How to get your period immediately? If you happen to be on this page, chances are you are looking for remedies to stimulate the menstruation process.
In fact, there are not a few people who suffer shortly before the period arrives with characteristic symptoms such as irritability, breast pain, back pain and headache that become more and more accentuated when the cycle is delayed by a few days.
At least according to what we were taught as children, the menstrual cycle should arrive every 28 days, on time like clockwork. Unfortunately, it is also true that in most of the youth population, menstruation does not meet this deadline and often arrive “late” for the appointment.
The cycle can in fact be irregular for several and often make you wait beyond the due: a pregnancy is not always involved and yes, there are some relatively effective methods to get your period which is still an appointment to which, at least logically, you could not escape.
Our uterus and more generally our reproductive system can certainly be stimulated to get your period immediately, especially when the cause of the delay is not something important, as a conception could be.
Let’s see together how to do it, carefully avoiding taking drugs which, although sometimes they are freely sold, should always be taken only with the consultation and supervision of a doctor.
The hot water bottle: an old, but working remedy
It may seem strange, but often grandma’s remedies are really the most effective, especially for issues that affect mainly or exclusively women. One of them is the hot water bottle.
When the period is late in coming but the symptoms are well accentuated, you can use the hot water bottle by placing it between the legs or another very effective position is at the level of the bladder, between the pubis and the lower part of the abdomen.
The heat emanating from the bursa will help the uterine muscles to relax and at the same time the heat will favor a recall in the area, stimulating the advent of the menstrual cycle. Furthermore, with this remedy, the whole series of abdominal pains that precede the arrival of menstruation will be reduced.
The abdominal trick: for the sportiest ones
Have you ever tried doing sit ups during the first days of your period? The pain is excruciating, and not because the abdominals are involved in menstruation, but because the stresses on these muscles end up also being transmitted to the area of the uterus, with all that follows.
This situation, or rather, this particular conformation of the female body can however be exploited to enormous advantage in the event that menstruation is slow to arrive. In fact, you can do some abdominals, several times a day, to try to move something. Short but repeated sessions should be done.
We will gain both in health and in aesthetics, and perhaps thanks to this remedy the cycle will arrive with ever greater punctuality.
How to stimulate your period with a hot drink – it works!
Herbal teas are not only useful for people suffering from constipation or bloating, but many plants contain particular ingredients, above all fennel and cinnamon but also celery, which can favor both ovarian and uterine contractions if drunk twice a day.
For this reason, these are herbal teas that are not recommended when the date of delivery is approaching.
Even in this case, however, we can reverse the situation in our favor and go to solicit contractions of our uterus with an herbal tea in the morning and one in the evening. In fact, by choosing the right herbs, you can get your cycle going while also benefiting from the properties of some particular plants.
Those who do not like fennel can be helped at least in terms of taste by a little ginger, a well-known stimulator of uterine and ovarian activity. In addition, herbal teas can also help with stress, which is one of the most common causes of delayed menstruation.
The recommended plants are lemon balm, chamomile, passion flower and bitter orange.
Use old remedies like parsley
Parsley is an emmenagogue plant, that is capable of inducing uterine contractions and therefore used in the past as a natural abortion.
Its ability to induce contractions in the uterus can be used, in small doses and under medical supervision, to stimulate menstruation . But be careful: absolutely do not use this remedy without first having ruled out a pregnancy because you could have an abortion.
The foot bath: for relaxation and to return the regular cycle
Are you looking for another method for how to get your period? An almost immediate solution, you are in the right place, is that of the foot bath. Let’s take a basin and fill it with:
- a few lemons in half;
- sprigs of rosemary.
Now let’s soak our feet and let the hot water run its course. We take advantage of this moment of relaxation to free ourselves from anxieties and worries, whether it is emotional and psychic stress, or if it is physical stress.
The foot bath also helps to reactivate blood circulation and this, more often than not, could turn into that input that allows the cycle to start.
The foot bath is not only a way to get menstruation, but also an excellent time to dedicate ourselves to the care of our body.
When things are more serious: Vitamin C
Among the most common causes that prevent the menstrual cycle from occurring regularly or that force it to arrive late anyway, we find the deficiency of vitamin C, one of the most important antioxidants present in fruit and vegetables.
We are absolutely not advising you to take food supplements , but simply to pay more attention to what you bring to the table.
In this sense, Italy is an extremely lucky country and you can find vitamin C in many of its typical products, such as citrus fruits, carrots, tomatoes, parsley and berries. Even courgettes, as long as they are really in season and are therefore sun-ripened, are an excellent source of this precious vitamin.
These are treatments and lifestyle improvements that should still be examined by the doctor: if there is a lack of vitamin C, the repercussions can be much more important than the delay of the cycle.
But sometimes there is a baby on the way: conception and pregnancy
The above obviously works only if there are no physiological impediments to the regular initiation and development of the menstruation process. The most common is certainly pregnancy: of course, not every delay can be attributed to it, but if the remedies we have presented above did not work, perhaps the time has come to understand if we are facing conception or not.
First of all we can get help from a pregnancy test that we can buy at the pharmacy: there are different types on the market and one is as good as the other. Let’s pick one and let’s do it. In the event of a positive result, we will still have to confirm what happened with our gynecologist, who will carry out more in-depth examinations.
However, in the event that the period is delayed in arriving and the test is negative, you will need to be examined by your gynecologist: sometimes pregnancy tests give false negatives, in the sense that they show the absence of conception when in reality there is already a small life that is developing inside our body.
The delay of the cycle can be symptoms of relatively serious problems and is therefore one of those conditions that must be promptly communicated both to our treating doctor and to our gynecologist, especially if the delay should last for several days.
Natural Remedies and Clinical Tests recommended
For many non-pathological causes, there are natural remedies to regulate the menstruation process which can undergo some sudden changes.
Let’s start with sage ( Salvia officinalis ), a plant very rich in natural phytoestrogens that mimic the action of physiological estrogens. In the form of essential oil (the most concentrated form of this plant) it is recommended to take two or three drops a day on a sugar cube or on a teaspoon of honey or agave syrup.
Sage is also an excellent plant for counteracting hormonal changes caused by menopause.
Other plants that contain phytoestrogens are those based on soy isoflavones and red clover. In pharmacies or online pharmacies you will find many supplements based on this substance, often classified as remedies for menopause but can also be taken by fertile women who show an altered production of estrogen.
Another good product is Dr. Giorgini’s Start Cycle which contains chaste tree, parsley, gentle wormwood and calendula: all plants useful for regulating the menstrual cycle and which act in synergy.
In addition to the natural remedies that can help when the cause of the delayed period is essentially unknown, there are a number of deficiencies that can lead to very significant alterations. The most frequent are:
- the deficiency of copper, zinc and manganese which are directly involved in hormonal secretion;
- deficiency of iron, folic acid and vitamin B12 which are responsible for anemia.
If you find yourself in one of these two situations, I recommend that you start taking specific supplements as well as review something in your diet. In the specific case of hormonal alterations or anemia it is always preferable to undergo blood tests to investigate the situation.
In the first case, a hormonal dosage of the main hormones involved in regulating the menstruation process will be needed. Let’s talk about estrogen, progesterone, FSH, LH.
In the case of anemia it is preferable to measure: hemoglobin, ferritin, transferrin, sideremia, complete blood count, corpuscular indices. In our blood test section all the features of these tests are explained in detail.