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HELLO_SUNSHINE2 SparkPoints: (0)
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9/4/12 12:41 A

Even if you think you're not stress but honestly, you are super stress about this. All of them(SP who commented about stress) are right about it. Stress contributes to the delay. The best thing to do is to be prepared on what's going to happen.

KOMTRIA Posts: 1,063
8/31/12 8:42 A

This is tough but stress may be adding to the delay.

BETHS60 Posts: 570
8/31/12 8:17 A

It can't hurt to try pheremones. Find some friends who are having their periods, and hang out with them.

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8/30/12 3:34 P

An old Mexican remedy is to eat citrus foods (lemons, oranges..) I don't know if it works, could just be an old wives tale. Just be prepared with some OTC medication to help the bloating and cramps. Are you increasing your intake in Calcium to help with the cramps? Not drinking carbonated drinks to decrease the bloating?

I hope everything works out and you have the best time of your life!!

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8/30/12 1:03 P

Do some ab crunches every day. Strive for 100. This will help release any tension and bloating. Works for me everytime!

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8/27/12 11:58 P

There is a HUGE difference between "need" and "want" - I suggest that you try to relax (in spite of your protestations, I am sure you ARE stressed over this" and just accept that what is happening is part of woman-hood - the part where nature takes it's course.


EKOT44 Posts: 2
8/27/12 11:58 P

Try Dong Quai - It's a supplement that is available at Whole Foods (or probably any other natural food store). It's worked for me in the past. Good luck!

GIAGIA99 Posts: 22
8/27/12 10:39 P

This past Friday night, I danced for 3 hours in spanx and with my period. It wasn't an important event; I could have stayed home, but I didn't want to. I don't know what you can do, if anything, to make your period happen sooner. But something you can do -- and what you might have to do -- is accept the bad timing, wear some super-plus period protection along with your spanx, and go on with your important day anyway. You might have to duck into the restroom for 10 minutes to deal with all of it, but you can do it and still have a good time! I hope all goes well for you.

8/27/12 6:39 P

I am 100% not pregnant (not just saying this, it is physically impossible), and I am not running a race. I have been practicing stress reduction techniques and am not more stressed than normal. My writing may have came out stressed because I really need it to come now. I have literally been planning for this weekend for two years and it is the single most important thing in my life. Also my period is never more than 1-2 days late and I haven't skipped a month in at least 5 years.

If anyone has ANY useful tips such as different foods, herbs, exercises, acupressure points or anything PLEASE let me know!!!!!!

MARIA11X Posts: 537
8/27/12 6:32 P

I don't think you can do anything to make it come when you want it to. I have heard that for some women, when they have an increase in exercise, their periods stop for a short time or become lighter. Mine is usually pretty regular, but every once in a while, it will switch up and come a few days later or earlier than usual.

I think in this area, it will do whatever it is going to do, we don't have much control about it. Sorry! I know you are hoping for things to be different.

I have uterine fibroids, and my periods used to be extremely heavy, to where I had to use a tampon and pad together constantly. I had a surgery last year (fractional D & C) to try to help the heavy bleeding. It's a temporary solution. The next step will be a hysterectomy if the heavy bleeding comes back.

If you are any later, you should probably go to the doctor to be sure it's nothing serious.


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8/27/12 2:02 P


I know this isn't going to be easy, but you need to relax. stressing out over your period being late is just going to make things worse. Stress can effect a woman's cycle. Have you had late or erratic periods before ? If you're already getting menstrual symptoms, there really is nothing you can do to speed up your body. Your body is going to do what it's going to do.

The fact is, you might get stuck running a race with your period. Lots of women (including me) have run races with a period. It happens. If you want to run the race, you're going to have to be prepared. There should be port a potties at the start of the race if you need to change. Depending on how long the race is, one tampon or pad should hold you. if not, you might have to wear both.

It's no fun racing during your cycle, but women have done it and lived to tell the tale.

ZORBS13 SparkPoints: (202,123)
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8/27/12 1:41 P

are you sure you're not pregnant?

8/27/12 1:27 P

My period is a week late and I have a very important event this weekend where I am wearing a light dress (with SPANX underneath which already makes it uncomfortable enough!) I also get bad cramps and bloating and do not want it then.

Is there ANYTHING I can do that will make it come by tomorrow morning? Anything you have done that is very effective? I have already tried ginger tea and putting ginger on everything, as well as parsley tea. I regularly exercise and do yoga/breathing exercises. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE this is so important, I do not know what I will do if it does not come already.I am irritible and bloated and want it to come and be over with by saturday at the LATEST. I feel super bloated and ten pounds heavier- I also do not fit into my dress well and am terrified it won't zip or will break. ANY help please!!!!!!!!!

Thank you all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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