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BreakingSilence
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So I haven't really had my period since February. I kept gaining weight. I wonder if it has anything to do with not getting a period? I took like 6 pregnancy tests so i knew it wasnt that.

Anyways I scheduled an appointment with the gyno, and on Sunday I started researching for remedies that can cause you to get your period if its been late. I researched " how to make your period start" and found tons of articles on how to get your period to start by drinking parsley tea. I wasn't sure if it was true or not so I went to the health store and picked some up. I prob drank 10 strong cups in 3 days, and finally got my period. Everything about it seems normal, cramps and all, just seemed a bit heavier. I should have asked before, but Is this actually safe? I was told the Dr. Would just give me medicine to induce my period? Is it common to have to kick start your period when you skip? Not exactly something i want to do every month. Will my period go back to normal? I canceled my appointment with the Dr because I figured I couldn't be examined on my period.

Thanks in advance [Smile]

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Robin Lee
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Hi Destiny's Child,

So far as I know, there's nothing dangerous about drinking parsley tea, though I'm not sure if the effects of doing so over a long period of time have been researched. I also have seen no research to validate whether parsley tea works to induce periods. Whether that's what did it, or it was just a coincidence, it's unlikely this will have done you harm.

Most doctors are not concerned about missed periods unless a patient hasn't had a period for six months or more, unless there are other physical problems or symptoms that warrant investigation. So, I'm not sure how true it is that your doctor would have given you medicine.

I can't advise you on whether you should continue using the parsley tea if you continue to skip periods. It's up to you to evaluate the information you've read about parsley tea, decide if it's from sources you find to be reputable, and decide on the best course of action for yourself.

As uncomfortable and unnerving as it is, missing a period for a few months, so long as there aren't other troubling symptoms (such as unexplained pain, spotting, etc), generally isn't something to be concerned about so long as pregnancy has been ruled out. Should you find,over time, that your period only comes every few months, you certainly can consult with your doctor and see if there's an underlying reason for this new pattern.

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Thanks, Robin [Smile]

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You're welcome. [Smile]

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