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We just had someone post info to a Jewish Mama's list I am on with info to lengthen cycle and shorten your period. I'll repeat the info here:
"1 multivitamin in the morning along with 1 B complex 50 mg tablet and 1 500 mg tablet Vitamin C with bioflavanoids. The bioflavanoids part is very important, as this is the component which builds capillary wall strength and stops the bleeding (for all of you out there who bleed 7 or more days). Then in the evening, 1 more Vitamin C with bioflavanoids (you can take another multi if you wish, but I find that it is not necessary).
IMPORTANT: The B complex MUST be taken in the morning, as it has a stimulating effect, and you do not wish to be lying awake at night.
You may start this any day of the cycle and continue throughout the cycle. Simple and effective."
I know some women take shepherd's purse starting on the first day of their cycle and find that it shorten their cycle too, but SP can be "fiddly" in that you either have to take it as a tea or find a tincture made of the fresh herb (the best). Probably your best bet is to find a trained herbalist that can pin down what your specific issue is (but try the vitamins in the meantime?).