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Induce A PeriodThere may be times in life when you just want your period to arrive already. Perhaps you are planning a vacation and don’t want to have to suffer through it while on holiday or maybe you simply are suffering from a severe bout of PMS and want that period to come on now so that it’ll stop.
While you cannot exert direct control over your body and when your period may come, you can take some steps that may help bring your period on sooner. Likewise, if you have stopped getting your period (a situation called amenorrhea), these can help you overcome that and get back on track.
Method 1: Check Your Stress Level
Stress can have a large influence on normalizing your period, so if you are feeling like you are heavily stressed much of the time, this could be the primary reason why you aren’t getting your period.
If you’ve missed a cycle and are trying to bring it back, focus on doing as much de-stressing as possible. Minimize all stress in your life and that may just help bring on your period.
Method 2: Monitor Your Diet
Also be sure to monitor your diet. If you are not eating enough food, this can cause you to miss a period as well. You want to eat a balanced diet sufficient in calories as well as proteins, carbs, and dietary fats.
Remember that dietary fats especially are important for the reproduction system, so if you are eating a low fat diet, this could be the underlying reason you are not menstruating.
Method 3: Check For Pregnancy
If you have not done so, check for pregnancy. If you happen to be pregnant, this could very well be the reason you are not getting your period.
Method 4: Review Your Medication
You’ll also want to review your medication, especially if you have just started on any sort of new medication. Some meds can interfere with the normal menstrual cycle, lengthening it or reducing the chances you get your period entirely.
If you think this could be a cause, speak with your doctor or pharmacist about your concerns.
Method 5: Get Blood Work Done
Consider getting some blood work done. If you are suffering from hypo or hyperthyroidism, a situation where your thyroid hormone is over or under active, this could also cause you to skip or delay your period.
This syndrome is easily treatable with medication, so a simple blood test will give you all the information you need to normalize your thyroid again. Once this happens, you should find that your menstrual cycle resumes.
Method 6: Get An Ultrasound
Finally, you may also want to have your doctor send you for an ultrasound. This can give information about whether all is normal with your ovaries and uterus. Some women may suffer from PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), which can cause the periods to stop. An ultra sound can give some indication whether this may be an issue and if it shows it could be, further doctor’s appointments and tests may be necessary.