heard eating red meat, namely beef, can make periods come faster and heavier. I've also heard that eating lots of salty foods can make it heavier and more painful.

Stomach exercises such as situps are supposed to help, I assume much in the same way an orgasm would since your muscles are contracting and everything.
From:noptimum
Date:March 30th, 2009 01:28 am (UTC)
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oh perhaps the potatoes thing is really just salty foods that made the flow heavier. That would make sense.
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From:starfish327
Date:March 30th, 2009 01:11 am (UTC)
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ginger can induce, though it may be that it's spurious- it seems to work but you may have been due for it then anyway.
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From:silvertipwings
Date:March 30th, 2009 08:08 am (UTC)
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Eating lost of parsley or drinking parsley tea (made a certain way- you can't pour boiling water over the parsley, just very hot water) will induce your period.
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From:katmax1
Date:April 11th, 2009 11:49 pm (UTC)
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I had surgury last year and got my periods 2 weeks early - and I know from past experience stress can certinally make them come on early.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:May 23rd, 2010 12:07 pm (UTC)
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is there who can suggest me for speeding of periods because i dint got my periods since 20 days. so i am very much worried about my periods.is there any home remedy or natural method can help me to solve this problem as i am married.
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From:Icecandy Thring
Date:March 23rd, 2013 03:49 pm (UTC)
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Its bin two months now nd i havent had my period, tests prove dt its no pregnancy,n ive been stressed earlier on ,so thats the reason y,al i need is a home remedie or natural way to speed up the coming of my period
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