Making period come faster – methods, pills, lutein, herbs

Added: 14-08-2019 | Update: 16-08-2019

Holiday, wedding, business trip – there can be many reasons why women want to make their period come faster. There are just as many homemade ways to shift menstruation in time so that it does not coincide with your plans. Find out which are more and which less effective.

Normal menstrual cycle lasts from 22 to 35 days, while the textbook menstrual cycle lasts 28 days. Period appears every month at a similar date. The date does not always agree with our plans, especially in summer when we are planning a trip to the seaside or to a resort with a swimming pool. Then, we might be tempted to shift the date of our menstruation.

Many women are looking for an answer how to delay or how to make period come faster.  On the Internet, we can find numerous homemade methods to make period come faster; unfortunately, most of them do not work. Regardless of what we choose, remember that you should not manipulate period thoughtlessly. Remember that homemade methods to make period come faster are not very effective, although very popular.

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Tablets to make period come faster

The truth is that menstruation can be delayed or sped up in a controlled manner only in a woman who uses hormonal contraception in pills or patches. It is the only effective way to speed up or delay period. In order to shift the date of menstruation, you can just start taking the next pill package sooner. The next bleeding will occur earlier by the same amount of days.

Menstruation can be delayed by starting the next package right after finishing the previous one. You just skip the 7-day interval. The “pack to pack” method is also used in the case of contraceptive patches. You just apply them without any interruptions. This way, you can safely have three cycles without menstruation.

Drugstores also sell hormonal contraceptives which are taken without interruption for 91 days. Each package consists of 84 pink tablets containing small amounts of two female hormones: levonorgestrel and ethinylestradiol, and 7 white tablets containing a small amount of the female hormone –  ethinylestradiol. During the period of taking the drug, the woman will experience only 4 planned periods in a year.

Making period come faster with homemade methods

As we have already mentioned, none of the homemade methods can compete with contraceptive pills sold on prescription when it comes to speeding up menstruation. Some women claim they managed to make their period come faster by drinking a glass of wine, taking a hot bath, working out more than usual, or by having sex.

Where does those common beliefs come from? They are probably based on the fact that a hot bath improves blood circulation and increases blood pressure, which can cause menstruation to come several hours early, but it does not have to. The similar effect can be achieved with sauna. Remember, however, not to overdo with too high temperatures and with using bath or sauna for too long. Excessive heat can lead to fainting and induce haemorrhage. Be careful not to scald yourself with water that is too hot.

Workout to make period come faster

Sensible physical activity has never caused any harm to anyone, but can it make period come faster? You can try, but the effects are not guaranteed. Choose abdomen muscle workout, bends, or running (half an hour every day). Remember that, here, the more does not necessarily mean the better – too intense workout can stop menstruation whatsoever. There are a lot of women who do extreme sports and struggle with this problem.

Aspirin to make period come faster

Many women on the Internet asks also about OTC tablets to make period come faster. Let us get this straight –  there are no such drugs, while inducing menstruation with aspirin or drotaverine is not medically proven.

Despite having blood-thinning effects, aspirin does not necessarily affect the menstrual cycle. Remember that the excessive use of acetylsalicylic acid is harmful – even low doses of this drug reduces the release of uric acid and, in some people, can cause a gout attack.

Long-term use of preparations containing acetylsalicylic acid can lead to a headache. It can cause liver function disorders and nephritis (kidney inflammation). Taking an excessive dose of aspirin will thin your blood so much that it can lead to a haemorrhage. Acetylsalicylic acid can cause urticaria, skin reactions, angioedema, bronchoconstriction, and an asthma attack.

The case is similar with the other drug. Drotaverine demonstrates zero effects when it comes to making menstruation come faster.

Drotaverine is an active substance with antispasmodic effects on the smooth muscles. It proves useful for painful menstruation, but it does not induce it. However, it will be perfect in: cholelithiasis, cholecystitis, pericholecystitis, cholangitis, inflammation of the ampulla of Vater, kidney stones, ureteral stones, pyelonephritis, cystitis, stomach and duodenum ulcers, gastritis, gastroenteritis, colitis, pancreatitis, irritable bowel syndrome, spastic constipation, and flatulence.

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Herbs to make period come faster

Black hollyhock to induce menstruation – is it a good method? Here, the answer is not as straightforward. Natural medicine points out numerous herbs that affect the length of menstruation, the amount of bleeding, and which relieve the perimenstrual symptoms. One of such herbs is the said black hollyhock flower.

This herb is said to be capable of making menstruation shorter or longer. Black hollyhock flower has estrogenic and antispasmodic effects. How to prepare a black hollyhock infusion? You can just take a spoon of dried black hollyhock flower and pour 1.5 glass of boiling water over it and wait half an hour, then boil the infusion for 3 minutes and wait 15 minutes for the infusion to cool down. Drink half a glass of the infusion three times a day for two weeks.

Antispasmodic effects on the uterine muscles, but also diastolic effects on the blood vessels are also demonstrated by other herbs, such as St John’s wort, common yarrow, ginger, and pot marigold. Father Grzegorz Sroka and Czesław Klimuszko – well-known monks specializing in herbalism – recommended using herbal mixtures to induce menstruation, which consisted of rue leaves with painkilling, anti-inflammatory, and antipyretic properties. Apart from rue, the mixture to make period come faster consists of:

  • chamomile,

  • pimpinella root,

  • lemon balm leaf,

  • black hollyhock,

  • thyme,

  • horehound leaf,

  • St. John’s wort,

  • pot marigold.

Father Grzegorz Sroka recommended infusing the mixture for 30 minutes and drinking the infusion before sleep.

Lutein to make period come faster

A completely different method to induce menstruation is taking a certain drug sold on prescription, known as lutein. Doctor prescribes it usually to treat secondary amenorrhea; however, it is not used to make period come several days early. 

Lutein is used when a woman is suffering from menstrual disorders due to a low level of progesterone. Lutein can be administered in the form of oral or intravaginal tablets; it is taken for 5 to 7 days (this makes the body progesterone level rise) – after this time, when we withdraw lutein and the progesterone level drops, menstruation should appear.

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