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To ask my gp for something to stop my period so I can enjoy my holiday?

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LivinLaVidaLoki Tue 30-May-17 08:14:49

I have recently been put on the mini pill (cerazette) and am due to have a coil removed on Thursday (yay). Only thing is...I have now started my period (I think it's my period...been spotting for about 11 days but this is a bit heavier).
Anyhow, I'm due to go on holiday. This is the first break I have had in two years as I have spent the last two years working a full time job while making a roughly 350 mile round trip at least once a week to help care for my terminally ill mother and dealing with shitstorm after shitstorm that followed after she died, all while trying to keep my own family going.
I am exhausted, both physically and mentally and have been looking forward to this break with my dh and ds for a loooooong time. Only now I'm bloody bleeding.
I know it sounds silly but I want to be able to sit by the pool or on the beach in my swimsuit without a towel bulging or go sightseeing in light summery clothes without worrying about leakage. Just one week where I can completely relax.

dementedpixie Tue 30-May-17 08:18:01

Norethisterone? Although the cerazette and coil will be affecting things too. Could you use tampons or a mooncup?

LivinLaVidaLoki Tue 30-May-17 08:19:34

I've never really got on board with tampons always found them a bit leaky and make me feel really 'dry' but never tried a mooncup. Does that feel any different/leak less

CormorantDevouringTime Tue 30-May-17 08:27:39

Superdrug
Or Lloyd Pharmacy will supply online if you can't get to your GP.

When does your holiday start?

LivinLaVidaLoki Tue 30-May-17 08:30:03

Friday....but this bleeding has been going on for about 11 days and so don't have any confidence it will stop any time soon. Was told by the pharmacist that it could go on for up to 3 months with cerazette.

Shockers Tue 30-May-17 08:31:09

I can't wear tampons, so I always ask the GP for something.

CormorantDevouringTime Tue 30-May-17 08:34:30

It won't necessarily work if you're bleeding already but it's worth a try - Lloyd Pharmacy say that you can collect in store today if you order online.

DeadGood Tue 30-May-17 08:36:18

Seconding mooncup. Especially if your flow is not too heavy, you can basically forget about your period - good luck, hope things start getting easier soon.

TupperwareTat Tue 30-May-17 08:40:58

Im no help, but I have a holiday booked, 1st one in over 4 very hard years & it will be when Im due on.

Have a good break flowerswine

LivinLaVidaLoki Tue 30-May-17 08:43:10

Thanks. I'll try a mooncup.
It's so annoying that I take my cerazette in the morning and it seems to really slow everything down to the point I think it's gonna go away completely then it starts up again at teatime so it feels like whatever's in my pill is running out...i know that sounds ridiculous but I get excited that the bleeding is stopping then....pow it's back.

SmileEachDay Tue 30-May-17 08:44:13

Yup, mooncup. Takes a day or so to get used to it but then you can just forget about it for hours at a time.

LivinLaVidaLoki Tue 30-May-17 08:44:17

Tbh not thought of nerithresone, I thought it was just metefemic acid.

StinkyMcgrinky Tue 30-May-17 08:48:50

Boots pharmacy will also dispense norithisterone online if you can't get to the GP, I've used this before for the exact same reason

www.boots.com/health-pharmacy/womenshealth/period-delay-clinic

Giddyaunt18 Tue 30-May-17 08:53:58

Boots sell something beginning with U but I can't remember the name.Ask at pharmacy counter. Have a nice holiday.

Nestofvipers Tue 30-May-17 08:57:03

YANBU

Assuming there are no contraindications I'd prescribe you either norethisterone or medroxyprogesterone-both are progesterone and ok to use as well as cerazette/the coil. Norethisterone is partly metabolised by the body to oestrogen so if there are reasons you can't take oestrogen(e.g. In the combined contraceptive pill), then you need medroxyprogesterone/provera which isn't metabolised to oestrogen.

Hope you have a good holiday.

expatinscotland Tue 30-May-17 09:08:57

I'd get to the chemist.

liminality Tue 30-May-17 09:26:35

If you have been bleeding for 11 days I would strongly recommend seeing your GP anyway. That is a long time to be bleeding, and because you are going off and on to new contraception, best to check in with a medical professional who can advise you how they will affect each other.
Bleeding for over a week, even lightly, can indicate other more serious problems sometimes (it did for me) I don't want to alarm you, but don't self medicate with hormones if there is any risk there is something else going on.
Check in with someone.

And then go the moon cup - they're great!

NameNotANumber Tue 30-May-17 09:27:26

If your GP is like most you won't get in before your holiday but you can get something from the pharmacy that will help

bluejelly Tue 30-May-17 09:31:47

I bled almost every day for three months on the mini-pill. It stopped as soon as I stopped.
Sorry that's not helpful... definitely ask the chemist.
And hope you have a fab holiday!

expatinscotland Tue 30-May-17 09:36:35

It's pretty common to bleed on the mini-pill.

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